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When Courtney and Josh first messaged me they had mentioned that they do not live in the Asheville area, but planned on get married in Asheville. They mentioned they wanted a photographer that fits their vision. Of course that hooked me immediately because If they love my work and connect with it then I have a strong feeling we will work great together!

When we started talking about their engagement session I suggested this amazing Dome located at Asheville Glamping. I have always wanted to photograph here but never had the opportunity. Since Courtney told me that her and Josh were huge home bodies and their perfect date night was to cuddle up and watch binge watch Netflix with their dog, I knew this location would be perfect for them and it would be easy for them to fall into one another arms.

I just love their love story. This is how they met in their own words: “Josh and I met as 6th graders at our Middle School. Nothing sparked at the time except the small crush I developed. We were in most of the same classes and slowly integrated into the same friend group. Once we got to high school my crush had developed into something a little stronger. Still apart of the same friend group we both worried  that we would jeopardize a friendship if we ‘went out’. After a couple back and forth’s, we began dating in the 10th grade. Fast forward past high school graduation, his bachelors and masters, my cosmetology career beginning, and his job in higher education accounting taking off. Our love developed, grew, and changed as the years passed. From puppy love to something that neither one of us can put into words most days. He’s a piece of me that I didn’t know I needed.We knew we wanted to be married. There wasn’t a question whether we would or not. Both of us knew that life without the other didn’t make sense. So of course I dropped more than a couple of hints about engagement rings. Every event that came up or anytime we travelled somewhere I wondered if now would be the time.  For my Birthday in July 2017 we took our annual Bull’s Island trip. We have done it for 3 years now. Bulls Island is a barrier island off the coast of South Carolina. As a lover of shelling and shark tooth hunting, I discovered Bulls Island and Josh has taken me for the past couple of birthdays. We hiked out to the boneyard beach area of the island. The ferry takes about 40 people to the island so once everyone spreads out to explore it is pretty secluded. We set up our umbrella and blankets to enjoy lunch and rest. In true Josh fashion he dropped to one knee then and there with the most perfect ring I’ve ever laid eyes on. I’m not even sure what words were said because I was so surprised. It was the perfect proposal for us; private, intimate, and just for us. 10 years of continuous dating led to this moment. He didn’t even have to ask whether I’d marry him or not.. it was always him”.

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In Courtney’s words she describes what she loves about Josh. “What I love most about Josh is that he has never asked me to be anyone but myself. He fully accepts my weird quirks, random obsessions, and scatter brained tendencies. He is my solid ground no matter how high I live in the clouds. Over our many years together our love has grown so much. He’s my best friend in this crazy life and I’m so incredibly lucky to call him mine”.

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In Josh’s words he describes what he loves about Courtney. “One of the many things I have grown to love about Courtney over our 10 years together is her passion for creativity.  Whether it be creating a beautiful hairstyle on a client or mastering a new craft, Courtney always brings a level of passion that amazes me.  Courtney has showed me over the years that what I needed in a partner was someone whose strengths are completely different from mine.  While my creativity may be lacking, Courtney continues to challenge me to adapt and grow in areas where she excels.  Courtney has shaped the person I have become in more ways than she knows.  And with her love, I know she will continue to shape who I am in the years to come.”

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Of course after this cuddly steamy session we had to head to another epic location in Brevard NC. They choose to take photos at this amazing waterfall.

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Can we give more than 5 stars?! Jessica is absolutely amazing and everything you deserve in a photographer on your big day. From start to finish, she was everything we dreamed and more. She has a magical personality and the ability to make every person feel comfortable in front of the camera. By the end of the night it felt like she had been in our friends group for years and captured every moment perfectly. Highly recommend!
- Tiffany + Brandon
Hands down, Jessica is the best photographer around!  I cannot tell you how happy I am that I chose her and how grateful I am that she was able to so beautifully capture the best day of my life. I was very particular when choosing a photographer and chose Jessica based on her talent and her creative ability to think outside the box. I completely trusted her vision so when she suggested we hike to a waterfall in freezing temperatures in January, I agreed and it paid off big time. I ended up with an indescribably gorgeous bridal portrait that looks like it belongs in a magazine. My wedding pictures turned out just as stunning. She made my husband and I feel at ease, which translated into pictures that are truly representative of the love and excitement we felt on our wedding day. A bonus is that Jessica has a great personality and offers a calming presence, which is priceless among the hustle and bustle of a hectic wedding day. I couldn’t be happier with my experience with Jessica and I will continue recommending her to my family and friends!
- Brittany + Michael
Where do I start?? Are you looking for someone who's fun, innovative, and creative? Look no further! Jessica is an absolute pleasure to work with! She shot our engagement, my bridal portraits, and wedding day. Working with her was a breeze! She makes you feel so comfortable during your photo sessions. I cannot stress enough how important a good photographer is. Thanks to Jessica we were able to capture the best memories from the BEST day ever!
- Elizabeth + Manny
If you want the heart of a memory or event remembered, Jessica is the right photographer for you. My wife and I were married 10/14/18, and the first person that popped into my head for a photographer was Jessica. I have worked with her numerous times for other photo shoots and she has the essence to capture beauty in every shot. Looking through her other photos that she posts to social media always sparks creativity and awe. I will continue to always recommend her and Jessica for any special moment to be captured.
- Whitney + Sarah
You should stop looking and book Jessica! Booking her for our wedding was the best decision we made. Her charismatic, fun, and down to earth personality made it easy for my husband and I to feel comfortable in front of the camera. On our wedding day, Jessica was extremely professional but also so personable I felt like she knew exactly what to do to capture the very best photos. Jessica is extremely talented and gets your photos back in a timely manner. I would recommend her to anyone. It was an amazing experience to have her a part of our day.
- Alyse + Spencer
Jessica was the second best thing to happen at my wedding... behind marrying my husband of course ;) I was so stressed because my venue flooded and it was raining all week but she not only agreed to switch locations, she made all the stress go away. I'm still obsessed with our photos! 1000000% worth it. I wish she lived in Texas because I want more photos!!
- Alicia + Jordan
Jessica is one of the best photographers I have ever met. Looking through our photos, there was not one single photo I'm not in love with. My husband and I can be pretty awkward but the way Jessica captured us was awe inspiring. Our wedding album brought tears to our eyes. There wasn't a single detail or emotion missed. Jessica has a talent like no other to capture a mood. While the photos are beautiful works of art, what I love most is that you can see the deep love shared is them. Choosing Jessica will be the best, easiest decision in your process.
- Courtney + Josh
My husband and I wanted a photographer who would help us feel comfortable in front of the camera, and we certainly found it with Jessica. Throughout our engagement shoot and post wedding shoot, she helped guide us so that all of our pictures look natural and match our personality. She has such an amazing ability to capture the beauty of the surroundings as well. Our photos are the talk of the town, and I can't even count how many people called her and used her after seeing our epic pictures. I can't say enough about her and her work. She is just absolutely incredible
- Alexis & Collin
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