Leigh and Kristian were married at Claxton Farms on a beautiful July day. I have to say this couple is dear to my heart for the very reason that they know how to laugh and have a good time. Their smiles light up a room and they are so very kind to all that know them. There are so many shots of them that capture evidence of this that I had a hard time narrowing down the “moment shots” for this blog post!

Starting on the day I met them last fall while photographing their engagement photos I knew that we would get along famously. Crazy, awesome chemistry, easy going, and the feeling that you are hanging out with long time friends made me glad to have the privilege of photographing them.

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The beautiful Claxton Farms! As Asheville wedding photographers this is one of our favorite venues.
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Leigh and Kristian have two pit bull dogs whom are such sweeties. Of course they had to be a part of the wedding party!
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Kristian and the bridal party rode a bus from their hotel to the farm. Michael hitched a ride with them to capture these fun moments.
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So much laughter and fun moments. It was a journalistic photographer’s playground.
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This girl and her awesome tattoos and striking beauty!
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Kristian said he was rethinking the wool suit in July once he arrived but I have to say he rocked it with his feather bow tie, sunglasses, and hat. Rock on Kristian, rock on! The pictures last longer than the heat does.:)
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The “lets not see each other but say hi” shot around the side of the door.
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The bridal party was a merry crowd to say the least. We had a lot of fun with these shots.
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Let the ceremony begin! These pups did SO good.
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Leigh and Kristian wrote their own vows and they were so sweet and heartfelt. Mom was a mess.
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Love those tattoos!
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See what I mean about chemistry!? This couple has it.
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We love Kimberly with Two Buds and a Blossom! She did this amazing floral.
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Shout out to Short Street Cakes for the yummy assortment of desserts!
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Toast time and of course it was full of laughter and smiles.
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Leigh is a dancer and choreographed their first dance. It was seriously cool and very well done by the both of them!
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One of my favorite “details” of this wedding. It was so perfect for couple.
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Let the party begin!
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Many blessings and happy times to Leigh and Kristian as they begin this new chapter in their story.
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Venue coordinator- Tanya Green, Treva Scott
Dress Designer- Romona Keveza
Makeup artist- Adorn
Hair designer- Adorn
Floral designer- Two Buds and a Blossom
Caterer- M7 Events
Ceremony music- Bobby & Blue Ridge Tradition
Reception music- A Bride’s DJ
Minister or officiant- Linda McCallister
Cake designer- Short Street Cakes

To view more of our portfolio check out our website–> Claxton Wedding Photography

It’s Christmas in July… I mean August on the blog today! About this time of the year I start craving cooler weather and Christmastime! That craving reminded me to share this awesome Christmas wedding Olivia and Alex had last December. It was SUCH a great day with such a beautiful couple.

The wedding was held at Windmock at Kinderton in Winston Salem. We had never shot at this venue before and enjoyed the beauty of this massive barn!

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The bride’s mom Renee did the majority of planning and decor and I was stunned by the attention to detail. There were so many unique things about this Christmas wedding as you can see in the detail shots. This moment happened when Renee was showing Olivia the decor of her ceremony. These two women share a special bond and it was great to get to witness the appreciation they have for each other.
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First Look with Dad.
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Prayers around the door before the ceremony!
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Olivia wore her mother’s wedding dress that was made by her grandmother. The dress looked a bit different however because Olivia was invited to be on the television show “Something Borrowed, Something New” and the designers on the show redesigned the dress. It was such a beautiful remake of the dress and it fit Olivia’s personality and style perfectly.
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The fella’s singing “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling!” right before the garter toss. It was epic.
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Wedding coordinator- Renee Manning- Bride’s mom
Venue coordinator- Dawn Sieverson
Dress Designer- Original design by Olivia’s Grandmother, Barbara Reynolds, Redesign by Kelly from the show Something Borrowed, Something New
Hair designer- Megan Driggs
Floral designer- Imagine Flowers, Winston Salem
Caterer- Sweet Basils, Greensboro
Ceremony Music- Elegant Ensembles string Quartet
Cocktail hour music- Tyler Millard Band
Reception DJ- Anything Music
Minister or officiant- Rev. Mike Wynn
Cake designer- Maxie B’s, Greensboro
Videographer- Ana McClure

Michael here. “Baby Baby” Mozingo has arrived! Born on Wednesday, July 29th at 1:16 pm weighing in at 7 lbs. and 2 oz. We are grateful to God for a smooth delivery and a healthy baby boy. Meriah did incredible. A huge dose of gratitude goes to Jill Schwarzkopf with Realities Photography for hanging with us through the day. Her photos really captured the essence of these special moments. Some additional photos were taken by family once Ezra arrived to meet his baby brother. Seeing them meet was one of the most special moments of my life. Enjoy the photos!

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  • Katy Cook - So thrilled! These boys will be the best of friends! Love u all!

  • Ashely & Clay Bruce - Absolutely beautiful family! Congratulations to your family. We can’t wait to meet both boys one day. All our best, Ashely, Clay and Aniston

  • Gary Helns - Love the photos. Congrats!

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