Last Sunday afternoon was so lovely that I had to get out and explore the Batson Historic Site at Connestee Falls. The chimney is the only remaining portion of the farm structures, but the old road bed is still visible. What a treasure! The site is registered with the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology.
We’re so excited to have been selected to participate in the second annual Women’s Business Showcase this Saturday, April 29th, at Connestee Falls Overlook Clubhouse. A great time was had by all at last year’s event, and this year’s Showcase promises to be another smashing success! Please join us for contests, demonstrations, great food, a cash bar, and so much more! The hours are 10am to 3pm. See you there!
I had so much fun photographing Addison and Kaitlyn a few months ago. Our setting was South Broad Park near the Transylvania County Library (another of my favorite places). The girls love playing for the camera, making it difficult for mom and dad to select their favorites. Here are a couple from our day –
Best friends are so special! Samantha and Emery have been best friends for as long as they can remember (since 1st grade, I think). We had so much fun commemorating their friendship during a photo shoot during the Thanksgiving break, and learned some fun facts about them both! Samantha’s family is planning a move next summer, but I’m sure these two will find plenty of time for visits. Love you girls!
Let Them Eat Cake – Wedding Cake, That is!
Brides – and grooms – are busy planning spring and summer weddings, so a post on wedding cakes seems appropriate. Plus, wedding cakes bring some color and cheer to these snowy, wintry days.
Wedding cakes come in all sizes, shapes, and colors, not to mention flavors. When photographing summer weddings in Texas, I saw cakes whose top layers shifted, and everyone who noticed said a little prayer! Fortunately, that problem doesn’t seem to be as prevalent in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
To brighten your winter day, enjoy these images of some of my favorite wedding cakes.
And now for a few groom’s cakes!
Yesterday afternoon, parishoner volunteers met at St. Philip’s Episcopal to begin the “hanging of the greens” in preparation for Christmas Eve services. The preparations continued Monday morning with the delivery of the poinsettias. With the greenery, the special music, and the mysteries of the Incarnation, Christmas services will be very moving.
Enjoy the images! Merry Christmas!
I was so excited to photograph Madi and Dustin’s wedding in Dallas on November 23rd. Madi was a beautiful bride, and she and Dustin are such a perfect couple. The ceremony and reception were held at the Filter Building at White Rock Lake, and although it was blustery day, we managed to fit in a few outdoor photos. What a wonderful, unique venue! We enjoyed spending the day with Madi and Dustin and their families. All of the guests enjoyed the day too, as was evident by all of the laughter, dancing, and celebration.
Here are a few “sneak peeks” from Madi and Dustin’s big day! The rest of the images will be available next week, and Madi will have the log-in information.
Last week, I was delighted to participate in a waterfall photography workshop sponsored by Bluewood Gallery in Brevard, and led by photographer Ken Voltz. Transylvania County is home to numerous waterfalls, and Ken selected some of the best for us to photograph. For the adventuresome, some of these locations would make excellent backdrops for senior or engagement portraits! Here are a few images from the workshop. Enjoy!
I was thrilled to photograph Alyssa and Matt’s wedding last weekend at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville. Although it was a rainy day, Alyssa was radiant, and she and Matt are a wonderful couple. (Ironically, they relocated from North Carolina to Austin, Texas, about the same time that we relocated from Dallas to North Carolina!) We had a fun day, and I was so glad to get to know her parents and their extended families during the day. Alyssa’s sister, Jadyn, was her flower girl, and she always had a smile on her beautiful face. Her love for her big sister was obvious to everyone! The Grand Bohemian was an excellent venue in the heart of Asheville.
I had the pleasure of photographing my first North Carolina wedding last week! The Fields of Blackberry Cove, located near Weaverville, provided a lovely setting for this happy couple. Doug provides an exceptional venue and will exceed the expectations of brides, grooms, and guests. Here are a few of the wedding details, and the cutest ring bearer since my grandson, Judah! Enjoy!