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Posted on Sep 11, 2018

Listening to their Friend’s & Family give speeches at their Reception;

The same theme was echoed over and over:

They talked about how Stephanie & Steve: “Create Community” wherever they go. They talked about what Good Friends they are. They talked about what Good People they are.

I absolutely KNOW those things to be true!!!

I met Stephanie when our babies were just 4 & 6 months old (Vince is a couple months older than Noah!)

Stephanie was Positive, Friendly, Relatable, Inclusive & Fun. We became Fast Friends.

Shortly after we met, my life turned upside down, where it remained for the better part of a year.

When the going got tough, Stephanie revealed herself to be a True Friend. The kind of Friend that doesn’t come around all that often in adulthood!!!

About 4,000 cups of coffee, 10,000 play dates {hang outs} later and her friendship has seen me through some of the darkest days of my life!

SO, like their Friends & Family – many of whom traveled hundreds and even thousands of miles to Asheville to attend this Wedding {NY, CA, Montreal, Australia}

I’m a believer. <3

Needless to say, I was incredibly honored when Stephanie asked me to help them to tell their story.

I can only hope that I’ve done it well enough to adequately repay the love & support they’ve shown me & Noah over the last year & a half!

Enjoy this small glimpse of what was a truly beautiful day!

 

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And they lived Happily, Ever After…

PS: I cannot say enough about how impressed I am with June Bug Retro Resort — I’ve been dying, waiting to shoot there since they opened & I was not disappointed! It’s absolutely Incredible and I’m reaaaaaallllyyyyy hoping Charlene will add me to her preferred vendors list so I can shoot there all the time! I’m obsessed! 😉

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“God, my heart is so swollen with love and joy!! Saturday was the most incredible day of my life. I got to marry the love of my life, with my perfect baby, surrounded by family and friends, in the most beautiful place; pig roast, boogiest band, minibikes + bicycles, tintype photographer, fireworks, bonfire, who could ask for more??? I’m tearing up just thinking about it. For everyone who came, especially those who traveled hundreds or thousands of miles (new york, california, montreal, australia, what??) and for all those who helped me make this diy wedding happen, i don’t even know how to say how grateful i am. I’ll treasure this day for my whole life.”

Posted on Aug 12, 2018

Winslow & Amanda are planning their Destination Wedding at Hidden River Events this October!

They were in town last weekend to do some Wedding planning/related tasks & we got together to shoot Engagement Photos early in the morning on Sunday before they left town!

They were hoping for mountain views but the fog had other plans for us that morning!

They might not have gotten those iconic Asheville mountain range views for their session BUT they did get some incredibly beautiful images none the less!

Jusssst making Lemonade, Folks! 🙂

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Posted on Jul 01, 2018

I’ve been so excited to Blog this one!

It was my first time shooting at Cabin Among the Oaks in Canton!

{located about 30minutes outside of Asheville proper}

The Venue is GORGEOUS!

All the attention to detail…. that’s it, you know, it’s in the littlest details!

I also really LOVED this couple!

We shot their Gorgeous Engagement Session last Fall, you can see that here: ENGAGED

Amanda & Koleton are an absolutely Gorgeous Couple!

They’re SO sweet, down to earth, easy going & totally relatable!

This Wedding didn’t feel like work at all!

It was a Visual Feast!

How bout that Arbor though!?

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…And they Lived Happily Ever After…

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Revis!

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Posted on Apr 25, 2018

It’s the FIRST WEDDING OF THE 2018 SEASON!!!!

{and I am GOING to do better about Blogging this year!} 😉

Many, Many Congratulations to Hailey & Nick, who were Married this past weekend in a Gorgeous, Mountain View Ceremony at a Private Cabin just outside of Asheville proper!

Nick & Hailey live in Tampa but Love Asheville & our Beautiful Mountains so they planned their Destination Wedding to treat their closest friends & family to a Wedding Weekend at a Lovely Mountain Retreat in Saluda!

It’s been a difficult year for me & the last couple weeks have been particularly painful with the death of both my father and my mother within a two week span.

My mother passed away last Tuesday & her funeral was scheduled for Sunday….

Getting out of Bed, Getting Dressed, Driving, Thinking, Working, Talking & especially Smiling were just about the last things I wanted to do on Saturday.

When you’re a Wedding Photographer, you don’t get to call in or reschedule!

Someone’s Wedding Day only happens once & there are no do-overs!

So – I psyched myself up and I went to shoot this Wedding & I did it in HONOR of my Mother!

 I think I would’ve made her very proud with this one!

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Posted on Jun 28, 2017

Kirsten & Wyatt’s Wedding at The Venue in Downtown Asheville last month was one of the most beautiful, truly moving Weddings that I have had the pleasure of photographing!

You could literally FEEL the Love radiating through the room.

It was Infectious.  It was Inspiring.

Everyone Wishes for that kind of Love & Kirsten & Wyatt’s Wedding Inspired Hope.

The Hope that – that kind of Love Exists and the Hope that you’ll find it or renew it!

Everyone in the room Loved this couple SO MUCH and it is no mystery to me about why…

Kirsten & Wyatt are two of the most humble, kindest, most thoughtful, generous and sweet people!

Their Family & Friends talked about these qualities in them all day/night long!

Their Speeches talked about how meant for each other they were and I couldn’t agree more!

