Surrounded by close family and friends, Sage + Jake said I DO on this mountain, with a 360 view at sunset -- GORGEOUS! Being in Asheville there is a definite trend for small mountain top weddings and I LOVE it!! It was such a fun evening!! Oh and we rode a mule up the side of a mountain. It was a first and I didn't hate it 😍. Happy solar eclipse day!
Finally got a chance to see this beauty in person and I'm even more excited to be a preferred vendor for Asheville's newest venue! Y'all, pictures don't do @chestnutridgeevents justice. Taylor and her family have worked incredibly hard to create this venue and it's clear they are rocking it!! Take advantage of their open house this weekend and go check it out! Our first wedding at Chestnut Ridge can't get here soon enough! 🙌🏻
Cheers! The weekend is here! Excited to be shooting a small intimate wedding on a mountain top this evening and also hoping this eclipse traffic isn't horrific all weekend!
They celebrated 5 years with an anniversary shoot at the Biltmore and I pretended like I got my dream of photographing a Biltmore wedding😉. HMU by @flawlessairbrush Florals by: @floraasheville
Know what's important right where you are and focus on that! We may not have the success/raise/bookings we’ve been praying for, maybe healing hasn’t come yet, maybe we feel like our dreams are a million miles from reality. Take heart, friends! God’s strength is greater than life’s circumstances. When we become truly content, we see beyond what we do or don’t have. #notetoself #wednesdayencouragement
We had a busy and eventful weekend with a sick baby boy but woke up this morning to what seems to be, a happier baby! Thank you all for the prayers and sweet messages, we are so grateful for you! It's hard seeing your babe hurt and not knowing the perfect way to make everything better. If you're anything like me, you're a fixer and you want the ultimate recipe for instant relieve... but sometimes you just have to wait it out, pray and remember you are doing the best you can. I am constantly learning and being refined as a new Mother. I do not have all the answers and I make mistakes every single day. God is continuously sanctifying me through motherhood and while hard, I'm so thankful. Today is a new day and it's off to a good start - just knocked this session out (praises 🙌🏻 for a good nap!) and prepping it for the blog tomorrow!!
“We’re fine if our children never climb a mountain as long as it guarantees they never get hurt. But what if your children were made for the mountains? . . . The ultimate mission of the family is not to protect your children from all harm but to mobilize them for the mission of God. . . . It is possible to hold on to our kids so tightly that we forget the ultimate goal of parenting is to let go.” - JD Greear // Whew. Did I need to hear that tough reminder or what. I want to protect Haddon from everything and while that's ok in ways, there is also a time to let go and remember I'm ultimately, not the one in control. But HE is and HE actually loves Haddon MORE than I do!! photo: @6ftamber
Wishing I was still snuggled up with my man but that 5am alarm clock meant rise and shine for this mama! Lots of editing knocked out this morning 👊🏼and now my little peanut is waking up so at least I can go snuggle him ☺️. It's busy season but I'm so thankful for all of YOU and the business you give me! Thank you for trusting me to capture all the sweet memories! Happy Thursday, friends!! photo: @6ftamber #thehatleylife
One more because... why not☺️!? So thankful to call these beautiful mountains home again!
This bouquet y'all!! 💐by @floraasheville
When you literally can not pick a favorite to share you just close your eyes and pick😉. @krissybreece_photography and her husband celebrated 5 years of marriage with Anniversary portraits at @biltmoreestate and it was pretty much a dream! HMU: @flawlessairbrush Florals: @floraasheville
These are the moments that I LOVE! I photographed Ariel + Brett's Raleigh WEDDING a year ago! They traveled to Asheville for their baby-moon and blessed me with the pleasure of capturing this sweet time as they wait for their first child to make her appearance into the world! It's an honor to capture these special milestones in my couples lives and I can't wait to share more from their session at the Biltmore! Gracious, I love these two (three)!