Bethany and Todd were married on a not so sun shiny day in April. Despite their disappointment of having to move their wedding inside, they put on smiles and “rolled with it”. I think God rewarded their good hearts with a miraculous sunset. Why there was a sunset, I don’t know, because it did NOT stop raining. The clouds simply parted at the right moment as the sun set. The staff at the Crest Center were overheard saying it was one of the most beautiful sunsets they had ever seen. I personally have never seen a sunset so orange! It was gorgeous. And as soon as it was over, the clouds and fog rolled in and the mountains were gone again. Priceless.

Here are some of our favorite moments from sweet Bethany and Todd’s beautiful, rainy, cheerful day!

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The cupcakes made by City Bakery were super tasty!
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Customized hershey kisses? Yes! Please!
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Beautiful work by the amazing gals at two buds and a blossom!
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Bethany’s hair and makeup were done by Adorn Salon!
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The first look had to be under the awning due to the rain. But they didn’t let this ruin their moment. We love the grooms reaction especially!
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The pastor Alex Allred of Triangle Church of Christ kept this couple laughing. As a photographer, we appreciate that. The images are so priceless.
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Those moment right after the recessional is some of our favorite moments to capture. Congrats to the new Mr and Mrs!!
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This is when I told Bethany she looked like Mary Poppins. She then promptly struck this pose.
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Sunset + Rain + Bethany and Todd = Gloriousness.
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The bride and groom played a game I had never seen before. They called it “the shoe game.” The Matron of honor, and the best man came up with the questions to ask the bride and groom. The bride and groom took off their shoes. Each one had one of their own shoes and one of the other person’s shoes. They sat back to back and were to answer each question by either holding up the bride’s shoe if they thought she was the answer to the question, or they would hold up the groom’s shoe if they thought he was the answer to the question. Some of the questions were… “Who drives better?” and “Who is a better cook?” It was hilarious their responses and even more hilarious when they answered the question opposite of each other.
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Fantastic entertainment by the band Hot Sauce. They had that party hopping!
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Shout out to M7 Event Solutions for their awesome food and amazing staff!

If you would like to view more of our portfolio check out our flash site! —> Asheville Weddings

Yesterday Michael and I shared in such a beautiful celebration. Rob and Kayleen were married up at Grand Highlands. We were so glad to be a part of this amazing day with two such wonderful friends and two such genuinely sweet people. I can’t wait to show you more from their wedding later. For now, I know Rob and Kayleen wouldn’t mind us sharing this moment with you.

Since it is Mother’s day I need to share a story. One that has changed my life and touched my heart so much. Since becoming friends with Kayleen and Rob over the past 6 months we discovered that Rob’s mother, Nan, was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year. Since then she has undergone surgery and a tough recovery. I can tell this has effected their family and community deeply. I don’t know Nan well but I can tell she is extremely loved by the support all of her family and friends are giving her. We all wore light blue wrist bands on the wedding day that said “Hope for Nan. Team Strength” They were seen everywhere.

The fact that Nan was there to share in Rob and Kayleen’s wedding day is a miracle. She needed the support of a wheel chair but still walked the aisle with Rob and his dad’s help. She was all smiles and had such a great spirit. I can truly tell she is an optimistic person and truly wanted to take in every moment. She cried when she saw Kayleen and was so sweet to everyone she talked to and met.

And then we came to the Mother/Son dance. I wasn’t sure if she would dance with Rob or not, but nothing was going to keep Nan from dancing with her son at his wedding. Rob reached over and picked her up from her wheelchair and held her tight as they danced together. Words can not describe this moment. Precious seems like the right word but at the same time seems like a major understatement. Their wasn’t a dry eye in the room and I could tell it deeply touched the hearts of everyone there.

Now that I am a mother of a one year old little boy, seeing the dances between a mom and her son at weddings touches my heart so much more. I often cry. This time I wept. As I focused in to photograph the hands of Rob and Nan, I thought about how small Rob’s hands once were in hers. As I look at the frailty of her hands and the strength of his I think of a time when that was the opposite. As I saw how Rob held and supported her I thought about how once he depended on her to hold and support him. Life is so precious to me when I see moments like this. The love of a mother and her son is truly beautiful. To me this moment captures the essence of that love.

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  • Patrick Lance - Another amazing job! The way you captured this group is so moving. Thank you for preserving moments like this for this family but also for all of us. Brilliant!!!

  • Sue Brenzel - Beautiful. Great capture of this very special moment.
    Sue, groom’s aunt.

  • gene may - What a beautiful tribute to a most AMAZING Lady and her son on Rob and Kayleen’s Special Day. I know they were both proud to share this moment with others. You two, Michael & Meriah, are truly professional in the manner in which you not only captured this special moment, but also the love and admiration of ALL those around!!!
    Thank you sooo much!!!
    Gene (Father of the Groom)

  • Tom Bruce - Beautiful portrayal of a beautiful wedding dance but, most of all, a beautiful and wonderful Lady and her amazing “Jim Dandy”.

  • Bob Page - Your skills as a photographer are amazing! You do a fine job with the written word, as well. I was crying before I even got to the photographs and, when I did… the waterworks REALLY started.

    Very nicely done, and thank you!

    Bob
    brother and uncle

  • Kimberly Hreha - This is truly beautiful. What a Wonderful Gift you gave them on this Close Loving Family’s Special Day! Amazing job. Amazing Day!

  • Leslie Green (& - Completely indescribable—-thanks so much for capturing a moment that paints a picture of the of the love of every person who knows this wonderful lady & her precious family!! Leslie Green (friend)

  • Elaine Kahn - Your photographs captured the love and commitment this family has for one another, you captured the emotions in each photo. Each tear that was shed was a show of love and strength. Love to the May family. Love you Gene and Nan

  • Catie Green - I could not agree more with Gene’s comment! Serious professional work on such a beautiful moment which we all got to celebrate. My favorite part of all the pictures is that Rob’s blue bracelet is perfectly facing out so we can see that it says “Hope for Nan”. Only God can have the placement for that so perfect, perfect enough to truly be able to capture the moment in pictures so the story can be shared and looked back on.

    I hope to see y’all soon and maybe even for my grand day! Can not wait to see the rest of the pictures!

    ~Catie Green~ (College roomie of the Bride, Kayleen)

  • Kayleen and Rob are married at Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain | Mozingo Photography - […] and grabbed this shot of them soaking it in. You may remember on Mother’s day I blogged the Mother/Son dance with Rob and his mom. To understand this next photo you have to check out that post. Cupcakes […]

Bethany and Todd were married at the Crest center last month. We will show you their wedding next week!:)But first, you HAVE to see Bethany’s bridals which were taken at the majestic Mountain Air Country Club! Todd’s parents own a home there and Bethany thought it would be a good surprise for Todd to have her bridals taken there.

It ranks as one of the coldest shoots I have ever been on, but totally worth it. Bethany is one of the sweetest people on the face of the earth. I enjoyed her enthusiasm despite the cold and she hardly complained at all.

It was great to get to spend time with the “moms” as well. Both Todd and Bethany’s mom came along to help. It was a very special time with this classy beauty!

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Can I just say the clouds did EXACTLY what I wanted them to do? Thank you God for that little gift!
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