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Hi I'm Erin!! I'm an intimate wedding & elopement photographer. The posts you'll find here are written by me to inspire and educate couples who are planning their wedding.


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Airbnb’s have become more and more popular for elopements recently, whether you need a place to stay before the big day, or you want to get married at an airbnb, these are some beautiful options within North Carolina that would be perfect for you!! I did some research to make a list of my favorites […]

Elopements, Wedding Planning

The Best Airbnb’s in North Carolina for a Wedding or Elopement

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I went hiking with these two for their adventure session and we had the best time!! Ellie recommended this hike at Crowders mountain and I’m so glad she did!! Hiking + shooting is the best combination if you ask me!! After the hike, we took photos on the rocks at the top as the sun […]

Couples & Engagements

Ellie & Sandlin’s Adventure Session

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Some of my favorite photos from this elopement styled shoot at Max Patch in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains!! This shoot was straight out of my dreams, from the location, the couple, the florals and the weather, it was beyond perfect. It POURED as we were driving there, but once we arrived the sun came […]

Couples & Engagements, Elopements, Galleries, Weddings

Max Patch, North Carolina Styled Elopement

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If you’re planning a wedding, you’ve most likely seen these two terms pop up a lot!! Elopements have become more and more popular, especially due to the Pandemic. Intimate weddings, also known as “MicroWeddings” are actually quite different than elopements. This post will break down the differences for you!! If you haven’t ready my post […]

Elopement Information, For Couples, Wedding Planning

Elopement vs. Intimate Wedding – What is the Difference?

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What is an elopement?   The majority of people immediately think of eloping as running away and getting married alone and in secret. And while that was the case a while ago, it’s much different now. This is my definition of what an elopement today looks like: AN ELOPEMENT IS AN INTIMATE AND UNIQUELY CRAFTED WEDDING EXPERIENCE THAT […]

Elopement Information

All About Elopements and Why You Should Have One

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To start off this blog post, I thought it would be important to specify exactly what an elopement looks like for those who don’t know!! The majority of people immediately think of eloping as running away and getting married alone and in secret. And while that was the case a while ago, it’s much different […]

Elopement Information, For Couples

Top 5 Reasons to have an Elopement or Intimate Wedding

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This shoot reminded me how much I love capturing the heart and soul behind the people I photograph. I am so appreciative to Em for truly opening up and sharing her heart with me. Em came to me looking for photos for her brand, but also so much more than that. Branding shoots can feel […]


Share the Soul Brand Photoshoot

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Elopement Information, Elopements, Galleries

Bohemian Studio Elopement

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This elopement-inspired shoot is still one of my favorites to date. Last fall, we hiked up Mt. Watatic to capture photos of Emily and David out in nature. Emily hiked up the mountain in her dress and hiking boots, the best combo there is. We got to the top of the mountain just in time […]

Elopement Information, Galleries

Mountaintop Fall Elopement