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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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And they lived Happily Ever After…

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!!! 🙂

Enjoy!

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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}

Posted on Jan 24, 2017

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This past August, I had the opportunity to Photograph my very first Hawkesdene Wedding!

Hawkesdene is located in Andrews, NC which is a two hour drive through the Nantahala National Forest outside of Asheville!

Things I loved about this Wedding:

Spending the day working with my Friend & Colleague: Carrie Turner Photography

All of the Elegant Reception Decorations & Detail

The Food

Listening to Orange Crush turn it up during the Reception!

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Posted on Jan 13, 2017
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One of the things I love most about my job is the variety it brings!

Almost every single weekend from May to November, I photograph a Wedding that is completely different from the last!

 I’ve photographed Grand Soirees at Biltmore Estate, Destination Weddings in Castles perched atop Mountains in the West, Trendy Downtown Weddings, Country Chic Weddings on the The Farm

and even Beautiful Backyard Weddings out in the country!

Karen & Jerry were the Sweetest!

They said I DO las August at Gather Heritage Farm in Barnardsville {which is located just outside of Asheville}!

The Farm has been part of Jerry’s life for many years; his family home is nearby, working at the farm & being close friends with the previous owners as well as the present…

This Sweet Wedding was very much a laid back, down home, family affair!

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Posted on Dec 26, 2016
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This Wedding was Absolutely one of my Favorite Weddings of the Season!

Primarily because Michael & Hallie were so Incredibly Sweet!!!

The day was a SUPER Hot July Day & the Summer Heat was ‘kind’ enough to deliver us some Rain after their Ceremony…

*Which is a good omen for Michael & Hallie as it promises fertility for their Marriage!*

{I was in my 1st trimester of pregnancy at the time and looking back, I don’t know how in the world I made it through a 10hr Wedding Day!!!}

I’m certain that the only reasons I made it through were: The arctic AC in the church, my amazing 2nd shooter that day {Tessa Blackstone}, Michael & Hallie & their Families being the Absolute SWEETEST people EVER, the hour long meal time/rest break built into their Reception & the Delicious Food provided by Rumbling Bald’s Catering Staff! 😉

Michael & Hallie were High School Sweet Hearts…

They both have Big Catholic Families, they met at Church, their Families have been Friends years, they went to the same College to be together & this past Summer, they Said I DO to a lifetime together!!!

Hallie is a Pediatric Nurse at the Children’s Hospital and Michael is currently finishing up Law School!

These guys are the cutest, sweetest couple ever! 🙂

Their Wedding was totally Beautiful {I love Catholic Weddings} & they had one heck of a Party afterward!

Enjoy!

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I LOVED the Stained Glass in this Beautiful Catholic Church!!!

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Poor Girls! The Heat/Humidity/Rain Combo was a pain but they were good sports & pushed on through portraits!

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I ADORE the Black & White series below… I think B&W brings a level of emotion to these images that I really love…

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For those of you reading who don’t know – Rumbling Bald Resort is in Lake Lure, NC.

Dirty Dancing was filmed in Lake Lure.

Hallie & Michael danced to “I’ve had the time of my Life” as their last dance!

{I liked what you did there guys!} 😉

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& they lived Happily Ever After…

Posted on May 18, 2016

I’ve known Seth Koon for most of my life…

His younger sister, Chelsea, has been one of my best friends since I was 6yrs old & I spent many weekends and summers at their house growing up!

Seth has been like a brother to me since I was a little girl {with all that entails}…

He & his friends picked on us when we were in elementary school & they were far too cool for us when we were in junior high & high school but when Seth & I went to the same university, we Finally became actual Friends! 🙂  Five hours from home, at ECU, Seth took us under his wing & showed us the ropes! 🙂

Seth Koon is one of the good guys & he deserves someone who recognizes that & will love him forever & I know he’s found that in Jessica!

I asked these guys how they met and the way Jessica tells it, she was out enjoying her Birthday at a local bar a couple years ago…. she wasn’t really on the prowl, she was just minding her own business, playing music on the juke box when Seth walks up and asks her: “is that you over here playing all that rap music!?”

And that. was. it.

These guys have been inseparable ever since!

They love to Hike & Camp & Explore the world together & to me, that’s a BEAUTIFUL thing! 😉

AND, They REALLY Love each other!

Seth & Jessica will be saying I Do on Labor Day Weekend this year at Yesterday’s Spaces just outside the city of Asheville, in Leicester!

Congratulations guys, I can’t wait for your Big Day!

xox

Brit

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{above}: is where I tell him to whisper something “sexy” to her…makes them laugh every time! 😉

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