Jessica Merithew Photography: Blog https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Jessica Merithew Photography, LLC jessica@jessicamerithewphotography.com (Jessica Merithew Photography) Tue, 27 Sep 2022 15:39:00 GMT Tue, 27 Sep 2022 15:39:00 GMT Omni Grove Park Inn Wedding Photography in Asheville, NC | Kaitlyn + Zach Wedding Preview https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/9/omni-grove-park-inn-wedding-photography-in-asheville-nc-kaitlyn-zach-wedding-preview Omni Grove Park Inn Wedding Photography in Asheville, NC | Kaitlyn + Zach Wedding Preview

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Y’all, this cloudy (and sometimes rainy) wedding at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC was absolutely amazing! From dodging rain drops to Mother Nature pausing the rain long enough for a mountain view wedding ceremony on the Vanderbilt Terrace, it was beautiful!

Kaitlyn and Zach were the most gracious hosts throughout their wedding day. I loved watching their sincere interactions with guests and how they spent extra time with their parents. I loved how they loved on their wedding party attendants, and were so appreciative of their support. It was wonderful to see, and an absolute honor to capture their wedding, a little less than a year after capturing their proposal at Biltmore Estate, which was featured in Love Inc Mag!

As many of you know, one of my favorite parts of any wedding day is the precessional, and it was no different on Kaitlyn and Zach’s wedding day. When a person sees their partner walking down the aisle toward them, there is no better feeling in the world. Sometimes there is a sweet look, sometimes there is a huge smile, and sometimes there are a few happy tears. While Kaitlyn approached Zach at the alter, tears were shed, and it was the sweetest! I loved capturing this intimate moment between the two of them, and honestly, it was one of my favorite wedding moments of the entire year.

Throughout the rest of the day, Kaitlyn and Zach were inseparable. They greeted guests together, they hung out with friends together, and they sat and had a leisurely dinner together at their private sweetheart table. It was incredible to see how much these two simply want to be together, for every movement, for every moment.

Congratulations again, Kaitlyn and Zach!

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Venue: Omni Grove Park Inn
Florist: Farm to Function
DJ: DJ P-LO, Patrick Lopez
Dress: Essense of Australia at Carolina Bridal World
Shoes: Christina Louboutin
Tuxedo: Jewels Formals
Hair + Makeup: Della Terra Beauty
Rentals: Something Borrowed Blooms and PRI Productions
Accessories: Dareth Colburn Designs
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations

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For more from this Asheville wedding photographer, click over to Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville Wedding Photography | Brittani + Aaron Wedding Photo Preview and Omni Grove Park Inn Wedding Photographer | Dana + Danny Wedding Photography Preview.

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It was a rainy morning for Evan + Sarah’s proposal at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC! We had the entire rose garden to ourselves, and it couldn’t have been more perfect! Sarah was stunned by this beautiful surprise, and I loved capturing every moment of it!

Sure, Evan planned to propose on the esplanade at Biltmore Estate, with a view of the house and mountains behind, however Mother Nature had different plans for this proposal. With the rain, they ended up having a totally private proposal among the roses in the walled garden, and it was absolutely amazing! It was a bit more spontaneous, Evan caught Sarah by total surprise, and the roses y’all, the roses!

Because of the rain, logistics were a bit up in the air at the last minute. Evan did a fabulous job staying in contact with me so that we could adjust his proposal plans on the fly. He was calm and excited, which was perfect for his beautiful proposal!

When I arrived at Biltmore Estate, the plan was to propose inside the conservatory. However, once Evan and Sarah walked into the gardens, the rain lightened enough to propose outside, so Evan quickly opted to propose in the rose garden. I loved this idea. I quickly snuck up the stairs into the rose garden and pretended to take photos of the flowers, while Evan and Sarah casually walked past me hand in hand. Suddenly, Evan stopped Sarah, gave her a kiss, and dropped to one knee. It was such a sweet proposal to watch! Sarah’s reaction was priceless, and the excitement gushed out of her! She of course said “Yes!” and the hugging commenced! It was all so very beautiful!

After Evan’s proposal, we took some time to capture engagement photos of them in the rose garden, and in the conservatory. They were incredibly happy and wore huge smiles throughout the entire rest of our photo session. I loved every minute of it!

Congratulations again, you two!

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For more Asheville proposal photography, click over to Biltmore Estate Engagement Photographer | Danielle + Henry Proposal Session Preview and Biltmore Estate Engagement Proposal Photography | Meghan + Tyler Photo Session Preview.

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This sunrise photo shoot with Livy and Ken was absolutely gorgeous! The soft morning light glowed around this beautiful couple, the views were amazing, and these two are so in love!

Often, mountain view photo shoots involve a hike, meeting before dawn, or in this case, making a last second change of location due to weather. We planned to meet at Craggy Gardens Visitor Center and hike to Craggy Flats, but when we arrived, the clouds were hanging too low for us to catch any views in the Craggy area. The fog was thick, with no end in sight. Since mountain view photos were important to Livy and Ken, I suggested we head back down in elevation and find an overlook with mountain views to capture their engagement photos. I know this was not ideal in that moment, but goodness it was gorgeous!! The overlook we chose on the Blue Ridge Parkway did not disappoint! It was beautifully lit on that morning with glowing soft light, and these two truly rocked their engagement photos!

Since viewing overlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, NC aren’t very large, we kept to one end of it so that others could enjoy the views, too. It was so beautiful that in this one portion of the overlook, we captured a full engagement session! Asphalt, guard rail, cars, and all! Livy and Ken are so in love that it didn’t matter where we were, it only mattered that they were together, having fun! We captured so much of their love in the soft morning sunlight, and I loved every minute of it!

Livy + Ken's Testimonial: ✰✰✰✰✰ "Jessica made me and my fiancé's engagement photo session an awesome experience! She's so friendly and made us feel so comfortable during the shoot. We loved how she guided us through the poses, too -- all the shots felt really natural. When we ran into bad weather, Jessica was quick to provide a solution. Overall a true professional experience! After seeing the preview pictures on social media, we can't wait to see the full gallery!"

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For more Asheville engagement photos, click over to Asheville Engagement Photography at the Botanical Gardens | David + Chris and Craggy Pinnacle Summer Engagement Photography | Sarah + Alex.

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Asheville Family Photographer | Warren Wilson College https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/9/asheville-family-photographer-warren-wilson-college Asheville Family Photographer | Warren Wilson College

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There are many well known locations around Asheville, NC and the surrounding mountains that are beautiful for family photo shoots. From Max Patch to Mt. Mitchell, it’s all gorgeous! As a local Asheville photographer, I know a plethora of beautiful spots, but for me, the key is to find a gorgeous place that not everyone else knows about.

This is where Warren Wilson College comes into the conversation. There are many wonderful reasons why Warren Wilson College is currently at the top of my list as a location for couples photos or family photos-

- It’s quiet- even when students are in session, the campus isn’t busy since the student body is small.

- It’s beautiful- The campus has a mix of architecture, open green space, gardens, fields, trails, and more. I love the little nooks and crannies that boast lots of greenery!

- It’s surrounded by mountains- As soon as we step to the edge of campus, we have mountain views. There are a few spots for photos with mountain views, however since this college has an agriculture department, sometimes cattle are in those areas.

- It’s close to Asheville- It’s less than a 15 minute drive from downtown Asheville to Warren Wilson College. This is a huge advantage compared to the 45 minute to 90 minute drive it takes to get to more popular locations like Max Patch and Black Balsam Knob.

- It’s vehicle accessible- We can park near all of my favorite spots, no hiking is required. This is perfect for little ones or grandparents who aren’t so steady on their feet.

Take a look through the photos and see why Warren Wilson College is one of my favorite new places for family photos and couples photos in Asheville!

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Asheville Newborn Photography in Studio | Baby Wren https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/8/asheville-newborn-photography-in-studio-baby-wren Asheville Newborn Photography in Studio | Baby Wren

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Precious baby snuggles are one of the most uplifting things on earth, and I am grateful to witness them frequently in front of my camera! While I was with this beautiful couple and their brand new baby in my Asheville, NC photography studio, we captured snuggles with Mom, snuggles with Dad, newborn baby smiles, tiny toes, and lots of Wren's sweet personality.

From the moment this gorgeous family entered my studio space, we had such a peaceful and calm time together. This is important in newborn photography, because we as photographers want everyone in the room to be settled. As you know, babies sense stress and worry, so when everyone around them is settled, they are settled. In this case, we had a perfect scenario where Wren arrived sleepy, and her parents were as chill as a scoop of ice cream. It was a great start to our session!

Since baby Wren was so settled when she arrived, we jumped right into photos with her by herself. She slept softly in the gorgeous natural light of the studio, allowing me to unswaddle her, take close up photos, and even capture photos of her tiny toes! Seriously though- a baby swaddled in a watermelon blanket. Is there anything cuter?!

Throughout the rest of the session, Wren was awake a little bit, but still shared a few rare grins, and lots of snuggle time with her parents. From touching noses with Dad to getting sweet kisses from Mom, she was such a precious baby to photograph. I loved capturing this special time for the three of them!

We had such a lovely newborn photo shoot together and I am SO grateful! I loved meeting Wren and her parents in my photo studio, and cannot wait to capture their family as it grows!

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For more from this Asheville newborn photographer, click over to Asheville Newborn Baby Photographer | Emma Jo Session Preview and Asheville Newborn Baby Photographer | Baby Boy Beckett.

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Asheville Family Photography at The NC Arboretum | White Family https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/8/asheville-family-photography-at-the-nc-arboretum-white-family Asheville Family Photography at The NC Arboretum | White Family

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Let’s stop and talk about this beauty for a minute! Honestly, look at that precious face and those beautiful locks! This sweet girl was a rock star for her family photo shoot with her parents and her doggy BFF.

When we arrived at The NC Arboretum in Asheville, NC, for this family photo shoot, dark clouds were rolling in and we all thought that we would have only a few minutes for photos. With this thought top of mind, we jumped straight into photos with no ‘warm up’ time for this little one, and she was so lovely and easy going about it! She rolled with the fast pace and shared her beautiful smile and beautiful personality with me!

As it turned out, we were in some sort of magical dry bubble and never got rained on, so I got to spend even more time with this sweet family! As we toured The NC Arboretum, we spent time taking photos near the quilted garden, on the walking paths, and on the lawn with mountain views. Everywhere at the arboretum is beautiful, but I sure do love the quilted garden and the lawn with mountain views. Both are so unique and fun for kids to play around, and for parents to snag a few minutes for a couple’s photo.

One of my favorite parts of this session was that this beautiful family chose to include their dog. Pets hold a very special place in our hearts, and as I talk about in 5 Tips for Including Pets in Your Family Photography, I love capturing them with their favorite people.

Review: ✰✰✰✰✰ "When we arrived to our photo shoot location it looked like rain. We really did not wish to go through the process of getting a dog and toddler ready again and making the drive. Jessica quickly sprang into action and started taking pictures. We were thrilled that she was determined to capture our family portraits despite the potential rain. She was able to put us at ease and get a bunch of great pictures, despite the added pressure of the weather. We are thrilled with the outcome and we know that we will cherish these photos for years to come!"

Thank you, White family, for the amazing review!

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For more Asheville family photography like this, click over to Asheville Family Photographer | Propsom Family Session Preview | Couples Photos with Your Partner and Asheville Family Photographer in Brevard, NC | Gauthier Family.

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Asheville Newborn Photography Studio | Our Studio & What to Expect https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/8/asheville-newborn-photography-studio-our-studio-what-to-expect Asheville Newborn Photography Studio | Our Studio & What to Expect

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Having a newborn photography studio in Asheville, NC has been a dream of mine for many years. Finally, it has come to fruition! I am happy to announce that I now have a studio space to host lifestyle newborn photography and lifestyle family photography sessions, and I absolutely LOVE it! It’s big, bright, amazingly peaceful, and so very beautiful!

It was designed by another local photographer in a bohemian style, so its neutral colors are soft and inviting, and it’s perfect for any lifestyle newborn or lifestyle family photo session. The space is transitional with different seating options and a bed, plus open wall space for portraits. It’s very versatile and exactly what I have been looking for!

When you come to the studio you can expect a very calm and peaceful setting. The space boasts lots of natural light, comfortable seating, and a very inviting vibe. This is perfect for newborn photography sessions, since most parents are still getting settled with the new baby at home. I strive to make you feel as comfortable here as you do in your own home! I even have coffee, tea, and snacks to offer you!

