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July 13, 2016

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THE  WEDDING GUIDE

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The wedding day can be hectic, that is no big industry secret.  Sometimes, it is hard to fit everything in AND still have a great time with family and friends.  So when Amanda and Josh were planning their beautiful Asheville destination wedding we decided to add in a destination wedding morning after session to complete their fairytale experience.  What an experience it was!

The couple and many family and friends were staying at Bear Lake Reserve not far from Castle Ladyhawke to make transportation to and from their wedding easier and less stressful.  It also helps that Bear Lake is GORGEOUS.  I’m no stranger to water, having grown up on rivers and the Chesapeake Bay and now living within a stone’s throw of Lake Wylie.  But this water?  This water was crystal clear, even when we were up to our necks!  I’m not going to lie it definitely helps…there is nothing worse that stepping on some strange “thing” in murky water.

So Amanda and Josh agreed to meet Stefanie (my side-kick for the weekend and amazing photographer friend slash canoe navigator) and I at 5:30am the morning after their wedding, back in full wedding attire.  Stefanie worked her bouquet preservation magic after a very long wedding day, while I uploaded and backed up all of the images from the wedding.  We then had to settle ourselves down in our hotel room knowing that at most we were going to get 2 hours of sleep.  Was it worth it?  You tell me:

Special Thanks:

Bear Lake Reserve

Stefanie Morris (film photography and canoe rowing/navigation/deep water wading)

Destination wedding morning after session pictures

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  1. Andrea says:

    Oh my gosh! I so freakin’ LOVE these photos!!! Simply gorgeous. Great work!!

  2. Dannie says:

    Morning after sessions?! Why have I not heard of these?! These are gorgeous, nicely done! 🙂

  3. Sandra says:

    I am such a chaser of the mystical morning light lately and what a beautiful setting for a morning session when they are in their element and no pressure!! These are gorgeous!!!

  4. What a beautiful session! I’d get out of bed for that too 🙂

  5. Wow! What a beautiful session and image!

  6. Danielle says:

    These are beautiful!!

  7. Andrea says:

    What an amazing idea, morning after. This session is just gorgeous! LOVE them all.

  8. What a gorgeous location and session!

  9. Laura says:

    These are amazing and so romantic! Great job!

  10. This is so beautiful! It was indeed worth getting up early!

  11. Tami Keehn says:

    Uhhh…this session is breathtaking!! What beautiful work!

  12. Tami Keehn says:

    This is so beautiful! Gorgeous work! <3

  13. Olga Levien says:

    that is amazing! Love!

  14. SO gorgeous! <3 Definitely worth it!!

  15. This is amazing! Definitely worth getting up early for!

  16. Urška Majer says:

    This is so gorgeous!

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