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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

One of the best things about my job is the interaction I have with my clients. As I listened carefully to what Hannah and Harrison envisioned for their engagement session, it became apparent that FUN was going to be in the mix. They didn’t want the typical stuffy ‘kissy kissy’ pictures they had seen of e-sessions online. I told them I would follow them around and promised to capture their style.
I don’t have to come up with ideas when my clients are this fun, I just shoot when the moments happen.

Looking forward to their Claxton Farms wedding in July. Asheville Event Co and Blossoms at Biltmore Park are sure to make this event uniquely amazing. Stay tuned.

All images copyright 2016 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf |



  • Hannah - THEY’RE PERFECT. Or, as Harrison said, “I don’t need to look at all of them. I was there and that’s how cute we are.” (which is Harrison code for thanks for capturing us in our natural state).ReplyCancel

After getting to know this couple thru their engagement session and bridal portraits, I was excited to capture their gorgeous wedding at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville.
The Hollywood glamour theme ran throughout this gorgeous evening and chilly weather provided the perfect ‘winter effect’ for their February wedding.
I can’t wait to hang out with them this summer and photograph them again for their anniversary next year!

Some of the fun things about this wedding that stood out to me…
1. The brides bond with her sister was super sweet. They wore matching boots and robes while having their make up done.
2. Casi wore a bird cage veil. One of my favorite things.
3. One of the flower girl’s had a dress so poofy that it covered her up completely as she walked down the aisle.
4. The couple had a choreographed first dance that their guests LOOOOOOVED!
5. Their special gift as everyone left was a box of Krispy Creme donuts.

If you missed their wedding, you can view their montage here…

Vendor love::
Venue:: Grand Bohemian Hotel
Planner:: Lisa with Exquisite Events and Consulting
Make up & Hair:: Blush Asheville
Florist:: Flora
Cake:: Tiffany’s Baking Co.
DJ:: Sound Extreme







  • casi arnone - I am so in love with our wedding pics Jill! You captured all the emotions of the day beautifully. Marc and I were lucky to have found you. You were so professional yet laid-back and easy to work with. The moments you managed to capture with our family will displayed in our house for years to come. They are perfection!
    Jill literally spent all day long with me (from breakfast to the final send-off) and never missed a beat. She captured all the images I wanted to document my wedding day. We have received so many compliments on our montage and images, you should be proud. We look forward to working with you in the future. Thank you Jill!!ReplyCancel

It’s always an honor to be published. Borrowed and Blue picked up this wedding for many beautiful reasons. Check it all out here on their site…–2

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

I wanted to include some of my favorite details from this wedding. Her gold decor was so beautiful!


The groom was a musician and surprised her with singing and playing their song.  The guests went wild and it was truly a highlight for the reception.

A family friend of the couple had this cool old car.  I had fun with this one!

Emotion pours out here. The look on Emily’s sister’s face as they hug and say goodbye at the end of the evening makes my heart warm.


  • Emily cannady - I am so glad you received this recognition Jill! You did such an awesome job and captured so many emotions throughout the day! We can’t wait to work with you again in the future!!!ReplyCancel

The results of the best of 2016 Borrowed & Blue awards are here! I am humbled and honored to be voted # 1 by my peers in the wedding industry. After 13 years of documenting weddings and life events, this recognition makes my heart so happy. The relationships that I have built with not only my clients, but the professionals that I work with on these very special events are bonds like no other. We work as a team, we lift each other up, we have each other’s back. There’s something so crazy and cool about this team industry. It takes everyone’s time and full-on talents to create what we want for our clients… the very best.

To view the full list of all categories, you can click here…