Asheville Family Photography: Outdoor Session at Asheville Botanical Gardens

Family Photographer Asheville
Family Photographer Asheville
Family Photographer Asheville
Family Photographer Asheville
Family Photographer Asheville
Family Photographer Asheville
Family Photographer Asheville
Family Photographer Asheville

New life is so precious, and it feels like such an honor to get to capture it. Laura and Wes wanted to do a newborn photography shoot outdoors, so we chose the Asheville Botanical Gardens as the location. It’s a good spot for spreading out a blanket and having a casual family session. 

It happened to start raining during the shoot, but we still were able to capture so many adorable moments. Their two dogs even joined for some of the photos. 

I can’t wait for more family photo sessions like these as the weather starts to warm up this spring!


Asheville Family Photographer: Candid Picnic Session

Asheville Family Photographer
Asheville Family Photographer
Asheville Family Photographer
Asheville Family Photographer
Asheville Family Photographer
Asheville Family Photographer
Asheville Family Photographer
Asheville Family Photographer
Asheville Family Photographer

My favorite family photography sessions feel like I’m simply coming to hang out. Maybe we’re embarking on a Blue Ridge hike together, having pillow fights in the living room, or venturing out for an outdoor picnic within Asheville. I’m in the midst of the activities, but also somewhat in the background, observing the natural moments and capturing all of the beauty of love, family, and connection. 

I’ll pose you for a few fun portraits throughout the session, but much of my time is often spent capturing candids. The laughs, the kisses, and yes, with kids, sometimes a few tears, too. There’s memories in those moments, and that’s what I want to catch for you to look back on.

Currently I’m booking sessions in Asheville, and the surrounding region, including Weaverville, Brevard, Hendersonville, Black Mountain, and beyond. Whether you’re here on vacation or local to the area, give me a shout if you’re seeking a family photographer — I’d love to spend an afternoon hanging with your fam!


Brewery, Beer and Food Photography: Asheville, NC

Brewery and restaurant photographer capturing drinks and food in Asheville, NC, Charlotte, NC, Greenville, SC and beyond
Brewery and restaurant photographer capturing drinks and food in Asheville, NC, Charlotte, NC, Greenville, SC, Atlanta, GA and beyond
Brewery and restaurant photographer capturing drinks and food in Asheville, NC, Charlotte, NC, Greenville, SC, Atlanta, GA and beyond
Brewery and restaurant photographer capturing drinks and food in Asheville, NC, Charlotte, NC, Greenville, SC, Atlanta, GA and beyond
Brewery and restaurant photographer capturing drinks and food in Asheville, NC, Charlotte, NC, Greenville, SC, Atlanta, GA and beyond
Brewery and restaurant photographer capturing drinks and food in Asheville, NC, Charlotte, NC, Greenville, SC, Atlanta, GA and beyond
Brewery and restaurant photographer capturing drinks and food in Asheville, NC, Charlotte, NC, Greenville, SC, Atlanta, GA and beyond
Brewery and restaurant photographer capturing drinks and food in Asheville, NC, Charlotte, NC, Greenville, SC, Atlanta, GA and beyond
Brewery and restaurant photographer capturing drinks and food in Asheville, NC, Charlotte, NC, Greenville, SC, Atlanta, GA and beyond
Brewery and restaurant photographer capturing drinks and food in Asheville, NC, Charlotte, NC, Greenville, SC, Atlanta, GA and beyond

Fun fact: I almost went to the Culinary Institute of America, but backed out last minute and wound up in a career where I photograph food and drinks instead.

My love of the hospitality world still goes deep, and so when I get the chance to collaborate with a local restaurant or brewery owner, I’m always so psyched. Currently, I’m working with clients in Asheville, NC, Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC and the surrounding southeast region. 

This latest shoot was for Boojum Brewing in Waynesville, NC. I photographed a variety of menu items, as well as some beer and drinks. I’ll be going back soon to capture staff in action, as well as some interior photography. This was a fun one, and I’m excited to collaborate again!


Editorial Magazine Photography: Asheville Food and Restaurants

North Carolina Editorial Photographer
North Carolina Editorial Photographer
North Carolina Editorial Photographer
North Carolina Editorial Photographer
North Carolina Editorial Photographer
North Carolina Editorial Photographer
North Carolina Editorial Photographer
North Carolina Editorial Photographer
North Carolina Editorial Photographer
North Carolina Editorial Photographer
North Carolina Editorial Photographer
North Carolina Editorial Photographer

With a background in journalism, I always love editorial and magazine shoots. This latest assignment was for a global food feature for WNC Magazine, which took me to many of my favorite Asheville restaurants.


I opted to shoot using a hard flash photography style, one of my favorites these days for showcasing the natural vibrancy of food and cocktails.


I look forward to collaborating with other local publications across the southeast region in the months to come. Hope to incorporate some creative portraits as part of my next shoot!


Alex & Colin’s Wedding at Front and Palmer

Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and untraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love
Asheville couples photographer capturing authentic, intimate and nontraditional love

I had an absolute blast with Alex and Colin on their wedding day. When these two originally booked me, they had informed me that they were on a mission to book and support talented vendors who were young entrepreneurs like themselves. (Alex and Colin both work in the theater / show industry in NYC). I was immediately onboard, and genuinely loved that aspiration of theirs.

In the end, a group of really great vendors came together to help with their wedding day, which was sweetened with incredibly touching vows, a mini-birthday celebration for Alex’s niece and an overall easygoing adventure around the city.

We got hit with a little rain that day, but had fun ducking under historical buildings around Old City and Race Street Pier and got creative in our stroll before heading to the wedding venue at Front and Palmer in the Fishtown neighborhood.

Wishing these two the best - congrats Alex & Colin! 

