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McRae Meadows at Grandfather Mountain Linville, NC

Tasha & Cody

Tasha’s vision was beautiful blue skies with McRae Peak reaching high in the background. But the wedding day was so foggy you could only see a few feet. When it was time for the wedding, the fog lifted enough to see across the meadow and made for some stunning imagery. 

bride and groom in the glens at McRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain, Linville, NC
wedding at McRae Meadows, Grandfather Mountain, Linville, NC
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Tips, Wedding Planning

Your wedding day doesn’t have to be stressful. Read my top ideas to help your special day go smoothly. 

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Newland/Linville, North Carolina

A Mountain View for your wedding day

Appalachian View offers a gorgeous display of Grandfather Mountain on one side of the venue. The other side provides beautiful sunsets to create a perfect backdrop for the ending of your wedding day.  

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Rodney as a boy

meet Rodney

Wedding & Portrait Photographer, Speech Therapist (I know, right?!) and Proud New Uncle

Fueled by equal parts sci-fi and music, I spend my days capturing the kinds of images that make you stop, smile, and ask time to please slow down. Your story…your love… is beautiful and I can’t wait to capture this in images you will treasure for years to come. 

I believe in Jesus, church, and family. In real moments and heartfelt conversations on the front porch. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together.

Btw,  wasn’t I a cute little fella? 🙂 

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know where to start planning your wedding

There is a LOT to juggle when planning your wedding day. It is sometimes hard to know where to start. 

Knowing the steps to take and what to expect as you plan your wedding photography can help alleviate a lot of stress for you and your fiancé. 

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Prep checklists, timelines, First Looks…

Bride lifts her arms to let long white sleeves of her wedding gown billow like wings.
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