An Asheville Wedding Photographers Look Back at 2015

2015 was a huge year for us, full of many exciting changes and adventures… The biggest and scariest of which was moving our family and business from New England to the gorgeous mountains of Asheville NC. We are thrilled to be going into the 2016 wedding season as Asheville wedding photographers, if you’re planning an Asheville wedding and think we’d be a good fit, we’d love to hear from you!

Looking back at the collection of images we’ve created throughout the year is humbling to say the least. We can’t thank each and every one of our amazing couples enough…. For asking us to join in on their adventures together…For asking us to tell their story… Their love story… We got to photograph some truly amazing weddings! AMW Studios traveled over fifteen thousand miles for photography in 2015. We photographed weddings in Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Florida. We photographed spectacular weddings on mountaintops, vineyards, private estates, summer camps, yacht clubs and everything in between… We even photographed one kick ass wedding in Disney World (not sure if I’m supposed to use the word ass in the same sentence as Disney but I did, uh oh…). I even got to ride my first roller coaster! Yeah Yeah, I know, 26 and first roller coaster ride…Pretty lame…

We photographed awesome couples in canoes, on trampolines, in a tree, on the grass… Matt and I hiked, climbed, crawled, laughed and cried (but mostly laughed) our way through 2015. It was a blast and we cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store for us!!! So far we know we’ll be photographing some amazing weddings here in Asheville, we’ll also be traveling to Charleston, New York City and Massachusetts. If you’re planning a wedding here in Asheville (Who am I kidding, anywhere in the world) and think you’d like to have us join you on your adventure, we’d absolutely love to chat! We are currently booking for 2016 and 2017. We also photograph Asheville lifestyle portrait and engagement sessions!

