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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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April 20, 2017

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This fabulous couple was married at the scenic Crest Pavilion. Things I loved about their wedding…

1. Holly surprised John with an awesome album of boudoir photos. He was floored and said it was the best gift he had ever received!
2. They passed their rings around to each guest in a sweet little wooden box during the ceremony to have people bless and pray for them.
3. I spent time with the couple in downtown Asheville before we went to Crest. It was fun and we had time to get some cool shots before they went down the aisle. Asheville offers so much!
4. The little details as well as Krispy Cream donuts for the guest favors really added a sweet touch!
5. The bond with the bride and groom and their friends was so fun to see on the dance floor!

Creative professionals:
Venue:: M7 Events, The Crest Center and Pavilion
Make-up:: Blush Asheville
Hair:: Swell Salon
Videographer:: Hart to Heart Media
Painter:: Cheryl Keefer
Officiant:: Jacqueline Weiks
Floral:: Bloom Room
Cake:: Sugar Cloud Baking Company
Music:: Sound Extreme
Trolley:: The Trolley Company


 

 


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February 23, 2017

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Join Jared Platt and I on March 19-22 for a photography experience at the historic Biltmore Estate. This workshop is designed to take your business to the next level thru hands-on personal learning.

Revealed will be a three-day intensive workshop where you will get lots of practice both shooting in real life situations as well as learning the business side of this industry. We will spend plenty of time getting to know each other, creating an ongoing network of colleagues that will last beyond the workshop, and get true one-on-one time with Jill. For this reason, this workshop is limited to 15 participants so that we can ensure a high level of personalization.

Topics covered:
– Jared Platt shares his Lightroom Workflow Tips for saving time and creating your best images as well as hands-on lighting techniques with our favorite products and Profoto USA
– Packages, pricing and how to stay sane running the ‘business side’ of your field. Contracts, pricing collections and business guide will be provided
– Personalized instruction for each participant
– Hands-on stylized shoot with models at the fabulous Biltmore Estate.
– Composition strategies and posing
– Natural and off-camera lighting complete with night shooting
– What’s in our gear bag, things to splurge on and what you really don’t need
– How to get your work published
– Optional customized help with your branding and website- one on one
– The best food you’ve ever had
– Networking fun
– Awesome product giveaways

Grab a friend and your ticket today at www.revealedworkshop.com

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February 2, 2017

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I’m getting caught up on blog posts and had to share this Little Switzerland wedding. Emily and Hunter were great to work with. Some of my favorite things about this event…

1. They used ferns and orchids! I loved how organic things looked and it was fun to photograph all of the green!
2. Their custom signage was over the top. Check out how they incorporated their dogs into the signature cocktail menu.
3. Emily gave the funniest toast I have ever heard. She had her guests rolling. I think she’s secretly a comedian.
4. The mountain views at sunset were some of the best I’d ever seen.
5. First time I’ve ever seen edible confetti thrown at the end of the night. Not only was it tasty, but the colors made for a fun photographs.

Vendor Love::
Venue:: Little Switzerland
Officiant:: Patricia Turk
Make up:: Powder me Pretty
Ceremony Music:: A Bride’s DJ
Planner:: Wedding Connections, Sara Fields
Floral:: Flora
Rentals:: Classic Event Rental
Linenes:: Nuage Designs
Custom signs:: Paper Tangent, Niki Weinberg
Paper:: Baggie Goose
Cake:: Short Street Cake and Ruth and Ranshaw
Reception Music:: Robby Cusic, A Bride’s DJ

All images copyright Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Little Switzerland Wedding Photography |


 

 


 



Emily was so happy with her planner, Sara Fields with Wedding Connections. It’s always awesome to see our client’s vision is realized by someone who really takes care of every little detail.

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January 19, 2017

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I had to break this wedding into 2 posts because of all the gorgeous details! Enjoy the love.

Professional Vendor love…
Venue:: Lioncrest at Biltmore Estate
Make up:: Blush Asheville
Hair:: Lola Salon
Planner:: Mary Bell Events
Florist:: The Flower Gallery
Cakes:: Biltmore
Officiant:: Fred Werhan
Band:: Cashmere Atlanta
All images copyright Jill Schwarzkopf | Realities Photography | Biltmore Photographer

 

 

 

Marlee wanted a photo with her awesome event coordinator, Mary Bell. So fun!

 

 

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  1. Marlee

    January 23rd, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I am completely in awe of how beautiful these photos turned out. You really were able to catch the pure elegance of our wedding and I will cherish these photos always. Thank you so much for being such a delight to work with!

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  1. Marlee

    January 23rd, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I am completely in awe of how beautiful these photos turned out. You really were able to catch the pure elegance of our wedding and I will cherish these photos always. Thank you so much for being such a delight to work with!

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