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Abundant Blessings

I received a call from Maura, Asheville Planner extraordinaire, asking for the story of their sweet newborn’s baptism to be told with images from the momentous day. I was honored to be a part of such an important event and it had special meaning because our children were baptized in this very church in the exact setting as little Sophie Frank. There was a point during the onointing that I had a ‘flashback’ and my eyes started to well.

Since Maura is in event management for the Biltmore Estate, it was fitting for the sweet brunch reception to be held at Lioncrest at Biltmore. The vintage bird cages, antique plates, and simply stunning vintage decor was perfect. (and oh so much fun to photograph) Many items were from Maura & Tara’s styling company, The Darling Bee.

As time passes by, I realize that tradition, family, friends and what we decide to invest our time in is so very important. More than ever before, I see a growing need for people to connect on a more authentic level. This event reminded me of all that is good in the world. From the sense of peace and family, to the sweetness of the many vintage fabulous details of the decor. This day was personalized for their sweet baby, Sophie Frank. When she is older, I’m sure her parents will share the images and re-live this uber special day. She slept soundly thru most of it.

Photography/Videography by Jill Schwarzkopf
Montage Design by Ian Riley

Fabulous floral by Stacy from the Bloom Room in Asheville. The colors and vintage decor was simple and stunning. Maura really knows details.

All images copyright Jill Schwarzkopf | Realities Photography | Basilica St. Lawrence in Asheville | Biltmore Events at Lioncrest | The Darling Bee |

Event details: Maura with Honey Darling Events
Decor: The Darling Bee
Floral: The Bloom Room
Locations: Basilica of St. Lawrence and the Biltmore Estate
Cake: The Biltmore Estate

  • Maura Scarmack - Completely and totally delicious, Jill! I adore your work – and am so grateful that you were able to share this special occasion with us. We will cherish your images and share them with Sophie Frank as she grows. No one can capture the essence of a family’s love like you. Thank you again and again and again. XOXOXOReplyCancel

  • nicole riley - just lovely! beautiful details and beautiful family. congrats maura and family!ReplyCancel

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