North Carolina

Haven + Riddim || Asheville, NC

I'll try & keep these sappy words short, but it's times like these that I'm so humbled with the opportunity I have to create art & have fun with couples who are very much in love. There are so many incredible photographers in my area. I'm so happy that people choose to share their love through my lens.

I met Riddim in the Summer of 2016. He was bartending at a wedding I was photographing. He asked for a business card & told me he had plans to propose to his beautiful girlfriend in the upcoming months. I was so excited when he contacted me months later. Guess who was there to document that ;) And a few months after that these two love bugs volunteered to play in the snow with me one January night ( I'm still obsessed with those photos). 

So with that, all I will say is be kind to every single person you meet, because you never know where that relationship may lead. Fortunately, this one led me barefoot in Asheville with these two incredibly genuine, beautiful people. Oh and guess who also gets to document their wedding next June. ;) 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

                         

Beth + Thomas| Hanging Rock, NC

BETH&THOMAS

I'm not sure where to start with this one, as these two were way more entertaining to me than I had to be for them. Typically with my engagement sessions I direct, so that my couples have tasks to do that keep them busy & forgetful of my camera. But Beth kept both Thomas & I easily entertained. She chose to end with a mountain overview and... SHE'S AFRAID OF HEIGHTS. Y'all... that segment was the easiest & most fun part of the session! I gave ZERO direction, watching Beth cling to Thomas for dear life. I'll let these photos do the rest of the talking. 

Beth & Thomas, thanks for choosing me. <3 

Parkway Adventure

ALLESON&MICHAEL

Thanks to you guys for being so, so, so incredibly awesome & putting up with my shenanigans. 

This was a sporadic decision when I headed up to Asheville. They agreed on my sunrise idea AND were totally pumped for it. How did I get so lucky?! Originally, we were going to hike & shoot Black Balsam Knob, but apparently I am cursed or something. This is the second time I've been unable to find & shoot this location.

(If you scroll way down I blogged a post in November of an impromptu session with a couple whom I got lost with and we had to wing the whole thing. Anyways......)

So, we caught the sunrise at an overview on that beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, near Asheville. Drove around for a bit, taking impromptu photos whenever, wherever. These two are the best. Check the photos below for self-explanatory explanation. 

NYE LOVE

We knew we wanted outfits that screamed NYE, glitter -LOTS of glitter & bubbly, cheap champagne. After all, did you even NYE without them bro? 

However, we did not want wind chill & 30 degree weather, but we settled for it anyways in an abandoned parking lot downtown, High Point.

This gal, owner & creator at Eliza Jane Photography has been such an inspiration to me, since I’ve set out to purse a career with my MARK III. Seriously, I’d be lost without her. We laughed in our numerous attempts to pop open that bubbly for the most BOMB photo. And laughed harder at the miserable fail at said numerous attempts. Either way, it was a night without the kiddos & a warm feeling inside from the cheap champagne. 

Friends like this are a rare find, keep ‘em close.

Eliza Jane's outfit deets - Sexy lace top amazon (who would have guessed?!)

Sequin Skirt for da Queen-   Ivy City