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Posted on Mar 29, 2017

Megan & Freddy have known each other since they were kids yet they were always “just friends”

{They even went to Prom together with a group of other friends in High School!}

It wasn’t until early 2015 when Freddy, being the stand up guy he is, drove down to Asheville on his weekend off to ‘be a pal’ and help Megan move! 😉

Freddy proposed at Christmas that year & these two sweeties finally said ‘I DO’ last month in a Gorgeous Winter Wedding at

Celine & Company’s On Broadway in Downtown Asheville, NC!

Not only was this Wedding a visual feast with a Blush & Gold color scheme but also, the thoughtful DIY details really made it something special!

Megan & Freddy also threw one hell of a party!

Their friends & family traveled from near and far to help them Celebrate their Union and it certainly shows in their Reception Photos!

{Seriously, EVERYONE looks like they’re having the time of their lives!!!}

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I also want to mention how incredibly grateful I am for the support of my colleagues & friends, Carrie Turner & Nick King!

I was actually in the Hospital with a Newborn Baby in NICU during Megan & Freddy’s Wedding

{Yes, there was a ton of planning and forethought prior to the Wedding Day! It wasn’t a surprise! 😉 }

Nick & Carrie really stepped up and -handled- everything & the resulting photographs are gorgeous!

I knew they would be!

I can’t Thank You guys enough for stepping up & helping me out when I needed ‘a little help from my friends’

Megan & Freddy are THRILLED!

You’re the Best & I totally owe you one or two!

XOX

-Brit

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Associate Photographers:  Carrie Turner Photography  & Nick King Photography 

DJ & Day of Coordination – Sound Explosion

Floral – Swannanoa Flower Shop

Venus & Catering – Celine & Company / On Broadway

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}

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DJ:  Mitzy

Dress:  Anthropology Bridal – BHLDN {Atlanta}

Cake: Gateaux Cakes and Pastries {Hendersonville}

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!

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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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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 Oct 26, 2015

You might remember Charlie & Jennifer Horn from their Beautiful Wedding Blog last year!

They got married in April 2014 at First Congregational Church of Christ with a Brunch Reception which followed, complete with an amazing Blue Grass Band at On Broadway in Downtown Asheville! 😉

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I told you then that I absolutely ADORED Charlie & Jennifer & they’re still two of my closest friends in Asheville to this day! 😉

Over the last year and a half, Jennifer & Charlie have experienced some exciting new developments in their lives!

Last winter, they added a new puppy – Murphy to their family & this past spring they bought a Gorgeous new house,  perched on the side of a Mountain in North Asheville

{which has the most incredible views}! 🙂

Jennifer asked me to come shoot a Fall Family Portrait Session at their new house last week & I was happy to oblige {since, I LOVE hanging out with them…and photographing them}!

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Jennifer & Charlie – I LOVE being your friend, heres to many more years of Friendship, Adventures & Laughs! xox -Brit

Posted on Oct 14, 2015

I’m so Excited to Finally Share Chris & Laura’s Beautiful Destination Wedding with you!

Chris & Laura are both from Georgia & last month they said I DO at Addison Farms Vineyard which is located in North West Buncombe County, just 20 minutes outside of Asheville proper!

It was my first time shooting at Addison Farms Vineyard and it was a really lovely venue!

Laura & Chris had the most Romantic Wedding Ceremony set amongst the Vineyard’s Grape Vines with the Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains as the Backdrop!

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Chris & Laura,

Thank You SO Much for asking me to help you document such a special day for your precious family!

Congratulations & Best Wishes for a Long & Happy Life!

xox

Brit

Posted on Oct 10, 2015


So, Katelan & Andre got MARRIED today!!!

We shot Katelan’s Bridal Portrait Session in and around Downtown Asheville a few weeks ago!

Katelan wanted a little bit of nature but also wanted to shoot in Downtown Asheville because she & Andre got Married today at On Broadway  in Downtown Asheville!

I love when I don’t have to wait very long to share lovely Bridal Portraits!

& Katelan was a STUNNER! 🙂

Enjoy!

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Posted on Oct 04, 2015
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Slowly but surely, I’m working to get caught up with Wedding Blogging!

Since returning from Ireland, I’ve shot Weddings almost every weekend & have been shooting Child & Family Portraits a few times each week!

It’s not looking like October’s gonna slow down much either!

Check Out October’s Children’s Fall Mini Session Special: Here!

