Jen Yuson Photography

Jen Yuson Photography Specializing in Asheville wedding photography and portrait photography using both traditional film and digital media.
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Asheville wedding photography, bridal, engagement, portraits, and more from award-winning Asheville photographer Jen Yuson. Also available for photograpy in Greenville, SC and Charlotte, NC

This wedding was near and dear to me since I’ve been friends with Ben for a little over 20 years. We were in a really ba...
11/19/2019
Pittsboro Forest Hall at Chatham Mills Wedding: Ben + Emily – Jen Yuson Photography

This wedding was near and dear to me since I’ve been friends with Ben for a little over 20 years. We were in a really bad band in high school together, his brother was in my wedding party, and I was in his brother’s wedding party. We grew up together. We’re family. So to say that this wedding was special is a big understatement.

Emily, you absolutely make Ben light up and I love the beautiful music you guys make with each other. This is where I tell y’all that I’m not being sappy because they LITERALLY make beautiful music with each other.

Ben is an amazing self-taught banjo player that’s won many a competition in the old time music circuit. And Emily, holy moly, that lady can make a fiddle catch on fire! She’s good.

So what does a musically talented couple do at their wedding? Well, they not only have a First Dance, they add in a First Tune, too!

Here’s to many, many more days filled with laughter and sweet, sweet music! Love y’all!
Photos: Jen Yuson
Venue: Forest Hall at Chatham Mills
Planner: Daryl Eaker of Harmony Weddings and Events
Hair and Makeup: Wedded Kiss
Cake: Confectionate Cakes
Catering: Lucha Tigre
Flowers: Color Fields
Wedding Band: Hot Trail Mix
Officiant: Kelley Porterfield
Bar Services: Pour
Rentals: CE

I loved being able to photograph my daughter’s friend and her family! We are so lucky to have the Biltmore Estate proper...
11/18/2019
Asheville Biltmore Estate Family Portrait – Jen Yuson Photography

I loved being able to photograph my daughter’s friend and her family! We are so lucky to have the Biltmore Estate property to photograph on and I love the autumn light that drenched them!

A little behind the scenes note – my daughter Stella tagged along for this one and was helping to get the girls to laugh and she shared a celebratory hug with her buddy after the family photo session.

Photographer: Jen Yuson

"Mother Nature hates me," Teresa jokingly said when I arrived. Throughout the whole day, the rain would go back and fort...
11/13/2019
Rainy Asheville Franny’s Farm Wedding: Teresa + Andrew – Jen Yuson Photography

"Mother Nature hates me," Teresa jokingly said when I arrived.

Throughout the whole day, the rain would go back and forth from a light mist to a piercing sideways rain and then decrescendo back down to a full pause in the precipitation. Rain on a wedding day gets a bad rap, and as you can see of the photos at the end of the night, you can take some really cool rainy wedding day photos that kinda makes it look like you're amongst the stars. Who doesn't want that?

Thankfully, during many of the portraits, the rain wasn't too bad and we even got to get some photos with a baby goat! To which, I say, "YAASSSS! GOATS!"

Photos: Jen Yuson and Shawn Bauguess
Venue: Franny's Farm
Event Planning: Haley Duyck with Shay Brown Events
Catering: 67 Biltmore Downtown Eatery + Catering
Cake: @Sweets828
Flowers: The talented bride herself!

With over 20 years of marriage, Kristen and Mike are pros at this whole marriage thing! These Floridians sweetly decided...
11/06/2019
Autumn Asheville Vow Renewal – Jen Yuson Photography

With over 20 years of marriage, Kristen and Mike are pros at this whole marriage thing! These Floridians sweetly decided to come up to Asheville (specifically our beautiful mountains) to have their vow renewal. Honestly, it was freezing and windy but oh so worth the views and besides, they had their love to keep them warm.

Here’s to many, many more anniversaries!
Photography: Jen Yuson
Officiant: Susan Marlan of @belovedceremony

I've said it once and gosh darn it, I'll say it again...the sunsets at the Crest Center And Pavilion are EPIC. It did no...
11/04/2019
The Crest Center Wedding: Susan + Matt – Jen Yuson Photography

I've said it once and gosh darn it, I'll say it again...the sunsets at the Crest Center And Pavilion are EPIC. It did not disappoint for Susan and Matt's wedding.

Speaking of epic things, make sure to check out the photo of Susan's friend dressed as Tina Turner serenading her. This got me thinking that we all need a friend in our lives that will dress up as Tina Turner and serenade us!

