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June 27, 2017

This couple was all about living in the moment! Things I will always remember about their wedding…

1. The ‘first look’ with her father made me cry like a baby when I downloaded it that evening.
2. During the ceremony, David was cracking her up and it made for some many beautiful laughs.
3. His sister was a by his side, even in the wedding party.
4. The llamas enjoyed the party beyond the norm. They actually ran to greet the guests!
5.  There were so many authentic expressions of love throughout their day.  I’m beyond grateful for capturing their day.

Professional Vendor Love:
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Claxton Farm
Event Planner: Asheville Event Co.
Hair: Emily Anne Hair
Make up: Ali Lawless
Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music: Appalachian Fire
Officiant: Fred Werhan
Caterer: M7
Cake: Karen Donetelli
Florist: Flora
Videographer: SixPence Vidoegraphy
Band: The New Royals
Transportation: Blue Ridge Limo
All images copyright Realities Photography | Claxton Farm Wedding Photographer | Asheville Wedding Photographer |


 

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  1. Kristen Valencia

    June 28th, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    David and I can’t thank you enough for capturing all of the pure joy on our favorite day ever! You were so much fun to work with and our photos are ten times better than we could have imagined!!! We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them and you lots! 🙂

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June 6, 2017

Read all about my favorite things at Brittany and Dave’s fabulous wedding at the Conservatory at Biltmore Estate!

1. Brittany had two veils and opted for the one that was rose gold. It was not only beautiful, but it kept with what she truly wanted on her special day! She even had a special gem hair accessory commissioned by Stephanie and Lola Salon to boot!
2. Their wedding was held under a tent at the conservatory at Biltmore, but the sun came out when the couple kissed at the end of the ceremony. Perfect timing for us to get some sunset shots at the south terrace!
3. Their design included elements of chemistry and precious gems. The couple love both of these and it was a uniquely gorgeous combination.
4. They danced with flare!
5. He never stopped holding her hand and the moments between them flowed so naturally.

Professional Vendor Team:
Coordinator: Belle Soiree
Ceremony Musicians: The Moon and You
Reception DJ: Spintastic Sounds (Pat Lance)
Wedding Gown: VOWS Bridal
Decor and Floral: Flora Asheville
First Dance: Edanse Ballroom
Hair: Lola Salon
Make-up: Christie with Blush Asheville
Officiant: Reverend Susie Greene
Videographer: Almond Leaf Studios
Catering, Venue, and Cake Artist: Biltmore

 


 

 

 

 

 

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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 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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April 18, 2017

I’m still coming down off the high from teaching at my photography workshop at the Biltmore Estate when I revealed every wedding photography tip and trick I know. The students were awesome and we bonded over 3 days of intense learning. On day two, we covered natural and off camera lighting with Profoto as well as posing and composition techniques. I truly have a passion for helping others learn with their own style as a priority when shooting.

I was thankful for our team of pros including our fabulous models, Sara Fields and her soon-to-be hubby Nathan.
Make up:: Blush Asheville
Hair:: Amanda Hughes with Hughes Hair Design
Jewelry:: Spicer Greene Jewelers
Flowers:: Floressence Flowers
Dress:: Asheville Couture
Venue:: Biltmore Estate

 

Photo credit goes to @Lauren Willett Photography for this ‘working photo’

 



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