Winter Wonderland Wedding

In my 25+ year career as a professional photographer, I STILL experience some wonderful firsts!!!

Last weekend I had the privilege of photographing my first outdoor wedding in a snow storm! It may have been freezing…but the “magic” of the falling snow that transformed the mountain scene into a winter wonderland made it all worthwhile!!!  It truly was an experience I’ll never forget.  The fact that Kaite and Donnie were so incredibly head-over heals in love with each other made it all the more special.  🙂

Many thanks to Cami’s cousin and amazing photographer, Beth at Beth Brown Photography, for making this incredible experience a dream come true.  It was so much fun working with you!

CONGRATULATIONS to Kaite & Donnie! May the road rise up to meet you, my friends…

Amelia’s Senior Portraits

We’ve been best friends with Byron & Kathleen for a looong time. We don’t want to date ourselves, but we’ve known them since the BAE…”Before Amelia Era”!!! 😉

As you can imagine, it’s been a real joy of ours to watch Amelia grow from adorable baby, to cute little girl, and now into the beautiful young lady she’s become! We couldn’t be more proud of the amazing, kind, and giving human being she’s grown into!!!

For something fun and different, Byron, Kathleen, and Amelia joined us for a weekend get-away in Maggie Valley to photograph Amelia’s Senior Portraits. True to the White/Smith tradition, IT RAINED! You see, the number of camping trips and expeditions we’ve been on together, it’s astounding how often it rains. It was only fitting that it rain on this one too. But we don’t think of it as a curse. We think of it as an adventure!

And so, with an ADVENTURE in mind, we forged ahead with our plans to meet in picturesque Cataloochee Valley to photograph Amelia. As a bonus, we got to see a herd of elk grazing in one of the fields. But the real thrill was hanging out with this wonderful family, and capturing beautiful images of their amazing daughter!!!

Thanks for another great expedition, Byron, Kathleen, and Amelia. We can’t wait to see what great things God has in store for you, Amelia! We are so proud of you.