BEST OF 2019

What a year it has been.

After 19 weddings, 5 elopements, 35 sessions (most of them families), with travel to 11 states (CA, NC, NY, MI, CT, SC, NJ, CO, TN, NM, AL), I can safely say it’s been a busy and incredible year.

Wrapping up my twelfth season and looking over hundreds of thousands of images from the season brought introspection. I tried to tighten this collection to around 100 images, and I found a pattern. My favorites lie more in moments and genuine connection over mountaintop vistas. The mountains and landscapes will always part of my work, but I feel more attracted to capturing the essence of who these people are and how they connect with those they love.

This year more than ever, I left my personal agenda at home and listened more. It was my intention to make sure every person that worked with me felt like they had the best experience not only with me but also with the way they experienced their day. This mental shift has helped me feel more free in my work, knowing that I did everything I could to capture the day truthfully and serve my couples well. I’m leaving this season with a full heart and excited for the 2020 season to begin.

This year’s work also looks more emotional than ever before. For some reason, many of my couples this season experienced heart-wrenching loss. Several of my couples had lost one or both of their parents recently. Others had parents or siblings that were sick. I believe each of these stories deserves to be heard and shared, so I will speak more to them at another time when I have the space to honor them well. However, I felt like it was worth noting because the presence of this grief is exhibited in many of these frames. These types of stories are always a great reminder of how valuable photographs are and the importance of this work.

To all of my 2019 couples, families, and individuals: thank you for letting me into these intimate moments. It’s a privilege that I will never take lightly.

I’m starting 2020 with a ton of excitement. We have a lot of new plans and adventures planned for the season, and I cannot wait all that we’ve been working on behind the scenes.

If you want to trip down memory lane, here are my favorites from past years:

Best of 2018
Best of 2017
Best of 2016
Best of 2015
Best of 2014

asheville-documentary-wedding-photographer
the-meadows-raleigh-wedding
twickenham-house-wedding-photos
asheville-boudoir-photographer
craggy-gardens-elopement
asheville-elopement-photographer
asheville-adventure-elopement
dramatic-wedding-photography-asheville
twickenham-house-wedding-photography
craggy-gardens-elopement-photos
hawksbill-engagement-photos
ashevillle-mountain-views-wedding-venue
june-lake-wedding-venue
black-balsam-knob-elopement
unique-maternity-photographer-asheville
dramatic-wedding-photos-asheville
asheville-boudoir
denver-indie-wedding-photographer
twickenham-house-wedding
asheville-documentary-weddings
asheville-adventure-elopement-photographers
elopement-photographers-in-asheville
black-balsam-elopements-asheville
asheville-emotional-wedding-photographers
luxury-wedding-photographer-asheville
moment-driven-wedding-photographer
mammoth-lakes-wedding-photographer
last-dollar-road-elopement-telluride
the-ridge-asheville-wedding-photos
wedding-photojournalism-asheville
merrimon-wynne-house-wedding-photos
engagement-session-locations-asheville
weddings-in-june-lake-ca
downtown-asheville-hotels-wedding
the-meadows-firefly-farm-raleigh
merrimon-wynne-weddings
best-wedding-photographers-asheville
fall-engagement-photos-asheville
rainy-wedding-photos
unique-boudoir-photos-asheville
mountain-wedding-photographers
small-moments-wedding
emotional-first-looks
crest-wedding-center-photos
boho-engagement-photos-asheville
boho-boudoir-photographers-asheville
best-boudoir-photographers-in-asheville
the-meadows-raleigh-sparklers
luxury-wedding-photographer-asheville
moment-driven-wedding-photographer-asheville
best-elopement-photographers-asheville
asheville-documentary-wedding-photographer
flower-girl-crown
avon-wedding-photographer
june-lake-boho-wedding
best-avon-colorado-wedding-photographers
funny-family-photos
headlights-engagement-photos
jewish-wedding-photographers-asheville
merrimon-wynne-receptions
rt-lodge-wedding-photos
best-boudoir-photographers-nc
boho-elopement-asheville-photographer
mammoth-lakes-documentary-wedding-photographer
luxury-wedding-photographers in asheville
rickhouse-durham-weddings
same-sex-wedding-photographer-asheville
asheville-boho-wedding-photos
mammoth-lakes-boho-wedding
telluride-elopement-photos
raleigh-art-museum-engagement-photos
telluride-elopements
asheville-elopements
asheville-elopement-photographer
unique-boudoir-photographers-asheville
genuine-wedding-photographers-nc
nc-wedding-photographer
nc-elopement-photographer
emotional-wedding-photography-asheville
asheville-canoe-wedding
brooklyn-engagement-photos
merrimon-wynne-ceremony
rickhouse-durham-weddings
craggy-gardens-elopement
adventure-elopement-in-asheville
paddleboard-engagement-photos
the-ridge-asheville-sparkler-exit
sparkler-exit-photos
real-life-family-photographer-asheville
natahala-family-photos
asheville-adoption-family-photos
best-ashevill-family-photographers
real-life-family-photographers-in-asheville
documentary-family-photographer-asheville
asheville-documentary-family-photographer
real-life-family-photographer-in-charlotte
best-family-photographers-charlotte
charlotte-family-photographer
asheville-newborn-photographer
best-family-photographers-asheville
asheville-real-life-family-photos
newborn-photographer-in-asheville
asheville-families
asheville-documentary-family-photographers
muskegon-family-photographers
muskegon-documentary-family-photographers
airstream-family-photos
asheville-camping-family-photos
camping-family-photos-asheville

PREVIOUS POST
NEXT POST
READ COMMENTS
HIDE COMMENTS
ONE COMMENT

ADD COMMENT

TYPE AND HIT ENTER