Other vendors:

Venue: Front and Palmer

Planner/Coordinator: Kyle Michelle Weddings

DJ: Lovesick

Florals: Petals Lane

Lighting: Synergetic Sound & Lighting


Lucy & Andrew’s Wedding at The Bok in South Philadelphia

I had a ton of fun exploring the Bok with Lucy and Andrew. It was my first time shooting at the South Philadelphia venue, and I really enjoyed all of the diverse backdrops the building had to offer.

Both Lucy and Andrew were awesome to wander around with and I loved their enthusiasm for the gritty, undeveloped parts of the historic venue.

From the school’s hallways to the basketball court to the expansive rooftop, we spent the afternoon walking around and linking up with friends and family along the way.

This led into a beautiful Quaker-style ceremony and then a lively dinner and reception to follow. Lucy and Andrew were making each other laugh throughout the day, which was a joy to capture and share in. Wishing them the best in their future ahead!

Other wedding day vendors:

Venue: Bok

Coordinator/Planner: Nicole at Rabbit Rabbit Crew 

Florals: Vault + Vine

Catering: Birchtree Catering

Makeup: Emily Dimant

Donuts: Federal Donuts

DJ: Scratch Weddings


Asheville Couples Photographer: Tara & Kevin’s Wedding at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

I loved exploring Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve for Tara and Kevin’s September wedding. The sun-kissed fields and greenery-filled paths made for some beautiful backdrops, and both Tara and Kevin were wonderful trekking partners.

New Hope was actually where we did Tara and Kevin’s engagement session last fall, just as the trees were beginning to flourish with color. It was fun to revisit the area again with them and capture the two tie the knot.

Punk music lovers at heart, Tara and Kevin had a lot of neat details that helped to shape their reception, from the vinyl centerpieces to the guitar-case-card-box to the DJ spinning old school punk tunes all night long.

It was a super fun day to capture, and I wish them many more like it to come. Congrats Tara and Kevin!

Other wedding day vendors:

Venue: Bowman’s Wildflower Preserve

Catering: Meatwagon BBQ 

Nina’s Waffle Truck: Nina’s Waffles

Desserts: Factory Girl Bakeshop 

Videography: Wellspun Weddings 

Rentals: Brillman’s Rental Barn

Wood Dining Tables: Barnes Handcrafted Wood Tables 


Engagement: Meghan & Dave in Old City, Philadelphia

Meghan and Dave were one of those couples just brimming with chemistry. I’m pretty sure the two were in the midst of a joke when I first walked upon them at Washington Square Park, and the two didn’t stop laughing until I departed them at our last stop, Franklin Fountain. 

(As I left, they were sharing ice cream and talking about National Taco Day. Naturally, Meghan was trying to coax Dave into a date night at Tio Flores. “Tacos and ice cream in the same night? This is the best day ever!” Couldn’t agree more…)

We wandered from Washington Square through various spots in Old City, hitting up the 18th Century Gardens, the Second Bank and the Betsy Ross House, chasing the setting sun as we went.

The evening felt so natural and I’m thoroughly looking forward to their wedding next July at the Morris Arboretum!

 

 


Rachel & Matt’s Intimate Wedding at the Awbury Arboretum in Philadelphia, PA

The minute Rachel and Matt mentioned they’d be having kittens at their wedding, I began counting down the days until I’d get to capture their love and all the kitty cuteness that would accompany it.

Having kittens at cocktail hour proved to be one of the most joyful and playful experiences I’ve witnessed yet.

Together, we explored the Awbury Arboretum, Rachel and Matt’s venue, striving for organic photos in the most natural of Philadelphia settings. The two were definitely more into candid photos versus posed, and as the night ensued, there were certainly plenty of spontaneous and hilarious scenarios to be captured from their beautiful wedding day.

Rachel, Matt and their family and friends all knew how to make for a good (and dance-filled) party, of which included an epic cake smash — by the end of it, Matt had tossed hand-torn slices of the entire cake out to the laughing crowd who were witnessing the tradition. Success.

I’m wishing these two many more shared cake experiences to come and other memorable moments as they begin their life together! Congrats Rachel and Matt!

Vendors

Venue: Awbury Arboretum

Catering: JPM Catering

Ketubah: Tallulah Ketubahs

Dress: Mill Crest Vintage

Makeup: Shimmer and Spice

Hair: Kerri Fawley of Hush Salon

Flowers: Green Meadows Florist

Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar, Brooklyn

Kittens: PAWS, Old City

Musicians: Belleville Quartet


Asheville Couples Photographer: Margaret & Joby’s Backyard Farm Wedding

On a beautiful June evening, Margaret and Joby wed in the backyard of their home, a farm that has been in Joby’s family for many, many years.

We enjoyed wandering around its grounds, taking photos in front of the succulent-covered stone wall, in front of their quaint, purple-doored home and out in the fields as the warm golden hour hit. Along the way, we mixed in their friends and family, which includes both an adorable dog and cat.

One of Margaret’s friends gifted a surprise handmade piñata to Margaret, which added to the day’s fun, and kept the kids entertained alongside the scattering of other outdoor games and activities.

It was a lovely day spent outside and has me dreaming of shooting more summer weddings, taking in the sunset from behind my camera.

Wishing these two many more beautiful evenings to come, hanging out and relaxing in the warmth of their own backyard. Congrats Margaret and Joby!

Vendors

Dress: BHLDN

Make-up: Makeup Artistry by Roxy Jackson

Flowers: The Rustic Bunch 

Event Decor and Planning: LEO Design Gallery

Cake: Made by Lino

Band: Jonathan Monument

Catering / Food Truck: Shorty’s Sunflower Cafe and Truck Stop

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