Asheville Elopement Photographer Styled Shoot | Charlotte Wedding Photographer

January 18, 2018

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Well, as you saw from yesterday’s blog post, I had a fantastic time at a photography workshop hosted by Mark Maya and with Fox & Owl Studio near Asheville, NC. (Note: I’m always ready to leave Charlotte and head to Asheville! Look at this mountain sunset. Just look. at. it.)

 

Asheville, NC mountain sunset by Charlotte wedding photographer Claudia Wolff of The Wallflower Photographer

 

I am literally a changed person and wedding photographer thanks to that workshop. Before, I had trouble figuring out what was missing from my images. And then, with a little help from Mark and Shannon and Andrew, I figured it out.

 

Me.

 

It was me who was missing from my images. My images were images that were missing the artist’s signature. They were great, but they were incomplete.

 

But things can and will change. And they did.

 

The styled elopement photography shoot from the workshop was nothing but OMG and EXACTLY what I needed to renew my confidence in myself as a wedding photographer. The couple, married in real life and who comprise Peak Of The Mountain Productions, was seriously en fuego!

 

Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.

 

I had a seriously hard time culling the images from their styled elopement photography shoot. Like, seriously. Extra seriously. With a cherry on top. (And can I say one thing? I dream of being part of a styled shoot as a model with or without my husband. Anyone looking for models? Call me!)

 

Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.

 

Joey and Betsabe have an incredible chemistry between them. I literally felt it the whole time during the shoot! Soooo palpable.

 

Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff. Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff. Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff. Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.

 

That sweet look he’s giving her here! All the feels, y’all. ALL THE FEELS.

 

Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.

 

I loved having the mountains, setting sun, and river down below as part of the background.

 

Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff. Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff. Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff. Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.  Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff. Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff. Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.

 

Love this black & white image so much.

 

   Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.

 

These two made us werk. And I loved every damn second of it.

 

Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.

 

Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff. Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.

 

I fell in love with Joey and B’s facial expressions and their playful banter. At times, it was just too damn cute!

 

Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.
Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.
Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.
Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.
Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.
Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.

 

It was cold evening, but it was a magical evening at the same time.
 Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff. Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.
Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.
Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.

 

OMG, how fucking cute are they?! STOP IT.

 

Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.
Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.
Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.
Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.

 

Joey and B were cute yet smoldering at the same time.

 

Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.
   Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff. Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.
Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.
Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.

 

That part of the styled shoot where it looked like B was undoing Joey’s pants. There were a few audible giggles among us photographers.

 

Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.

 

What started out as golden hour eventually faded to a magical blue hour.

 

Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.
Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.  Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff. Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.

 

(Side note: We were briefly interrupted by my husband driving up the driveway, LOL. I didn’t capture any images of that moment, unfortunately.)

 

And then there’s this. This last image. This is one of my favorites. I love everyone here following Joey and B as we finished up with another amazing styled elopement photography shoot. It was great being surrounded by such talent and sense of community.

 

Joey and Betsabe of Peak of the Mountain Productions pose during a couples' styled shoot at a photography workshop in the mountains near Asheville, NC as captured by Charlotte & Asheville wedding photographer Claudia Wolff.

 

*Le sigh* Yup, I’ll be in love with this shoot all month.

 

So, after short meeting at the end, during which a few of us won some prizes (I won a mentoring session with Fox & Owl Studio, OMG!), the workshop was over. And I was happy yet sad. But more happy than sad.

 

Just like in yesterday’s post, here are a couple more takeaways I had from the workshop.

 

5. I learned to become one with my photography. I learned to infuse my images with myself. I suddenly felt my photography, especially my wedding photography, would never be the same again. And I was excited about that. By actually letting my guard down while capturing images, I captured a series of emotions of which the likes I had never witnessed.

 

My images. They had intense emotion. They had intense connection.

 

Now, I will admit, it did help having Mark, Shannon, Andrew, and the other photographers prompting Joey and B. I tend to get shy when it comes to posing, but now I realized I was making too much work of posing before. I learned to just let things and my future couples be.

