✨ G I V E A W A Y ✨ I'm so excited to share with you that I've partnered with amazing vendors in Asheville to provide the perfect Elopement/Vow Renewal package for one lucky couple! • Included in this package: A photo session (up to 2 hours) with @amber_hatley, hair and makeup provided by @flawlessairbrush , a bridal bouquet provided by @inspireddesignnc, and a $50 gift card from @ashevilleglamping!✨✨ • Here’s how to ENTER: 1️⃣ Like this post + my last 3 posts 2️⃣ Tag 3 friends or more! 3️⃣ Follow each IG @flawlessairbrush @amber_hatley @inspireddesignnc @ashevilleglamping • BONUS ENTRY- SHARE the Post • (Not affiliated with Instagram, must be 18 years or older, US residents only, ends at midnight on 7/20, elopement must be within 60 miles of Asheville, some restrictions will apply) • Winner will be announced on Instagram stories on July 21👏🏻
Friday is here 👏🏻 excited to work with @flawlessairbrush on a fun project today! So thankful she is embracing my chaos and coming to my house so we can work on some fun photos together!
A couple of weeks ago I spent my evening at @biltmoreestate photographing bridal portraits for the sweet Mary Elizabeth! She is the kindest & prettiest human being and I've enjoyed becoming great friends with her over this year! I literally can't contain the excitement over her bridal portraits!! Since I can't share them until September, I'll share one of my favorite engagement sessions at the Biltmore! I'm beyond excited for the weddings coming up this last half of the year! SO many fun venues on the calendar! (hate that Instagram crops out the top of the house 🤷🏼♀️!)
Interrupting your Saturday to share these cuties with you! I love the way Adam is looking at Rebecca in this image! This was during their reception — I asked them if they wanted to step outside for sunset photos and they responded with a heck yes🙌🏻! It’s not only a perfect time to get these glowy sunset images but it’s a time for couples to take a deep breath from the busyness, reflect and soak it all in. I usually find that everyone is more relaxed by this time and I’m able to capture my favorite portraits! 💕
Hey hey! It's Friday so let me introduce myself! I'm Amber - wedding photographer + wife + mama to two little ones. Haddon age - 2.5 and Scotlyn age - 10 months. So many people ask us the meaning behind our kid's names so I'll make that fun fact #1: #1. Haddon is from Charles Haddon Spurgeon. He was an English Baptist preacher from the 1800's. He is known as the Prince of Preachers. Scotlyn Jane is named after my late Father who was born in Scotland. Everyone at work called him Scottie and so we're thinking she will grow into that name as well. Jane is Mitchell's grandmother's name and it also means gift from God. #2. I do laundry almost every day. I can't stand for it to pile up. But really, I swear it's easier to do a little at a time vs. having a massive amount of it! #3. I have a major sweet tooth. I basically want something sweet - preferably chocolate after every meal! Yes, you'll find me eating cake at every single wedding. It's why I chose this career - jk, kind of ;)! #4. I still prefer handwritten to-do lists. Something about scratching things off with a pen makes me feel more productive. #5. I have a Masters degree in Accounting and used to work full time in budgeting. It was a wonderful job but after being my own boss for 6 years I don’t think I could ever go back 😆 Bonus fact: you can describe my wedding couples as joyful, fun and authentic! I have a bright, romantic and genuine style so they go hand in hand and I’m incredibly blessed with each and every one of them! Tell me more about you!! Anyone else switch career paths?! Special meaning behind your babies names? I’d love to hear! #fridayintroductions
Happy 4th ❤️! I hope everyone has a fun and safe long weekend with their friends and family! We’re enjoying a weekend off + some much needed family time! Since the babies go to bed so early we’re skipping the late night festivities but hoping to see a few fireworks from our house :)!
