Meadowbrook Inn Blowing Rock outdoor wedding photographer

Blue Ridge parkway wedding portrait

Liz and Joe


I’ve known Liz and Joe since August 2012, when they asked me to be the photographer for their Fall outdoor wedding at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock, N.C. I love the North Carolina mountains any time of the year, but being among the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Fall is amazing. The light is so beautiful; the weather is perfect and when the leaves start to change, there’s no where else you’d rather be.

I hit it off with Liz and Joe immediately, and I was excited by all of their ideas. They love the mountains as much as I do, and I loved their choice of Blowing Rock and Meadowbrook Inn; they seemed like the perfect locations for them. Plus, their idea for a First Look session on the Blue Ridge Parkway had me stoked.

On the wedding day, I arrived at the Meadowbrook Inn to get shots of them getting ready. They were both really relaxed, which made for some great casual photos. Then, we went to an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway for the outdoor First Look photos. Wow! What a spectacular setting for them to first see each other on the wedding day. I love First Look sessions because they allow you to pick an awesome location for the couple to first see each other. Plus, it allows me to really be able to show the reaction on the groom’s face when he first sees his bride in her dress; they’re so fun and make for great pictures. As an added bonus, since the couple has already seen each other, we can knock out all the portraits before the wedding, leaving more time for partying after the ceremony. Score!

After all the portraits, we went back to the Meadowbrook Inn for their beautiful outdoor wedding. The reception and partying that followed capped a terrific day. Thank you, Liz and Joe, for choosing me to be your wedding photographer. I loved being part of your day.