Ryan and Kelly’s chose to have their wedding at The Olivette in Asheville, NC, a gorgeous wedding venue location right on the French Broad River. It was forecasted to dump rain all day, and that’s basically what it did. Thankfully we had a few breaks here and there, and it ended up being the most perfect day. These two have such a strong connection and love for each other, it’s undeniable.
The rain didn’t stop them from having the best day of their lives, surrounded by their family and friends that are all so dear to them. Kelly’s dad passed away from cancer not long after her wedding, so these photos just mean a whole lot to them, and really became even more special to me. I am beyond honored to do what I do, capturing that Father/Daughter first dance will go down as one of my proudest moments as a photographer. I’ve never seen such emotion from a crowd during those dances. My heart breaks for their family for losing such a wonderful man. I only knew him for a day but his heart was so incredibly kind and I could feel the intense love from everyone for him. The way he looked at Kelly that day will forever be burned into my memory, He was so proud. I hope you can feel something from these photos, too.
Ryan + Kelly, thank you so much for trusting me to capture these moments for you. XOXO