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My very favorite part of this job is getting to be in the presence of radiant happiness.  I’ve always been a little bit too empathetic…I absorb the feelings of those around me whether I want to or not.  But on days like this one…days like Laura and Bill’s wedding day, the feeling of being in […]

We had the best day ever with Kiera and Lethon, during their gorgeous mountain elopement!  Kiera was a true superwoman, completing her nursing finals and then jumping right into planning the details of her special day!  I joked that I was truly safe with this amazing bride and groom, as they are both in the […]

Lisa and Brian were wedding guests at the Golden Horseshoe Inn waaaay back in 2014.  Somewhere in the back of their minds, they tucked us away as a sweet spot to renew their vows when the time came to celebrate a milestone anniversary.  And luckily for us, their beautiful 10 year anniversary vow renewal ceremony […]

One of the unexpected gifts of the current pandemic has been the gift of more time!  I just love photographing engagement sessions, but my busy wedding schedule means they can be really hard to fit in.  Which is why I had just the best time ever roaming through the mountains with Allison and Vince.  A […]

Lizzy and Coburn’s beautiful wedding day was preceded by many twists and turns thanks to the pandemic.  The large wedding they had lovingly planned turned into an intimate day for just the two of them and a few very close family members and loved ones.  All those who are near and dear to Lizzy and […]

Maybe it’s because I’ve missed being with other people.  Maybe it’s because we couldn’t have ordered up a more perfect summer afternoon if we had tried.  Maybe it’s because small weddings are my favorite.   But I think it’s mostly because we got to spend the day with some genuinely wonderful people.  Daron and Paul are […]

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On March 28th, Lauryn and David were supposed to be standing in a sandy tropical paradise in Jamaica, joined by their families and saying “I do”.  But, plot twist… half way through March, the whole world was changed by a global pandemic. And so it was that April 18th found this incredibly sweet couple sharing […]

A Sweet Sixteen in Quarantine is not exactly what we were planning…but it is what we got.  So, like the rest of the world, we are doing our best to make lemonade from lemons.  Meet Belle.  My beautiful, quirky, crazy-smart, astrophysicist wanna be, almost sixteen year old daughter.  When she is not gathering “fun facts […]

I always feel so sentimental about wedding photos – but these ones are especially getting me.  Maybe it’s because they feel like the “last good day”…before everything changed and the world got turned upside down a little.  Of course there will be lots more “good days”, but right now, I am so very thankful we […]

We were so excited to begin the month of March with the cheer filled wedding of Honey and Wes!  This lovely couple added so many fun elements to their special day…from the sweet strawberries adorning their wedding cake, to the special first dance song performed by the brides own mother and brother.  Honey’s mom Vih […]

This was a simply magical day at the Golden Horseshoe Inn!  We absolutely loved all the charming decor touches and all the sweet people involved in Katlynn and Scott’s elegant rustic wedding day!  There is just something about a pale blue wedding taking place in the Blue Ridge mountains…it feels like the whole world has […]

Valentines Day 2020 was like stepping into a Hallmark movie at the Golden Horseshoe Inn all thanks to the beautiful love story of Stasha and Francis!  A special sweethearts table for two, a perfect, tiny wedding cake bedecked with lush flowers, and a bouquet whose trailing ribbons danced in the winter breeze.  A bride who […]

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There is an art to appreciating each moment as it comes.  An art to not getting so caught up in “what could be” that “right now” is forgotten.  Our sweet couple Kaitlyn and Daniel helped me remember this wisdom in the most magical way, on their wedding day!  As many of our couples do, they […]

We thought our 2019 wedding season had come to a beautiful end, but December had one more surprise in store for us…a surprise elopement!  Mandy and Bryn have had a whirlwind of a year, and decided to end it with a very special wedding day!  With three days to prepare, it was all hands on […]

50 Favorite Black and White Wedding Photos from our 2019 season It is with amazement and gratitude that I’ve spent the past few days looking over all the weddings I’ve photographed at the Golden Horseshoe Inn in 2019!  So many beautiful moments, and so many wonderful couples!  Of the 48 weddings we hosted this year, […]

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