The Crest Center Wedding: Susan + Matt Posted by Jyuson & filed under Uncategorized. I’ve said it once and gosh darn it, I’ll say it again…the sunsets at the Crest Center are EPIC. It did not disappoint for Susan and Matt’s wedding.Speaking of epic things, make sure to check out the photo of...

Ok, so I probably could have gone with a shorter title but I really couldn't resist. If you met Denali, you would just k...
10/28/2019
Foggy Mountain Asheville Engagement with an adorable dog: Kerry + Wes (and Denali) – Jen Yuson Photography

Ok, so I probably could have gone with a shorter title but I really couldn't resist. If you met Denali, you would just know that that cute little pupper absolutely MUST be included, and honestly, why wouldn't you WANT to include that cute little pupper?

Kerry and Wes were just as adorable. We had so much fun in the mist - we were literally in the clouds up on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Afterwards, we headed back down the mountain and into an entirely different weather pattern...SUN! Gotta love the ever changing scene here in Asheville. :)

Can't wait until May for their Crest Weddings!

The days before the wedding, the forecast said rain. When the morning of the wedding came, it still looked uncooperative...
10/11/2019
Asheville Honeysuckle Hill Wedding: Brittney + Jon – Jen Yuson Photography

The days before the wedding, the forecast said rain. When the morning of the wedding came, it still looked uncooperative. It held off and held off and then 30 minutes before the first look? RAIN. It started off as a mist, a totally doable, almost sorta refreshing mist. Then, it went to an “Uh-oh, pleease don’t do this,” steady drizzle then swiftly made its way to an all out, “Whelp…fudge,” rain storm.

But then, right as they finished getting ready, it stopped. And, hallelujah, we were left with the prettiest light.

Kudos to Brittney and Jon who were super easygoing and unfazed by all of this will it or won’t it weather because the only thing that mattered was the I most definitely dos… forever.

Photography: Jen Yuson and Shawn Bauguess
Venue: Honeysuckle Hill
Planner: Dominique with Smash Events, Inc.
Florals: Smash Events
Catering: Smash Events
Cupcakes: 50/Fifty: The Art of Dessert
DJ: @Collective Music Solutions
Officiant: Lee Gray
Hair/Makeup: About The Face Make Up Artistry by Kayce M. Young)

One of the first things I noticed about Erica is her incredible laugh and smile. It is so contagious and it gave us all ...
10/07/2019
Yesterday Spaces Wedding: Erica + Josh – Jen Yuson Photography

One of the first things I noticed about Erica is her incredible laugh and smile. It is so contagious and it gave us all the warm fuzzies to be able to witness. And we witnessed it a lot that day because Josh is hilarious – like rib-hurting, snort-laughing funny. I love that even after ten years of dating, these two were still so enamored and googly-eyed with each other.

Photography: Jen Yuson and Shawn Bauguess
Venue: Yesterday Spaces
Caterer: Okie Dokies Smokehouse
Floral: Whole Blossoms
Bartenders: Blue Ridge Event Staffing
Hair: Tiffany – Iris Salon
Make-up: Christianna Roy
Cake: 2 - Tier Buttercream Wedding Cakes

I love the Biltmore Estate because there are insanely beautiful photo ops everywhere and I especially love sunflower sea...
09/20/2019
Biltmore Estate Sunflower Family Photos – Jen Yuson Photography

I love the Biltmore Estate because there are insanely beautiful photo ops everywhere and I especially love sunflower season at the Biltmore Estate. Know what else I love? This family. I love all of their sweet, tender moments and all of their hilarious, comical moments. To the moon, you guys!

Additionally, if any of y'all want to book your own sunflower session, feel free to message me. There's probably another two weeks or so left on these beauties!

I was contacted by this couple four days before they arrived to town to say that they were hoping to get married. They h...
09/11/2019
Downtown Asheville Courthouse and Mountain Elopement – Jen Yuson Photography

I was contacted by this couple four days before they arrived to town to say that they were hoping to get married. They had been engaged for the past five years and thought that Asheville would be a great place to elope. (I agree!)

After flying into Charlotte, they drove to Asheville and when they arrived at the Register of Deeds, the nice woman there announced that they probably weren’t performing any more marriages at the courthouse at that late hour so if they wanted to be married that day, then they would need to walk to the jail to get married. *Record screeches to a stop. THE JAIL. THE JAIL?!? Oh what fun we had with the jokes of metaphors but it was nothing but smiles and laughter from these two easygoing lovebirds because…these two just get it.

