I left Asheville and 12 hours later made it to the corn fields of central Illinois. The place I called my home for 20 years growing up. Ohhhh it's SO NICE to be home! Especially during harvest time when the fields of corn + soybeans take on a golden color. Perfect for Callie + Nate's engagement photos! We started at Taco Bell (Callie's favorite place in the world) and then ended at her dad's 40 acre property. A place I loved visiting growing up because it meant bonfires, golf carts and running around the woods. Literally a paradise! Nate ships off to Poland shortly and these photos were bittersweet as his deployment is in the near future. I a ... READ MORE
  The moment he saw Lindsay walking down the stair he started to cry. A cry that radiated joy and overwhelming love for his bride. Lindsay + Joe have a strong faith in God. This showed in their words of affirmation for each other and their love of God. They danced and celebrated under the mountains of Table Rock State Park, SC (the very mountain top Joe proposed to Lindsay on). At the end of the night, the closing prayers of Joe and Lindsay's mother reminded everyone how special this day was. How love had brought these two beautiful souls together and how God was going to shape the rest of their lives together. Lots of beautiful tears ... READ MORE
Lake Lure was warm and sunny on Kristina & Monica's wedding. The lake was clear and people were swimming and paddle boarding over the water. Their 13 year old Saint Bernard dog was with Kristina as she walked towards her first look with Monica. They welcomed family and close friends to watch their ceremony on the river.  READ MORE
Loralei Inn hosted the sweet elopement of Rebecca + Ben. Rebecca's immediate family witnessed the intimate ceremony. The mountains were the backdrop and love was the main event. Lots of love and happy vibes filled the ceremony and the day. Having family shower you with love can make all the difference.  READ MORE
Bianca + Jeff Hot, hot, hot! We had a scorcher of a wedding. But no amount of heat would drive these two apart from exchanging their vows at Honeysuckle hill in Asheville. The barn was an amazing location for the ceremony. This venue has done an amazing job at transforming an old barn into wedding gold! Bianca and Jeff celebrated with friends and family. My favorite photo EVER of a father daughter dance was taken. I mean just look at Bianca and her dad. Literally crying my eyes out. This was a special day of love and celebration!  READ MORE
Amey + Conor These two love birds had a beautiful backyard wedding in Asheville. July is typically a brutally hot time of year for Asheville weddings (and most other states) but this was by far my most cool wedding of the summer. The rain held off and they won the wedding lottery! It's always hard to plan an outdoor wedding in Asheville because the rain here can be so unpredictable. You take the gamble. The forecast can call for thunderstorms all day but the day turns out wonderful. Or worse, it rains all day and no amount of weather men could have ever predicted it. Especially if you are high in the mountains. Amey and Conor where able ... READ MORE
Pretty Place Chapel is a dream location. You would never know this gem is a quick jump into South Carolina. This couple showed me their love for each other and their beautiful faith. I loved capturing the magic. Enjoy the views and if you have never been before...GO! Pretty Place Chapel gives amazing sunrise and sunset location shots. Just take a look! READ MORE