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Katie and Ben were married at the Cliffs at Glassy chapel with reception at the Country Club.  The views were gorgeous and there were so many beautiful moments…

1. Katie did a ‘first sight’ with her bridesmaids, Dad and then Ben. Seeing their expressions makes me remember why I do this job.
2. Ben wiped her tears away during their wedding ceremony. thought I was going to loose it.
3. We climbed on top of the world to get some of the gorgeous views from the Cliffs at Glassy. She went barefoot.
4. Their families were very connected. So much so that the two dads sang on stage together at the reception. Check it out on their montage here…
5. I got bum-rushed by their guests on the dance floor during a ‘spin the bottle dance version. WHOA.

All images copyright 2016 Realities Photography | Cliffs at Glassy Photographer |

Professional Vendor love…

Venue:: The Cliffs at Glassy
Event Planner:: Your Wedding Lady
Hair/make up:: Cotton Rouge and Company
Florist:: Twigs
Cake Artist:: Kathy and Company
Band:: The Business


Allison and Eric had a beautiful wedding at the Omni Grove Park Inn. There were many things that I loved about this wedding but these stood out to me the most…

1. The color palate was one that I would use for my own wedding. Soft pastels in their reception area were truly awesome.
2. After they married, they exited and had a moment of SHEER HAPPINESS! I love that they took a few minutes to take the ceremony in. You can view these sweet moments here on their custom montage…
3. They had a sushi bar!
4. The houpa was important to them, so I was excited that they let me pull off some lighting fun with them later in the evening.
5. The band kept everyone dancing all night long.

Professional Vendor love:
Venue:: Omni Grove Park Inn
Event Planner:: Weddings with Tara
Officiant:: Howard Hangar
Make up and Hair:: Blush Asheville
Floral:: Blossoms at Biltmore Park
Band:: Mr. Potato Head
All images copyright 2016 Realities Photography | Grove Park Inn Wedding photographer |

  • Nancy Cantor - Fabulous pictures by a fantastic photographer!! Thank you Jill for capturing my daughter’s wedding so beautifully!! It was such a pleasure working with you and your work is above and beyond what I could have hoped for!! Our whole wedding team was superb; thank you all for making all of Allison and Eric’s dreams come true!!ReplyCancel

One of my favorite things about documenting weddings is getting to know the couples I photograph. I really connected with this couple and had fun documenting their intimate wedding at the Inn on Biltmore Estate.
Some of my favorite memories from the day…

1. There were only 14 people at their intimate wedding. It was all about the bond among the couple and their families.
2. The view from the Inn on Biltmore, where their ceremony took place, provided us with the perfect mountain backdrop.
3. I almost cried when the groom was saying his vows.
4. While riding in the car together, traveling to my favorite spots to shoot, my SIRIUS XM played a song from Al’s band- moe. Surreal moment to have the guitarist sitting in your backseat while listening to his music.
5. This wedding was full of real moments that unfolded so seamlessly.

Professional Vendor love::
Venue: Inn on Biltmore Estate
Hair: Danielle Snyder from Lola
Make-up: Heather Smith from Studio Chavarria
Flowers: Blossoms at Biltmore Park
All images copyright 2016 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Biltmore Estate Wedding Photographer |

  • Melanie - Jill – your pictures are absolutely stunning!! I am in awe of how beautiful they are. You have such a knack for capturing the spirit of the day & we cannot thank you enough. We will always cherish the perfect memories you gave us.ReplyCancel

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