Some of my favorite spots in the studio are the bed for newborn photos when we include the entire family, and the couch for photos with one parent and the baby. I also love the neutral backdrops for standing snuggle photos with parents and the baby together. There is something about capturing Dad looking over Mom’s shoulder while they both fall more in love with their new child. It’s the most precious thing!

For photos of the baby by themselves, I typically use a few different areas of the studio, including the end of the bed and a basket I bring. This helps create variety in your photo gallery and extra dimension in your photos. Highlighting the new baby in different ways really helps show their personality and how they fit into your family. A close up of the baby over you and your partner’s shoulders? Yes, please!

As you can see, I LOVE the photo studio for newborn photos and lifestyle family photos in Asheville. It’s just like being in your own home, with big bright windows and very tidy corners!

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For more newborn photography samples, click over to my newborn portfolio.

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Biltmore Estate Engagement Proposal Photography | Carlin + Matt https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/8/biltmore-estate-engagement-proposal-carlin-matt Biltmore Estate Engagement Proposal Photography | Carlin + Matt

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This foggy morning proposal at Biltmore Estate was truly perfect! We had the esplanade to ourselves, Matt was so excited that he could barely get his words out, and Carlin was so surprised that I thought she might fall over! It was SO sweet and full of so much joy!

Matt contacted me a couple of weeks prior to their visit to Asheville, NC, and pulled me into this surprise. (Don’t worry, I LOVE surprises, so I jumped in willingly!) He told me that he wanted to propose to his fiancé, Carlin, at Biltmore Estate while they were on a long weekend vacation in the mountains of western North Carolina. I told him he contacted the right person and that I would love to be a part of this big moment! As I always do with my couples, I guided Matt and helped him choose a proposal location and a time of day, and shared tips on how to pull this off without Carlin finding out. Eeeeek! The planning and waiting was so exciting!

On the day of the proposal, I was hanging out at Biltmore Estate pretending to take photos of sculptures, flowers, and trees, when Matt and Carlin rounded the corner and approached our chosen spot. Out of the corner of my eye I watched them look at the view, share a hug, and then Matt started with “Today is the day…!” and dropped to one knee. I very rarely can hear what someone says to their partner during a proposal because I am at a distance the entire time, however in Matt’s excitement, he spoke loudly and with such vigor that I heard it, and almost laughed out loud! I LOVED his exuberant and confident approach to his proposal, and he quieted down right away so I did not hear any other words. It was so much fun to watch!

Carlin and Matt’s smiles and joy are SO contagious! Every time I glance at their proposal photos, I find myself smiling BIG! I adored capturing this fun surprise proposal for Matt, and even though Carlin suspected that Matt might propose on this trip to Asheville, she was still utterly shocked the moment it happened! I LOVE a fun surprise, and this is one I will not soon forget!

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For more engagement proposal photography at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, click over to Biltmore Estate Engagement Proposal Photographer | Morgan + Lars Proposal Preview and Biltmore Engagement Proposal Photographer | Justin + Jason Proposal.

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Hawkesdene Wedding Photography in Andrews, NC | Kristin + Adam Wedding Preview https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/8/hawkesdene-wedding-photography-in-andrews-nc-kristin-adam-wedding-preview Hawkesdene Wedding Photography in Andrews, NC | Kristin + Adam Wedding Preview

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These two cuties are MARRIED! They had the most beautiful summer wedding at Hawkesdene near Asheville, NC a few weeks ago, and it was such an honor to be a part of it. From Kristin’s gorgeous wedding dress to a perfect mountain top sunset, it was an amazing day!

Kristin and Adam are one of those couples that are truly amazing together. They are kind, joyful, grateful, and totally and effortlessly in love. I could tell this from our consultation calls, and it was lovely to see it in person on their wedding day! Every decision and every move was made with grace and care for one another. It truly fills my heart when couples take care of one another like this!

One of my favorite parts of the day was the pure joy that was on Kristin + Adam’s faces as they walked hand in hand down the aisle at the end of their wedding ceremony! Every couple is happy, but there is something extra special about these big beautiful smiles!

Throughout their wedding day, I loved seeing the love they have for one another, and their family and friends. As Kristin got ready with her girls and mother, everyone was in the moment, sharing stories, and showing the deep support they have for these two. At Kristin’s first look with her father, there was such emotion and support that I felt extremely warm and fuzzy inside, (and if you know me well, you know I’m not a softie!) During their reception, the toasts given by their matron of honor and best man were heartfelt, touching, and brought many people in attendance to tears. This couple has such an amazing group of people around them and I loved witnessing it all!

Near the end of the day, we headed up to Hawkes Nest for sunset wedding photos. Since Hawkesdene owns this mountain top, we had the place to ourselves like usual. It’s always beautiful up there with long range mountain views and complete peace. Kristin and Adam popped open a bottle of champagne and toasted to their future as they watched the sun set.

Congratulations Kristin + Adam!

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Venue: Hawkesdene
Hair + Makeup: Anarie Beauty
Flowers: Andrews Florist
DJ: Kipper at Remix Weddings
Dress: Maggie Sottero Designs at Loretta Bridal
Shoes: Anne Klein at DSW
Tuxedo: Men's Wearhouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Caterer: Hawkesdene
Baker: Hawkesdene
Invitations: Zazzle

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This sunset maternity photo shoot at Craggy Gardens near Asheville, NC was one I will not soon forget! From rolling clouds and fog, to lush green trees and a colorful sky, it was absolutely beautiful!

We had a foggy night at Craggy Gardens for Megan + Max’s maternity photos, and even though fog typically concerns a lot of photographers and clients, it’s a beautiful way to capture some of what Mother Nature shares with us! Sure, objects in the distance aren’t as clear, but when this happens there is this amazing calmness and glow about people and things. It’s unique and beautiful!

As I was driving up in elevation to Craggy Gardens to meet Megan and Max, the sky was getting darker. Of course I did not want a storm to roll in and cancel our session, so as I approached Craggy Gardens I was happy to see that the darkness was all coming from low lying clouds, or fog. Though this is not ideal for photos with long range mountain views, I knew it was still going to be a very beautiful setting!

When Megan and Max arrived, the clouds and fog were rolling through quite quickly, which meant we were likely to still get some mountain views once we reached Craggy Flatts. Armed with this idea, we started hiking. Though I typically stop along the trail to capture photos on our way up to Craggy Flatts, this time I took Megan and Max straight to the top. With the views being hit or miss, I wanted to be sure I had at least a few minutes of mountain views during this maternity session. Goodness, I am glad we did it this way! When we arrived at the top of Craggy Flatts there was a bit of a clearing that showed colorful and muted mountain views. We took full advantage of it right away. The sky was filled with pinks, oranges, and grays, and the entire area looked like it was glowing! It was gorgeous! I placed Megan and Max in the tall grass to start, and it was magic, right from the first shot!

As we worked our way through the photo session, we captured photos of Megan alone, more of Megan and Max together, and some very special shots of Megan and Max with a stuffed animal that holds a special place in their hearts.

We wrapped up our session with some photos under the old Civilian Conservation Corps shelter. It is beautiful with its weathered posts and beams, and dark shadows!

These two cuties were a perfect pair in front of my camera, and I am so very excited for them to meet their new babe soon!

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For more Asheville maternity photos, click over to Summer Biltmore Maternity Photography | Amanda + Tyler and Craggy Pinnacle Maternity Photography | Kelsey + Greg.

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3 Month Baby Photography at Botanical Gardens in Asheville | Elaina https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/7/3-month-baby-photography-at-botanical-gardens-in-asheville-elaina 3 Month Baby Photography at Botanical Gardens in Asheville | Elaina

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It was so wonderful to meet sweet Elaina! I photographed her parent’s maternity photos while she was still growing, and now that she is here, they are a perfect little family of three! This gorgeous girl shared a lot of her personality with me in the time we shared together at this photo shoot, and it was so much fun!

When we arrived at the Botanical Gardens in Asheville, NC, the skies were clear and sunny, and the air was warm. Elaina was awake and happy, so we got started right away. First, we captured photos of Elaina with her Dad, and then her Mom. She was very happy to snuggle with each of them, all the while she was curious about me, and my camera. Since she was curious, she did a great job looking right at me for photos, which is a great way to start!

Throughout the entire photo shoot, Elaina was very settled and the perfect little 3 month old model. We walked to a few different places in the Botanical Gardens, including the open green space, the creek, and the rock benches. My families LOVE photos in the open green space here, and honestly, who wouldn’t? It’s calm, quiet, and oh so beautiful!

To wrap up our session, we captured a few photos of these three beauties hanging out together. I love capturing families interacting as if I am not there. It’s a fabulous way to capture a family’s natural connection, and makes for the most beautiful photos!

Elaina was the cutest for her 3 month photos. Her beautiful white lace dress popped perfectly off of our deep summer greens here in Asheville. She shared close snuggles with her parents, and was so very relaxed throughout our session.

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Asheville Newborn Photography Studio | Baby Ember https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/7/asheville-newborn-photography-studio-baby-ember Asheville Newborn Photography Studio | Baby Ember

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This beautiful new baby was wide awake for her newborn photos and LOVED being in her Mom and Dad’s arms during this photo shoot in the studio. She looked into their eyes, snuggled with them, and was such a sweet babe for us all!

Baby snuggles with Mom and Dad are one of my favorite parts of a newborn photo shoot, which explains a bit why I love capturing lifestyle newborn photos. I adore seeing the interactions between all three of them, and love capturing this sweet time for every family! It’s truly a special time and it’s absolutely precious!

For this Asheville, NC newborn photography session, we met at the studio. The natural light there is always amazing with the big double window, light neutral walls, and light accent pieces. For Ember’s newborn photos, it was no different. Even though a storm was rolling through right as we started our photo shoot, the big double window provided perfect soft light on this gorgeous new baby’s features!

We started our session with lots of snuggles as Ember got settled into the new space. Both of her parents took every moment in as I asked them to hold her close and love on her. Of course they loved all the snuggles, and they were both so natural with her already! It’s so very heart warming to see new parents gush over their new baby! I love it!

As we worked our way through the session, Ember settled in and we captured some photos of her by herself. She was wide awake and shared her beautiful eyes with us, along with her personality. As she contently hung out by herself, I could tell that she’d still rather be snuggling with her parents. Isn’t that the sweetest?

We ended our photo session with more photos of the three of them, happy, together, and totally in love.

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NC Arboretum Wedding Photography | Autum + Joe https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/7/nc-arboretum-wedding-photography-autum-joe NC Arboretum Wedding Photography | Autum + Joe

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Y’all, this amazingly gorgeous and love filled wedding at The NC Arboretum in Asheville, NC still has my heart! Autum and Joe are such a fabulous couple, and they shared their big day with their closest friends and family in the open air here in the mountains. We had a beautiful early summer day with warm temperatures, soft light, and chirping birds. I loved seeing these two so happy, and I am delighted to share their wedding photos with you!

On the day I met Autum and Joe for the first time, we took their engagement photos at Warren Wilson College, which is an important place to their relationship. At that very first meeting, I knew right away that they were a perfect match for each other. I could quite literally feel the joy and love they share, and they were extremely comfortable together right from the first shot of my camera. They snuggled in close, shared inside jokes, and were so stinking cute together! It was such a treat for me to photograph their love that day.

Their wedding day was exactly the same. It was filled with joy, love, snuggles, and more inside jokes. It was also filled with their favorite people, lots of hugs, a few happy tears, and tons of overwhelming love and support. I felt a lot of the same feelings that I did during their engagement photos, but it was much more pronounced with all the love and joy from others that surrounded them. It was truly magical!

Throughout their wedding day, Autum and Joe were inseparable. During their wedding photos they always held hands or stood close, even while we walked to different photo locations at the arboretum. At the reception, I always caught them sitting together as they talked with friends, or dancing together with others on the dance floor. It was so sweet and such a beautiful sight!

One of my favorite parts of Autum and Joe’s wedding day was how they shared their first dance and song with their guests by having the guests join them on the dance floor. From this first dance, to dancing the night away under the stars, it was such a dreamy evening and the most perfect wedding!

Congratulations again you two!

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Venue: The NC Arboretum
Florist: DIY stems supplied from Carolina Flowers
Dress: BHLDN + Sugar Cane Studios
Hair: Kings and Queens Salon
Rentals: Rental Me This
Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse
Caterer: Homegrown
Baker: Short Street Cakes
Favors: Crafting Up Cocoa

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Asheville Maternity Photography with Mountain Views | Brittany + Tim Preview https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/6/asheville-maternity-photography-with-mountain-views-brittany-tim-preview Asheville Maternity Photography with Mountain Views | Brittany + Tim Preview

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Sunrise sessions are always amazing, but this sunrise maternity session was absolutely magical! We had a beautiful cool morning, colorful skies, and the sweetest couple! The tall grass, quiet field, and beautiful light could not have been more perfect!