I am so happy for you guys & am so honored to have been asked to help you document this beautiful day in your lives!

Best Wishes for a Long & Happy Life Together!

XOX

Brit

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Floral: Flora Asheville

Cake: 50/Fifty Bakery 

Rev: Laurie Brock

DJ: Robby Cusic @ A Bride’s DJ

Photo Booth: Shutter Booth of Charlotte

Second Photographer: The Wonderfully Talented and all around Good Guy, Nick King Photography 🙂

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Posted on Jun 26, 2017

Wedding Season is in full swing!

Until this past weekend, I haven’t had a Saturday off in three months & am shooting 3-4 portrait sessions per week!

Which is why when I planned to share Kara’s Bridal Portrait Session {last} Monday & I’m just getting it up {this} Monday!

Which is fine because I believe Mr. & Mrs. Cummings just got back from their Honeymoon! 😉

We shot Kara’s Bridal Portrait Session at Biltmore Estate about a month and a half ago and I swear, the hardest part is waiting to share them!

Kara was such an Elegant, Beautiful Bride!

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Kara wanted to shoot this one for a gift for her parents! 🙂

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Posted on Jun 03, 2017

Jon & Beth booked their Wedding with me in early 2016!

I met them for the first time when we shot their Engagement Session at Clemson University on the 4th of July last year!

Things I remember about this session:

1. Jon & Beth are Adorable and Beth is literally the Sweetest there ever was! 😉

2. I was newly Pregnant {like 4 weeks’ish} & was SO tired and nausiated all the time then…

3. Our first location was a dud!

4. So we ended up on Clemson Universities Campus!

5. It was SO HOT!!!

6. This random college student was sitting on those steps acting REAL weird!

Thankfully we had Dr. Jon in towe {Jon is in Med School} & if memory serves, I believe Beth is a nurse & we hooked that dude up with an ambulance and some medical care! 😉

7. I spent 4th of July on the lake watching Fireworks with Jon & Beth!

Tomorrow, Jon & Beth will FINALLY tie the knot at The Peninsula Yacht Club on Lake Norman!

Congratulations you two!

It’s been a long time coming!

XOX

Brit

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Posted on Apr 13, 2017

Mitch & Megan are seriously the coolest!

They were Married on 4.8.17 in South Florida when they said I DO in an intimate backyard ceremony & reception with their closest family & friends!

They LOVE Asheville and the Mountains of WNC and wanted to Honeymoon here & they thought they’d shoot a Newlywed Portrait Session on the Blue Ridge Parkway while they were at it!

We had the BEST time together!

{we’re even gonna meet up for a beer this weekend!}

I just pulled a few random images from our evening together…

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Posted on Apr 10, 2017

Brian & CeCe were Married on March 13, 2017 at Celine & Company’s On Broadway in Downtown Asheville, NC!

Don’t let the Blooming Cherry Blossom’s & Bradford Pear Trees fool you…

This day was SO Cold; {snow was blowing and the wind chill was intense} but these guys were troopers!

This Wedding had Everything I Love:

1.  a Super Laid Back, Easy Going, Sweet Couple

2. Interesting / Beautiful Details

{Thanks to Bobby Mark Designs}

3. Celine & Company’s Legendary Catering {the food is seriously SO good!} 🙂

4. Reception Karaoke!!! sayyyy whaaaaattttt?!?!?!

Have you ever heard of such a thing????

I personally vote that this should become a thing at receptions!!! 🙂

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Posted on Feb 20, 2017
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This was one of my favorite Weddings of the 2016 Season!

I mean, who doesn’t Love a Themed Wedding!?

Seth & Jessica were each other’s Exception to the Rule…

They met in a bar of all places on Jessica’s Birthday in the summer of 2014, neither were looking for love & both swore it couldn’t happen in a bar! 😉

Jessica was minding her own business, feeding the Juke Box when Seth approached her to find out who was playing all that Old School Rap Music!

They  pretty much became inseparable after that night!

 Seth, the outdoorsman, started taking Jessica canoeing & hiking, which she quickly fell in love with!

They love to travel and have been to the Grand Canyon & Aruba together where they went SKYDIVING on their Honeymoon! 🙂

They’re currently training for their next big adventure; to hike Yosemite National Park in California, where Jessica was born and raised!

These two are Easy Going, Fun Loving, Wonderful People & their Wedding Day was truly a Reflection of their Spirit!

They planned an Outdoor, Prohibition Era Themed Wedding in early September at Yesterday’s Spaces in Leicester, NC

{which is just outside of Asheville, NC city limits!}

I ADORED Jessica’s Dress & thought her Bouquet {Courtesy of It Can Be Arranged Floral Studio} was one of the most beautiful I had ever seen!

Everyone in attendance was dressed the part {in the Spirit of the Prohibition Era}!

I LOVED it & I think you will too!

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 Jessica wanted to be sure I gave a shout out to her fabulous mother-in-law: Kathy Rabb – who she says: “Carried the Weight of this Wedding, coordinated with everyone & took care of everything & Gave them the Wedding of their Dreams!”

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Wedding Planning/Coordination: Cordial & Craft {Canton, NC}

Floral: It Can Be Arranged {Marion}

Catering: Countryside BBQ

DJ:  Mitzy

Dress:  Anthropology Bridal – BHLDN {Atlanta}

Cake: Gateaux Cakes and Pastries {Hendersonville}