Meet Carolyn + Jake

Who are these people who will be hanging out with us on our wedding day?

Husband and Wife. Ben and Leslie. Jim and Pam. Arwen and Aragorn.
Bourbon drinkers, Jesus followers, Tarheels born and bred.
Passionate about making weddings feel and be more real.

Learn more about us, our philosophy about wedding days, and what working with us could look like.
[photos by Amelia Fletcher Photography]

Fire + Rock

Opposites Attract

Carolyn flies this plane, handling most of the day-to-day tasks, editing, and general management. Constantly in motion, constantly moving forward headfirst into whatever is next. Wears her heart on her sleeve. Drinks red wine even though it gives her headaches. Wants the dog in the bed every night. Enneagram 8w7, but learning to let go of control. The fire in the relationship.

Jake supports the operation, second shooting, web-designing, and generally encouraging and cheering forward. Steady, constant, caring, cautious but adventurous. Speaks conversational Arabic. Needs 4 hours alone every week. Concocts bourbon cocktails in his spare time. Best man alive (yes, Carolyn wrote this). Enneagram 9, but knows conflict can be healthy and good sometimes. The rock in the relationship.

Together, we push each other forward, spurring each to greatness, encouraging the other to be the best they can be. Giving space for each to be themselves, while also maintaining our own individual identities.

"I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately,

to suck out the marrow of life"

We love to travel the world (20 countries between us and counting!), seek out hidden bars, float down rivers, jump off waterfalls, and wear our Chacos year-round. We've climbed Angel's Landing in Zion National Park, drank wine under the Eiffel Tower, accidentally bagged a Munro, cliff jumped in the Cinque Terre, Bermuda, Canada, and the Appalachian Mountains, bar hopped in Dublin, hiked the Spanish coast, camped in a hurricane, snorkeled the Mediterranean more times than we can count, and driven on the left side of the road numerous times. Jake is a master fire builder. Carolyn can lick her elbow. We can both drive stick.

All of this is not to brag, or impress you, or make you jealous. It's to prove to you that we are 110% bought into the idea that there is more to life than doing what everyone else is doing. Life is meant to be lived deliberately, and while there is still life to be lived, we will be chasing it with abandon.

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Read what our past clients have to say...

Jessica S.

"Carolyn and Jake gave us permission and created space for us to plan a day that was perfect for us. I got to go hiking, I got to run around in the woods and my dress and get it all dirty and then I got to go do the beautiful bride walk down the aisle and party all night. It was just a perfect blend. A lot of that had to do with them and the communication that they had with us, not pushing us in any direction but really listening to what WE wanted out of our day, without any agenda of their own."

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Brijet S.

"THE BEST EVER! I pray that Carolyn and Jake remain lifelong friends. They captured our love story in a way I could never have imaged...I actually had multiple people envying my photos and regretfully stating that their photographers were strict, rigid and unoriginal...that is the polar opposite of my experience. Carolyn and Jake are adventurous, outgoing, respectful, thoughtful, down to earth, and just the coolest people ever. If you want bomb-ass wedding photographers that are going to take your ideas to the next level, then you found the right ones!!! I'm obsessed!"

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Emily B.

"Carolyn photographed our destination elopement and engagement photos last year. She did an amazing job. I searched instagram for elopement photographers in Asheville and I'm so glad I found her and chose her to capture our perfect day! During both our wedding and engagement session, Carolyn made us feel comfortable to be ourselves and it showed in the pictures...Having her photography skills and knowledge of the area was critical in making our wedding day the best day of our lives. She is the best and if you are considering her just say yes!"

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Anupama P.

"Working with Carolyn was an amazing experience. We had a non-traditional wedding; a private ceremony with family in the mountains and a reception/party in our backyard. Her photos speak for themselves in terms of majestic view, intense color, emotion, adventure and depth. Aside from the photos themselves, Carolyn was both incredibly professional and perhaps more importantly, comfortable to be around. My husband and I were nervous to be in front of the camera, but Carolyn had a wonderful way of making us comfortable. She was able to capture the love and joy we share. Having her at the wedding couldn't have been easier. I would trust her with photographing our wedding again and again and again. You will LOVE working with Carolyn!!"

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Amberly B.

"Words can’t express how amazing Carolyn is!! From the very beginning to our wedding day and even afterwards, the communication has been excellent. Carolyn is a true professional and her work shows. She is kind, patient and also fun to be around! My hubby isn’t really fond of getting his pictures taken, but he felt completely at ease during both shoots. Our pictures from St. Lucia came out even better than I ever imagined. They brought tears to our eyes reminiscing on our perfect day. I would highly recommend Carolyn to anyone looking for memories that will last a lifetime. We couldn't have chosen anyone better."

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