When Brittany contacted me about her maternity photo shoot, she mentioned they would be visiting the Asheville, NC area and were spending the long weekend with family that was all gathering together here in a rental home. She and Tim wanted to take a bit of time for themselves, and set up a maternity photo session to help celebrate the sweet little family they were starting. As we talked, she decided that since they live in Florida she would like to take advantage of the mountains and capture photos in a location with mountain views. I knew exactly the place!

The field we chose is filled with tall grass, 180 degree mountain views, and it is absolutely perfect at sunrise, which is when Brittany and Tim wanted their photos taken. When we arrived, dawn was just breaking and the area was completely quiet. The sky was beautiful and filled with soft pink and blue tones. The layers of mountains were dark and subtle in the distance, and were perfect for photos.

As I placed Brittany and Tim together in this gorgeous location, they instantly fit perfectly. Brittany’s long yellow dress and Tim’s blue shirt were a lovely set of colors that popped. Plus, these two are so comfortable in each other’s arms, that they were amazing in front of my camera. From holding hands to snuggling in close, these two rocked their maternity photos!

Of course we took some time to capture Brittany and her baby bump alone, too. Her perfectly round belly was gorgeous, and I loved how she so comfortably held her hand to support the baby under her belly. It was beautiful!

We had a fabulous sunrise maternity photo session together, and I am so excited for these two to meet their new babe!

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For more Asheville maternity photos, click over to Asheville Maternity Photographer | Nicole + Mark at The NC Arboretum and Biltmore Estate Maternity Photography | Emily + Andrew.

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Heartwood Acres Wedding Photography | Annslee + Matthew Wedding Preview https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/6/heartwood-acres-wedding-photography-annslee-matthew-wedding-preview Heartwood Acres Wedding Photography | Annslee + Matthew Wedding Preview

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This North Georgia wedding was one I will not soon forget! Annslee + Matthew hosted guests from all over the country and it was so much fun to be a part of it! From getting ready with their wedding party at a beautiful lakefront location to their church wedding and relaxed barn reception, it was all so beautiful! 

From the first time that I spoke with Annslee and Matthew on a video call, I knew their wedding was going to be a ton of fun! They were both so excited to gather with their favorite people and celebrate their marriage. They knew how they wanted the day to go, and that’s exactly what they got. From getting ready with their respective wedding parties, to wedding photos at The Ritz Carleton Reynolds on Lake Oconee, to dancing the night away, they both had huge smiles on their faces and were so grateful for the amazing day!

They each have a huge support system in their friends and family, and that shined through on their big day. In the morning when Annslee was getting ready with her bridesmaids, they presented her with a beautiful gift. They each wrote personal letters to her wishing her the best with Matthew and sharing their love with her. It was beautiful to watch her read these letters and see what these girls mean to her. Later in the day, the support came in the form of loving words, hugs, and big happy smiles for the couple. During the reception, both Annslee’s father and Matthew’s father spoke to the couple and guests in the room, sharing wonderful wishes and unwavering support for the two of them. They truly have an amazing tribe around them!

Throughout the entire day, I loved seeing how Matthew looked at Annslee, and how Annslee looked at Matthew. There was quite literally a sparkle in their eyes! The love and bond that these two share is unmatched, and I am beyond excited for them and their future together. It sure is going to be a fun adventure!

Congratulations again, you two!

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Venue: Heartwood Acres
Coordinator: Southern Designs Events
Flowers: Southern Designs Events
Hair + Makeup: Ashley H Hair + Makeup
Dress: The Sample Shoppe
Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey
Catering: Toast Catering & Events
Cake: Publix
Videographer: DeBowles Productions
DJ: Ben Bradberry
Rentals: Barron's Rental Center
Photography Venue: The Ritz Carleton Reynolds on Lake Oconee

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Biltmore Estate Engagement Proposal Photography | Meghan + Tyler Photo Session Preview https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/6/biltmore-estate-engagement-proposal-photography-meghan-tyler-photo-session-preview Biltmore Estate Engagement Proposal Photography | Meghan + Tyler Photo Session Preview

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Gorgeous gardens and proposals sure are a perfect match, especially when this sweet couple is part of the mix! Meghan and Tyler shared a beautiful proposal at Biltmore Estate in the mountains of Asheville, NC, and it was such an honor to capture it! The joy they emit when they are together is truly something special!

Tyler chose the most colorful spot at Biltmore Estate to propose to Meghan, and goodness did he make a fabulous choice! The walled garden in June is spectacular, with various colorful blooms, climbing vines, and a rose garden full of flowers that smell oh so good! Plus, the space itself is so unique with its high stone walls that surround it.

As Tyler got down on one knee to ask Meghan to marry him, Meghan instantly froze and brought her hands to her heart. Her face glowed with happiness, and she smiled so big! It was such a beautiful moment, and Tyler quickly scooped her up into a hug. They then took a few minutes to gush over the gorgeous engagement ring and share a few kisses. It was the sweetest!

We spent the rest of our time together capturing their engagement photos around the estate. From holding on to one another under the wisteria covered pergola, to dancing in the open field overlooking the mountains, these two were the cutest! I loved capturing their love. They are so easy breezy together, it’s magical!

It was wonderful to get to know Meghan and Tyler during our short time together and it was amazing to witness their happiness and the connection they share. I know that they have a long life of love and adventures together!

Congratulations again, Meghan and Tyler!

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For more Asheville proposal photography like this, click over to Biltmore Estate Engagement Photographer | Danielle + Henry Proposal Session Preview and Biltmore Estate Engagement Photographer | Morgan + Lars Proposal Preview.

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Homewood Wedding Photography in Asheville | Madison + Zack https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/6/homewood-wedding-photography-in-asheville-madison-zack Homewood Wedding Photography in Asheville | Madison + Zack

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This micro wedding has stolen my heart! Madison and Zack got married in front of their immediate families at Homewood in Asheville, NC and it was absolutely beautiful! I love how they took this wedding day and truly made it their own in so many ways, like by reading their vows to each other privately, and even personally pouring their guests champagne!

Everything about this day melted my heart. Zack arrived in a car with Madison’s father and brother, all while donning a huge smile on his face, Madison got ready with her mother in Homewood’s bridal suite, their guest list consisted of only immediate family and each person was a huge part of their day, and they chose the sweetest little spot in Homewood’s garden to say “I do!” It was the most perfect day!

One of my favorite parts of the day was when Madison and Zack chose to read their handwritten vows aloud to only each other, after the ceremony. They asked all of their guests to give them space, and even though they didn’t ask, I put on a long lens and stood across the garden to capture all of the beautiful moments. They wanted privacy, and that’s what I wanted for them, too. It was such an honor to capture their private vow reading!

As we walked around the property for Madison and Zack’s wedding photos, these two were the absolute cutest! They had the biggest smiles for one another, held on to each other the entire time, and emitted pure joy throughout! It was such a beautiful thing to watch.

When they gathered with their guests for their micro reception, the love kept coming. Multiple people shared beautiful words and toasts with Madison and Zack, bringing a few to tears. This fun couple opted to pour champagne for each of their guests, and to cut and serve their own wedding cake. It was such a sweet gesture and shows the love that abounds in this group!

This wedding was a true gem that I am still swooning over! Everything about it was simple, gorgeous, and perfect for Madison and Zack.

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Venue: Homewood
Coordinator: Carolina Love Events
Flowers: Shady Grove Flowers
Dress: Sarah Seven at LVD Bridal
Hair + Makeup: Tessa Hair + Makeup

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Asheville Engagement Photography at the Botanical Gardens | David + Chris https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/6/asheville-engagement-photography-at-the-botanical-gardens-david-chris Asheville Engagement Photography at the Botanical Gardens | David + Chris

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I’m still swooning over these incredibly fun engagement photos of David + Chris! I absolutely LOVED capturing their love at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, and am excited to share more photos with y’all!

Their sheer happiness and love for one another is something to be celebrated, so we did just that! These engagement photos are a precursor to them getting married later this year, and I cannot wait to see them again and photograph their big day! It is going to be an absolute blast!

When I first talked with David about capturing his and Chris’ wedding this September at Twisty Maple wedding venue near Asheville, NC, I knew they were going to be a fabulously fun couple! Since I didn’t get to meet Chris on that Zoom call, I wasn’t 100% sure of their dynamic, but I still knew they were going to be such fun to be around. I certainly was not disappointed when I met them both in person for their engagement photos! From the moment we made eye contact across the parking lot, all three of us were smiling big! There were no handshakes or distanced hellos, there were hugs! Those hugs were followed by stories, lots of laughter, and tons of fun as we made our way around the Botanical Gardens for their engagement photos.

During our engagement photo session we of course captured lots of laughter, but we also captured the sweet looks and smiles they make when looking lovingly at one another, the absolute joy that they share, and the true and strong love and connection that they have for one another. It was all so very beautiful!

From holding hands and walking together in the open green space, dancing under a giant oak tree, sitting close and snuggling by the creek, and surprising each other during a sneak attack, these two were such a treat to photograph! Their connection is unmatched, and it was truly an honor to photograph this special time for them! I cannot wait to capture their wedding in a few months!

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Century Room on the Park at Pack’s Tavern, Asheville Wedding Photography | Lauren + Joe Preview https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/5/century-room-on-the-park-at-pack-s-tavern-asheville-wedding-photography-lauren-joe Century Room on the Park at Pack’s Tavern, Asheville Wedding Photography | Lauren + Joe Preview

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Congratulations to these two love birds!! Their wedding at Century Room on the Park in downtown Asheville, NC was absolutely beautiful, and such a blast! From their gorgeous florals to their fun wedding party, it was a day to remember!

Century Room on the Park at Pack’s Tavern is always a beautiful wedding venue with its rich history, old brick walls, gorgeous old hardwood floors, and views of Pack Square Park. Lauren and Joe opted to show off these amazing assets by using the building as is for their ceremony. They used two large windows set in the gorgeous old brick as their ceremony backdrop. It was simple and beautiful! For their wedding reception they used the same space, with floral centerpieces on their tables and lots of open floorspace for dancing. It was truly a perfect venue for these two!

Not only was the venue a perfect choice for their wedding vision, but so was Asheville in general. Lauren and Joe had guests from all over the country join them for their wedding weekend here in western North Carolina. They saw some sights, they drank delicious craft beer, and they basked in the mountain sunshine. It was a beautiful reunion with their favorite people, and I could feel the love and support at every moment of their wedding day! From Lauren’s Mom gently helping her get into her dress, to the couple’s friends not leaving their side on the dance floor, it was truly a fabulous night full of amazing moments!

Another one of my favorite parts of the day was capturing the incredibly gorgeous bridal bouquet that Lauren carried. It was designed by the talented folks at Flora Asheville, and I am in love with it! The variety of blooms, the texture, the color, and the wildness of it speaks to me. It was a perfect accessory to the day and I adored capturing it!

As you can see, these two shared an amazing day. I wish them nothing but the best, and a lifetime of making memories!

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Venue: Century Room on the Park
Coordinator: Chandler at Party Envy Weddings
Officiant: Dara at Love and Wisdom Officiants
Florist: Flora Asheville
DJ: A Bride’s DJ Service
Hair + Makeup: The Makeup Team
Dress: Country Lace Bridal
Tux: Ticknors
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dear Cleo
Baker: Publix

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For more from this Asheville wedding photographer, click over to Claxton Farm Wedding Photography | Sarah + Alex and Hawkesdene Wedding Photography | Casey + Ron.

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Asheville Newborn Baby Photographer | Emma Jo Session Preview https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/5/asheville-newborn-baby-photographer-emma-jo-session-preview Asheville Newborn Baby Photographer | Emma Jo Session Preview

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This sweet little babe was an absolute joy to photograph! At only 4 days old, she was snuggly, happily settled, and oh so beautiful!

I had the honor of photographing her parent’s maternity photos at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC a couple of months before she arrived, and it was wonderful to see them so very excited to meet her. From little outfits to books, they were ready for their first babe to arrive, and I loved capturing this amazing time for them!

When I arrived to meet and photograph Emma Jo, the house was quiet. Since Emma Jo was sleeping and very settled, we jumped right in and started taking her newborn photos. After a few minutes she woke up to check me out and share her big beautiful eyes with me. It was absolutely perfect! As we transitioned through different wraps and positions, she just hung out and looked out the window for a while. She is such a happy baby! Soon she fell back asleep and allowed me to maneuver her as I wished, even on her belly and in a basket, which was a lovely way to finish up the photos of her by herself.

