married | ryan and kristen | asheville wedding photographer

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I first got to know Ryan and Kristen when I photographed their engagement session the year before their wedding, and from the start, I appreciated how comfortable they were just being themselves in front of the camera and the trust they put in me as their photographer. When their wedding day arrived, it was a bit of a rainy and dreary day at the Mountain Magnolia Inn in Hot Springs, nestled outside of Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but I assured Kristen that a little fog and mist wouldn't hurt us. In fact, I'm a little in love with the moody, romantic feel it lended to the day and the photographs from it... 

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Ryan and his groomsmen shared a toast before the main event...

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That first emotional moment where the bride begins the descent down the aisle never fails to get me...

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I absolutely loved that Ryan made his special hot sauce as favors for each of the guests! Nothing like a little personal touch...

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One of my favorite moments of a wedding day is sneaking away from the noise and chaos to snap a few final images of just the bride and groom... 

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Venue :: Mountain Magnolia Inn, Hot Springs, NC
Hair + Makeup :: Lauren at L'eau De Vie Salon, Asheville, NC
Flowers :: Flower Gallery Asheville
Cake :: Abigail's: A Cake Affair
DJ :: A Bride's DJ
Dress Designer :: Essense of Australia
Dress Shop :: Poffie Girls, Gastonia, NC
Bridesmaids :: Weddington Way
Menswear :: Christopher's Formal Wear
Stationer :: Minted
Rings :: Facet Foundry, Gastonia, NC
Rentals :: Classic Event Rental, Asheville, NC
Officiant :: Jeanne Morris
Photographer :: Glessner Photography
Photographer's Second Shooter :: Aaron Kohns of Whispershout

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father-daughter mini session | greensboro family photographer

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When Randy inquired about scheduling a portrait session for him and his daughter as a Mother's Day gift to his wife, I was more than happy to oblige. Mini-sessions are my #1 recommendation for parents with young kids - I know all too well how short their attention spans really are, having a toddler myself now. A brief session avoids burnout and prevents them from having too much time to get tired or hangry :) 

It's always my advice to parents at these sessions to just relax and let their kids play and do their thing. The photos will happen, but we all know that kids are the worst for the parents and the slightest command to smile can send a two year old into a downward spiral. Thankfully, Randy and his adorable Olivia were more than happy to wander Tanger Family Bicentennial Gardens in Greensboro just stopping to smell the flowers...

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headshots | caroline loftus | greensboro headshot photographer

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One thing that I don't often blog but actually love providing for people are headshots. They're short and sweet, all distractions are gone, and it's just me and them. With my guidance, they've selected a couple of outfits, and whether it's for a professional or a performer, we can take just 20 minutes to let that one individual shine.

I photographed Caroline at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, which is one of my favorite places for this type of shoot because of the diverse settings (and fabulous light) it provides.

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