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June 2, 2017

Real moments matter. This is how I shoot and document my clients, thinking of the real emotion involved with being engaged! I look forward to bringing some truly authentic imagery to their wedding at Diana at Biltmore in Spring of 2018.
Congrats to this awesome Ashley and Aaron! The best is yet to come.

All images copyright Realities Photography | Biltmore Wedding Photographer | Biltmore Engagement Session |



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  1. Huan

    June 5th, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Perfect moments, perfect scenes and perfect love.

  2. Ashley

    June 7th, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Thank you so much to Jill for capturing these amazing moments. We were very nervous and she made us feel so comfortable and was able to get amazing photos. Jill is so knowledgeable and found the perfect little spots on the Biltmore to take pictures, we are so excited for her to capture our wedding day!

    We can’t say thank you enough!

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May 30, 2017

When it rains, I love to roll with it. Luckily, my clients were into it too. Looking forward to shooting their wedding at Biltmore in August!

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May 16, 2017

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We went to the North Carolina Arboretum for Emily’s bridal session. Her lace dress was stunning and I loved meeting/working with her before the wedding. I’m so glad she chose me to document her wedding at High Hampton.
Stay tuned for details of their love story.

All images copyright Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Asheville Bridal Portraits | NC Arboretum |

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  1. Ellen Swan

    May 24th, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Jill, thank you for capturing my daughter in law so beautifully! You not only captured her external beauty… her soul shines through as well! Looking forward to seeing the entire album!

    Ellen

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May 15, 2017

This is part two of Lisa and Neil’s gorgeous wedding. Here’s the nitty gritty details about this fun event…

1. They love to travel so their tables were named after some of their favorite spots.
2. Instead of a first dance, they sang a ‘first song.’ This unique twist had their guests in tears. So beautiful.
3. They had a biscuit bar and you could roast smores as a dessert!
4. When they did the Hora, EVERY SINGLE GUEST was on the dance floor.
5. Steel Toe Stiletto Band rocked the house.

Professional Vendors~
Reception Venue: The Venue
Planner: Wedding Connections
Dress: Vera Wang
Make up: Amanda Anderson
Hair: Zhenya Lazarchuk
Band: Steel Toe Stiletto
Videographer: Misha Schmiedecke
Florist: Flora
Signage: Amber Hatchett Designs and Bethany Thames with Joy Unscripted
Transportation: Elite Limousine

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May 12, 2017

The Ridge in Marshall, NC had the perfect breath-taking views for Lisa and Neil’s gorgeous wedding.
Things I know I’ll never forget…

1. They asked for NO FORMAL photos. That’s right, no posed portraits. Instead, I captured moments as they happened organically throughout their day. I will never forget the freedom this allowed for my creativity. Thank you Lisa and Neil.
2. They had special toasts with their immediate family before their guests arrived. Everyone was able to connect and relax before the busyness of the day really started.
3. There was lavender everywhere. Since I’m a huge fan of lavender & essential oils, I felt right at home.
4. This wedding was all about bonds.  Their friendships were so evident and authentic. They had no wedding party because their entire guest list would have been considered.
5. Instead of family photos, they opted to hang with their family and friends at the cocktail hour. The hugs from this time frame may have been my favorite part of the day.

 

Professional Vendors~
Ceremony Venue: The Ridge
Planner: Wedding Connections
Dress: Vera Wang
Make up: Amanda Anderson
Officiant: Karen Sumberg
Ceremony Music: Steel Toe Stiletto
Florist: Flora
Hair: Zhenya Lazarchuk

It’s that moment that you’re ‘revealed’ to your friends who have waited patiently to see you as a bride.

First sight BLISS. The suspense was awesome.


I look forward to sharing their stunning reception images from The Venue soon. Stay tuned.

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  1. Lisa Podell

    May 12th, 2017 at 3:04 am

    What an amazing gift! Your “Things I will Never Forget” section had me immediately in joyful tears. You completely understood us, what mattered to us and my heart is bursting from the extent that you cherished and noticed all of our choices. And the pictures, I couldn’t have dreamed up better photos and capturing of moments if I tried. What magic you create. A Technical and artistic wizard you are! We are beyond grateful and can’t wait for part 2!!! With endless gratitude, Lisa & Neil

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  1. Lisa Podell

    May 12th, 2017 at 3:04 am

    What an amazing gift! Your “Things I will Never Forget” section had me immediately in joyful tears. You completely understood us, what mattered to us and my heart is bursting from the extent that you cherished and noticed all of our choices. And the pictures, I couldn’t have dreamed up better photos and capturing of moments if I tried. What magic you create. A Technical and artistic wizard you are! We are beyond grateful and can’t wait for part 2!!! With endless gratitude, Lisa & Neil

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