Once we finished up her solo photos, it was time for her to snuggle with Mom and Dad. Of course they loved this idea, and were happy to spend some of their time loving on their new baby. While snuggling with her parents, Emma Jo was extremely settled and slept through Mom’s kisses on the cheek, and Dad playfully touching noses with her. These were such cute moments and I loved capturing them!

This gorgeous little family was a blast to photograph. As you can see, Emma Jo was an absolute doll and a perfect little subject!

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For more Asheville newborn photography, click over to Asheville Newborn Baby Photographer | Baby Boy Beckett
 and Asheville Newborn Photography In Home | Baby Girl Lily.

To find tips and tricks about how to prepare for your newborn photo shoot, click over to 5 Tips for How to Prepare for Your Newborn Photography Session.

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Biltmore Estate Engagement Proposal Photography | Leslie + Andrew Session Preview https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/5/biltmore-estate-engagement-proposal-photography-leslie-andrew-session-preview Biltmore Estate Engagement Proposal Photography | Leslie + Andrew Session Preview

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Y’all, this proposal at Biltmore Estate’s Spring Garden brick tunnel in Asheville, NC was absolutely beautiful, and such fun to capture! The planning, the reaction, and the big “YES!” were all so amazing!

Andrew contacted me only a few days before his and Leslie's trip to Asheville, and I am so grateful that I was available to help with this big surprise! While talking to Andrew, we quickly set a time and location to meet. While we were talking, I could tell in his voice that he was very excited about asking Leslie to spend the rest of her life with him. It was the sweetest!

As Leslie and Andrew made their way to the Spring Garden brick tunnel at Biltmore Estate for their proposal, I saw them coming. Andrew was taking his time meandering along the pathway with Leslie, casually pulling her in my direction with his body language. Once they passed me on the pathway and got near the tunnel, Andrew quickly stopped, kissed Leslie and spoke lovingly to her, then dropped down on one knee. As you can see in the photos, Leslie was shocked! Her reaction to Andrew's proposal was absolutely amazing! She was completely surprised and utterly stunned by it all! She even turned to me right after Andrew asked his big question and exclaimed "Are you here for us?!"

After the proposal, we took some time to walk through the gardens and capture engagement photos, and these two were a hoot to hang out with and photograph. They have SO much fun together and it shines through in their photos! My cheeks seriously hurt from smiling and laughing only 10 minutes into our session!

I LOVED this couple's pure joy and excitement during our time together. They were a blast to be with!

Happy engagement and congratulations again, you two!

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For more Biltmore Estate proposal photography, click over to Biltmore Estate Engagement Photographer | Morgan + Lars Proposal Preview and Biltmore Estate Engagement Photographer | Kaitlyn + Zach Proposal Preview.

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Asheville Maternity Photographer | Nicole + Mark at The NC Arboretum https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/5/asheville-maternity-photographer-nicole-mark-at-the-nc-arboretum Asheville Maternity Photographer | Nicole + Mark at The NC Arboretum

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This beautiful couple gets to meet their little one soon! Their family will grow by two more perfect little paws, and I am beyond excited for them.

When Nicole and Mark contacted me about scheduling their maternity photos here in Asheville, NC, I was excited as always, but when they told me they were going to bring their two dogs, I was thrilled! I always encourage my clients to include their pets, because honestly, they are part of the family, too! Plus, for many couples without kids, their pets are their children, through and through. This is the case for Nicole and Mark. They trained their dogs for hunting expeditions and the dog’s skills are incredible!

Even though we photographed this session in the winter, the day was warm and calm. It made for a perfect afternoon at the NC Arboretum. The grounds were quiet, and the winter views were amazing. Nicole and Mark did a fabulous job snuggling right in on one another for their couples photos, and of course the dogs were on their best behavior. We wandered the grounds to find our favorite little nooks, mountain views, and open green spaces. I mentioned earlier that it was quiet at the NC Arboretum that day, and it was so quiet that we often felt like we had the place to ourselves! We loved it!

Some of my favorite photos of the day were Mark snuggling in on Nicole. Their connection is so sweet and strong, and it photographed beautifully! Of course I loved the photos we captured that included the dogs, too. Honestly, dogs and babies (even baby bumps) are seriously the cutest combination! These two dogs were amazing during the photo shoot and they are beyond excited to meet their new baby sibling! It shows, and they told me themselves!

Congratulations, Nicole and Mark! I am beyond excited for y’all to meet your new babe!

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A few months ago I wrote a blog post about my favorite things to do in Asheville, NC, but I have to tell you, it was missing one thing. The reason it was missing one thing is because there simply wasn’t enough room in the article to include what I’m about to share with you. Yes, it’s that big, and it’s that much information, because it’s a full day activity!

You know that I love being out on the trails either hiking or biking, but sometimes, a nice day of driving to see the sights and views that our gorgeous mountains offer is just as fun! For an epic driving day, which is perfect for a cool or windy day while you’re visiting the Asheville, NC area, I recommend a day that includes some of these things…

1) Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway west from Asheville.

Take your time and stop along the way at a few of the many overlooks. They are picturesque and some are large enough to sit for a while and take it all in. If you’re feeling more active, you could even stop for a quick hike to the top of Mt. Pisgah or Frying Pan Fire Tower

2) Stop at the Pisgah Inn Country Store for a snack.

From cold drinks and ice cream bars, to sunscreen and souvenirs, this little country store is a perfect stopping point to pick up a little something you didn’t know you needed.

3) Drive route 276 into Brevard.

Brevard, the land of waterfalls. When people use this phrase, they’re not kidding! There are so many waterfalls in the Brevard, NC area that you don’t even have to walk more than 20 yards from your car to see a handful of them. Roadside waterfalls, there isn’t a better addition to a day of driving!

4) Stop and take in some waterfall views.

From the often raging Looking Glass Falls to the gentle flow of Moore Cove Falls, there is quite an array of waterfalls along and near this route. In addition to the two I just mentioned, I recommend stopping in to see Tom’s Spring Falls, Slick Rock Falls, and a few falls along the Davidson River Trail.

5) Have a delicious lunch in Brevard.

Brevard, NC boasts many delicious lunch options, including The Square Root, Mayberry’s, and Smoke on BBQ. It's also a perfect town to have lunch and walk the streets to check out all the fun shops.

6) Explore a couple of breweries on your drive back to Asheville.

Asheville may have been voted Beer City, but let’s be honest, breweries are popping up all around the area, and we love it! I recommend stopping at Burning Blush Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cidery, and Sierra Nevada Brewing, which are all just off your route in the Mills River area.

For more ideas of things to do in Asheville, click over to Asheville Photographer | Things To Do in Asheville, NC and Where to Eat. Whatever you choose, have fun!

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Let’s talk about the JOY that these two share! Even though I only spent a short time with Alisa + Justin during their marriage proposal and engagement photos, their big laughter, big love, and big connection shined during every moment! They truly are each other’s person, and I especially loved capturing their spontaneous snuggles and excitement!

We had a chilly morning for Alisa + Justin’s proposal in Asheville, NC, but with the sun shining and the fact that they got engaged, it was a beautiful one! They braved the cold temperatures and strong winds to profess their love for one another on Biltmore Estate’s esplanade, and it could not have been more perfect!

Biltmore Estate was quiet, private, and oh so pretty on this chilly morning. Since we scheduled their proposal for the early morning, not many guests had arrived at the estate yet. We had the entire esplanade to ourselves, and Justin was able to take all the time he wanted to ask Alisa to marry him. He spoke his sweet words, and Alisa, of course, said, “Yes!”

As we walked through the grounds near the house and gardens, these two were the cutest. Alisa had lots of questions for Justin- how he planned the proposal, who knew about the proposal, and more. Listening to these stories is one of my favorite things about capturing proposals. I love to hear how someone convinced their partner to dress in nice clothes, go to a specific spot at a specific time, and more. Plus, it’s always fun to learn who in their tight circle of family and friends knew about the proposal before it happened. It’s like looking into their friends’ and family dynamic, and so fun!

Throughout our time together, these two could not let go of one another. They were constantly holding hands, snuggling, and sharing beautiful moments. They are such a sweet couple who love being together, and I wish them nothing but the best as they start their journey as a married couple! Congratulations again, you two!

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We had the most gorgeous private property in Brevard, NC for this extended family photo shoot! With creeks, little waterfalls, trails, old fences, and more, it was an amazing location with a beautiful and fun family!

This gorgeous family gathered from across the country to spend a week together in our beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. They rented this expansive property that boasts multiple homes and plenty of space for the kids to run. It really was a perfect setting for this family, and we had a ton of fun capturing their photos there!

When I arrived, everyone was almost ready for me. As they finished gathering, I wandered around the property and loved what I saw. There were open green spaces, little nooks, and lots of character! We started our session part way down the long dirt driveway. I loved how the rustic fence and tree line framed this family for their extended family portraits. It was beautiful!

As we continued through their family photos we found additional areas near the creek, waterfalls, and bridge. It was a damp day, and I loved how the moisture made nature’s colors richer, and helped the tree branches hang low.

I also loved this family’s dynamic. They were all so excited to get photos with one another- the cousins, the sisters, and more. During extended family photo sessions I often ask the adults kids to form a group hug around their parents. It sounds silly because they are adults, but what happens is practically magic! Everyone smiles, the Moms usually tear up, and it makes for a fabulous photo, just like the one you see below.

I had a wonderful time with this family and am truly honored that they asked me to capture this amazing time for them!

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This handsome little nugget was an absolute gentleman for his at home newborn photos here in Asheville. He slept, yawned, and slept some more, even next to his four legged sibling.

When I arrived, Beckett was very settled with a full belly and was sleeping the day away, which is a perfect start to any newborn session! Since he was so content, I started right away with photos of Beckett by himself. At only 6 days old he was still very curled up and absolutely precious. He easily took my adjusting him, swaddling him, and even pulling his feet out of the blanket. He truly was content and I loved every minute of it!

All the while I was capturing photos of Beckett, the family dog was lying nearby, taking in the moment. She kept an eye on us, but stayed out of the way, patiently awaiting her turn to be in the photos. When it was her turn to shine, she did a beautiful job! She was sweet, kind, and gentle, the perfect match for a newborn baby. Plus, I adore when families want to include their pets in photos. Our pets are another member of our family, and I always encourage their inclusion!

For photos with Mom and Dad, we moved into the master bedroom where there was beautiful light and a big open space. Beckett showed off his snuggling skills with Mom and Dad, and welcomed his big furry sister to the photo session.

This sweet little family was a joy to work with and I adored every minute of it. It’s always an honor to be welcomed into a family’s home to capture their big life moments!

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During a weekend of wedding festivities there will be A LOT of photographs taken, either by a professional wedding photographer, or by family and friends. In as soon as a few weeks or months after a wedding, most couples don’t know exactly where each of their favorite photographs are. Yes, even their favorites from their wedding photographer. I find that’s because digital photos are easily lost, including those given on a USB drive from the photographer. They may be on our phones, social media, hard drives, in the cloud, or even on that laptop that crashed last month. They live in these devices indefinitely, often never to be looked at again. If we do go looking for those favorite photographs, we are fortunate to find them at all, hoping that the only copy was not on that crashed laptop.

Our most cherished photographs are rarely seen or experienced, and I know (because I am one of these people) that we would like to see them more often. Some we would even love to see every day! Between working and spending time with our families, those wedding photographs that you invested time and money into die somewhere out there in our digital world very quickly. Happily, I am here to say that they won’t anymore! I am here to help you put your favorite wedding photographs front and center so that you can experience them and cherish your fondest memories every day!

I truly believe in being a full service photographer. Sending you digital images and wishing you the best of luck doesn’t help you at all, but walking you through high quality and unique options and ideas for hanging your favorite wedding photos on the walls of your home allows you to have one less item on your to-do list, and be able to start enjoying your beautiful photos right away!

It doesn’t have to take long to decide what to print, how big, and where to hang it in your home. I will walk you through the process, give ideas, and happily answer any questions you may have. Then when you’ve made your choices, you can either order them through your online gallery on your own, or send me a quick list of what photos you want as which products, and I will take care of the rest!

What is wall art?
Wall art is really anything that you hang on the wall, but for our purposes, we will define it as digital images from your wedding that you can print and hang on your walls.

