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Oh what fun I had photographing beautiful Jordan’s bridal portraits at the stunning Brown Mountain Beach Resort in Collettsville, right at the base of Linville Gorge (arguably, one of my favorite hiking places in the NC mountains). Photographing Jordan just a couple weeks before she and Fernando would tie the knot at Brown Mountain Beach made me even more excited for their wedding!

I’m so excited to share these photos and look forward to sharing images from their fall wedding at Brown Mountain Beach Resort!

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Loved Jordan’s cowboy boots with her wedding dress! So perfect for this outdoorsy venue!

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Love the window light inside the lodge where wedding receptions are held at Brown Mountain Beach…

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Love this one of Jordan peeking through the doors of the lodge!

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Brown Mountain Beach Resort’s wedding lodge has the most beautiful rock work on the outside…

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Isn’t Jordan a stunning bride?

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Jordan and I adventured out onto some rocks downstream from the reception and ceremony sites. There are fabulous opportunities for photos within a very walking short distance from the main lodge.

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The river by the lodge makes a stunning backdrop for photos.

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I climbed a large boulder without knowing what the end result would be…. Those of you who know me know I look for pretty much any opportunity to climb anything. Well, once I got up there I was high enough to shoot between a few muscadine leaves that made a perfect frame for Jordan… I think the climb was worth it 🙂

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AMW Studios – an Asheville Wedding Photography studio run by Ariel and Matt – We are located in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and available for destination wedding photography worldwide… We specialize in creating modern + dynamic imagery for adventurous couples. Getting married or know someone getting married? We are now booking weddings, adventure engagement sessions & lifestyle portraits for 2017 and 2018! Drop us a line – info@amwstudios.com – let’s chat! We can’t wait to tell your story…

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May all your trails be crooked, lonesome, winding, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you. – Edward Abbey

The Grand Canyon is easily one of the most spectacular places I’ve traveled to. The photo above was taken during a very short camping trip on the North Rim. I look forward to returning to take many more images of this magical place soon….

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Our kiddos’ all-time favorite sitter from NH traveled down here to the mountains of Asheville for a visit! Naturally I offered to take some senior portraits of Mikala while she was visiting. She is currently wrapping up her last year of high school and will be headed off to Husson College in Maine this fall!!! So excited to see where life leads her – she is such a smart, beautiful, fun young lady….

We were able to sneak in a few photos before we got stuck in a monsoon with thunder and lightning all around while we were up on top of Craggy Garden.

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This tree on the path to the top of Craggy Pinnacle is such a cool spot to stop and take photos.

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Love this girl and her laughter!

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adventure senior portrait on the blue ridge parkwaypintopinterest

I was convinced that if we waited long enough the storm would pass and we could make our way to the top. Mikala calmly hid under a rock overhang with me… The storm got worse… We finally decided to throw in the towel and run down the trail back to the shelter of our car.

I can’t think of a more awesome, adventurous high schooler to get stuck in a storm with!

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And just like that, we decided to run together back to the car…

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Since our Craggy Gardens photo shoot got rained out, we decided to venture to Looking Glass Falls the next day for a few more senior pictures. Looking Glass Falls is becoming one of my favorite places to shoot sessions…Check out Janet and Bryan’s Looking Glass Falls Engagement for another recent session in Pisgah.

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Given that there were at least 50 people exploring the falls I am quite happy I was able to capture as much variety as I did that day! This was easier because Mikala was game to climb some rocks and be adventurous!

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The image above is definitely one of my favorites!

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AMW Studios – an Asheville Wedding & Lifestyle Photography studio run by Ariel and Matt – We are located in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and available for destination wedding photography worldwide… We specialize in creating modern + dynamic imagery for adventurous couples + seniors + families. Getting married or know someone getting married? We are now booking weddings, adventure engagement sessions & lifestyle portraits for 2017 and 2018! Drop us a line – info@amwstudios.com – let’s chat! We can’t wait to tell your story…

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What fun we had documenting Sarah and Matt’s beautiful fall wedding at The Farm at the Old Edwards Inn. Friends and family of Sarah and Matt’s traveled in from all over the United States and beyond. Sarah got ready in the big, beautiful farmhouse on the property with her mom and bridesmaids. We were thrilled to do a first look and have some time to photograph the wedding party as well as bride and groom portraits before their stunning ceremony in the orchard. Sarah’s father officiated a very sweet wedding ceremony among the apple trees as guests circled around them. Following their “I dos”, guests retreated to have cocktails on the patios surrounding the pavilion. A fabulous reception commenced shortly after with beautiful details, dinner, dancing and a stunning sparkler exit…. We were there to capture it all!

Matt and I absolutely fell in love with the area surrounding the Old Edwards Inn… It’s a photographer and outdoor enthusiast’s dream! We can’t wait to return to Highlands to explore more…

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the farm at old edwards inn wedding photopintopinterest

Sarah and Matt worked hard on the sign above, which shows how far their guests traveled to celebrate their wedding!!!

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Sarah chose to carry a stunning brooch bouquet… With gold undertones, it was so beautiful for a fall wedding!

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Gold Converses?! I mean really… She was a bride after our own hearts!!!

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Once Sarah was ready we did a first look with her and her father… I adore these two images below taken in the beautiful farmhouse at the Old Edwards Inn!

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The boys had time for an impromptu game of croquet… I never did ask if Matt got hit by the ball…

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Beautiful Sarah!

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Loved the bridesmaids navy dresses with Sarah’s gold brooch bouquet!

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We had fun playing in the leaves during this fall wedding!!

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Sarah and Matt’s beautiful ceremony took place in the apple orchard at the farm at Old Edwards Inn!

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Love this one of the guys celebrating after the ceremony!

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The reception room looked absolutely stunning with Sarah and Matt’s cream, gold and green tones against the dark wood of the pavilion!

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I absolutely adored the gold plates Sarah choose as part of the place setting!

old edwards inn farmhouse wedding reception detailspintopinterest

old edwards inn farmhouse wedding reception detailspintopinterest

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Being Halloween weekend it wouldn’t be fitting to not add a little bit of celebratory costuming!!!

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These two were adorable cutting the cake together. Can you tell they had fun?!

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Each one of the toasts were witty and had Sarah + Matt doubled up laughing on many occasions!

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dancing at old edwards inn receptionpintopinterest

dancing at old edwards inn receptionpintopinterest

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The Old Edwards Inn served up some much-appreciated late night snacks for wedding guests after a couple hours of dancing!

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lucas the DJ kept the dancefloor packed at old edwards inn weddingpintopinterest

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old edwards inn sparkler exit photopintopinterest

old edwards inn sparkler exitpintopinterest

Congratulations Sarah + Matt!!! Thanks so much for having us be a part of your wedding day!

A huge thank you to the amazing team of vendors who helped to create a fabulous day for Sarah and Matt…

AMW Studios – an Asheville wedding photography studio run by Ariel and Matt – We are located in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and available for destination wedding photography worldwide… We specialize in creating modern + dynamic imagery for adventurous couples. Getting married or know someone getting married? We are now booking weddings, adventure engagement sessions & lifestyle portraits for 2017 and 2018! Drop us a line – info@amwstudios.com – let’s chat! We can’t wait to tell your story…

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