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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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January 16, 2013

This awesome couple wanted a wintery session, so we traveled about 20 minutes on the Blue Ridge Parkway to discover a place that would be the perfect for them. Their adorable daughter came along for the ride, and I had so much fun with capturing the sweet moments between them. I can sense so much love here. I look forward to their wedding in March at the Grove Park Inn.

All images copyright 2013 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Winter Engagement Session | Blue Ridge Parkway | Grove Park Inn Wedding |

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November 27, 2012


Ian Here,
I had the pleasure of documenting Alissa and Kevin’s wedding at the Biltmore Estate. Both the ceremony and reception were at Diana, you couldn’t have asked for better weather!

Check out the montage and a few of my favorite pictures from the day below!

 



I love it when there is a big room to work in!
One of my favorite moments is right before the bride walks down the asile!

You couldn’t have asked for better light!

All images copyright 2012 Realities Photography |Ian Riley | Biltmore Estate Weddings | Weddings in Asheville, NC | Asheville Wedding Photographer |

Vendors:
Ceremony and Reception: The Biltmore Estate
Wedding Planners: Asheville Event Company
Makeup- Make up at Grove Arcade
Hair- Lola
Flowers- Studio Flora Diva
Band- Gentleman & The Ladies
Cake- The Biltmore Estate

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September 16, 2010

The beauty of this day was exquisite. With the Crest Center as our venue, and Blossoms at Biltmore Park running the floral and design, we were in great shape for Jill and Kyle’s wedding.
Jill purchased her wedding gown at the historic “Kleinfeld Bridal” in New York City, so it was especially exciting when the staff at “Say Yes to the Dress” arrived to video the event. The show will air later this fall on TLC.
Ian is currently working on the creation of the Realities Montage for Jill and Kyle. It will include the signing of the Ketubah, Hora dancing, and all the emotion that surrounded the day. Stay tuned.

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