Which wall art product should I pick?
I encourage you to take a moment and think about the style and feel of your home-
For a cozy home with traditional character, I suggest looking closer at framed prints, canvases, and collage wall spans in canvas. All are timeless and will adapt well with your growing family.
For a modern or industrial style home with clean lines and minimal decor, look toward acrylic prints, framed prints, and collage wall spans in metal or acrylic.
For a rustic or country home with earthy elements, I recommend looking at framed prints, canvases, and collage wall spans in canvas or wood.

 

Framed Prints
Classic yet refined. Frames provide a timeless solution for image display and these matboard backed prints are more durable and longer lasting than standard prints. Offered in 7 styles with non-glare glass, your prints arrive ready to hang with gallery-like quality.
Sizes include 8x10 up to to 20x30.
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Printed on premium canvas and wrapped 1.5" around a stretcher bar. With museum-like quality, you'll love your very own original masterpiece.
Sizes include 8x10 up to to 24x36.
 

Acrylics
Create a bold statement with acrylic prints which are printed directly on the acrylic surface with two finish options- dreamy flat matte or vibrant fine art gloss.
Sizes include 16x16 up to to 19.5x23.5 and mount to the wall using stainless standoffs included in the order.

 
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Vivid Metals
Printed on a thin aluminum surface and employing a modern dye-sublimation process and the latest technology for enhanced color, clarity and detail, Vivid Metals are a show-stopping contemporary decor piece with a vibrant glossy finish.
 

Collage Wall Spans
It’s easier than ever to create gorgeous wall art collections with collage wall spans. Choose from 6 layouts of one image or multiple images on either canvas or wood prints to personalize your walls to fit your style and space.
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Where should I hang it?
Think big, open spaces. Over the couch, over the fireplace, above your bed’s headboard, over your desk, on the large dining room wall, on the wall above your stairs…and many more, are all great places to hang wall art. Personally, I have a gallery wall (a group of photos/artwork) in my living room along with a canvas, a shelf holding a canvas and two framed photos in my dining room, a large wood piece above my bed, and a collage wall span of canvases over the guest bed headboard.

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What sizes are best for my home?
For single pieces of wall art in your big open spaces I recommend larger sizes like 20x30 and bigger. This will help fill the space and balance it in the rest of the room. To help visualize it even more, there is a website called WallApp where you can upload a photo of a room in your house and play around with your photos and sizes to find what you like best. Unfortunately it doesn’t list photo sizes, but it will still give you a great idea of what your home will look like when you hang your wall art piece.
For collage wall spans you may like the idea of 3 large pieces, or 9 smaller pieces. Either way, they will fill about the same amount of space.
Keep in mind that close up photos can make a statement with a medium sized piece like 11x14 or 16x20, while full body family photos are best printed as large pieces, 20x30 or bigger. This way you will be able to see the person in the photograph from across the room.
Take a look at the wall display guide below to get an idea of which size is best for your room.

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What if I love so many of the photos that there isn’t enough wall space in the world?
For this, I recommend a custom printed heirloom album that you can display on your coffee table or in your family room and easily look through from time to time. We can include as many photos as you’d like from your wedding in this high quality family heirloom. It comes in a choice of leather or linen cover with multiple color options, is printed on high quality photographic paper, boasts thick layflat pages, and the cover can be imprinted with your names, wedding date, and more. These custom printed albums make wonderful gifts for parents or grandparents as well! Of course, I recommend picking your absolute favorite photo for a piece of wall art, too!

 

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Can I also get smaller prints to share with parents, grandparents and family members?
Of course! Gift prints and accordion minis are available through me when you place your larger order, or can be ordered right through your online gallery with just a few clicks.

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Printed on the world's finest photographic paper, prints are available in both color and black and white (most sizes). 
10 sizes available from wallets to 30x40 large prints. Matboard backing available for long lasting durability.

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Tiny in size with snap shut covers, accordion minis are great on the go, making it easy to show your favorite portraits to family and friends. 3x3 in size with 2 paper options available.


Jessica is an Asheville wedding photographer specializing in providing a unique and fun experience with her clients, and then walking them through wall art choices to enjoy their photographs in their home. All products are of premium quality and are available from her professional print lab.

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Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Train Ride Engagement Proposal | Kimberly + Kyle https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2022/3/great-smoky-mountain-railroad-train-ride-engagement-proposal-kimberly-kyle Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Train Ride Engagement Proposal | Kimberly + Kyle

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These two cuties got engaged in such a unique way… on a train! Kyle thought outside the box for his big ask, and I loved every minute of this fun and beautiful proposal! Let’s just say Kimberly loved it, too!

Kyle pulled off this amazing proposal on Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Bryson City, NC without a hitch! I have to say, when he first contacted me about his proposal photos, I was worried about keeping it a secret for over an hour in such a small space. But then I realized that if I could get a seat right behind them on the train, we could easily make this happen. So, that’s exactly what we did. Kyle called the railroad touring company and got me a seat right behind them on the train. I pretended to be in my own world as a solo rider for over an hour, and then as soon as Kyle dropped down on one knee in the aisle, I popped up and captured the entire thing! It was a blast, and I even surprised the other guests sitting around us when I quickly moved all around the train car to document their proposal.

After the train stopped at it’s first destination in Dillsboro, NC, and the other guests deboarded, we took advantage of the empty train car for some engagement style photos. It’s not every day (or any day until now) that I have a chance to photograph a couple on a train, so we took our time to capture their love in this unique spot. We also took a walk around the village of Dillsboro to capture more photos of Kimberly and Kyle together. The train’s exterior, the creek running through town, and the old buildings were a perfect backdrop for their engagement photos. We had a ton of fun exploring together and capturing their sweet looks, love, and connection.

Congratulations again, you two!

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review from Kimberly + Kyle on Google- "If you are looking for the perfect photographer to capture your special moment, you’re on the right page. Jessica is phenomenal and very talented. My proposal was a huge surprise. My fiancé contacted Jessica to do a unique proposal on a train, and she was on board with the plans that he had in mind to make it a memorable experience. Jessica played the role of a solo passenger sitting directly behind us on the train enjoying the dinner train ride through the Great Smoky Mountains. When it was time to shine Jessica was spot on like lights, camera, action! She was very fun to work with especially meeting for the first time that day. Our photo shoot felt like we were taking pictures with a friend. I felt comfortable throughout the whole shoot and there was never an awkward moment like everyone dreads will happen during a photo shoot. Jessica was very attentive to details, request of her clients, and making sure her clients got all perfect photos of their special day. Our sneak peak photos were phenomenal and I look forward to seeing all of the picture perfect moments Jessica captured during our engagement photoshoot."

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Kimberly and Kyle’s Review- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  “If you are looking for the perfect photographer to capture your special moment, you’re on the right page. Jessica is phenomenal and very talented. My proposal was a huge surprise. My fiancé contacted Jessica to do a unique proposal on a train, and she was on board with the plans that he had in mind to make it a memorable experience. Jessica played the role of a solo passenger sitting directly behind us on the train enjoying the dinner train ride through the Great Smoky Mountains. When it was time to shine Jessica was spot on like lights, camera, action! She was very fun to work with especially meeting for the first time that day. Our photo shoot felt like we were taking pictures with a friend. I felt comfortable throughout the whole shoot and there was never an awkward moment like everyone dreads will happen during a photo shoot. Jessica was very attentive to details, request of her clients, and making sure her clients got all perfect photos of their special day. Our sneak peak photos were phenomenal and I look forward to seeing all of the picture perfect moments Jessica captured during our engagement photoshoot."

For more Asheville proposal photography, click over to Botanical Gardens at Asheville Proposal Photography | Harrison + Lauren and Biltmore Estate Engagement Photographer | Morgan + Lars Proposal Preview.

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This beautiful proposal at one of my favorite spots at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC was absolutely perfect! Victor surprised Katie in the best of ways, and she was stunned! It was a cloudy winter day that was suddenly full of warmth, love, and excitement!

During a lovely walk by the lagoon, Victor surprised Katie by asking her to marry him, and she was so excited that she began screaming “Yes!”, while jumping up and down! It was such a fun reaction to capture, and I absolutely love that Katie was so surprised!

These two love birds are the cutest, and their joy was written all over their faces. As we took engagement photos of the two of them after their proposal, I loved seeing their sweet looks at one another, and their genuine laughter. They were even quick to snuggle in with one another, and could not stop smiling! Katie even commented that her cheeks hurt from smiling so big!

Another thing I loved about this proposal is the ring!! Victor did such a good job choosing a ring that Katie loves. Not that it matters nearly as much, but I love it, too! The simple gold band with silver prongs is so very elegant and beautiful. It is such a perfect classic piece of jewelry for Katie to wear for the rest of her life!

It was an honor to capture Katie + Victor’s sweet proposal on the shore of the lagoon at Biltmore Estate. It was truly beautiful in every way, and so much fun!

Congratulations again, you two!

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For more Biltmore Estate proposal photography, click over to Biltmore Estate Proposal Photography | Adam + Bev
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This drizzly morning proposal at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC was absolutely picture perfect! I loved capturing Henry and Danielle’s surprise on the estate’s gorgeous esplanade while overlooking the mountains!

When Henry contacted me a couple of months ago, he was eager to plan his proposal. He knew he wanted to propose at one of the most picturesque places at Biltmore Estate, and goodness did he choose well! I absolutely love this spot on the esplanade! Henry also knew that he wanted to set himself up for the proposal by telling Danielle that he had booked a photographer for a couples session, so that part way through the session he could completely change gears and propose right then and there. He did just that, and I loved the outcome! Right in the middle of me giving them instructions, he turned to Danielle, spoke his sweet words, and dropped down to one knee. I simply backed up a bit and captured the entire thing! Danielle was so very surprised in that moment and had a beautiful reaction while saying “Yes!” I loved every minute of it!

Throughout the rest of the photo shoot at Biltmore Estate, I loved capturing their laughter, smiles, and cute looks at one another while we walked around the estate. We were lucky enough to have a few typically busy spots to ourselves, like the library terrace. It was absolutely gorgeous with its overhanging vines and mountain views. It was such a treat!

I had a blast with these two love birds and am grateful to have been a part of their announcement to the world! Congratulations again you two!

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Asheville, NC is an adventure town with tons to do, which is why I love living here! There are so many things to do in Asheville that it’s hard to know where to start looking, and even harder to know what you should do on your short visit to this gorgeous area. From great hikes and beautiful art to amazing restaurants and delicious craft beer, check out my personal favorites for things to do and where to eat.

 

Where to Eat in Asheville-

My 5 favorite family friendly restaurants-

1. Early Girl Eatery, West and South locations - From breakfast all day to other southern favorites like buttermilk fried chicken, this is a must visit. My favorite meal is their Poutine starter and King Daddy’s Chicken & Waffles. It may not be healthy, but it’s worth the splurge! They also have a kids menu and lots of gluten free options.

2. Farm Burger - With multiple locations in Asheville, fast service, and the most delicious gourmet burgers and fries, this is a great stop for a hungry crew. What I order varies, but I sure do love the Sunny-Side burger with FB fries. Plus, their gluten free bun is the best in town, and they have a kids menu.

3. White Duck Taco Shop - Can you say YUM?! In addition to standard style tacos, this eclectic taco shop has fun taco options like Thai Peanut Chicken, Crispy Chicken BLT, Banh Mi Tofu, and more. My favorites are Korean Beef Bulgogi and Bangkok Shrimp. For kids they offer quesadillas, chips and salsa, and more. Plus, each of their locations has tons of outdoor seating and lots of room for the kiddos to run around.

4. Creekside Taphouse - Kids paradise! This local neighborhood spot not only has delicious sandwiches, burgers, sides, and a great kids menu, but they also sit along a creek with a huge play area. I love to go sit on their back patio, order smoked chicken wings, and watch families play together in the sunshine.

5. The Hop - The best ice cream in town, local and hand made! Enough said.

My 4 favorite date night restaurants-

1. Zambra - Tapas, delicious cocktails, and easy breezy dining are all what I think of when I dream of Zambra for dinner! Their great service and extensive menu are also amazing! My husband and I love to go have a long meal, let the tapas arrive one by one, and enjoy each other’s company in the relaxing atmosphere.

2. Salsas - Hecka yum! This Mexican-Caribbean restaurant has the most amazing flavors in every dish. You seriously cannot go wrong with anything you order here. Their salsas and guacamoles are absolutely amazing, and every dish I have ever eaten has been top notch. Is it too late in my life to marry the chef? Or at least marry one of their fabulous margaritas?

3. Asheville Proper - We LOVE the atmosphere here, and their wood fired meat and seafood is always prepared so perfectly. Not to mention, their sides are a must try! Our favorite meal is to share a bottle of red wine, each order our favorite steak, and share a side like the crispy confit potatoes.

