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Welcome to the blog! In addition to our wedding gallery, portrait gallery, and gallery of couples (engagement sessions), you can see more of our recent wedding photography, engagement photography, and portrait photography work in Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Boone, Hickory, and other areas here, on the blog.

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It was another fantastic wedding day at Banner Elk Winery with Leah & Nathan’s wedding on September 16th. When I asked Leah, “What is the most anticipated moment of your wedding day?” her response was: “It’s all going to be fabulous.” And it was. Describing this day takes only one word: happiness. The photos speak […]

Jennifer & Christopher had a beautiful intimate wedding at Banner Elk Winery just a few weeks ago. I can’t even begin to tell you just how lovely the details, decor, and flowers were (I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves). And the weather was absolute perfection! They chose to do a “first look” before the […]

I just love when extended families get together and make a vacation of it in the High Country. This family contacted me to create portraits for them during their family get-together on Beech Mountain. The house they rented provided an AMAZING location for portraits!

Oftentimes when people come here for a vacation, it is more of a multi-family get-together (or family reunion). Since families don’t get together like this regularly, it’s always great to get family portraits while everyone is together! Kaye and her family decided to do just that during their visit to Banner Elk in June. There […]

Five Reasons Why Every Bride Needs a Wedding Planner

First, let me just start this by openly stating no wedding planner paid me to make this blog post. I have photographed weddings with and without wedding planners/coordinators and truly, things do go much more smoothly with a competent wedding planner. (PS: I can make recommendations!) Your wedding day is naturally one of the best […]

One of the most frequently asked questions, and one of the first things (and more important things) that is discussed during a wedding photography consultation is: How many hours should I book my wedding photographer? This is a FANTASTIC question, and because every wedding is different….here are some things to consider: What do you want […]

Casey & Dyllon’s wedding at Beck Mountain Barn in Elizabethton, TN came together in an absolutely perfect way. The weather was exceptional and Beck Mountain Barn proved to be a beautiful location for a wedding. Casey & Dyllon met at a local church where they led worship together. Dyllon proposed at Elk River Falls while […]

For many couples planning a wedding, finding the right photographer is at the top of the list. And because it’s such a big decision, booking a photographer is a process that should not be rushed. This is the person that will be capturing every special moment of your big day so making sure that you […]

Cake Vendor: Nantucket Grill Caterer: Jack Touchberry with PapaJackPigPickin DJ: Jeremy with Ultra Mix Events Event Coordinator: Briana Norton Florist: Tammy Ruseel Makeup & Hair: Mina’s Studios Officiant: Father Bob Kaynor, of St. Stephen’s Epsicopal Church These flowers…and this dress! When one of the bridesmaids is an absolute riot….(PS: we had the privilege of photographing […]

Now that Casey & Dyllon are married, I can share a few of my favorites from Casey’s bridal session in Blowing Rock! Moses Cone makes such a wonderful location for photos – the scenery is just beautiful. Then, add one beautiful bride to the scenery and you get this!