Tina and Adam- A Backyard Wedding in Asheville with Unicorns, Dragons, and Love

Tina and Adam were not my typical wedding couple. When we did their engagement session, it involved a nerdy portrait session, remaking a romance cover novel, and just a slew of silly pics outside in their backyard. Which was soon to be the site of their union, also once the site of the wedding of the previous home owners in the 1960s. So it was laced with tradition and wedding history. They know what they want, and it was all about fun and each other. So of course…I was on board!

The decorations were all made by Tina and her family and friends. The flowers, put together by her mom. All the decorations and accoutrements were put together by loved ones the night before. It was so special how everyone came together to make this happen. This is what weddings are all about.

I love seeing diversity in weddings. Especially here in Asheville. Food trucks at weddings is becoming a fast growing popularity, for so many reasons. Smash Box Mobile Kitchen parked in their driveway and served up hot plates of chicken and waffles, fish tacos, and other crowd favorites. Cakes by Grey supplied amazing cupcakes, which I have to say tasted superb. I haven’t seen cupcakes with filling inside and I’ve been to many a wedding with cupcakes I tell you! I had something with pineapple inside and a whip cream frosting! There was a photo booth in the garage, and a never ending stream of friends wanting to hug and congratulate and have their picture taken with the bride and groom.

Music played into the night from Westsound band and DJ Tommy See played the Bride and Grooms favorites, inspiring them to dance the night away. We ended the night with Dirty Dancing’s Time of My Life, and it was EPIC! Fog machine and laser lights topped it off.

Congratulations to Tina and Adam. Your freak flags can now fly together in this life. I wish you so many years of blissful joy and laughter.

Vendor Love

Photographer- Studio Misha Photography

Makeup and Hair-Ginger with Posh Lash Lounge and Beauty Bar

Cupcakes- Cakes by Melissa Gray- Cakesbygray.com

Catering- Smash Box Mobile Kitchen

Live Band- Westsound

Officiant- Wyman Tannehill

DJ- DJ Mad Sci

Day of Coordinator- Sarah the Extraordinary

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Falling in to Yoga

Sometime one needs an excuse to get off their butt and get out to a beautiful waterfall.  So shooting a yoga portrait in Dupont Nation Forest was a yes YES YeeeeeS!  

Carley Wilson-Cesar is a new upcoming Yogi just graduation from school at Asheville Yoga Center.  We had a great time coming up with poses and pairing it with all the beautiful locations around Hooker Falls area.  Keep in mind that it was FREEZING, so kudos to Carley for being such a trooper.  Nothing like connecting with nature in the 20s wearing yoga clothes.  Hard Core!

If you're a Yogi and interested in working with me on your Yoga Portrait, please contact me!

Studio Misha Featured in Sophie Magazine for Jan/Feb 2018

I still get giddy when I see myself in print! It's such an honor and I don't think I'll ever get over the feeling of it.

Sophie Magazine did a feature on the most recent Fashmob X-Something Simple.  Three of my photos were chosen to be included, one of them making the back Photo Finish full page feature!  SO cool. 

If you've never been to or heard of Fashmob, basically it's a event where photographers, models, designers, stylists, and artists all converge to photograph and play with fashion.  Lots of local designers and boutiques get involved and team up with models, make up artists, and hair stylists to put together looks for models.  Then they walk around and wait to be discovered and photographed. 

It's almost like a fashion scavenger hunt.  Sometimes I'm walking around on the street looking for stylish people and asking them, "Are you a model?"  This gets me some strange looks if they happen to NOT be part of Fashmob.  But there's no way to tell sometimes!! There are some pretty fashionable, gorgeous people around town. Anyway, when you meet up with a participant, you create magic for a few clicks and then on to the next. 

I always enjoy doing this event for many reasons: It gets me out of my comfort zone of talking to and meeting people I don't know, I get to work with new people I never might have met otherwise, and you really have to be spontaneous! You find someone, and have to look around for a place that works.  There's no preset lighting or studio setting. The CITY IS YOUR STUDIO NOW! 

So enjoy my Sophie article and some other photos from the event I've included as well.  And if you're an amateur photographer or model, consider checking out the next Fashmob Event!

Models and Vendor Credits: Misty Brooke wearing Royal Peasantry with MU by Color me Kay, Christine Garvin wearing Honeypot, Jessica Lyn Carter wearing VIRTUE, Wendy Adams wearing Honeypot, Kayla Morgan Beavers wearing Carina Lopez Design inside of Side Show Sweets, Francia Laguerre wearing VIRTUE, Ella Marie Tretter wearing VIRTUE, Christopher Hewitt, Brittany Elizabeth wearing Royal Peasantry,