4. Copper Crown - With their rotating seasonal menu, local fresh ingredients, and wonderful wine and cocktail options, this restaurant is such a delight! I love their New American fare, it always has my tastebuds looking for more! I never order the same thing, and I always love what I eat!

 

My 8 favorite things to do in Asheville-

1. Hike! - I listed my favorites for you below, so lace up your shoes and get outside!

2. Breweries - With over 50 craft breweries in the Asheville area, you could spend weeks visiting them all. From traditional craft beer to ginger beer and cider, there is something for everyone’s palate. My favorites are Innovation Brewing, Burial Beer, and Highland Brewing.

3. Biltmore Estate - Even though I Iive here in Asheville and have been to Biltmore Estate hundreds of times, I love visiting it! There is so much more to do than simply tour the house. If you visit the estate, plan to spend the entire day. With over 20 miles of walking and biking trails, over 75 acres of gardens, many delicious restaurants, specialty tours, a winery, two ponds, a waterfall, a river, gorgeous mountain views, quiet nooks and crannies, beautiful picnic spots, and more, I could honestly stay for 3-4 days before I fit it all in. I recommend choosing some of your favorite things to do, and make a day of it.

4. Photo shoot - Of course scheduling a photo shoot with me to document your epic Asheville adventure is a great idea! Whether you opt for photos at Biltmore Estate, in downtown Asheville, or on a mountain top, let’s get you in front of my camera! I LOVE capturing families and couples in all of their happiness. Contact me now to chat!

5. Walk around downtown and River Arts District - There are many shops, art galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, and people watching spots downtown. I often spend an entire day walking the streets when friends are visiting. I could spend another full day in RAD between the greenway, art studios, breweries, and restaurants. Put on some comfortable shoes and explore on foot!

6. Float on the French Broad River - Though this does require renting a watercraft, I highly recommend it. In the heat of summer you will see dozens of people tubing the river. While this is a great option, I love to either canoe or kayak it. It’s peaceful, relaxing, and a great way to see the area from another avenue.

7. Whitewater Rafting - Western NC is full of rivers and river adventure. One way to experience this area is with a whitewater rafting trip! There are many rivers to choose from, but for mid level adventure, I recommend a trip with Nantahala Outdoor Center on the French Broad River. For high level adventure, I recommend a trip with Nantahala Outdoor Center on the Chattooga River.

8. The Adventure Center of Asheville - For a day of in-town adventure, visit the Adventure Center for zip lining, treetop adventure fun, and a bike park. This is a place of fun for kids and adults alike!

My 5 favorite short hikes-

1. Craggy Pinnacle - A gorgeous 15-20 minute hike to the summit with 360 degree views! A perfect add on to this hike is Craggy Flats, and the trailhead is only 1/4 mile away!

2. Snowball - This 2.75 mile round-trip hike is challenging at times, but worth it! Especially when you take a few extra steps and climb up to Hawkbill Rock. The view is incredible!

3. Sam Knob - This heart pumping hike is worth every step! It’s 2.5 miles round-trip with 360 degree views of western North Carolina. Plus the drive to the trailhead is along the Blue Ridge Parkway which has amazing views.

4. Catawba Falls - With a beautiful waterfall at the end and only a moderate incline, this is a perfect family hike. At 2.7 miles round-trip, it’s great for the whole family, and it’s fun to stop and play in the creek along the way.

5. Graveyard Fields - No graves, but there are two waterfalls! You can spend as much or as little time here as you like, wandering on the trails, viewing waterfalls, following creeks, and climbing on rocks. I recommend spending a couple of hours to really relax and take it all in.

My 3 favorite long hikes-

1. Shining Rock - With epic views and vistas along the way, this 10 mile round-trip hike is absolutely amazing! It follows a section of the Art Loeb trail, which in total is a 30 mile trail across part of Pisgah National Forest. I recommend making a day of it with lunch and a beer for the summit.

2. Pilot Cove Slate Rock Loop - With wildflowers, creeks, and beautiful views, this is a trail I frequented when I first moved to Asheville almost 10 years ago. This is a wonderfully moderate 7.2 mile hike in the heart of Pisgah National Forest.

3. Panthertown Valley - This is an area with a network of trails leading to amazing mountain views, countless waterfalls, creeks, swimming holes, backcountry camping spots, and more. It’s always beautiful when I go, regardless of the season. Be sure to take a map though, as there are many trails that weave and connect.

 

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What an evening we had capturing this cute couple’s engagement at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC! Colin set up the sweetest proposal on the upper esplanade, Sadie excitedly said “Yes!”, and we took full advantage of Biltmore Estate’s gorgeous winter sunset!

This mid-winter proposal is one I will not soon forget! The grounds at Biltmore Estate were very quiet, and it felt like we had the place to ourselves at times. We were able to venture into nooks and crannies around the house for their engagement photos that I don’t typically get to take clients since it is the off season. The winter sunset was absolutely gorgeous with its extra warm hue, and I adored how the light danced through Sadie’s hair. And of course, these two beauties were a blast to be with and shared their love in front of my camera so easily! It was such an honor to capture this amazing time for them!

One of my favorite times during this session was when I asked Sadie + Colin to hold hands and walk toward the mountains together. They fell right in stride together and looked as if they had been walking off into the sunset together for their entire lives! These two fit together like perfect puzzle pieces, and I’m excited for their future! It’s going to be full of love, connection, and a lot of fun!

Happy engagement, Sadie + Colin! Your proposal at Biltmore Estate was absolutely beautiful! I loved capturing your love and connection, and cannot wait to share more of your photos soon!

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review from Sadie + Colin on Google- "I can't say enough great things about our experience with Jessica! She photographed our proposal at Biltmore estate, and truly captured what a special moment that was through her photos. We felt super comfortable shooting with her, and she had tons of ideas ready to go, making our experience that much more seamless. She kept us on our toes with sneak peeks of our shoot, and had our full gallery ready to view very quickly!"

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I love any excuse to go to Highlands, NC, but when I go there to photograph a wedding, it’s even more amazing! The approach into Highlands is full of beautiful winding roads, lakes, and mountain views. Then when you arrive, the downtown area is incredibly picturesque with a wide Main Street, historical buildings, and pristine landscaping. I absolutely love it, and need to spend more time there!

For this trip I was there for Libby and Ruffin’s wedding photography at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, and it was amazing! These two lovelies got engaged at Dry Falls waterfall in Highlands on 2/8/20, and have now brought their lives full circle by getting married at the historic Old Edwards Inn and Spa, and taking their wedding photos at Dry Falls on 2/8/22! We had a gorgeous winter day celebrating their wedding with their closest family and friends. It could not have been more perfect, and I loved being a part of it!

Libby and Ruffin opted for a small wedding with about 20 guests, and their Falls Cottage Fireplace wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect. With a long entrance aisle, plenty of room for guest chairs, and a roaring fire behind them when they spoke their vows, it was beautiful. Their two dogs sat nearby at the front row, and could hardly contain themselves as they were so very overjoyed that their humans were getting married!

Throughout the rest of the afternoon, we captured photos around the grounds at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, at nearby Dry Falls waterfall where they got engaged, and during their cocktail hour at The Lodge at Old Edwards Inn. It was wonderful to see Libby and Ruffin constantly holding on to one another, even when their guests were vying for their attention. These two are inseparable in the best of ways!

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For more Asheville wedding photography, click over to Claxton Farm Wedding Photography | Sarah + Alex Wedding Photos Preview and Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville Wedding Photography | Brittani + Aaron Wedding Photo Preview.

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With our recent cold temperatures and snow accumulations, it finally feels like winter has arrived! This time of year can be tough on a lot of people though. The shorter days and colder nights make many of us want to snuggle inside by the fire and wish for warmer weather. Though I definitely do this some days, I also LOVE to get out around Asheville and western NC in the winter! It’s our off season, so attractions and hiking trails will be less crowded, the wait for your favorite restaurant is definitely shorter, and winter hiking provides such incredible views!

 

Want to know a few of my personal favorite winter activities in Asheville and western North Carolina?

1. High Elevation Winter Hikes

I’m talking Shining Rock Wilderness, Roan Highlands along the Appalachian Trail, and winter accessible trails in Great Smoky National Park. I especially love these hikes because they provide fabulous winter views for miles and miles since there are no leaves on the trees. Plus, higher elevation means colder temperatures, so you’ll see fewer hikers on the trail.

2. Restaurant Crawl

My friends and I love to pick 4 or 5 restaurants in the area and spend an afternoon stopping at one after another to sample a few small bites. It’s a fun indoor activity on the super cold winter days.

3. Small Town Exploring

With weekend tourism down, we like to pick a local small town like Weaverville or Black Mountain, and spend the day walking the streets, popping into shops, eating lunch, and grabbing a beer at one of their local breweries. It’s a great way to support small businesses in small towns through the slower months.

Bonus: A Photo Session at Biltmore Estate

Having photos taken by me at Biltmore Estate is always a good idea, however winter is especially lovely! The mountains are visible from more areas around the estate and there are far fewer guests on the grounds, giving us more photo opportunities.

 

If you’re local, or are thinking about taking a winter trip to the Asheville area, I highly recommend it! There are plenty of things to do in Asheville in the winter. I also recommend that you check out Cozy Up to Asheville for more ideas of things to do this time of year in this gorgeous place I get to call home! Between the lists of great winter hikes, Asheville’s top winter wonders, romantic getaway ideas, and family-friendly ways to enjoy winter in Asheville, you may need to extend your trip!

 

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There is truly nothing sweeter than fresh photos of a newborn baby. A baby’s soft skin, perfect nose, tiny toes, and precious snuggles with parents and siblings are all part of what makes capturing this time so special. This newborn stage is quick to fly by, so it’s important to think ahead when planning your newborn session, and I’m here to help!

1. Schedule your photo session now

It is best to photograph a newborn baby within the first 5 days after birth, but definitely within the first 10 days. I know, that can seem really quick when you think about spending 2-3 days in the hospital, allowing time to get settled in at home, trying to make sure the entire family is rested for photos, and more. Remember though, babies change fast! Those newborn baby features and the super settled baby demeanor only lasts a few days, and we want to capture all of the beautiful newness while we can! The sooner we can capture photos after birth, the more sleepy the baby will be for those precious squishy photos!

2. Take time to prepare your family

Talk to your spouse and kids about how long your photo session will be and what your expectations are for them. You can let them know that once I arrive and get set up in your home, I will start with photographing the baby for about 30 minutes, and then will move into photos with siblings and parents. For more specific tips, click over to How to Best Prepare Your Family for a Photo Shoot.

3. Take a few minutes to prepare your home

Newborn babies are most settled when they are in a warm, draft free area, and are in a simple swaddle. I recommend turning your heat up to 80 degrees about an hour before I arrive and keeping the windows closed. Tidy up the areas we may use for photos like spots with bright natural light in the main living space, the nursery, and the master bedroom. Put any pets away that will want to be the center of attention, and pull them back out when it’s their turn to be in photos.

4 Gather special items to include in your photos

I mentioned earlier that newborn babies love to be swaddled. Gathering one or two of your favorite swaddle blankets, a hat or headband, a lovey, and a special outfit are a great way to show off some important items in your photos.

5. Feed the baby right before I arrive

The few minutes before a photographer arrives at your house may seem a bit hectic, but try to reserve this time to feed your new little one. It’s best to start our photography session together with a sleepy baby who has a full belly. This ensures we are setting ourselves up for success. Yes, the baby may need a quick feeding later during the photo session, and that’s perfectly okay.

Bonus: Remember that the new baby in the family is the one who really runs the show

While I make every effort to capture the most precious photos of a settled baby, and my tips and tricks almost always settle a fussy baby, some babies simply don’t cooperate for their photo shoot. It’s rare, but it can happen, and unfortunately it’s something that none of us can control. We can do our best, try all the tricks, and take extra lifestyle photos of every family member loving on the baby. Those snuggle photos always warm our hearts!

For more Asheville newborn photography, click over to Asheville Newborn Photography | Palmer Newborn Photos Preview and Newborn Portfolio.

