Hi! I'm Grace. 

I like to capture the emotions in people. I like working with small businesses. I like to play around with food, capturing the colors, textures, and beauty of what nourishes us.

I like to climb peaks and plunge into brisk mountain waters. I like to bask in the sun and chase its golden light. I like to cook for my loved ones and listen to their stories. 

I like a lot of things. I could go on and on. But I'd much rather learn about you. What's your story? I'd love to help you capture it. Get in touch: GraceDPhotos@gmail.com.

I am an Asheville-based photographer with a decade of experience and clients nationwide. I specialize in:

  • Food and hospitality photography
  • Lifestyle photography
  • Wedding photography (I <3 candids + creative portraits)

I've produced photos for national magazines, cookbooks, dozens of restaurants and small businesses, and countless couples joining together in love.

I also photograph nature, for fun, and love to play around with 35mm film.

Say hello at: GraceDPhotos@gmail.com.

Time passes quickly when I have a camera in my hands. I dream in photos. Daydream in new visual ideas. Walk around viewing the world through camera frames. And fall in love each day with the joy photography can bring to an experience and all of those involved. This passion and enthusiasm comes with me to every shoot and keeps my creative spirit energized.

Food photography: I've been working from behind a lens for over 10 years. My experience includes producing and shaping visual identities for restaurants, chefs, and F&B brands up and down the East Coast. I love to capture glam food and beverage shots, but also staff in action and scene-setting photos that bring businesses' stories and culture to life. I've produced photos for cookbooks, national magazines, CPG product launches, websites, social media accounts, and beyond. And I'm always excited to collaborate with new businesses.

Lifestyle and wedding photography: Outside of studio and still life work, I take a photojournalist approach to photography and strive to create a natural and relaxed experience at every shoot. I consider this approach akin to storytelling. For weddings, that means enabling you to actually enjoy your day as all of the details naturally unfold. It also means capturing a story that feels natural and intimate. My work is designed to bring back memories of all those little moments and details of your day that made it so original. I'm also all about getting creative and will occasionally step away from the candid approach to execute a few fun (and often playful) ideas. Don’t be surprised to find me in a dress, stomach down on the ground to get the perfect shot, or repurposing your guests' empty chairs to extend my height as I shoot from above. I like to move, but if I’m doing my job right, you won’t notice me.

I take photography seriously, but life not too seriously. If you want to get silly, let’s do it. I like getting goofy, falling into unexpected situations, DIY projects, rustic settings, and non-traditional love. My clients are a constant source of inspiration, for which I am forever grateful. I’m often taking mental notes on the mason jar centerpieces, story-filled vows, and indie playlists that fill my couples’ weddings. And I love admiring restaurant clients' expressive culinary magic and mood-setting interior design. Each of us is creative in our own way, and sharing in these different outlets with my clients is one of my favorite parts of the experience.

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