My first time visiting Fred W. Symmes Chapel (also known as “Pretty Place” because of its amazing view), did not disappoint! I had the honor of second shooting this special morning ceremony with Kaelee of Kaelee Denise Photography.  When I arrived at Pretty Place, I was excited to see that Allison Taylor of WNC Weddings & Events was coordinating the wedding. Both Kaelee and Allison have been so welcoming and supportive since I moved to Brevard, NC! I just love this mountain town!

Pretty Place Chapel in Camp Greenville is worth a visit if you are close to the area. Just check the schedule on their website to make sure the chapel is available to take in the view by visiting their website. Pretty Place is a very popular place for destination weddings, and it's clear why! 

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Nine years ago on a hot summer day, I had the privilege of watching a dear friend of mine marry her sweetheart. When she reached out to me with an idea for me to photograph her six year old daughter wearing her wedding dress, I jumped at the idea! Ironically, the day we chose to photograph Ali was almost just as hot as the wedding day was! It brought back so many special memories. Ali was the perfect little model, so excited to play dress up in her mother's wedding dress. Ali will display one of these portraits on her wedding day. 




Jennifer and Michael invited me to share in their wedding day story on June 24, 2016. They were married at 214 Martin Street - a quaint venue on a cobblestone street in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Jennifer and I met on a Skype call and she shared her romantic proposal story - Michael popped the question during a hike at Lake Tahoe! Their dog Jazzy was a part of it, as well as a photographer that Michael had arranged to be there! Hearing Jennifer's excitement about her love for Michael and the plans for their wedding day made me so excited to meet them and capture memories for them.

The wedding day was full of laughs and dancing from Jennifer and Michael's awesome wedding party and families.

My favorite parts of their day included -

Jennifer's first look with Dad
The way Michael looked at Jennifer so lovingly the entire day
The Maid on Honor and Best Man speeches - both were amazing speakers and shared stories and jokes that had everyone laughing!

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Shelton for including me in your day! Thank you to Kiersten for capturing some great moments.