Emily + Collin

February 22, 2020

Emily + Collin reached out to me about their elopement many moons ago. They wanted to get married in the forest and weren’t sure how to go about making that happen. I scouted out a place for their waterfall elopement in Asheville and they committed, site unseen. One of my favorite parts of working with these two was the level of trust and faith they had in me! It’s wildly inspiring to be trusted by your clients. It allows so much room for freedom and creativity!

They said their vows at the tip top of the waterfall. It was emotional; they exchanged beautiful vows and made all of us cry. We spent some time exploring in the surrounding forest. We found all kinds of fun friends but it was so special to watch Emily + Collin interact with the land. Emily was really drawn to a patch of soft green moss and Collin found a late laurel bloom. They spent a lot of time picking sticks out of Emily’s dress – no one hated that. Having a dirty hem by the end of the day is the best anyway. We made friends with a couple of spiders and found an abandoned snail shell for them to take home as a token of their time together in the woods.

When we arrived on the Blue Ridge Parkway we went to a place I call the “yelling rock” (that is another story for another time). We had about 5 minutes of sunlight before the clouds rolled in. They explored the rocks and Collin faced his fear of heights – so proud – on the ledge of a cliff. They laughed, hugged, kissed, and made memories that day. It was an honor to be included in their elopement and I will always look back on it fondly.

To forever, Emily + Collin! Cheers!

  1. Sienna says:

    Okay, I am officially obsessed with this Asheville elopement! Moody vibes, a totally stylish and in love couple…these are pure artistry! Amazing work.

  2. Natalie says:

    I just spent like ten minutes totally fan-girling over this. Your style, the vibes… ugh! Perfect.

  3. Megan Cotton says:

    So dreamy and romantic! I don’t think anyone could of captured their day better <3

  4. Alex C says:

    WOW, I mean SERIOUSLY WOW! This Asheville elopement looks like an absolute dream. Your style mixed with their clear connection makes for such emotive photos and storytelling. Absolutely incredible work!!

  5. Justyna says:

    Such a breathtaking moody elopement! Love every single frame!

  6. So beautiful! I love your moody edits!

  7. Jenn says:

    So MOODY! I love how you’ve truly captured the vibe of this place. It feels like these two are truly having a private experience amongst the clouds. Plus, that dress is INSANE!

  8. Samantha says:

    All I can say right now is freaking wow. I love home timeless and romantic your black&white images look!! I just love EVERYTHING about this elopement and the location looks unreal!!

  9. April says:

    I’m DYING over the moody vibes and pretty greens from this Elopement. I bet the couple loved them!

  10. Katy Homan says:

    Wow – your artistry is amazing! So in love with this beautiful Asheville elopement – so atmospheric!!

  11. Olivia says:

    Holy moly!!! The emotion in these shots, and the fog settling over the mountains- wowza! I absolutely adore the shot of them sitting on the back of the pick-up truck. You nailed this Asheville elopement!

  12. Corey says:

    Wow, it’s so amazing when couples deeply trust you with location scouting site unseen. What an honor! Love their moody photos. Asheville is such a special place.

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