SO… probably by December, I’ll get caught up with Blogging!!! 😉

Crystal & Andrew were Married on August 21, 2015 at The Farm – A Gathering Place just outside of Asheville city limits, in Candler, NC! 🙂

I Always LOVE shooting at The Farm because it’s a Gorgeous Venue and also because their staff are AMAZING, SO helpful, SO on top of things & SO fun to work with!

So, when Crystal contacted me about shooting her Wedding, needless to say, I was IN! 🙂

Andrew & Cyrstal met a few years ago, when Crystal’s mother set them up!!!

Crystal’s mom worked with Andrew at the time and after hearing both of their stories, I think Crystal’s mother saw, a pure, kind, and gentle love in Andrew & I think she knew that’s exactly what her daughter needed… that they needed each other!

Andrew & Crystal had both experienced tremendous loss prior to their meeting and to hear them tell it, they saved each other!

And I tink, that’s the Sweetest kind of Love! 🙂

Crystal & Andrew hosted a beautiful, intimate, family Wedding one perfect evening in August…

Enjoy!

 

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…I told you {The Farm’s Staff are SO Helpful! 😉 } xox

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Posted on Sep 26, 2015

Drew & Brittany are the SWEETEST!!! 🙂

They’re originally from the Florence/Myrtle Beach area and recently bought a home & settled down in Asheville as they’re both Nurses at Mission Hospital! 🙂

Brittany & Drew really did the small, intimate, family Destination Wedding well!

My FAVORITE part was all the LOCAL Details about their Wedding that they incorporated into their day because they wanted to share some local flavor with their guests!

Catering by 12 Bones BBQ

Local Craft Brews from Pisgah Brewing & Asheville Brewing Co.

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Cake/Cupcakes from Short Street Bakery

They were Married on August 8th at Laughing Waters Retreat Center in the Hickory Nut Forest {just outside of Asheville}, which was a PERFECT reflection of their vibe as a couple because  they LOVE all things outdoors!

It was a really laid back, cozy and lovely Wedding Day for the two of them & their friends & family, many of whom traveled from around the South East to attend!

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Drew & Brittany, Congratulations & Best Wishes for a Long & Happy Life Together!

XOX

Brit

About REFERRALS: Drew & Brittany were referred to me by someone from my hometown, who I went to school with!

Brittany currently works with Sarah at the Hospital & mentioned that she still needed a Wedding Photographer during a shift at work one day & was referred to me that way!

As a result, I will be gifting a COMPLIMENTARY Child and/or Family Portrait Session to Sarah as a Thank You for the referral! 🙂

Sarah – Please, get in touch when you’re ready!

Thanks a Million!

-Brit

Posted on Sep 05, 2015

Perhaps my favorite part about shooting Bridal Portrait Sessions {other than the obvious – posing Beautiful Brides against Gorgeous Landscapes} is SHARING them!!!

Luckily, I didn’t have to wait too long to share Melissa’s Lovely Bridal Portrait Session!

Melissa will be saying I DO this afternoon at Key Falls Inn in Brevard, NC which is just about an hour outside of Asheville!

Many Congratulations to Melissa & Jim!

& Best Wishes for a Long & Happy Life Together!

xox

Brit

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Posted on Sep 04, 2015

It’s always such a strange, funny coincidence, the ways that people meet their match!

You just NEVER know!

Literally, every stranger you meet, could possibly be {IT} for you!

You could bump into them at the grocery store or you could have a random conversation at a brewery…

The possibilities are truly ENDLESS & this knowledge gives me great Hope for my own future! 🙂

Jim & Melissa met through mutual friends but in a pretty unusual way…

A few years ago Melissa was planning a Road Trip to Florida to visit some friends & was asked to give this guy named Jim a ride down.

Jim was also friends with Melissa’s friends {sort of} 🙂

Jim had been online gaming with one of the guys for a while before that, they hit it off & Jim was invited down to Florida for a visit…

Melissa {reasonably suspicious} had NO IDEA that her Soul Mate would sit down beside her in the car that day!

They laugh about it now, they say that their first date was a 12 + hour road trip to Florida! 😉

I know all of this because we got together in downtown Asheville about a month ago {while they were in town to tie up loose ends for the Wedding} to shoot their Engagement Portrait Session in downtown! Naturally, we started the session with a Beer from Catawba Brewing & then bounced around downtown to a few other spots {you may recognize Pack Square Park or  Vance Monument!}

I offer Complimentary Engagement Sessions to all of my Wedding Couples {because it’s awesome} & also because it’s a really great way to REALLY get to know my clients before their Wedding Day!

Jim & Melissa will be saying I DO tomorrow at Key Falls Inn in Brevard, NC!

Congratulations guys, I’m SO Happy to be part of it!

XOX

Brit

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