The woman at the jail so kindly offered to marry them outside so the ceremony would be a little less jail-esque.

After our downtown adventure, we headed up to the Blue Ridge Parkway to take some photos in our little mountain paradise. EPIC views ensued.

I photographed my first wedding in 2002 so it’s safe to say that I’ve photographed A LOT of weddings over the years and ...
09/06/2019
Julia + David: Asheville North Carolina Arboretum Wedding – Jen Yuson Photography

I photographed my first wedding in 2002 so it’s safe to say that I’ve photographed A LOT of weddings over the years and Julia and David’s first look was one of the most precious first looks that I have ever had the honor to witness. These moments reaffirm why I do what I do. I just love the contrast of Julia’s excitement coupled with David trying to keep it together. And, I won’t lie, I definitely teared up in the moment AND again going through the photos later. I challenge you to not do the same! Make sure you see the whole sequence in my blog post - seriously so sweet!

Photography: Jen Yuson and Shawn Bauguess
Planning: Dominique at Smash Events, Inc.
Catering and Flowers: Smash Events
Hotel: Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown
Venue: The North Carolina Arboretum
Makeup: Pop of Color Makeup by Melissa
Cake: 50/Fifty: The Art of Dessert
DJ: DJ Lucas London

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08/21/2019

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https://jenyuson.com/pisgah-inn-wedding-elopement-joe-nat/When people think about eloping in Asheville, I am sure that m...
08/21/2019
Blog | Jen Yuson Photography - Part 2

https://jenyuson.com/pisgah-inn-wedding-elopement-joe-nat/

When people think about eloping in Asheville, I am sure that many envision getting married on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The views at the Hitching Post captured Joe and Nat’s eyes. For those unfamiliar with the Hitching Post at Pisgah Inn, it has the most glorious panoramic views from the Parkway.

Check out Nataly’s lace caplet and grab your handkerchiefs – her abuela made it for her. I love these little sentimental details!

Venue: Pisgah Inn
Reception: Social Lounge

This couple…I love them! I was so lucky to photograph their wedding at the Asheville Botanical Gardens back in 2015. On ...
08/16/2019
Asheville Maternity Portrait: Kaitlyn + Adam – Jen Yuson Photography

This couple…I love them! I was so lucky to photograph their wedding at the Asheville Botanical Gardens back in 2015. On their wedding day there was a deluge of rain – the sky really opened up and we all were beautifully and romantically drenched.

I was ectastic when Kaitlyn messaged me telling me that she was pregnant and wanting maternity portraits. Of course, we should go back to the Asheville Botanical Gardens. It has a special place in their hearts for obvious reasons and Kaitlyn also has this amazing tattoo of the cabin that they were married in front of.

We were able to wind our way through the Botanical Gardens, stopping to take photos in places that we were unable to before due to the torrential downpour on their wedding day. Our final destination was the actual ceremony location. The moment that Kaitlyn and Adam stopped at their ceremony location, it began to RAIN. It was almost as if they stepped on a button and it was so beautiful and we all had such a great laugh. Congrats and love to y’all and your new beautiful baby!!

Fun loving photographer in search of thrill seeking families for a good time with good pictures at the Mountain State Fa...
08/15/2019

Fun loving photographer in search of thrill seeking families for a good time with good pictures at the Mountain State Fair. Did someone say, "Cotton Candy?!? Why sign me up, I say!"

Steps for the perfect Asheville destination wedding:#1 – Gather friends and family#2 – Rent a beautiful, big cabin on a ...
06/04/2019
Alex +Zach: Intimate Asheville Destination Wedding – Jen Yuson Photography

Steps for the perfect Asheville destination wedding:

#1 – Gather friends and family
#2 – Rent a beautiful, big cabin on a gorgeous piece of property nestled amongst the Asheville mountains for said friends and family to stay in
#3 – Laugh and smile the day away whilst marrying your best friend

I am so in love with this beautiful couple and am beyond happy to have photographed their wedding! Congrats, Alex + Zach!

When Andrew contacted me, his excitement was through the roof because he was planning a very special trip for he and his...
06/03/2019
Asheville Biltmore Estate Proposal Photography – Jen Yuson Photography

When Andrew contacted me, his excitement was through the roof because he was planning a very special trip for he and his girlfriend. He planned on proposing to her in front of the Biltmore Estate. The morning of the proposal, we were in constant contact, keeping our eye on the weather. After a brief shower, we were back on track, and he asked and she said yes!

