Why choose us?
Most couples offer a disclaimer and say that they feel awkward having their photograph taken. We get it! We capture images in an authentic way and want you to remember how you felt on your wedding day.
Our style errs toward the editorial and classic and we always take into account your comfort level and what suits you. We use our experience to create photography that feels natural for you.
See KIND WORDS from past clients. Also, Wedding Rule voted us Top Asheville Wedding Photographer for 2023-2024!
Are we a great fit for you?
You’ll spend one of the most important days in life with your photography team and we want to make sure that we’re a match. We thrive when we work with romantic & outgoing people who believe in our creativity.
If you’re in love and want to shout it from the rooftops, get in touch! You don’t need to look like a model (we promise!); our best work happens when working with couples who want to have fun on their wedding day.
What is your style of photography?
Our photography style is try to be as invisible as possible throughout the day and to offer gentle guidance during “Couples’ shots, individual portraits & family formals”.
Our goal is for you to enjoy your amazing day as it unfolds and to be present in the moment. There will be times throughout your wedding, where we might offer suggestions to take a photo from great to FABULOUS, but we never forget that this is your wedding.
We’ve created a blog post that will give you a better insight into our style: “How to choose your style of wedding photographer”.
What type of wedding photography coverage do you offer?
Essentially, we have three style of products for you to choose from:
– Weddings: where we are with you from the finishing-up parts of getting ready, to ceremony, through to reception and all of the moments that happen in between. Typically, clients look for 8 to 10 hours of photography coverage. If it’s off-season and/or the days are shorter, some weddings only require 6 hours. Remember that time is your friend, it allows you to be in the moment on your day.
– Elopements (Midweek and/or off-season) where we are with you for approximately 2 to 3 hours (more hours can be added). We will be together for (usually) sunrise or sunset and document your ceremony and the hike up and down (if out in nature), or at your home/holiday rental/chosen venue. Midweek elopements are designed to be with the wedding couple and the closest of their friends & family.
– Adventure Elopements: where we are with you from sun up to sun down! We will help you plan your adventure in the mountains/forest/waterfall – you name it. This is for the adventurous souls, the ones who want to shun tradition and only be in the moment with each other. Alistair and I opted for an all-day elopement (our families and friends lived on different continents!) and so we chose to marry in Australia. We boarded a catamaran that took us to a small atoll, we were married, snorkeled and then sailed home. All-day Elopements can happen anywhere (permits might be required) and we’re used to travel (90+ countries). Inquire!
How much will this cost?
We offer custom-curated wedding photography quotes, in order for it to be as unique as your wedding. Your experience with us starts with us creating the perfect photography timeline. Asheville wedding photography starts at *3600, Asheville midweek elopement photography starts at *1550 and Adventure Elopements start at *4,800. We travel frequently to many places outside of Asheville, please contact us to see for a quotation.
Your personalized quotation is valid for 14 days. Please note that until the contract is signed and deposit paid, your wedding date is not confirmed. *7% sales tax added if you live in North Carolina.
Can we add a second photographer?
A second shooter is offered for wedding ceremonies (excluded for elopements, but this service can be added). If you are having a larger wedding, we can add a second photographer for the entire day.
We have found that unless your wedding has 300+ people and/or you specifically want further photography coverage, having Natasha as the key photographer (and a second for the ceremony) is a perfect fit. We will make sure that you have booked us for enough hours to dedicate time to photograph the two of you together, individually and enjoying time with family & friends.
Rates for second photographers range from $500 – $2,200, (depending on experience of shooter and time required).
We’re busy – how much time do we need to spend with you prior to the wedding?
Our clients are busy people. The time that you will need with us is:
1. Our initial phone chat or video chat (book a 30 minute Zoom session with Natasha)
2. Engagement session (applicable to weddings but can be added for elopements) with personalized engagement shoot consultation
3. Circa 3-4 weeks from your day, (if nothing has changed on your timeline), we’ll spend an hour (up to two) going over final details. If changes were made to your timeline, you’ll communicate with us in advance.
Our first choice of photographer wasn’t available, can you replicate their style?
We love that you have a vision and encourage you to work with a photographer whose style you resonate with. Every photographer has a unique aesthetic made up of: composition, guidance, working with light, editing and most importantly, personality! For that reason, we hope that you are looking at our work because it speaks to you.
Do you take family (formals) photos?
Of course! Family is amazing and we love it when wedding couples want to celebrate with their loved ones.
