We’ve been shooting with Poppy Popcorn a lot lately. They’re launching a new website and catalogue and we cannot wait to share more images soon!!!!
Brides! Their Asheville Mix make the best welcome bag stuffers!
We’ve gotten to work with Kara and Tick Tock Concierge for a couple of years now and we really admire her dedication to her brand and presence online. Professional photography will really make your business stand out and we think having consistent imagery that showcase’s your business and tells your story is so important. We recently did a Spring inspired shoot with TTC to create some social media content and loved it so much we wanted to blog some of our favorites.
We always try to incorporate some little vignettes and lay-flats into our session as well as some great portraits and lifestyle images of Kara. Thus creating a great mix of visual content for Kara to use on social and web.
Ninety percent of our clients live in other parts of the US and Asheville is a destination wedding location for them! We were thrilled when Emmalyn and Max reached out to us and we learned that they live right here in Asheville. You guys these two are absolutely amazing and it was such a pleasure to be apart of their big day! So much more to come from this intimate wedding but we wanted to post a little sneak peak.
What comes to mind when you think about the term “headshot?” An actor or model trying to find a job? Or maybe it’s a department store studio or the malls of yesteryear with big hair? Headshots have come a long way in the last 10-15 years and thank goodness! What used to be awkward and uncomfortable has become an opportunity to really showcase who you are!
One of our favorite offerings, especially now that we've moved into our studio, is working with people for lifestyle branding and headshots. We love meeting new people, learning about their unique ventures, and supporting independent businesses. Our goal is to make our clients feel comfortable and create some truly fabulous photos- people are often surprised at how good they look and we love being able to show them just that!
So, who even needs a headshot these days? and truly the answer is Everyone! Many people are used to seeing them for business whether as a LinkedIn profile or in an “About” section of a business’s website. But there can be so many more uses for them! It is a great way to build your personal brand whether through a website or other social media outlets. We have people use these services for speaking engagements, programs, or even dating apps. Hiring a professional photographer for headshots can create a strong first impression and really capture your personality through posing, location, composition, lighting, etc., all areas that a professional has the experience and equipment to make happen!
For us, we want to make sure that the whole process feels easy and seamless from an initial inquiry to the final product. Once a session is booked, we help you and/or your team prepare for a great shoot day. This can include sharing our experience with wardrobe options that will not only photograph well but also convey your brand and personal style. It may also be setting up different environments to shoot in such as indoors with natural light, studio lighting, or an outdoor space. Throughout the planning process, we want to provide guidance so that the shoot conveys the feeling you are hoping to create or message you want to share. Don’t worry, we promise to help you with posing so that you feel comfortable! After the shoot, we send over a proof gallery so you have a chance to pick your favorites before we head into post-production. From there, you will receive your final images with the ability to download as high res or social media size while still maintaining the quality of the photo. We also are fortunate to be able to offer prints through our online gallery service.
We would love to help you or your organization put your best face forward so send us an inquiry with your thoughts! Here are some ideas to help get you started:
Option 1: 30 minutes at the RMP studio, one outfit, proof gallery and 3 high res images- $125
Option 2: 1 hour at the RMP studio or on location, 2-3 outfits, proof gallery and 12 high res images- $250
New! Option 3: Headshot Happy Hour. Host a team retreat or fun gathering at an appropriate location and have your friends over for headshot party! You get your headshots taken while hanging with friends and a bit of liquid courage. Pricing depends on group size.
This is more than an excuse for a family photography session and such a momentous occasion to be captured on film. I want you to know that I am right there with you with the selfies and the quick cell phone pics everyday of my life BUT there are some moments (graduating high school being one of them) we just HAVE to do better than that.
If you’re interested in creating some amazing photographs of your graduate? Get in touch and let’s set up a portrait session with the family.
We also offer gift certificates if you want to surprise someone in Asheville graduating in 2019.
Click, wind. It is not a sound you hear very often anymore in the world of photography. People are surprised when the film roll comes out as it is a medium that has not been a regular part of photo shoots for some time. It brings back memories of years ago, memories once captured in a very different way than they are today. This bygone form is a passion for me. Film is simply beautiful. It creates nostalgia, it’s luminous and builds imagery full of soul.
Part of the magic, or challenge, with film is that there isn’t the opportunity to peek at the back of the camera or fix errors in Photoshop. It drives the photographer to be in tune with their surroundings, to pay closer attention to the details, to anticipate the beautiful and the human, to get it all right in camera. Working with film has made me a better photographer and a better artist. There aren’t infinite frames with film, only 16 per roll, so every shot is a decision, the shutter has weight. I need an assistant (enter Lindsay) to hand me film so my clients don’t wait and I don’t skip a beat.
The wedding industry is experiencing a resurgence of film photographers. I am so passionate about this and although I document weddings with my digital cameras as well, I shoot as much film as possible despite the cost. Why? Because it’s just better and in the right light cannot be outdone by any digital camera on the market.
I want every couple to remember their day and every single emotion that went with it. Capturing those feelings for my clients and allowing them to relive it every time they flip through their wedding album is what I’m dedicated to providing with every click and wind of the camera.
Kelly + Scott hired me to take some anniversary portraits at one of their favorite locations in North Carolina before they made the move to the west coast. We ended up shooting their session a little earlier in the day than expected, due to travel plans and some anticipated afternoon thunderstorms. I typically shoot in the late afternoon, when it's a little cooler and hope for some golden hour but it was such a refreshing change to be on top of Craggy in the middle of the day. The weather was perfect, the rhododendrons were starting to bloom and I love how the images turned out, particularly the blues in the bright sunlight.
Biltmore Forest country club is so charming and quickly becoming one of my favorite places to shoot at, especially in the fall. I was so excited to work with Sara and her team at Wedding Connections and Flora's beautiful floral designs are always SO captivating!
I started the day as I always do, arriving a little early to scope out the lay of the land and document some details. It's a good way to ease into the hustle bustle of everything and get acquainted with the families. After a little run in with the local turkey's I found the bride doing her brides-maids hair and makeup, pumped and ready to jump into that dress. We did a little first look which allowed us to get some of the formal portraits out of the way and meant that Jonsie and John could enjoy more of their wedding day and actually attend cocktail hour. I just immediately fell in love with this couple and I had an amazing time documenting their day. They really knew how to have fun and threw an exceptional party! Here's some highlights and vendors below ...
Venue + Catering: Biltmore Forest Country Club | Planner: Wedding Connections | Floral: Flora Asheville | Wedding Cake: Sugar Cloud Bakery| Tent + Rentals: Classic Event Rental | Ceremony Music: The Grit Lickers | Entertainment: Complete Desire on Fire | Second Photographer: Bren Dendy | Film Lab: Photovision |