I am so lucky to be a photographer. Robin contacted me because she and her family were going to be vacationing in Ashevi...
06/02/2019
Biltmore Estate Family Lifestyle Photography – Jen Yuson Photography

I am so lucky to be a photographer. Robin contacted me because she and her family were going to be vacationing in Asheville at the Biltmore Estate. Over the course of a few days, she planned on doing several of the Biltmore activities including clay shooting and a tea party since two of her children were having birthdays. She wanted all the fun to be photographed and I was happy to oblige.

Another favorite Asheville location of mine are the Botanical Gardens. I’ve known Ben since we were in a very terrible p...
06/01/2019
Asheville Botanical Gardens Engagement Portrait – Jen Yuson Photography

Another favorite Asheville location of mine are the Botanical Gardens. I’ve known Ben since we were in a very terrible punk rock band in high school together. We practiced maybe one time and had just as many songs. That song was also very terrible. But it was a lot of fun! He grew up to be an amazingly talented banjo player (I did not). And, he’s marrying the most adorable and perfect gal I can think of (Emily, is also insanely talented at playing the fiddle) – so excited for their upcoming wedding!

I always love photographing newborn sessions as it is a reminder of how the first week of your firstborn’s life can be e...
01/29/2019
Asheville Newborn Session – Jen Yuson Photography

I always love photographing newborn sessions as it is a reminder of how the first week of your firstborn’s life can be exhilarating and exhausting, euphoric and disorienting. New parents have such a sweet vulnerability and it is always an extreme honor to witness these first tender moments between them and their baby. Leaves my heart so very full.

Photos: Jen Yuson

The Masonic Temple with its candlelight ceremonies is one of the most romantic places to get married in Asheville. And, ...
01/25/2019
Maddie + Nick: Asheville Masonic Temple and The Century Room Wedding – Jen Yuson Photography

The Masonic Temple with its candlelight ceremonies is one of the most romantic places to get married in Asheville. And, having the reception at the Century Room afforded us a great photo opportunity walking through downtown at night. Bonus – the holiday lights downtown had its opening night that same night!

Shawn and I can’t say enough good things about Maddie + Nick and their larger than life personalities. We had a great time with them and walked away with full hearts at our newfound friends we made in them.

Photos: Jen Yuson and Shawn Bauguess
Ceremony Venue: The Asheville Masonic Temple
Reception Venue and catering: Century Room on the Park
Hair and makeup: @BBFBridal Artistry
My Bouquet: Shady Grove Flowers
The girls bouquets: Trader Joe's-Asheville,NC
The Greenery Centerpieces: Everleaf Decorative Greens, LLC.
Band: Who Rescued Who
Cake: Suárez Bakery (Charlotte)
Cookies: Family and Friends
Dress: J Major's Bridal Boutique (Charlotte)
Wedding Day of Coordinator: Ann Ross with Events For You

Still playing catch up with my blogging! One of the things that I love about weddings is getting to know the families an...
01/22/2019

Still playing catch up with my blogging! One of the things that I love about weddings is getting to know the families and truly feeling a part of them. This wedding left me with all the warm and fuzzies. The icing on the cake was that I was able to photograph with my buddies over at Celine and Company’s On Broadway. AND, I am obsessed with the way BobbyMark’s Designs used the drapes during the ceremony! So gorgeous!

https://jenyuson.com/stephanie-steve-downtown-asheville-on-broadway-wedding/

Photos: Jen Yuson and Shawn Bauguess
Ceremony + Venue Space: Celine and Company Catering "On Broadway"
Officiant: Howard Hanger
Hair and Make Up: Faith Angelique with Atlas Beauty
Caterer: Chef Kim Lloyd with Celine & Company
Flowers and Design: BobbyMark's Designs
Day of Coordination: BobbyMark’s Designs
DJ: Jakub Holy with @brightlightentertainment
Dress: Poffie Girls – Paloma Blanca
Invitations: NoteworthyNotes Chicago

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Y'all, it is downright obscene how far behind I am in blogging! Living in Asheville, I am so fortunate to have the Biltmore Estate so close by. The Biltmore is one of my absolute favorite places to photograph families and this family happens to be one of my absolute favorite families! https://jenyuson.com/biltmore-estate-family-portrait/
Jen you are AMAZING! We are 1000% obsessed with the shots you did to help us get our Etsy site up and running. Your eye is flawless 👀✨👌🏻