 

6. What am I passionate about? I’m passionate about love. I’m passionate about telling stories (via photography and writing/blogging). I love documenting weddings (and, on a smaller scale, working with business owners and entrepreneurs to tell their stories). This is what makes my heart sing. If you look at my website, you’ll see happy couples and confident business owners and entrepreneurs.

 

That’s where I want to be, and that’s where I plan on staying.

 

Again, I have to thank Mark, Shannon and Andrew, and my fellow awesome photographers for making my first photography workshop experience non-intimidating and immensely genuine. I no longer need to be afraid or feel like an imposter or be a perfectionist.

 

I love the mountains and Asheville and can’t wait to return.

 

This photographer may live in Charlotte, but her soul is in Asheville.

 

Love,

 

Claudia
  1. Mariah

    January 20th, 2018 at 12:59 am

    What a stunning couple! I especially loved so many of your faceless portraits, that were able to still convey such emotion. Lovely work.

  2. Claudia Wolff

    February 19th, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Mariah, thank you! I have a thing for faceless portraits and the deep emotion they convey. 🙂

  3. Heather

    January 20th, 2018 at 1:21 am

    So many beautiful images! I can see why t was hard to narrow your gallery down 🙂

  4. Claudia Wolff

    February 19th, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks, Heather! Yes, it truly was tough narrowing everything down. 🙂

  5. Rebecca

    January 20th, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Gorgeous! Love the mood.

  6. Claudia Wolff

    February 19th, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you, Rebecca! 🙂

  7. Erika

    January 20th, 2018 at 5:12 am

    It sounded awesome. The couple has such a great connection and the background,… really wow!! ☺️

  8. Claudia Wolff

    February 19th, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks, Erika! It was absolutely amazing, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat!

  9. Claudia Wolff

    February 19th, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    It really was awesome, and this couple just wowed us all with their amazing chemistry!

  10. Amanda Cantón

    January 20th, 2018 at 7:10 am

    So much beauty here. I’m so happy I found your work!

  11. Claudia Wolff

    February 19th, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you so much, Amanda! That’s means so much to see. 🙂

  12. twyla

    February 1st, 2018 at 2:29 am

    so in love with this session, amazing job!!

  13. Claudia Wolff

    February 19th, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you so much, Twyla! It’s such an honor to receive a comment from you. Working with you either as a client or mentee is on my bucket list. <3

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  1. Mariah

    January 20th, 2018 at 12:59 am

    What a stunning couple! I especially loved so many of your faceless portraits, that were able to still convey such emotion. Lovely work.

  2. Claudia Wolff

    February 19th, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Mariah, thank you! I have a thing for faceless portraits and the deep emotion they convey. 🙂

  3. Heather

    January 20th, 2018 at 1:21 am

    So many beautiful images! I can see why t was hard to narrow your gallery down 🙂

  4. Claudia Wolff

    February 19th, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks, Heather! Yes, it truly was tough narrowing everything down. 🙂

  5. Rebecca

    January 20th, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Gorgeous! Love the mood.

  6. Claudia Wolff

    February 19th, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you, Rebecca! 🙂

  7. Erika

    January 20th, 2018 at 5:12 am

    It sounded awesome. The couple has such a great connection and the background,… really wow!! ☺️

  8. Claudia Wolff

    February 19th, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks, Erika! It was absolutely amazing, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat!

  9. Claudia Wolff

    February 19th, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    It really was awesome, and this couple just wowed us all with their amazing chemistry!

  10. Amanda Cantón

    January 20th, 2018 at 7:10 am

    So much beauty here. I’m so happy I found your work!

  11. Claudia Wolff

    February 19th, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you so much, Amanda! That’s means so much to see. 🙂

  12. twyla

    February 1st, 2018 at 2:29 am

    so in love with this session, amazing job!!

  13. Claudia Wolff

    February 19th, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you so much, Twyla! It’s such an honor to receive a comment from you. Working with you either as a client or mentee is on my bucket list. <3

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