There is just something special about Asheville North Carolina. A few months ago, my two good friends and I, Ashton of Ashton Kelley Photography and Amber of Images by Amber Robinson, decided to get away for a few days, just the three of us. We chose Asheville Glamping as our destination. We drove in from our separate hometowns to meet for three days and two nights, and met in the cutest place to sleep in the entire world! As photographers, we obviously had to set up a styled shoot while together, DUH! With the help of my two friends and our lovely modeling couple, Amber and Jaleesa, we set up a styled shoot themed around the place we were staying, Asheville Glamping!
All-in-all, this shoot was for us three photographers to come together and create something fun. As three full-time wedding photographers we often forget to shoot for ourselves. This glamping styled shoot in Asheville was our way of shooting for us and our portfolios. It was a way for us to have a little fun behind the camera without the pressure of paying attention to clients’ expectations. I was so happy when I found Amber and Jaleesa via a model call I put out in The Queen Photographers on Facebook. They are such a lovely couple who are truly SO in love. It was a pleasure to photograph them for this shoot. (Thanks again for driving up to Asheville for us, ladies!!)
This styled shoot was a labor of love. So many great vendors help us bring our vision to life. My friend Lisa at Paper Dreams LLC provided us with a beautiful invitation suite. Thanks to The Prettiest Pieces who provided our rentals and the decor. We used The Mrs. Box and Illume Silks to style our invitation! Our model Jaleesa was in a gown Amber actually found on Amazon! We arranged the florals ourselves (really, Ashton did most of it, ha!) purchased from Whole Foods Asheville, and Verde Studio provided our vintage stamps for detail shots.
I hope you enjoy my favorite images from this Asheville North Carolina styled shoot at Asheville Glamping, and I hope that you find some inspiration in this shoot for your own wedding day! Enjoy!
Words and Photos by Jessica Hunt Photography
Photographer: Jessica Hunt Photography
Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box
Stamp Designer: Verde Studio
Invitation Designer: Papered Dream LLC
Other: Illume Silks
Second Shooter: Images by Amber Robinson
Second Shooter: Ashton Kelley Photography
Design and Decor: The Prettiest Pieces
Event Venue: Asheville Glamping
Jessica Hunt is a wedding and lifestyle photographer based out of Columbia, South Carolina. Jessica Hunt Photography was founded in 2011 and now serves 20 to 25 couples a year throughout their wedding photography experience. Jessica has a passion for enriching the photography community by building real relationships with other business owners and pushing those peers to enhance every portion of their businesses. Jessica Hunt Photography currently serves couples throughout Southeast and is available for worldwide wedding coverage while specializing in naturally-lit, fine art portrait work and photographing classy, head-over-heels-in-love couples!