Nicole Yang's Branding Session | Raleigh, NC

I don’t share branding sessions often, but I’ve been doing quite a few and have to say, this one is one of my favorites. I also my be biased because Nicole is my best friend, but I’ll let you be the judge. :) I went up to Raleigh to spend the day with her and her bright citrus color palette. As someone who loves neutrals, it made me consider putting more color in my life. I’m obsessed with her vision and how we brought it to life, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Amy Ellis
Cara + Pete's Proposal in Downtown Greenville, SC

It’s always an honor when I’m asked to photograph friends, and especially so when it’s such a beautiful and emotional moment like the proposal. Pete did such an amazing job setting everything up for Cara, every detail was so sweet. My favorite part was Cara realizing their families were watching nearby right after she said yes, and the cheering from strangers who waited around for the big surprise. Check these cuties out! I’m so happy for you two, Cara and Pete!

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Amy Ellis
Rémy and Katie's Kindred Engagement Session | Davidson, NC

If you’ve eve been to Kindred, you know it’s a magical place. I can’t really think of a better establishment to have engagement photos taken, especially if you’re my friend Rémy, who has photographed the food there (and he’s really freaking talented - please check him out here!). He and Katie have spent a lot of time there, so it was the perfect location for this, and for lunch after so I could get to know his awesome fiancé. We had a lovely time hopping around the restaurant and having drinks - and of course milk bread. If you didn’t have milk bread, did you really go to Kindred?

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Amy Ellis
The Best Wedding Venues in Asheville, NC

Engagement season is coming to an end, and that means it’s time to start planning weddings! With half of my weddings taking place in Asheville, I have seen some incredible venues over the years. There are SO MANY in the area, I’m sure it can be overwhelming to anyone looking for venues in WNC. So I decided I’d put together a list of my favorite Asheville wedding venues, all of different varieties and vibes. The landscape is beautiful and the people who help the venues thrive are so kind and accommodating. I hope this guide helps you find your perfect wedding backdrop!

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Amy Ellis
My Favorite Charlotte, NC Wedding Venues

Venues! The true backbone of a wedding, and the first thing you typically book when planning. They set the scene, and sometimes they are so beautiful you can let the space speak for itself without even adding decor. I wanted to bring up a few of my favorite venues in Charlotte, NC. All are very different, but beautiful in their own way. I hope these are helpful while you navigate your way through wedding planning!

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Amy Ellis