We have found that anywhere between 12-14 combinations is the “sweet spot” and we will discuss this when we initially meet. We want you to be free to enjoy your day naturally and authentically and usually we spend c.30 minutes on “family formals”.
This way, we can take the photographs and get you back to your party! We’re big advocates for taking (separate) Family Formals prior to the wedding ceremony so that you can relax later in the day.
Can we provide you with a details list?
Let us know if there is a sentimental item to capture, otherwise we ask that you trust our judgment in capturing the details shots at the beginning of the day. We consider this our “warm-up” time and it’s when we will shoot rings & veil etc. When possible, we prefer to capture the items once they’re on you, it’s more meaningful. In our experience, having the MOH/VIP on hand means that we have a contact as soon as we arrive.
How will we receive the gallery and do you offer photo books & prints?
Your digital wedding gallery is delivered using a professional photography site (password protected) and you will have one year from the date of delivery in which to download the photos, as many times as you like. We encourage you (and family & friends) to download them to several different places and devices (cloud storage, USB sticks and even store a USB in a safety deposit box!) and to make sure that you print them.
Photos belong in print! We use printing companies that deal directly with professional photographers and we can discuss adding an album/wall art/prints as an addition to your total wedding cost.
How long before we receive our gallery?
Your digital gallery delivery is delivered within 4-16 weeks (season dependent). We do our best to get you the album as soon as possible, without ‘rushing’ the edits. As mentioned, we personally edit every single photo and want to make sure that all of your shots are beautiful. Peak-season weddings could take up to 16 weeks, simply due to it being the busiest time of the year.
How do you feel about unplugged ceremonies?
It’s preferable to have an “unplugged” ceremony, to avoid having a gallery of people’s hands in the air. A perfect solution is to allow guests “30 seconds” in which to take photos once the wedding couple is together at the altar and then to ask them to place all devices away (and turned to silent). Most couples opt for unplugged and we will happily guide you with how to deliver the news! We will chat about this before your event.
Sunset shots/couple time
In our experience, to create amazing imagery, we ask the wedding couple for time, it’s the most valuable resource on the day. We want to provide you with stunning images that take your breath away. As such, we request that we have 30-40 minutes for couples photos (usually at sunset for softer light), when you will leave behind the festivities for a short while and photograph you as newlyweds!
If you would prefer solely photo-journalistic shots and not have ‘gently curated’ shots, we get it. This is your day and we want you to be happy.
Additionally, we can add a “next day” photoshoot, where you get to dress up again in your wedding gear (how wonderful is that?!) and we head out to the mountains/waterfall for a shoot with just the two of you.
Wedding Planner/Day-of Coordinator
We don’t insist but highly encourage you to hire a wedding planner/coordinator. There are many benefits to this, mainly it’s for your peace of mind & you get to enjoy your day!
Do we need to have professional Hair & Make-Up for the wedding?
If you need to scrimp on one thing for your wedding day, don’t let it be hair & make-up and be sure to get a trial-run! This is from the woman who did her own wedding-day make-up and didn’t have a trial-run for the hair. Mistake, BIG mistake.
Our best piece of wedding advice: get your hair and make-up done professionally! We work with many professional HMU artists and have recommendations for stellar people. Additionally, if you have a bridal party, we would encourage everyone to have professional make-up done, so that your photos will all look consistent.
We’re having an evening ceremony, can you cover that too?
Yes! We love natural light but it can only take you so far. For that reason we’re gear-nerds and pride ourselves on composition and being able to work with multiple lighting scenarios.
Do you offer wedding officiant services?
We’re having a rehearsal, will you cover that?
If it’s important to you, let us know at the time of booking. Additional costs will apply.
Color or Black & White Photography?
Your photos are delivered with the majority of the album being in color, with a few selected shots in black & white.
Do you offer videography?
We do not offer videography as we’ve chosen photography as our craft. However, if you’re looking for a fabulous videographer, check out Martin Film Productions. we love working with them.
If you are working with videographers that we have not worked with previously, we ask that you put us in contact with them in advance of the day. This is to make sure that we are all working to the same goal of providing you with the best (unobtrusive) experience and work cohesively as a team. You’ve hired us for our style primarily as “photo-journalistic” and we’ll want to ensure that the videographers work similarly.
We love to give back to this amazing community in Asheville. All charitable photography requests must be received in writing at least 60 days in advance and be for midweek. Inquire to see if we can help.