Already in love with this couple and their chemistry! We can’t wait to share in their big day in September of 2014!
Here are some Autumn loving, fun shots from our E-Session in October!
Mozingo photography is excited to announce that we have just photographed our 100th wedding! It is so hard to believe that we are already at 100 and we feel very blessed and grateful.
Michele and Mark’s Biltmore wine cellar wedding was our 100th wedding! This was also one of the highlights of our Fall season here in the mountains of North Carolina. As Asheville wedding photographers we love all types of weddings, but the smaller weddings always have a special charm. Michele and Mark planned their day to be intimate so they only invited their family. Michael and I SO enjoyed getting to meet all of them. They were such a merry crowd and didn’t even let the unexpected fire alarm and evacuation keep them from laughing and having a good time. (Don’t worry, it was just a tripped wire.
Here are some of our favorite moments of Michele and Mark’s wedding and their “Rock the Frock” the next day.
One of my favorite details of the decor at this wedding were the white branches. As a little girl, Michele loved to climb one of the apple trees on their property. She said she would sit up there for hours with her cat and read. A couple of years ago an ice storm took down that tree. So Michele’s mother cut the branches off and painted them white. They laced flowers around the branches and used them for the decor around the wine cellar. I loved the extra special personal touch this brought to the decor. Such unique sentiment makes my heart happy!
We love Tim Lolley of Blue Mountain Weddings. This photo tells you why we love to call him “Jolly Lolley.”
Shout out to Cody with Cody’s Wedding Creations for a fabulous job on Michele’s hair! Those curls never fell out!
Another fabulous cake by Biltmore’s pastry chef!
Wendy with Blush by Wendy Ballance is one of our favorite make up artists! Once again, she rocked it.
We love it when our couples allow us to photograph them again on a day other than their wedding day. Michele and Mark hired us to shoot a “Rock the Frock” with them the day after their wedding. We were blessed with beautiful November weather and we enjoyed getting to spend the extra time with this couple. So much great conversation and hang out time as we traveled around the Biltmore property.
While Michael is getting this shot…
… Meriah is getting this shot. Two different perspectives of the same moment. I love shooting with my husband!
Today I am attending the funeral of a dear, sweet mother and client. If you had asked me a month ago I would have never imagined this is how I would spend my day.
Anna and her sweet family had a photo session with me in September. They were excited to be welcoming a baby girl in October and wanted to capture this special time in their lives. Anna and I swapped motherhood stories as we walked around Botanical Gardens photographing herself, her son John Marshall, and her husband Brian. Anna has always been so easy to talk to and so very friendly. I loved seeing her interact with John Marshall. He is such a fun little boy and has a boisterous personality. I LOVED getting to photograph him just being himself. I was struck by Anna’s ability to reign him in when needed without extinguishing his boyish nature and personality. She knew how to allow him to be himself. I love that. Anna inspired me to do the same with my own son.
Anna passed away 5 days after giving birth to her beautiful daughter on October 30th. It simply devastated the community around her. She was the principle at Meadowbrook Elementary and SO well loved among the faculty and students. My heart aches for her husband and 2 children. I have been covering them in prayers all week and trying to wrap my head around this tragedy.
As always, tragedies make me run to photos. This tragedy has been a sobering reminder to give my all when photographing families. I am so thankful for these images of Anna. Suddenly they mean so much more than they did before. Suddenly they are some of the last photos you have. I cherish them as I know her family does.
My encouragement to you is, photograph EVERYTHING. Whether you have a really nice camera, a “point and shoot” camera, or a cell phone camera take photos and don’t stop. Take photos at family gatherings and have photos made of your family. Even if you have to hand your cell phone over to a friend to take the photo have a snap shot made of your family every so often. Tragedy may strike in an instance and you never know when a photo will be all you have left.
Here are some happy times with Anna and her sweet family. I share these for us all to remember her, to remember how beautiful and happy she was. I share these because she didn’t get a chance to share them with you and I know she wanted to. I share these because life can be beautiful even when tragedy strikes.
For you Anna.