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Rain or shine, Lauren and Jared were beaming on their wedding day! Their ceremony and reception was held at the gorgeous Deerpark at Biltmore Estate. We had umbrellas on hand, but only needed them for a short while.

Some of the things I loved about this wedding…

Jared never stopped holding her hand.
Organic table decor. I’ve never seen something so pure and fresh.
The groom carried Lauren when her feet hurt.
This easy going couple trusted us to provide some creative imagery. We had fun with them.
They had a fire pit for their guests to enjoy smores.

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Getting ready at ALOFT hotel always rocks!

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First sight bliss in the vine columns at Biltmore.

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I was a big fan of this cool fire pit. Smores for these fabulous guests really made the evening fun!

Professional Vendor love::

Planners:: Wedding Connections
Hair:: Emily Wells
Make-up:: Blush by Wendy Balance
Programs:: Dena Rutter
Second Photographer:: Stephen Torrence
Cupcakes:: Short Street
Cake:: Biltmore
Floral:: Blossoms at Biltmore Park
Officiant:: Howard Hanger
Wedding Music:: Donna Germano
Band:: The Buisness, East Coast Entertainment
Trolley:: Gray Line

  • Lauren Pohl - Jill your work is amazing I am so in love with these photos! These pictures capture our day perfectly! Thank you for everything. You are the best!!!!
    xoxo
    Lauren and Jared PohlReplyCancel

  • Andrea Pohl - The initial photo of Jared and Lauren together is exactly how I always envision them…messing with each other and laughing, but this time all dressed up. Very good, I love all photos. AndreaReplyCancel

Emily and Matt had their wedding at Deerpark at the Biltmore Estate. The Bloom Room really made their purple and neon green design elements POP!!! The couple even provided sunglasses, glow sticks, and flip flops for each guest to have and wear at their fun reception/dance party.
There were many beautiful moments throughout their special day. One of my favorite things about shooting this wedding was capturing the sweet friendship with Emily and bridesmaids as well as a connection with her Dad that I just couldn’t stop shooting. To view the emotion, visit the montage below…

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

Professional Vendors::

Venue:: Deerpark at Biltmore
Hair/Make-up:: Suraj Salon
Planner:: Belle Soiree
Florist:: Bloom Room
Second Photographer:: Ian Riley
DJ:: Spintastic Sounds

  • Emily DeCarlo - Jill,

    The pictures are fantastic! We haven’t stopped looking at them! You did such a great job on our wedding day and we are thrilled with the outcome! Thank you so much for capturing all our special moments so perfectly!

    Emily & Matt DeCarloReplyCancel

Katie’s Mom called me over a year ago regarding the wedding photography for her daughter. I never realized how close I would become to her and their entire family as their wedding day drew near. The bride called me months after they booked and told me that her Mom was critically ill, with a serious infection. She was in the hospital for months! There was even ‘talk’ about postponing the wedding. I started praying for her at this time, so seeing her in person at the wedding really hit me. She looked beautiful and did not let the wheelchair keep her from anything that day. (Even walking down the isle and dancing on the dancefloor!)

From the horse-drawn carriage to the fireworks display over the Biltmore House, this wedding was truly an awesome celebration of Katie and Bill’s marriage!

All imagery copyright @2014 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Biltmore Wedding Photographer |

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Professional Vendors::

Venue:: Diana at Biltmore
Planner:: Belle Soiree
Make-up Artist:: Brow Bar of Greenville
Second Photographer:: Stephen Torrence
Officiant:: Tim Lolley, Blue Mountain Weddings
Cake:: Biltmore
Florist:: Bloom Room
Band:: Atlanta Party Band, East Coast Entertainment

  • Carole Marchioli - Jill, thank you so much for preserving Katie and Bill’s wedding memories. The photos are beautiful! You did such a wonderful job capturing the emotions of the day. We were all so happy to celebrate!ReplyCancel

Brittney and William had a beautiful wedding in Hendersonville at Kenmure Country Club. I had the privilege of photographing them last fall for their engagement session, so we were all set for the wedding day! It’s always great to work with my clients before the big day, making things even more comfortable for everyone. One of the things I strive for most throughout the wedding day, is to capture truly authentic moments between the couple. It’s important to know my clients and what is important to them.

From their ‘corner meeting’ to the first dance, this couple’s happiness was definitely contagious.

All images copyright Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf |

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The couple didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, so I suggested the ‘corner meeting.’ They met at the corner and exchanged letters and talked for a few minutes. I loved capturing this exciting time, right before the ceremony. So much fun!

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I loved their seating chart, based on the couple’s favorite travel spots! This was just one of many personalized touches from their day.

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Brittney’s smile was contagious. I don’t think she stopped smiling throughout the entire ceremony. Makes my heart warm.

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All images copyright @2014 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Kenmure Wedding |

The wedding professionals::

Ceremony and Reception Venue:: Kenmure Country Club
Second photographer:: Aaron Morrell
Officiant:: Rev. Mark Hunnicutt of Mud Creek Baptist Church
Ceremony Coordinator:: Lisa G. Jackson
Florist:: Occasions by Emily
Cake:: Icing on the Cake
DJ:: Mountain Top Entertainment
Wedding Dress:: Winnie Couture
Bridesmaids’ Dresses:: Kennedy Blue
Jewelry:: Aurum Studios
Programs and Seating Chart:: Grand Designs by Joanna

  • Brittney Storm Rankin - Jill, these photos are absolutely incredible – you’re awesome at what you do. Thank you for so beautifully capturing our wedding day. I know we’ll enjoy these pictures for years to come.ReplyCancel

Homewood not only provides a classic romantic feel, but it holds a special place for me because my sister was married there 3 years ago. Erin and Marc had their wedding in the Glen of Homewood with cool banjo music and some really sweet moments. We had fun spending a few minutes in the woods after the ceremony, to capture some private moments between this couple.
I had the opportunity to photograph their engagement session in their hometown of Durham last spring. If you want to check out our session, click here.

Dylan Skidmore with Blazin’ Sounds Entertainment provided a serious dance party later that evening. To get the details, click the montage below.

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Copyright @2014 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Homewood Asheville Wedding |

Professional Vendors for this event::
Venue:: Homewood
Day of Planner:: Nicole Bloom, Two Sweet Sparrows
Makeup:: Makeup at the Grove Arcade
Hair:: Sam Ricena
Cake:: Simply Delicious
Second Photographer:: Ian Riley
Florist:: Blossoms at Biltmore Park
Catering:: Dining Innovations
Ceremony Music:: Hank Smith
DJ:: Blazin Sounds Entertainment

  • Erin - Jill, you did such an amazing job making us feel at ease. These pictures are evidence of your skill at photo-documenting the beauty and emotions of a wedding day. You have so much talent and practice your art so well. We were all amazed at how you were able to somehow always be there for great action shots but also never seemed to be too “in your face” … you have great ninja skills.

    Thank you so much for capturing these moments for us to remember for all time!ReplyCancel

    • regina lobree - Jill, you were a wonderful photographer to work with. The amount of time you put into capturing the wedding day was amazing, as seen in your photos. Thank you form making everyone feel comfortable and for taking all the “specific” pictures asked for.ReplyCancel