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This wedding was full of laughter and fun moments! This was a particularly special weekend at High Hampton because they began filming Dirty Dancing 2 there after the weekend was over. It was fitting that the band played ‘I had the Time of My Life,’ from the movie as their last song. Some of the moments that stand out to me…

1. The groom gave custom sunglasses by Red’s Outfitters, a local company in Atlanta where the couple resides. It was a big hit with the guys.
2. The bride wore a gorgeous floral ‘crown’ for the reception.
3. Moscow Mules were served to the wedding party in copper cups right after the ceremony. This was fun and set the mood for their fabulous reception.
4. Laura and Greg never stopped smiling all night.
5. He did the Dirty Dancing ‘lift’ at the end of the reception and the crowd went wild.

Vendor love::
Venue:: High Hampton Inn
Event Planner:: Mary Bell Events
Floral:: Floressence
Officiant:: Wedding Officiant Asheville NC, Jack Hinson
Ceremony Music:: Sarah Moor Trio
Rentals:: Professional Party Rentals
Cake/cupcakes:: Creative Pastries by Sid
Band:: Steele Toe Stiletto

All images copyright 2016 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | High Hampton Wedding Photographer |





  • Laura - Jill – I absolutely love all of these photos. You captured the feel of the day perfectly and were so much fun to work with. The best part is I never felt like we were actually taking photos. I can’t wait to see more :)


Jenny and Trey’s wedding at Homewood was truly a beautiful event.

Some of the highlights from this wedding…

1. Jenny and her friends did their own flowers, and they were beautiful.
2. Their cocktail hour had picnic blankets and lots of kid friendly things to do. Loved the casual and classic feel of this wedding.
3. Jenny’s Dad kept kissing her cheek.
4. This crowd could dance. To view the footage, you can see their montage here…
5. The bride and groom shared a cigar.

All imagery copyright 2016 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Homewood Weddings | My Beloved Homewood |

Venue:: Homewood
Salon:: Adorn
Floral:: DYI
DJ:: Disc Jockey Now
Cake:: Whisk ATL
Caterer:: Allured






The tulip season at Biltmore only lasts about 3 weeks so you have to hit the timing just right to enjoy the splendor of these flowers. The tulip garden is in my top 10 favorite things I love to photograph. I enjoyed getting to know Kathryn and Jonathan as we walked the property at Biltmore.

Things I noticed, and loved…

1. He’s an opera singer and she’s on set design/woodworking. This dynamic is awesome.
2. Kathryn wore a ballgown and wasn’t afraid to walk thru the grass.
3. She has a cool tattoo of geese. There is special story to boot.

All images copyright Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Biltmore Photographer |




I photographed Thomas’ proposal to Abby at the Biltmore Estate. We formed a bond quickly and I couldn’t wait to document their wedding in Nashville at the Scarritt Bennett Center. The church was so beautiful!

Things that stand out to me about this fabulous event…

1. Thomas was in a terrible car accident and Abby has been by his side thru it all. I feel like they have already been ‘tested’ in so many ways. This wedding was all about the strength of their relationship in the most trying of times.
2. They love God.
3. Abby and her dad had a very special bond that I admire.
4. The had a ‘candy bar’ that my assistant and I raided at the end of the evening.
5. Streamers, instead of sparklers!

All images copyright Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Scarritt Bennett Center Wedding | Nashville Wedding Photographer |

Venue:: Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville TN
Hair/Make up:: Jenna Roberts
Florist:: Tim Myatt
Cake:: Megalicious Cakes
Officiant:: David Thomley
Event Coordinator:: Buffey Briley


  • Lisa - Jill was the perfect photographer for our daughter’s wedding. She has an artistic vision that led to spectacular photos from the engagement to the bridal portraits, rehearsal and wedding. Our photos are unique and capture the emotion of each event in a way that is genuine and natural. And she has amazing skills for outdoor settings and lighting. Jill was so easy to work with and put her heart into each of our events. She was exceptionally prompt in getting the images to us and quickly completed edits we requested

    I couldn’t be happier with any part of the process or the photos. I can’t think of a single photo that was missed or anything I would change. Thank you, Jill!!ReplyCancel

  • Abby Stephenson - I cannot say enough about Jill and the work she does. Every time we have worked with her, I am so impressed by her vision, creativity and execution. She easily exceeded our expectations, and I now have images of precious moments she captured that I will treasure for a lifetime. She made everyone feel extremely comfortable and relaxed, and there is absolutely no question that we had the best photographer to work with. Thank you, Jill, for everything you have done for Thomas and I. From photographing our engagement and my bridal session to our wedding, we couldn’t have asked for anything more.ReplyCancel

I met Kelley and Tom when they hired me to capture their one year anniversary. They called me again to shoot their 3 year anniversary and wanted to mix it up a bit so we headed to the River Arts District and then headed to Biltmore. They were married there so Biltmore holds special meaning to them. They became fast friends of mine and I truly enjoy their company and love the vibe when I’m with them. It seems so fitting that the backdrop for some of our the session was all about “Good Vibes.”
Hair and Make up credit to the fabulous Blush Asheville.

To check out their one year session click here…

Kelley + Tom, Biltmore Estate First Anniversary Session

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  • Wendy Ballance - Love you two! Love Jill! LOVE ALL OF IT!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Harris - We had so much fun and the day, week, the trip was so special, this is the cherry on top! Thank you!!!!! So much love and especially good vibes! 😉ReplyCancel