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Jessica Merithew Photography Named Winner in 2022 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 

14th Annual Couples’ Choice Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Nationwide and Abroad

Asheville, NC January 20, 2022. -- Jessica Merithew Photography was announced as a winner of the 2022 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards, an accolade representing the top wedding professionals across the board in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism reviewed by couples on WeddingWire, a leading wedding vendor marketplace. To determine these distinguished wedding professionals, WeddingWire analyzed reviews within its Vendor Directory across more than 20 service categories—from venues and caterers to florists and photographers—to find the highest-rated vendors of the year. The winners exhibit superior professionalism, responsiveness, service and quality when interacting with the millions of couples who turn to WeddingWire to help with their wedding planning process each month. Wedding professionals who win WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Awards are members of WeddingPro, a leading B2B wedding brand. A marketplace and community for wedding professionals, WeddingPro connects businesses with more than 13 million unique monthly visitors who are planning weddings on WeddingWire and The Knot, as well as with hundreds of thousands of pros in the industry. Through its online marketplaces, educational programs and community-building events, WeddingPro is dedicated to helping wedding professionals build relationships with couples and pros that grow their businesses.

Jessica Merithew Photography is honored to be one of the top vendors in Photography in Asheville, NC on WeddingWire.

A note from Jessica: It is an honor to receive this award for the 5th year in row. Each couple has a unique vision for their wedding day. At Jessica Merithew Photography we work with each couple to get to know them, while they get to know us as well. We create a unique approach for each wedding day, so that every couple gets the personalized documentation that truly expresses them as a couple. By your wedding day, you will be able to relax and enjoy your beautiful day as we capture the spontaneous moments that show the love that you share together. We believe that every couple deserves fantastic photography on their wedding day, and our fresh, modern, and creative look coupled with our photojournalistic style, will tell a classic story to look back upon as you cherish your photos in the years to come!

To view this Asheville wedding photographer’s work, click over to WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY.

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This sunset proposal on the lower esplanade in front of Biltmore Estate's Christmas trees is giving me all the merry feels! Tom proposed to Sarah in this gorgeous spot and she was shocked! I loved her reaction and it was an honor to capture it all!

Christmas at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC is such a magical time. With Christmas trees on the front lawn, the cool weather, extra beautiful sunsets, and Candlelight Christmas Evening tours, it’s a perfect time to visit the estate. What’s even more perfect, is proposing on the estate this time of year! Tom contacted me a few weeks before his proposal and wanted to create a magical moment for his girlfriend Sarah. He knew exactly the spot in which he wanted to propose, the lower esplanade with the Christmas trees in the background. I LOVED that he was so prepared and knew exactly what he wanted, and what Sarah would love!

When the day came to propose, I walked out onto the esplanade, took in the beautiful view, and got my camera gear ready. As I waited for Tom and Sarah, I spotted them coming up to the esplanade balcony, and finally up on the esplanade. They slowly walked together up the grass, and then turned around to look at the magnificent view. Tom stood next to Sarah, saying what I imagine was the sweetest of words, and then turned to her and got down on one knee. She was utterly surprised and brought her hands to her face in shock. She said yes right away and they shared the most beautiful kiss in the most beautiful spot on Biltmore Estate! I absolutely loved it!

Tom and Sarah are such a sweet couple! We had a wonderful time together walking around the grounds, taking photos among the Christmas trees and on the south terrace, and finishing up in my favorite spot at Christmas time, the esplanade balcony. With the Christmas lights shining bright at dusk and a peek of mountain views next to the house, it’s such a gorgeous spot!

Congratulations again, you two!

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review from Sarah + Tom on Google- "I wanted a surprise proposal at the Biltmore. But what is a surprise proposal if someone isn’t there to capture the moment? Flying into Asheville from Florida, I wasn’t sure where to start when searching for a photographer. Jessica was incredible! She’s knowledgeable and kind and made the whole process seamless. Her professionalism is unmatched. Thank you, Jessica, for capturing this special moment. We will never forget it. I would 10/10 recommend Jessica to anyone looking for a photographer in Asheville!!"

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These two beauties were dressed to the nines for their anniversary photos on the amazing Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, NC! Amberlee’s elegant sparkly pink dress and Leo’s black suit were a perfect match for this gorgeous grand estate! Their attire was so elegant, that truly looked like they owned the place!

Biltmore Estate was fairly quiet on the evening that we captured their anniversary photos. There were many areas where we felt like we were the only people there and it was amazing! We were able to use more of the architecture by being close to it or within it, have clear mountain views from the terrace, and dip and kiss right on the front lawn! Plus, standing by ourselves on the esplanade balcony and admiring the Christmas trees and Biltmore House itself was a treat!

This anniversary photo shoot was part of Amberlee and Leo’s Biltmore Estate anniversary weekend. They traveled in from states away to have this lovely weekend together, and it all sounded so amazing! They stayed at the Inn on Biltmore Estate, attended the Candlelight Christmas house tour, enjoyed estate dining options, took a horse carriage ride, had a photo shoot with me, and more! They chose such a romantic and fun way to spend their anniversary together.

We had a ton of fun during our Biltmore Estate photo session and I adored capturing their love! Because they share such pure joy and love, you can’t even tell it was a freezing 25° and windy! They both are so happy when they are together, and it shines through in these photos!

Happy Anniversary, you two!

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For more Biltmore Estate photo shoots in Asheville, click over to Biltmore 10th Anniversary Photography | Jany + Roy and Biltmore Estate Engagement Photography | Libetty + Iran.

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Happy New Year! I am ready to welcome 2022 and see what this year will hold, especially after such an amazing 2021 here at JMP. From gorgeous weddings in the mountains to the most fun family sessions around Asheville, it was all so incredible and I wouldn’t change a thing!

The year started out with a stunning sunrise mountain top elopement and marriage proposals at Biltmore Estate. Through the middle of the year was newborn sessions, family sessions, beautiful weddings, more proposals, and of course, an epic work trip to Montana and Idaho where I was fortunate enough to capture some families and their love in Big Sky, MT and Yellowstone National Park. I rounded out the year with fall weddings, family sessions, holiday minis at the magical Douglas Ellington House, and lots more marriage proposals. Y’all, let me tell you, love is in the air, and it’s here to stay!

Of course, I have you to thank for this amazing year! Thank you for being my cheerleader, for being my client, and for being so kind and generous by sharing my name and work with your fiends and family. The greatest compliment I can receive is a referral, and I love when they come from clients I adore, like you!

As we step into 2022 I wish you nothing but happiness in all that you do! I hope to see you soon!

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Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new blog post. This year there will be posts about Asheville family photography previews, Asheville newborn photography previews, and Asheville wedding photography previews, plus bits about me, photography tips, my travels, and much more!

For some of my top viewed posts from last year, click over to
-  Asheville Family Photographer | Propsom Family Session Preview | Couples Photos with Your Partner
-  Asheville Newborn Photographer | Parker & Family Session Preview
Biltmore Estate Engagement Photography | Shayna + Lauren Proposal Preview
Biltmore Proposal Photographer | Where to Propose at Biltmore Estate
-  Asheville Wedding Photographer | 3 Things I Would Have Done Differently at My Wedding
-  Something Blue Mountain Venue Wedding Photography | Kim + Dustin Wedding Photos Preview


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Let’s talk for a moment about this bea-u-tiful Christmas baby! With her sweet little face, tiny toes, and long stocking cap, she is stealing the show on my blog today!

Palmer is the cutest little babe and was a perfect model for her newborn photos! For our entire session together, Palmer rocked hanging out by herself. We swaddled her, put her in an adorable little knitted outfit, and even laid her in a woven basket. She was very content, of course was the absolute cutest, and did a fabulous job!

When it came time for photos with Mom and Dad, she sure did love her snuggles! What tiny bit she woke up during her solo time, she settled right back in to a perfect sleep when her parents held her. And of course she loved her family photo on the bed with her four legged siblings!

She was truly the sweetest babe for her photos. My favorite photos are of her with each of her parents. The precious love that she shares with each of her parents is incredible. The close snuggles, little kisses, and overall comfort in their arms is amazing. I loved witnessing this love and capturing these new baby moments!

There is nothing sweeter than new baby snuggles at Christmas! This beautiful new family of three is the absolute cutest and I couldn't be happier for them! Welcome to the world, baby Palmer! And thank you Palmer and family for letting me be a part of this special time!

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For more newborn baby photography in Asheville, NC, click over to Asheville Newborn Photographer | Parker & Family Session Preview and Asheville Newborn Photography In Home | Baby Girl Lily.

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I am still loving this rainy day proposal at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC from last week! Jessica and Colin shared kisses between the raindrops after Colin's beautiful proposal among the plants and flowers in the conservatory! It may have been rainy, but it was a perfect day for these two!

When Colin first contacted me about photographing his proposal, I knew right then that he was beyond excited to spend the rest of his life with Jessica. He was on top of every planning detail, and checked in with me to be sure everything was on track. He wanted no detail to go untouched, and his proposal went off without a hitch!

Of course we were all hoping for a beautiful winter day when Colin proposed, but Mother Nature had something else in mind. She gave us cloudy skies and light rain, so at the last minute we moved Colin’s proposal into the conservatory. The conservatory is still a beautiful proposal option and Colin chose a gorgeous spot! He found a cozy fireplace mantel on this cold and wet day among all of the greenery and flowers, and led Jessica right to it. She was totally surprised by his proposal and I loved capturing all of their excitement and emotion!

Since the rain was light after their proposal, we were able to head outside with a few clear umbrellas and capture their love and excitement around the estate and gardens. We of course took photos on the terrace with the beautiful mountain views, and among the Christmas trees on the front lawn. It was wonderful to capture this special time for Jessica and Colin, even in the rain!

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For more Asheville proposal stories like this, click over to Biltmore Estate Proposal Photography | Adam + Bev and Biltmore Engagement Photographer | Masuma + Hussain Proposal.

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Y’all! This proposal was full of SO much emotion!! It was one of the most incredible things I have seen, and I loved every minute of it! Lars surprised the heck out of Morgan by asking her to marry him in one of the most beautiful spots at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC! This proposal was beautiful, heartfelt, and full of so much emotion!

Morgan was so incredibly shocked by Lars’ proposal that she could hardly stand up! From the moment Lars got down on one knee, Morgan was beside herself. She kept backing up, barely able to stand, and then walking straight toward him for a hug! Once Lars put the ring on her finger she kept asking, “Is this really happening?” and “Wait, did I even day yes?!” For the record, Lars says she didn’t say yes in the moment, but he knew by her reaction that she meant to. How sweet is that?! Later, Morgan confirmed many times in between all of the excitement that she is definitely saying yes to his proposal.

After I gave them a few minutes to enjoy the proposal moment I walked closer to them and said hello. My being there was another surprise to Morgan, as she had no idea that I was nearby capturing the entire thing! Her pure joy was so very amazing and I loved capturing every moment of this amazing time for them!

As we walked through the front lawn and onto the south terrace, both Morgan and Lars were beaming bigger than I had ever seen. Their giddiness was incredible and their love and playfulness with one another was amazing. We had a wonderful time together, and I cannot wait to see more of their happiness shine! Congratulations again, you two!

 

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For more photos from this Asheville proposal photographer, click over to Biltmore Estate Engagement Photographer | Kaitlyn + Zach Proposal Preview and Biltmore Estate Engagement Photography | Shayna + Lauren Proposal Preview.

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We all know that as we grow, Christmas is less about gifts and more about being together with the people we love. Of course most of us still want to give gifts, or if you're like me, gift giving may even be your love language! When I think of gifts to give, I think much more about experiences and personalized gifts, and much less about products that come from any big store.

While you're making your gift lists this year, consider attending your local holiday markets for handmade items from local artists and small business owners. Also consider purchasing an experience for your family, like an annual zoo pass, a weekend getaway, or even a photo shoot with me. I offer gift certificates in any amount, and would love to help you share the gift of photography this year!

Another thing to remember is that parents and grandparents want nothing more than photos of their children and grandchildren to display in their home, and share with their friends. They LOVE to brag about their beautiful families, and gifting them photos will win you some serious brownie points! For photo gifting made easy, click over to my photo gift giving guide to learn how to share your photos in a modern way through framed prints ready to hang, albums, wall art, and more! Then, if we’ve had a photo shoot together in the past, simply access your photo gallery on my website to make your holiday purchases, fast and easy! 

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Mini photo books make fantastic stocking stuffers! It’s just as it sounds, a small book with images printed on the front and back and folded into an accordion style. It’s a cute little keepsake that can easily be carried in a purse, or put on a shelf to be seen. They’re small, cute, and pack very well! These can also be ordered right through your photo gallery on my website!

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As always, if you have questions about the products offered or need help accessing your photo gallery, don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

 

 

 

 

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Just look at those mountains peeking out over Biltmore house during this sweet proposal! Matthew picked the most beautiful sunny afternoon to propose to Jordan, and of course she said “Yes!”

