We love a great story and you, my friend, have an amazing one to share.

Western and Eastern North Carolina & south Carolina Wedding Photographer
Covering Lake Lure, Asheville,  Boone, hickory, charlotte, greenville, charleston and Beyond! Now booking Weddings and Elopements for 2024 and 2025!

Let's make some magic.

Okay, I am not a true mountain girl, I grew up in the cornfields of the midwest, but I have lived here for 18 years! How did I get to the mountains? It is a true love story and I cannot wait to tell you....

I am a Farmer's Wife, Lake girl, Family Chef, mom of 2 and adore living in the mountains of North Carolina. 

Welcome, friend! I'm so excited you stopped by. I'm Cristen, lake girl, coffee lover and your new bff.

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We love working with you to not only capture your memories, but to make sure the entire process is as fun and stress-free as possible.

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We get to know our clients, many becoming friends along the way!  We invest the time to learn about you and/or your family and make your day as stress-free as possible!   Now, lets sit at the dock, have some coffee, and hear more about your dream day! 

our style is fresh and airy (with a mix of mountain rustic) giving you timeless Images to look back on.

let's do this!

"Top notch photographer! I found Cristen through a list of vendors with our venue, Rumbling Bald. From our very first email interaction, I knew I wanted to work with her for our special day. She is responsive, enthusiastic, passionate, and knowledgeable about weddings. She was VERY prompt in editing photos- WOW! We can’t even describe the joy we felt on our wedding day, but somehow, Cristen’s photos captured it AND MORE! Thank you so so much for capturing our memories in photos that we will cherish forever."

- Erin & Dan

"Could not have picked a better photographer for our wedding day! Cristen took charge and made sure everything was perfect!"

- sally m.

" I just absolutely love my beautiful pictures!! Cristen was so kind and attentive and made sure I got all the pictures I really wanted! I also noticed during my wedding how attentive she was and really watched the crowd... she captured so many special moments that I missed out on seeing because I couldn't be in 10 places at once (but some how she was)... "

- Alyson M.

storytelling and Lifestyle photography for couples and families, Serving Charlotte, Lake Lure, Asheville, Marion and western North Carolina.

We believe there is wonder in the tiniest of moments

Sally and Matt

"Today is our 10th anniversary! My husband and I were looking back at our wedding pictures...thank you for capturing the day so beautifully. My husband was saying how relaxed you made him feel."

Mother of the Bride

"Cristen made everything easy which is so important when planning a wedding from afar. She was very easy to work with and when we met her the day of the wedding she had us all at ease. Her photos were beautiful and captured the love of the bride and groom."

Kristen & Tim

"Cristen was absolutely awesome to work with! Everything was planned thru e-mail prior to the event; Cristen always responded promptly and ensured I was aware of the entire timeline of the night. She was flexible and accommodating making everyone feel so comfortable."

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