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Jolene+Sean | Married | Waynesville, North Carolina Wedding

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True talk — Being a wedding photographer, I often miss out on attending the weddings of friends and family, as I book most of my Saturdays well as much as a year and a half out. But I love my job, and attending a wedding without my camera makes me feel so useless I practically have to sit on my hands. That’s probably why shooting Jolene and Sean’s Waynesville, NC, wedding was such a perfect weekend for me, as I got to capture the day through my lens but also experience it as a friend. I’ve known Jolene since I was about 14. She’s my bestie’s mama, and at this point I’ve basically adopted the whole family into my own. I’ve not known Sean as long, but he’s just the kind of guy whose friendliness instantly puts you at ease, and whose stories might lead you to believe that he is the real-life inspiration for The Most Interesting Man in the World.

Their wedding at the Panacea Coffeehouse (best coffeehouse ever, and the site of my only – and failed- attempt at working in food service), was warm, intimate, and full of lovely DIY touches. And Jolene knitted her own dress, if you can believe it. AMAZING.

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Amanda+Chris | Married | Outer Banks Wedding Photographer

Surrounded by their closest friends and family in an intimate ceremony, Amanda and Chris said "I do", while waves crashed just the other side of the dunes in beautiful Corolla, NC. Though their original plans for an Outer Banks wedding had included a beach…

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Personal Travel

Christmas at the Biltmore Estate

Being from the Asheville area, I've been going to the Biltmore Estate pretty regularly my whole life. Those every-year field trips in art class add up. Since moving to Virginia, visits back home have slowed down because of the distance. Especially now that I'm…

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To a good friend — NC photographer

One of the hardest things about moving away from your hometown is leaving friends behind. This is a little late for her anniversary, and a little early for her birthday, but I was missing my bestie today and thinking about all of the hijinks…

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Sarah and Charles – NC wedding photographer

In the transition from the old Web server to the new, a lot of things either didn’t get blogged or the posts were lost in transition.  Rather than going back and posting a full ‘sneak peak’ entry or something of the sort, I’m just…

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Graveyard fields – Asheville-area photographer

Earlier this summer I was able to go home to North Carolina  for a little bit and visit family,  something that isn’t all that frequent between work in Lynchburg and weddings and event photo shoots across Virginia.…

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Leah & Eric sneak peak – Virginia wedding photographer

How do I know I’m getting old? The little girl that I’ve always sort of thought of as my little sister got married this last weekend. And that beautiful girl has grown into a beautiful woman with her own precious little one. Photographing their…

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Carly & James — NC wedding photographer

It was so hard to narrow these down! Carly and James are so much in love and it really came through in their pictures. They are by far one of the easiest couples I’ve photographed, they really know how to just relax and be…