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Courtney and Brett had their wedding on the front lawn of the Biltmore Estate. The entire day was dreamy and almost surreal. From the horse drawn carriage to the magnificent tent where the reception took place, my clients had a very classy event that was an honor to document.

It takes a wedding team to create such a magical day. Enjoy some vendor love…

Ceremony Venue:: Front Lawn at Biltmore
Planner:: Asheville Event Co.
Make-up:: Blush Asheville
Hair:: Lola Salon
Officiant:: Tim Lolley, Blue Mountain Weddings
Reception Venue:: Italian Gardens at Biltmore
Floral:: Studio Flora Diva
Reception Music:: Onlive
Cake:: Biltmore
Transportation:: Gray Line Trolley/The Trolley Co.

To view Courtney & Brett’s wedding montage, complete with more artistic footage, please visit their custom site at::





  • Courtney - Jill-You are so incredibly talented!! I can’t thank you enough for capturing every special moment of our big day! The pictures are breathtaking! And the montage is beyond what we could have ever imagined!Thanks so much!!ReplyCancel

  • Asheville Event Co - Jill, these images are breathtaking. Beautiful work and what a wonderful day!!

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Katie’s family owns the scenic and historic Skytop Orchard in Flat Rock, NC. It was the perfect location for Katie’s wedding and we had a gorgeous day! The details of this wedding were awesome and truly personal to the couple.
I’m going to tell to story as it goes along.

Creative Partners::

Event Planner:: Maura with Honey Darling Events
Ceremony music:: Cafe String Trio
Caterer:: Melodie McAbee and Erica Pratt
Cake:: Lindsay
Rentals:: Classic Event Rental
Floral Design:: Bloom Room
Videographer:: Six Pence
Hair/Make-up:: Bliss
Reception Music:: Mo’Sol
Transportation:: Elite Limosine (Trollys)


This moment between a mother and her two daughters is filled with so much love.


First sight with their pup. Yes, that’s a GO PRO on his back. My couple wanted to see their wedding from bandit’s perspective.

The orchard provided many beautiful spots for us to shoot.  Some of my faves…

As much as I love photographing couples, it’s the moment when I can capture something REAL that I truly feel like I’ve delivered.


The ceremony location was in the heart of their orchard with an almost 360 degree view.  Some kind of fabulous!


‘Giving her away’ moment shows this family’s special bond.


By documenting a wedding, I mean everything.


The cocktail hour was complete with amazing decor and food.  Ashevillephotographer_0019Ashevillephotographer_0020


The reception tent was truly unique. The underlying theme of the orchard was done in such a beautiful way.




This cake was done by the brides close friend and pastry chef, Lindsey. It moved Katie to tears when she saw it for the first time.Ashevillephotographer_0030Ashevillephotographer_0031Ashevillephotographer_0032Ashevillephotographer_0033Ashevillephotographer_0034Ashevillephotographer_0035Ashevillephotographer_0036Ashevillephotographer_0037


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  • Tim - First!

    What an amazing wedding! Congratulations Sean, Katie & Bandit!


  • Katie Murphy - Wow! We LOVE the pictures and can’t stop looking at them. Thank you for documenting everything so well! It’s fun to relive the day with your pictures. Jill, you were so awesome to work with and we can tell you love what you do, and are very good at it! We can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures and share your blog with family and friends! :) Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Maura Scarmack - Wow! Wow, wow, wow! Amazing images – all of which captured a really special occasion. LOVE – thank you for sharing your talent, Jill. Best to Katie and Sean forever. XXOOReplyCancel

There are many things I love about e-sessions, but my favorite thing is getting to know my clients on a personal level. Not only did Emily and Phillip fill me in on all the fab details about their upcoming wedding at Biltmore, but we were able to connect on a level that will
create a photographic familiarity for next time. We had a gorgeous evening and waited for that ‘golden light’ to shoot some of my faves from this session. I am super excited to be working with this fun Asheville couple. Gotta love local!

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I thought it was super cute when Phillip told me the only photograph he really wanted to have was one like this…


  • Emily Keenan - We are so thrilled with these pictures!!! Great session and Jill was the best! We are so excited for our wedding day pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - Wow, these are fabulous! You two are a beautiful couple. The pics look like a storybook fairy tale, just gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Keenan - Wow…Wow..Wow! Love all the photos and the variety of beautiful settings! Emily and Phillip, you both look awesome. Can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Seldon Jones - Absolutely beautiful photos! xoReplyCancel

Thomas called me about photographing his proposal to Abby at Biltmore Estate. After hearing his story, I was not only moved, but I really wanted to help this couple who had endured so much already.
This is not only a love story, but a true testament of the strength of two amazing individuals. Five months ago, Thomas was in a horrible car accident where he broke his back, sternum, both sides of his clavicle, leg, both ankles and caused major damage to his feet. He even had significant damage to his spinal cord but with no paralysis. Only seconds after a Good Samaritan managed to pull him out of his burning vehicle, the truck exploded. Abby has been by his side thru it all. Seems so fitting that during our session, a rainbow appeared.

I am a strong believer that my clients are drawn to my photographs because of an emotion they feel when they look at them. I’m so happy and filled with gratitude that this couple chose to work with me, in such a beautiful location.

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  • Abby Boyd - Jill, these are fantastic! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this whole day. Jill went above and beyond, capturing one of the best moments of our lives. She worked with us so well, and we were able to just enjoy the moment. Thank you Jill so much!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Stephenson - Jill,
    Thank you so much for helping our son, Thomas, make this surprise proposal as special as he wanted it to be. After all he and Abby have been through and how special we know Abby to be, he really wanted to do this right. Your work is stunningly beautiful and we appreciate the “extra mile” you went to make his dream come true!ReplyCancel

Ginny and Rick were married in Asheville at her hometown church. We went to the North Carolina Arboretum for their first sight and fun couple’s session before their ceremony.

Things I loved about this wedding…

Gorgeous light.
They said their wedding vows in English and then in Spanish.
The speech that Rick’s Mom made to them about being as ONE family now made me cry.
Happy kids were everywhere.
Smiles were a plenty.

Loved her gorgeous bouquet by Blossoms at Biltmore Park.


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  • Ginny O'Kelley - Jill – your photos are just spectacular! Tears come to my eyes as I look at the photos and remember what a wonderful and happy day it was for Rick and I. We will never forget it, thanks to your amazing photographs.ReplyCancel