As an Asheville wedding photographer and Charlotte wedding photographer in North Carolina, I have made it my personal mission to offer couples planning a wedding day romantic, natural, and documentary style photography for any destination throughout the United States and worldwide. I love being able to tell your love story and give couples a photojournalistic wedding experience as your wedding photographer. Nothing brings me more joy than photographing couples in natural and organic wedding locations and venues. These locations include the mountains in North Carolina, the cobblestone streets of Charleston South Carolina, and farm weddings in the rolling hills and vineyard weddings of Virginia. I love to travel and consider it a unique and fun experience to photograph weddings in new locations. I love being able to give a personalized experience of documenting your love story as your wedding photographer.
While I am physically located in the Charlotte metro area as a professional Charlotte wedding photographer, I am available for those genuine, romantic, and outdoor inspired couples who are looking for a unique and memorable experience when it comes to their professional wedding photography. Other fantastic cities that I like to focus my wedding photography on include Asheville, Boone, Blue Ridge Mountains, Savannah, Wilmington, Black Mountain NC, Hendersonville NC, Charlottesville Virginia, Weaverville, and Charleston. I am always up for traveling to new and fantastic locations both in the United States and abroad for couples who strongly value photography as a major investment. Please don't hesitate to contact me for any destination wedding locations. Last year I photographed weddings in Connecticut, California, and Jamaica! I’m always up for a wedding adventure or hiking in the mountains for elopement sessions.
When seeking out your wedding photographer in Asheville, based on my experience as an Asheville wedding photographer, here are some key points that I believe every newly engaged couple should consider when looking for the best Asheville wedding photographer.
A wedding photographers personality is a huge deal in the selection process. This single thing alone can make or break the entire experience with your wedding photographer. Everyone has a unique personality and not everyone's personality is going to mesh well with yours. Don't be afraid to spend a little one on one time with the wedding photographers that are under your consideration so you can feel out their personality traits.
This will be one of the most monumental days in your life. My style of photography is especially personal and emotional and it's important to make sure we are a great fit for one another. I take the time to get to know my couples on a deeper level. My wedding couples are not only my clients, but become friends. In addition, a fantastic wedding photographer will understand that he/she will be required to interact with all sorts of personality types on the actual wedding day. They should be skilled at directing large groups of varying personalities such as all of your family and friends. It's important to select a wedding photographer who has plenty of experience under their belt, which may potentially become a very big deal on the day of your wedding.
Much like personality, every photographer's stylistic approach to their wedding photography is completely unique. Everyone has their own unique twist they put on their images as a signature of their brand and vision as an artist. Since my style is so personal and emotional, it's really important for me to get to know my couples and form relationships with them. I love thoughtful, romantic, sentimental, and intentional people who love the wedding day details and are detail orientated in a personal and sentimental way. As an organic wedding photographer, I consider myself a documentary and lifestyle photographer who uses this approach to photograph the wedding day story with a natural and emotional approach. Having come from a background in psychology, I'm naturally attuned to human interaction and emotion and I love getting to capture the moments that are felt with the heart. I love capturing the in-between natural moments that my couples can enjoy and look back on for years to come.
I would strongly suggest getting familiar with the different stylistic approaches of the Charlotte and Asheville wedding photographers. This may mean scouring their recent blog posts, looking at all of the images in their online portfolio, or even asking them to send you more examples of wedding images. An experienced wedding photographer with an established style will have no problem providing you with multiple examples of recent weddings that will be of interest to you.
Pricing is a big consideration when finding the right wedding photographer. I like to encourage my couples to think outside the box of the wedding day budget. As your Asheville wedding photographer, my job is to provide you with a product and a service that goes beyond the actual wedding day. Your wedding photographer is the only wedding vendor whose job goes beyond the wedding day. When couples are working with Alicia White Photography, I like to consider it an experience from the beginning of booking, to photographing your engagement session, to opening up your wedding packages, to looking through your images for years to come.
I would encourage you to view your wedding photography as an investment. In doing so, it may become more reasonable to invest $2,000 more than you initially anticipated for a product that you will enjoy for the rest of your lives together. Your wedding photos document the one day in which you became a family. When you and your best friend come together, hand in hand, to start this journey as a married couple. Your wedding images may be treasured for generations beyond just yours. For this reason, find the photographer whose personality you love, whose style you identify with, and then figure out how to make the investment in those two things you love.
I am a Charlotte wedding photographer based in the Charlotte metro area offering wedding photography in surrounding cities and suburbs such as Asheville, Charleston, and any other destination wedding venues in the states and abroad. Don't hesitate to contact me directly if you have additional questions on what it takes to find the best wedding photographer in Asheville for you!