When the groom writes a love letter to his bride on the bottom of her shoes 💕
Rebecca and Adam are officially married and we absolutely loved sharing in their joy! Just a few of my favorite images from their summer wedding at @chestnutridgeevents yesterday! Adam and Rebecca exemplify kindness and their joy is contagious! There is no one else I’d rather photograph on my Birthday 🥰 // Also, I completely lost it when Adam and his Mama danced. All I could think about was the day I dance with Haddon on his wedding day 😭. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room! Swipe left to see!
Well guys, I set my alarm for 5:30am in hopes to really knock out some work before the babies woke up. But of all nights, Scotlyn decided she wanted to party at 3:30am so here we are. Her top teeth are coming through (ahh SO CUTE) and despite the sleep interruption - those middle of the night cuddles are always my favorite. I just wanna eat her up!! With the hustle and bustle of life and having two little ones at home - I feel like her time as a baby passed way too fast. I haven't been able to really cuddle and play with her like I did Haddon because... toddlers need lots of their mama too and I hear a lot of this snack, milk, need to potty, play outside - Bless. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So today is just another day beginning with less productivity than I planned for. The to-do list looks the same. There are still a ton of images to be edited. Dishes in the sink, Laundry in the dryer. You catch my drift. BUT. These are the days! I literally pray every morning to not have an anxious heart about my to-do's and to stop. and breath. and enjoy! The little moments of life are important because they are the little moments that we live in and that form us! Our lives don't careen from big moment to big moment. No, we all live in the utterly mundane! So cheers to Friday and enjoying the little and mundane moments! *also, I officially did two things before the babies woke up, and that's prep my Instagram posts for the next couple of days ... but more importantly, I drank an entire cup of coffee while it was hot 🙌🏻
Can we go back to this beautiful day in Charlotte for Kasey and Brandon's engagement session?! Who else loves the Charlotte skyline as much as me?! I'm a mountain girl - born and raised - but I also appreciate a beautiful shoot in the city! Did you know Mitchell was born and raised just outside of Charlotte? If you're getting married in that area - let us know - we'd love to work with you!
Another favorite from last nights engagement session! It’s going to be a fun week of editing because my computer is packed full with incredible images to edit from this week. Including some bridal portraits I can’t share just yet — isn’t that the worst, fellow photographers?! It does make sharing them all the more exciting though! Hope everyone is having a happy weekend 💕
Spent my Friday evening on top of mountains with people in love. Doesn't get much better! Also, forgot just how incredible this place is in the thick of summer (hello, luscious mountains)! Taylor + Spencer, I can't wait for your Boone wedding this Fall. Thanks for being the absolute sweetest to work with!!
Lately I’ve been deeply reminded of all the incredible woman in my life. So many stay at home mamas, working mamas, working + staying at home mamas, business owners, incredibly talented entrepreneurs, artists and the list goes on and on. Whether you’re a bride, friend, vendor (or all of the above!) — I’m so thankful for you!! ~ This profession has allowed me to meet more people than I ever thought possible all over the world and I continue to be amazed by it. This community is such a blessing and I’m inspired daily by all of you! Thank you for supporting me in my dreams, my family and my life as a mama! ~ Sometimes I look back and reflect on how far this business has come and I get super emotional. I never expected this “hobby” to turn into the career it has. For it to support my family in the way it does. For it to allow this life I dreamed of for being with my babies + using my talents for His glory and His kingdom. But it has. I can’t tell you how many times Mitchell and I have prayed over this business. Y’all are all answered prayers! I love my mom tribe, wedding vendor tribe and of course my bride tribe #ahatleybride // All the praises today!! 💕
Happy Father’s Day to this incredible man of mine. So thankful for you — words can’t explain it. You serve, lead, sacrifice and love us hard. You are the rock to our family. You push me to be a better wife, mom, friend, Christian and photographer. We are blessed! We love you!! // Also celebrating my precious daddy in heaven today! What a blessing it was to have him for 24 great years. He was one of a kind and oh, how we miss him!