Enough rambling… Let’s look at some pictures: asheville summer camp wedding couple embraces under apple trees gorgeous silhouette of bride and groom during castle destination wedding in the spring gorgeous sunset light for asheville barn wedding photo of couple at sunset gorgeous bride with veil blowing in wind during mountain wedding Matt decided, despite the fact that there was no wind to be had, he really wanted a veil blowing in the wind photo… Guess who got to toss the veil into the air and then promptly hit the ground… More than once… I think it was worth it! bridal portrait at elegant asheville barn wedding gorgeous mountain bridal portrait gorgeous wedding cake during asheville wedding black and white shadow photograph of bride and groom holding hands disney wedding details with Cinderellas castle This is one of my favorite detail photos of the year. From our wedding at Disney World…. It’s not everyday you get to photograph a brides shoes with Cinderella’s Castle in the background! colorful wedding cake with dinosaur cake topper gorgeous bride and bridesmaids photograph during seaside wedding emotional photo of intimate ceremony in the woods A favorite…Meg and Ryan’s intimate wedding ceremony at AMC Mount Cardigan in a grove of tree’s behind the lodge. bride and groom goofing off during mountain wedding portraits This was supposed to be a bridal portrait of Kim but the enthusiasm Mike put in to throwing the veil was just to good to remove! sunrise mountaintop adventure engagement session silhouette adorable couple poses in red tulips during their spring engagement session gorgeous bride and her mom laughing together adventurous groomsmen jump on rocks in ocean gorgeous bridal portrait during asheville barn wedding beautiful bride poses in front of castle arches bride and groom portrait in the woods bride and groom canoeing during their adventure wedding These two adventurers took a canoe out on their wedding day! This was so much fun to photograph! same sex engagement photo of guys cuddling under a tree I have a tendency to make couples climb things… I decided in this case the photo would be best if I climbed the tree! gorgeous sunset silhouette of couple silhouette of bride and ladies Seabreeze point during disney world wedding gorgeous cardigan mountain wedding photograph of emotional moment during asheville garden wedding Noah and Kriste’s gorgeous garden ceremony was full of emotion, I absolutely love this photograph of them wiping away happy tears… while laughing… silhouette of couple at Seabreeze point during disney world wedding bride and groom silhouette at sunset bride and groom embracing during fall wedding boston band sings during indoor winter wedding indoor asheville wedding first dance beautiful bride holding up wedding day present from groom gorgeous adventure mountain wedding details wildflowers adorable little boy poses for baby portraits brides grandpa smiles during barn wedding fun bride and groom jumping on trampoline during  asheville summer camp wedding A highlight from the season was Case and Dan’s summer camp wedding! Check out these two celebrating on the trampoline post wedding ceremony!! These two were so much fun! gorgeous vineyard was the setting for this summertime vineyard wedding stunning couple laughing during their asheville mountain wedding beautiful sunset silhouette of bride and groom during barn wedding couple goofing off during their adventurous mountaintop engagement session beautiful bride gives her groom a kiss on the cheek during camp ton a wandah wedding Megan and Andrew’s wedding at Camp Ton A Wandah in Hendersonville NC was a highlight of our season… Not only was it our very first wedding as Asheville wedding photographers but they were two of the nicest people in the world! bride and her pretty ladies in field with mountains in background beautiful bride during asheville adventure mountain wedding cool architectural engagement photo Love this capture by Matt… He tends to hit the nail on the head when it comes to incorporating landscapes, or in this case cool architecture, to make an awesome couples portrait! pretty bride smiles during asheville summer camp wedding gorgeous J Crew lace wedding gown silhouette of  tented winery wedding Camp Ton A Wandah elegant wedding cake in summer camp dining hall  wedding rings perched on Camp Ton A Wandah Wedding Sign beautiful young couple engagement session asheville nc adorable little girl during her first year portraits bride and grooms hands with moon reflecting in lake behind stunning flower girl with blue eyes smiling Is she not the most gorgeous flower girl ever…. We thought so!! bride walking down wooded path bridal portrait beautiful bride getting her makeup done bride and groom disney world wedding with fireworks Two dogs posing for engagement photos at park We absolutely love it when our couples include their fur kids in their engagement or wedding photos! Handsome groom ties bowtie during Asheville summer camp wedding goofy groomsmen help groom with bowtie beautiful bridal portrait during asheville wedding silhouette of bride and groom with gorgeous sunset handsome groomsmen goofing off during beach  wedding I’m not sure if this was Matt’s idea or the groomsmen’s idea but either way it just works!! What a fun picture of the groom with his guys during Katie and Craig’s Wychmere Beach Club Wedding groom and groomsmen on mountain cabin porch wedding guest making eyes at camera during asheville barn wedding wedding guests goofing off during fall barn wedding Haha… wedding guest dancing on barn wedding dance floor wedding guests goof off on dance floor of barn wedding reception end of the night sparklers asheville barn wedding bride and groom embrace under big tree during outdoor wedding bride and groom walk hand in hand down dimly lit wooded path bride and groom jumping for joy asheville summer camp wedding bride and groom laughing during toasts asheville barn wedding photo of goofy guest with cupcake brides grandparents dancing during asheville barn wedding outdoor canoeing adventure summer camp wedding bride and groom kiss during destination wedding by ocean atlantic dance hall wedding at disney world bride and groom portrait by big oak tree gorgeous couple embraces during first dance at their asheville barn wedding This is one of my favorite first dance images of the season! couple poses in front of barn during asheville farm wedding adventure mountaintop wedding portraits of bride and groom groom gives his beautiful bride kiss on cheek flower girl gives little sister a kiss on cheek Precious flower girls! Seabreeze Point bridal portrait during disney wedding Beautiful Lily with her ladies at Seabreeze Point during her and Mark’s stunning wedding at Disney World . beautiful bride by ocean during seaside destination wedding bride and groom walk on golf course path silhouette of bride and groom with cinderellas castle during disney wedding I love this photo from Mark and Lily’s wedding at Disney World! This was taken shortly after their first look at Bay Lake Towers… Lily and Mark really wanted The Magic Kingdom in the background of a few photographs, fortunately the 15th floor of the hotel had a great view! intimate first dance during same sex wedding reception asheville engagement session  photo of adorable couple Kendra and Donovan’s Asheville engagement session was a blast… I love this red wall we discovered while wandering the streets of Asheville. sparkler send off at Hammond Castle A castle.. A moat.. Sparklers… Yes please! sunset silhouette of bride and groom in dune grass I’ll end with one of my favorite sparkler send off’s of the season… end of the night sparkler photo asheville barn wedding

AMW Studios is currently booking weddings, engagement and lifestyle family portrait sessions for 2016 & 2017 here in Asheville and the surrounding area! Planning an Asheville wedding? We still have select 2016 wedding dates available and we’d love to chat!!

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As an elopement photographer and outdoor enthusiast I get absolutely giddy with excitement when helping fellow adventure seekers, travelers, dreamers & fun-loving couples plan their experience based, intentional wedding days.

I live on the road full time traveling the country in my dream home on wheels – a 38' long fully off grid, converted bus.

Some of my favorite adventures include: Backpacking and ice climbing in Alaska, hiking the Napali Coast on Kauai, trekking in the jungles of Costa Rica.

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