Linville & Banner Elk Wedding Photographer | Rodney Smith Photography


No matter where you are getting married, distance is not an issue. LinvilleBanner ElkBlowing Rock, and the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area are in my backyard, and I absolutely love The Biltmore Estate in Asheville…but no matter where you’re tying the knot, let’s make it happen. The mountains of western North Carolina are especially beautiful, but I love to travel and see other locations in the world, too! Learn more about that on my About page. Let’s get to know each other!

I'm excited you're here!

I'M Rodney

Fine art WEDDING & PORTRAIT Photographer


You’re ready to marry the love of your life. You want to create a day full of sweet moments shared with friends and family. You need a wedding photographer who knows how to capture those moments…these sweet memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. You want a professional who is friendly and helps you feel at ease on your wedding day.  Someone who connects with you . Like I said, you’re in the right place.

I shot my first wedding-on film-back in 1996! I took a hiatus for a while but found a renewed interest in portraiture when I got my first digital camera over a decade ago. Now, I enjoy immortalizing wedding memories of awesome couples like you!

I am excited to hear from you and learn more about how I can help you. Here we go!

Rodney Head Shot

I know you have a lot of options when it comes to North Carolina wedding photographers, so I appreciate you being here! As a native of Avery County and an Appalachian State Alumnus, I truly love this area and congratulate you on choosing the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains for your wedding. You cannot beat the small communities and closeness that exists in western NC. There are almost too many to list…Linville, Banner Elk, Crossnore, Newland, Linville Falls, Boone, Blowing Rock, Altamont…I could go on! I love all of the emotion, love and excitement that has led to the creation of your wedding nuptials. I look forward to hearing from you to talk about all of your gorgeous details. 


a beautiful shoot featuring styles from the 1920s

wedding party
romantic bride and groom

Local or Destination
Elopement or Wedding
Let's go!


Bottom line, no distance is too far. There are so many beautiful places to see in God’s creation and just as many people who are created in His image who are preparing to take vows to spend the rest of their lives together.  And this is a beautiful thing! I’m excited for what He has planned for each of you in your lives!

In today’s world, you have so many options for wedding and portrait photography. But if you want the beautiful photographs you’ve always dreamed of and want to work with someone who will make you feel comfortable during the creative process–I’m your man!

I am based in Crossnore, NC but am available for you wherever you’re having your wedding day. Whether you’re looking for a local Avery photographer for your wedding or for any of your portraiture needs such as senior, family and pet photography, consider me your portrait and wedding photographer. Whether you’re traveling to western NC for your destination wedding or need me to travel to another state, I’m here for you. (Book me for your wedding in Scotland…pretty please!)  Or insert your favorite country here. I want to be there for you wherever your venue. 

I love the western US too.  Grand Teton National Park is one of my favorite places. Absolutely the most beautiful mountains I’ve ever seen! And how about the Oregon Coast, Redwood Forest, and the Cascades in Washington? So many beautiful locations for you to consider. 

I know I can help you achieve what you’re looking for in your wedding photography and will make it a fun process along the way. 

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