the people behind the camera
Hey there! So glad you are here! We're a couple who is all about embracing small moments and finding adventure. That's probably why wedding photography fits us so well. Between the pre-planned schedules of the day, there are always those sweet moments in-between that tell their own stories, the inevitable change of plans that adds a spice of problem-solving. When we aren't photographing a wedding or editing some gorgeous couples, you can find us at a local coffee house or hiking along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
We started Woven Strands Photography in the fall of 2014, newly married and excited about our future together. Now, as husband & wife, we bring two different perspectives to your wedding day. When we are following a gorgeous bride and her handsome groom, we're focused on capturing those spontaneous kisses and contagious laughs. To us, the art of photography is more then the (albeit important) technicalities of the camera- it's about capturing the genuine moments in life that fly by way too fast & the relationships you'll always remember.
Previously Tiny House dwellers, we've moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina to pursue our dreams of being a part of a vibrant, artistic community surrounded by the mountains. We welcomed a little girl in October of 2015 and have realized first-hand how fast life moves and just how important it is to document the little moments as well as the big! Start the conversation about capturing these memories.
Extrovert - ENFP, to be exact. Creative enthusiast & people person. Lover of good conversation and authentic community. My favorite thing about photography is connecting with other people about their stories and capturing a piece of it on camera. I'm the talker of the two of us, the person who uses smilies in emails and asks a ton of questions in our time together. I have no excuse except genuinely wanting to get to know you a bit. What can I say? People are seriously my favorite. In my spare time, I enjoy blogging on my website, www.wifemeandtea.com, exploring cute coffee shops, traveling to new places, and generally being spontaneous.
Favorite Musical Artist: Jenny & Tyler, The Icarus Account
Current Kick: Hiking, hiking, hiking.
Introvert - INFJ. Jeff is the backbone of Woven Strands, both artistically and technically. After being passionate about the visual arts throughout high school, he attended Southeastern University for a degree in Broadcasting. In the fall of 2014, he quit his day job to pursue photography full time. To him, photography is more then just a snap shot of a moment or scene- every frame has its own story, and a thousand small memories with it. Being the finder of these moments and transforming them into timeless art is something that never gets old. Outside of photography, Jeffrey enjoys making and consuming coffee, traveling (but not planning), binging Netflix, and cheering on the BC Eagles.
Favorite Musical Artist: Passenger, Ben Howard, Relient K
Current Kick: Tasting all the local coffee and finding new ways to brew.
If you like what you see, we'd love to connect with you! Since a wedding is one of the most intimate, most raw moments of a person's life, we want to make sure that the four of us click really well and, most importantly, that you trust us to capture these forever memories.
So don't hesitate! Go ahead and visit our contact page to leave us a note, tell us about your wedding, or just say hi! Also be sure to check out the great feedback we've heard from our previous brides + grooms. We look forward to talking with you soon!
behind our name
Woven Strands Photography started out as wishful thinking. As a newly-wed couple stuck in uninspired jobs, we dreamed of creating a business that combined our love for photography and our tendency to celebrate even the smallest of milestones. In August of 2014, we quit our jobs and threw our heart and soul into making a photography company that not only captures beautiful photos, but also tells the real and beautiful stories of couples all over. Since those first few months, we've had the pleasure of photographing weddings all over in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
We knew our name would be an important aspect of our company, and we really wanted it to reflect who we were and what we believed. A verse in the book of Ecclesiastes summed up our views on marriage well; "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."
Thus, our name was born. Woven Strands Photography started as a business created by newly-weds, for soon-to-be newly-weds, and remains a company that celebrates marriage, family, and all aspects of love. Together, we hope to create beautiful, authentic art that empowers and encourages your marriage & family.
Connect with us today to see how we can make your vision & story come to life!