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Shevawn and Jarad had a gorgeous elopement at Biltmore Estate. The only person at their wedding was her awesome 13 year old son.

Some of the highlights from the day include…

1. I signed the marriage certificate as a witness.
2. I was honored to be a part of such an intimate wedding. They were up for wherever I took them.
3. I love January weddings, with or without snow.
4. Their son took a picture with his phone because he wanted to “save the moment.”
5. The sunset clouds were some of the most unique I’d ever seen.

Professional Vendor love::
Venue:: Biltmore Estate
Hair & Make up:: Lola Salon
Floral and Cake:: Biltmore
Officiant:: Susie Greene


Sidney and Ryan had their wedding at the gorgeous chapel at Christ School. The bride’s brother graduated from there so it was a very special location for this family.

There were many things I loved about this beautiful December wedding…

1. The bond between the bride and groom and their siblings was strong and moving for me to capture.
2. Her bouquet had holly berries in it.
3. Guests put the couple on their shoulders on the dance floor. Check it out on their montage here…
4. The ‘departing gift’ was a hand-painted ornament with their names.
5. The couple were hardly separated for the entire day.

All imagery copyright 2016 Jill Schwarzkopf | Christ School wedding photographer | Biltmore Forest Country Club wedding photographer |
Professional Vendor love…

Ceremony Venue: Christ School
Reception Venue: Biltmore Forest Country Club
Florist: Flora
Dresses: Dress Lady
Planners: When in White
Transportation: Elite Limo
Band: East Coast Entertainment, In the Pocket band


Casi’s bridal session rocked! She will be married there in February so it was perfect for our winter bridal session.
Things I loved about this session~

1. She wore 3 different ‘looks’ by adding and removing a black sash. #options
2. Her sister and Mom were super fun and supportive. They even brought champagne to the session!
3. She wore a birdcage veil. One of my favorite things.

Make-up by Blush Asheville
Hair by Hughes Hair Design
Floral by Flora
All images copyright 2015 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Grand Bohemian Wedding Photographer |






  • Casi McCall - I’m in love with these pics Jill! What a fun and special day. You are so wonderful to work with and the pictures turned out perfect. Thanks so much for capturing these moments for me to treasure!!ReplyCancel

This local couple had so many beautiful elements that I had to break this blog post into two parts. I knew the day would be a blast, because they were so much fun at the engagement session we did last summer.

The things that stood out to me throughout the day…

1. The bond between the bride and her sister touched me. She was always making sure Emily’s veil was just right and that she had what she needed. I love sisterly bonds.
2. Their wedding at the Basilica St. Lawrence took me back to 12 years ago when I was married there. So many beautiful memories flood my mind.
3. The bride wanted a photograph with her dog while she was getting ready. Turn up the volume and catch it all here on their custom montage…
4. The couple kissed spontaneously as they were walking back up the isle. Love an authentic moment!
5. Gold theme and floral by the Flower Gallery was celebratory and fit their personalities perfectly.

Stay tuned for Part Two of this wedding.

Professional Vendor love::

Event Planner:: Honey Darling Events
Make-up:: Courtney, Bobbie Brown
Ceremony:: Basilica St. Lawrence
Reception:: Biltmore, Deerpark
Band:: Orange Crush
Cake:: Biltmore
Floral:: Flower Gallery
Transportation:: Blue Ridge Limo

All images copyright @2015 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Basilica St. Lawrence wedding photographer | Biltmore Wedding Photographer |








  • Emily Keenan Cannady - Phillip and I are so pleased with our wedding photographs! Jill managed to capture every moment and emotion perfectly! Realities photography was extremely professional and easy to work with! Jill captured all of the shots that I wanted without me even telling her! She has a great eye and manages to make everyone feel super comfortable! We are so excited to display our photos in our house! We can’t wait to work with Realities again in the future! Thank you Jill!ReplyCancel

  • Phillip Cannady - Jill did a great job. During our engagement pictures and also our wedding pictures she made everyone feel comfortable and got great shots. thanks jill.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Keenan - Jill/Realities Photography captured all the beautiful moments at Emily and Phillip’s Nov. 14th wedding. Jill was everywhere throughout the ceremony and reception and did this without distracting anyone from the events. She has a eye for finding the best place to take the photo and taking the perfect shot.
    We were thrilled with the wedding photos and so enjoyed working with Jill and her team!!!
    Carol KeenanReplyCancel

I love weddings at High Hampton because friends and family stay at this gorgeous location together. We enjoyed working in this gorgeous fall color!

Things that stood out to me at this event…

1. Louise’s dress was super classy and one of my favorites on record.
2. The fall colors at this wedding were exceptionally beautiful.
3. The bridesmaids wore different shades of the same color scheme. I loved this.
4. The groom gave his groomsmen sunglasses as a grooms gift.
5. The band wore leisure suits and delivered some rocked out entertainment. I found myself singing while shooting.

Professional Vendor love::

Planner:: Honey Darling Events
Venue:: High Hampton
Ceremony Music:: Blue Wheel Drive
Pastry:: Ruth and Ranshaw
Rentals:: Professional Party Rentals
Floral:: Flora
Band:: Yacht Rock Review

All images copyright @2015 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | High Hampton Wedding Photographer |