Best of WNC

Best of WNC

I am sure that you’ve heard how this crisis has placed a halt on small businesses in extreme ways. And I LOVE hearing how this Asheville community is helping one another, so I am going to ask for a little help that won’t cost you a dime and could help me...
March Elopement at Haiku I Do

March Elopement at Haiku I Do

Charlotte started her day at Wink Salon in the Biltmore Village in Asheville, NC surrounded by family and laughter. She had been dreaming of this day for decades and planning it for months. Once her hair and makeup was complete, she headed to her venue, Haiku I Do,...
Senior Photo Session at Cataloochi Ski Resort

Senior Photo Session at Cataloochi Ski Resort

    I met Sebastian and his mom, Tami, at the top of Cataloochi Mountain on a brisk Sunday morning in March. The sun was just coming up over the horizon, and it quickly became evident that these hills were more than just a beautiful scene. These mountains...
Studio Smash Cake Experience!

Studio Smash Cake Experience!

How do you prepare and plan for a 1 year old Smash Cake experience?  I’ll get to that in just a minute, but first, let’s just talk about planning.  I started this year helping other creates get their goals in focus. We took a deep dive into their dreams...
Surprise Engagement downtown Asheville

Surprise Engagement downtown Asheville

This just happened….a surprise engagement in the penthouse of the Jackson Building in downtown Asheville, NC!!!! 😍💕💯♥️!!!! Jimmy called me weeks ago to plan out his Valentine’s Day epic surprise and I’ve been screaming with excitement ever since. It all started...
Extended family photos

Extended family photos

How many families can you place in one image?  It turns out…many! The incredible Ard Family has hailed from South Carolina and their children rarely are able to be in one place at the same time. Therefore, it was a special treat to witness everyone together at...
April’s Portrait Session

April’s Portrait Session

I love when a portrait session can be multi-purposed. April is talented in so many directions that I had a hard time keeping track of it all.  We started at PennyCup Coffee in downtown Asheville to start the branding session. This setting created a fantastic workspace...
Late fall family session in Asheville, NC

Late fall family session in Asheville, NC

How are your holiday cards coming along? I think this one is just needs a stamp, right??!! I LOVED my holiday mini sessions and I can’t wait to post more. Do you need some last minute photos? Holla and we will try to squeeze you in! I believe that anything is...
November Elopement at Haiku I Do in Asheville, NC

November Elopement at Haiku I Do in Asheville, NC

I had the priviledge of meeting Allie and Sheena on the gorgeous morning of November 9th 2019 at Haiku I Do in Asheville. Novemer can be quite chilly so they were thriled it was a warm autumn day that they had been envisioning.  Sheena was prepping in one room and...
Dinovo-Whitehurst Family

Dinovo-Whitehurst Family

Oh family!!! I hope that you are soaking in this season with some family to cuddle up next to and enjoy some traditions with as you make the most of this time together. Even if family are far away, all of this is accessible with other local loved ones too.  May the...
Aubrey’s Senior Portraits

Aubrey’s Senior Portraits

She had a galaxy in her eyes; a universe in her mind. Yesterday she was accepted into my alma mater (University of Dayton). Today she has her head held high and eyes on her new future ahead. Tomorrow will see her taking on the world with abundance. I know for sure...
Ahngel’s Adoption

Ahngel’s Adoption

Can I stop your scroll to tell you about a life changing moment? It all started years ago when Chelsie started praying for the adolescent children in foster care, circling their names and making it a daily devotion to pour love into these sweet children. Through this...
Fall Wedding in Asheville, North Carolina

Fall Wedding in Asheville, North Carolina

Color. There is a big trend in photography to have desaturated colors and take out specific colors altogether. Have you noticed the same? I hope that you can scroll through this feed and see a vibrant variety of shades with true to life sensations. I want you to be...
Fall elopement at Haiku I Do, Asheville

Fall elopement at Haiku I Do, Asheville

Walking into the weekend like…Oh Yeah! You’ve got this, sister! I know that you want to accomplish a million things before Monday and you feel like the clock is already ticking to make the most of your weekend, am I right? Just take one little itty bitty step at...
Lake Lure Luxury Wedding

Lake Lure Luxury Wedding

Sometimes there are no words because the moment of silence is so perfect that any sound coming from vocal chords would disrupt the layers of perfection. And in this moment, everything is still. These humans are placed in a masterpiece of a virtual time capsule of love...
Harmony’s Sweet 16

Harmony’s Sweet 16

These photos mean everything to me. Let me tell you why… This young lady is truly in between worlds. This is not your average teenager, nope…she was an opener for Sarah McLachlan last year, already experienced having a manager and is writing her own music...
Welcome Helena!

Welcome Helena!

New life. New life starts with every breath, every sunrise, every new school year, every new commitment to start again. It’s not just at birth that we are born into this world. Every day can be a decision to start over from the beginning. You don’t have to let your...
Magical Engagement on Max Patch

Magical Engagement on Max Patch

And in this moment, the air stood still, the crickets quieted their song and the sun smiled upon us as Jenny and Nick paused on the top of this ancient mountain to look at each other and give praise that their paths have finally met. They picked sour berries, danced...
Summer Family photo session at Black Balsam

Summer Family photo session at Black Balsam

I see you, little one. Hold on tight. The world is waiting for you to find your light. ⠀ We are waiting for you to see your magic and know that you were placed here for a magnificent reason. There will be bumps, winding paths, and detours along the way. The amazing...
Summer Wedding at Brahma Ridge Event Center

Summer Wedding at Brahma Ridge Event Center

  Are you thinking or dreaming about a summer wedding in Asheville? Look no further- Let this story and these photos gently coax you towards your answer. The backdrop of Brahma Ridge Event Center in Candler, North Carolina will demonstrate the beauty that your...
Sheila Mraz asheville photographer

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