When Matthew first contacted me about capturing his proposal to Jordan, I knew right away that he was very ready to spend the rest of his life with her. He was confident, meticulous about each step we planned, and was so very happy in every conversation! He knew Jordan was going to love getting engaged at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, and she sure did!

For the proposal, Matthew and I came up with a great story. He told Jordan that he wanted to capture a beautiful Christmas photo at the top of the esplanade right at 3PM when the view from that spot is the most magical. Now, I do know that this spot has an amazing view, however 3PM doesn’t make it the most magical, it’s always magical! Either way, she fully trusted him and they were walking up the esplanade right at 3PM. Without having planned it ahead of time, Matthew casually walked over to me and asked me to take their photo on his phone. I centered them on the esplanade with the gorgeous view behind them, and pretended to take a few photos of them, having never even unlocked Matthew’s phone. Then, a few seconds later, Matthew dropped to one knee and asked Jordan his big question. She was so very surprised and I loved her reaction!

Throughout the rest of our time together these two were the sweetest! Matthew told Jordan a few things about the planning process, and Jordan brought up a few things that had happened recently that didn’t quite make sense. Plus, they walked all over the estate with me while we took photos and kept loudly saying, “God I love you!” to one another at the most random times. It was so cute!

Congratulations again, Matthew + Jordan! Your proposal was beautiful!

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For more proposal and engagement photos at Biltmore Estate, click over to Biltmore Estate Engagement Photographer | Kaitlyn + Zach Proposal Preview and Biltmore Estate Engagement Photography | Shayna + Lauren Proposal Preview.

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The fall colors were really popping in Black Mountain, NC for Brooke and Dave’s wedding, and it was so incredibly beautiful! They picked the perfect Saturday to be married here in the mountains of western North Carolina. They had the luck of a little rain, a little sun, and lots of color!

This particular fall day was cool and wet, but it didn’t stop Brooke, Dave, and their guests from having a wonderful fall wedding day near Asheville! After on and off rain all day with clouds hanging low in the mountains, the weather cleared a bit to allow for dry skies and long range mountain views. The timing could not have been more perfect! Plus inside the gorgeous custom built community center where they held their reception, it was warm, dry, and very inviting.

Brooke and Dave chose to host their wedding ceremony in one of the beautiful outdoor spaces of the community center. While saying their hand written vows and ‘I do’s’, their guests looked out over the mountains. It was truly a beautiful spot, making this day extra special.

As we captured wedding photos of Brooke and Dave around the property, taking in as much fall color as we could, they constantly held on to one another. Between holding hands, putting their arms around each other, and sharing hugs, they never let go. After being together many years, I could see that they were more than in love, they are truly best friends. It was so sweet to capture their connection!

This rainy fall day left us with incredible color for Brooke + Dave’s wedding in Black Mountain! Their intimate wedding was beautiful, simple, and so very fun!

Congratulations again, Brooke and Dave!

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Venue: Creston Community Center
Officiant: Stacey at Love and Wisdom Inc.
Music: Irvin Music Studio
Suit: Jos. A. Bank
Dress: David's Bridal
Catering: Black Mountain Bistro and Catering
Baker: Hey Hey Cupcake
Florist: Urban Farm Girl Flowers

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Asheville Newborn Photographer | Baby Willow Session Preview https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2021/11/asheville-newborn-photographer-baby-willow-session-preview Asheville Newborn Photographer | Baby Willow Session Preview

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I’m going to sneak this sweet little babe in right here for your viewing pleasure. Isn’t she the most precious little thing?! Meet Willow! She is the baby sister to two beautiful older sisters and is truly photogenic! I had a blast capturing this amazingly special time with this fun family!

Typically I photograph newborn photography sessions at the family’s home, however since this family was in the middle of a move, they opted for a different location, the Botanical Gardens at Asheville. This works perfectly when the weather is really warm and it’s safe for the new baby, just like it was on this beautiful fall day.

When we arrived at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, sweet Willow was very sleepy and settled. It was the perfect start to our session. While I photographed Willow and all her cuteness by herself, her big sisters had plenty of room to run and play in and around the gardens. I truly think everyone enjoyed getting out of the house for a change of scenery on this beautiful day!

Sweet Willow gave me all the time I needed for those cute sleepy newborn baby photos. She let me swaddle her, unswaddle her, get creative with my blanket wrapping, change her outfit, and more. All the while she simply slept and stayed so very happy.

Once I completed the photos of Willow alone, we gathered the whole family together for photos. Her big sisters each held her and loved on her, and of course Mom and Dad had their turn, too! From kisses and hugs to snuggles and nose touches, Willow was a perfect baby for her photo session.

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Kinloch Place Wedding Photography in Hendersonville NC | Micaela + Dakota https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2021/11/kinloch-place-wedding-photography-in-hendersonville-nc-micaela-dakota Kinloch Place Wedding Photography in Hendersonville NC | Micaela + Dakota

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Fall held on just long enough for Micaela and Dakota to be married among the most beautiful colors! Their intimate wedding at Kinloch Place was absolutely gorgeous, totally private, and so very incredible in all the amazing fall colors!

Just as Micaela and Dakota envisioned it, they hosted their perfect wedding here in the mountains of western North Carolina. They chose a private luxury rental in Hendersonville, NC and goodness did it provide! This property should honestly be called an estate. It included a huge luxury home for their guests to stay on site with them in style, a large piece of land with plenty of space to spread out, a beautiful veranda for their wedding ceremony, an original historic cabin attached to the home, a large fishing pond adjacent to an old cabin and custom fire pit area, a beautiful view to take in all of the fall colors, and so much more! It was truly beautiful and I loved every inch of this place!

Since this was an intimate wedding, Micaela and Dakota asked guests to stand on the veranda near them during the ceremony. I love that they chose to do this, as it made for a close bond with guests, and beautiful unique wedding ceremony photographs. Micaela and Dakota now have their guests included in more of their ceremony photos which is truly something special. Plus, guests were right there next to them to help them celebrate after their first kiss!

We of course took advantage of the beautiful property that Kinloch Place offers for Micaela and Dakota’s wedding photos. I still cannot believe how perfect the fall colors were on their wedding day, and how perfectly it all came together in their photos! With the pond and bridge sitting low on the property it made for gorgeous wide angle shots from above, and when we took photos on the shore of the pond, it felt so cozy and private. It was all so amazing and I felt as though I could have photographed these two beauties on this gorgeous property for days!

Congratulations again, Micaela + Dakota!

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Venue: Kinloch Place
Dress: Rosa Clará at Off White Bridal
Tux: Alfani at Macy's
Hair + Makeup: bliss
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Shoes at Nordstrom
Accessories: David's Bridal
Officiant: HeartLight Wedding Officiants

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Biltmore Estate Engagement Photographer | Kaitlyn + Zach Proposal Preview https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2021/11/biltmore-estate-engagement-photographer-kaitlyn-zach-proposal-preview Biltmore Estate Engagement Photographer | Kaitlyn + Zach Proposal Preview

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This beautiful fall proposal at Biltmore Estate was absolutely magical! On the shore of the quiet lagoon with the grand house sitting on the hill, Zach led Kaitlyn to this incredible spot and asked her his big question. Of course she said “YES!”

When Zach contacted me and asked me to capture his marriage proposal to Kaitlyn, he knew exactly what he wanted. He wanted to propose at Biltmore Estate, in a private area, with a fabulous view. When he told me that, I knew exactly which spot to recommend, and Zach loved it! I loved it too, not only because it’s one of my favorite spots on the estate, but with the early fall colors and feel, it was so very beautiful!

The day of the proposal Zach led Kaitlyn right past me as I sat pretending to take in the beauty of the lagoon. As soon as they approached the proposal area, I popped up and started capturing every moment! Zach had the hugest smile on his face as he asked Kaitlyn to marry him, and Kaitlyn was beyond excited to say “YES!” It was a beautiful proposal, in one of the most beautiful spots, and I loved capturing it!

Many guests who visit Biltmore Estate don’t know about this incredible area near the lagoon. Most drive right past it on the opposite side, still not knowing. To me, that’s what is special about this spot. It’s right here in the open, and not many people know it exists. This beautiful spot will forever be special to Kaitlyn and Zach now, too.

Congratulations again, Kaitlyn + Zach!

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review from Kaitlyn + Zach on Google- "My fiancé chose to use Jessica and I'm so glad he did! She not only made sure that she captured our engagement, but she captured us as a couple and allowed for our love and excitement to shine through. She was very professional and made us feel comfortable, as I feel I am awkward in pictures, especially candid ones. She was personable throughout the session which also helped us to enjoy our session together. We absolutely love every picture taken and cannot wait to share!"

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Omni Grove Park Inn Wedding Photographer | Dana + Danny Wedding Photography Preview https://www.jessicamerithewphotography.com/blog/2021/10/omni-grove-park-inn-wedding-photographer-dana-danny-wedding-photography-preview Omni Grove Park Inn Wedding Photographer | Dana + Danny Wedding Photography Preview

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This gorgeous wedding at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC on Saturday was absolutely amazing! We had a lovely fall day filled with sunshine and lots of happiness! From fall colors starting to peek through, to a family dance party, it was perfect!

When I arrived at The Omni Grove Park Inn I could hardly believe the amazing fall day we were having! With a light breeze, sunshine, and temperatures in the mid 70’s, it was truly a perfect day. I was so very excited to get to see Dana and Danny, and capture their big day! I knew it was going to be beautiful!

One of my favorite parts of the day was walking around the property at The Omni Grove Park Inn with Dana and Danny for their photos. We captured their first look under a big beautiful oak tree, we stopped for photos below a gorgeous old archway, and we took advantage of the glowing warm light of the setting sun on the trees surrounding the golf course. Everywhere we went was absolutely beautiful, and I loved every minute of it!

The ceremony space they chose was a very pretty outdoor area at The Omni Grove Park Inn Country Club. It was a beautiful big patio overlooking the golf course with string lights and a gorgeous stone fireplace. Dana and Danny chose to use the fireplace as their focal point and as the sun lowered in the sky the space became even more warm and inviting. It was all so very beautiful!

As the rest of the evening went on I loved watching Dana and Danny spend time with their family and friends. Due to the pandemic, it had been a long time since they had seen some of their favorite people. Between sitting and chatting with friends, to having a family dance party, they truly took advantage of every minute they had and had a ton of fun in the process!

I loved spending the day with Dana, Danny, and their friends and family in this beautiful setting! Congratulations again, you two!

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Venue: The Omni Grove Park Inn
Flowers: Sola Wood Flowers
Planner: Foreman Event Co.
Hair + Makeup: Jeanne's Hair and Makeup Studio
Cake and Catering: The Omni Grove Park Inn
Dress: Watters Designs
Tux: Men's Wearhouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
DJ: Get Vocal
Officiant: Please Marry Us

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This waterfall wedding at Laughing Waters event venue in Gerton, NC over the weekend was incredible! Kelsey + TJ asked their favorite people to stand with them on the shore of Hickory Creek while they said their vows to one another. It was beyond beautiful and I absolutely loved capturing their big day!

When I arrived at Laughing Waters event venue it was a true fall day. The air was cool, the sun was peeking through the trees, and the leaves were starting to change in this area of Hickory Nut Gap. It was honestly the most amazing fall day to be married while surrounded by such beautiful nature! Their choice of ceremony spots was amazing, too. They chose to be married on the rocks in Hickory Creek while their guests gathered around them on shore. It was an immersive experience and I loved it!

Throughout the entire day Kelsey and TJ could not stop smiling. They both were so very happy to share this monumental day with their favorite people! From Kelsey getting ready with her parents and mother in law to be, to TJ hanging out with his Dad before the ceremony, to both of them being intentional and spending time with everyone at their reception, it was a fabulous day!

Another one of my favorite parts of the day was when Kelsey + TJ waded across the creek hand in hand through freezing cold water to start their marriage off with a bang! Seriously, the commitment this shows to one another is incredible! It was a beautiful moment to capture!

As you can see, Kelsey and TJ had a fabulous wedding day in Gerton, NC at Laughing Waters event venue. Their day was a perfect fit for them, and it was an honor to be their wedding photographer!

Congratulations again you two!

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Venue: Laughing Waters
Flowers: Pine and Petal Weddings
Baker: Layered by Lex
Caterer: Moe's Original Bar B Que - Asheville, NC

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review from Kelsey + TJ "Absolutely loved Jessica! She is amazing and so professional! She perfectly captured our day! She is extremely fast too, we had all our pictures back within 2 weeks and couldn’t be happier! She even managed to get photos that I didn’t know I wanted but am so grateful to have!"

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