Native Dreamer Photography

Native Dreamer Photography Artist. Dreamer. Storyteller. Outdoor enthusiast. Lifestyle & Wedding Photographer. Asheville, NC Let's make magic.
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|| Jessica & Dustin || These two and their love. Hot dang! The way they show up with such presence, service and playfuln...
03/06/2020

|| Jessica & Dustin ||

These two and their love. Hot dang! The way they show up with such presence, service and playfulness. My goodness, you cant help but be warmed by the light beaming from theese two when in each others presence. Jessica and Dustin's love story is one of undeniable knowing. From the very beginning, it has always been them.

2020 wedding season is fast approaching and I could not be more excited, honored and humbled to have been chosen to document all of the wild love ahead. Y'all make the world a brighter place.

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I always say I'm gonna share more on here, be more present in posting, be more active in engagment... and then life happens. Life is so damn beautiful and full, I just want to be present in the moment, in the day to day unfoldings. It is all so fleeting. Then I remember how unfair it is to soley keep all of those ethereal moments, enchanting humans, and heart melting images to myself (and my clients.) And the fact that we all forget I even do this for a living if I'm not sharing my work. Whoopsies.

It is important for me to remember the cycber world is (in a strange and beautiful way) a part of the real world... so prepare for the dump of all of the incredible 2019 weddings I was so honored to be a part of... because I showed ya just about a fifth of them.

This wedding season has been an absolute whirlwind. I have never smiled so big, laughed so hard, met so may beautiful hu...
09/30/2019

This wedding season has been an absolute whirlwind. I have never smiled so big, laughed so hard, met so may beautiful humans, shed so many happy tears and felt SO many deep incredible all encompassing emotions as I have in the last 3 months.

To all of the beautiful humans that have chosen me to come alongside them on such a monumental day in their life, THANK YOU! YOU ARE MY WHY! YOUR LOVE IS THE HEART OF NATIVE DREAMER!

Your love story is unique, powerful and so damn mighty. Forever humbled by this career, by the humans it entails and the stories forever captured through my eyes and these lens.

I have so many words on this wedding, on this couple, on this day. But for now, instead of words... take in these images and these action shots of Dalton seeing his beautiful bride Anna for the first time (and losing it.)

Happy Monday, lovers.

Love is a WILD thing! The love and light these two share is one of the brightest, most powerful forces I've encountered....
09/02/2019

Love is a WILD thing!

The love and light these two share is one of the brightest, most powerful forces I've encountered. From the moment Devon and I's paths crossed in Dupont, his love for his special lady was so apparent. When he discovered I was a wedding photographer he went on and on about this woman he would one day make his wife. Naturally, when he contacted me to photograph his surprise proposal... I was over the moon. It was such an honor to be there in the midst of the unfolding of Sydney agreeing to a forever with Devon. His dream girl, at their special spot, agreeing to a lifetime of giggles and sweet nothings.

These images were SO worth hiding behind rocks and bushes to capture the surprise. I've practically edited the entire gallery overnight, but I figured I would contain myself and only share a little of their light with y'all.

Last night was magic. Happy Engagement Sydney & Devon.

In less than 24 hours these incredible humans become husband and wife. There are not words to express my excitement for ...
08/24/2019

In less than 24 hours these incredible humans become husband and wife. There are not words to express my excitement for them in this perfect union and for their families each gaining a new member. The sunset from Anna and Dalton's engagement session is a beautiful reflection of the love they share. Warm, wild and full of color.

One more sleep.

A little Morning dose of Magic from Saturday's soul bonding ceremony in Hot Springs, NC. Every detail so intentionally e...
08/20/2019

A little Morning dose of Magic from Saturday's soul bonding ceremony in Hot Springs, NC. Every detail so intentionally executed by the beautiful bride (who doubles as a rad interior designer) and a ceremony followed by a parade of the guest marching the couple into their forever. Gah! I love my couples. So lovely working with the FABULOUS planners of Honeysuckle & Hive Events. You're the real MVP!

|| Victoria & Rob || 8.10.19 ||Saturday's Wedding was so near and dear to my heart. I've known Victoria since she was ja...
08/16/2019

|| Victoria & Rob || 8.10.19 ||

Saturday's Wedding was so near and dear to my heart. I've known Victoria since she was ja very young lady, running around with my little sister. To witness her as a woman stepping in to the role of a lifelong partner and wife... there just aren't words. Here's a little peak into their magic.

This career is such an overwhelmingly abundant gift to my existence. To come alongside individuals time and time again t...
08/15/2019

This career is such an overwhelmingly abundant gift to my existence.

To come alongside individuals time and time again to capture their lives unfolding, the genuine emotions and the little (BIG) moments in between. It is SO special. Brittany is one of those sweet souls, that I've been given the honor of capturing time and time again. First while growing a little dreamer in her belly, to capturing him newborn, freshly meeting this mighty world, to now... witnessing her empowered through motherhood, heart soo full and more beautiful than a blossoming rose.

Such a gift it is.

Alex and Percy's Old Town Alexandria engagement session was so stinkin sweet! They chose this darling little cafe for th...
05/19/2019

Alex and Percy's Old Town Alexandria engagement session was so stinkin sweet! They chose this darling little cafe for their first location for more than just it's cup of joe. Which let me tell you, its the best joe you'll ever have.

You see... Alex and Percy met up at Misha's for their very first date. Naturally its where you go to capture all that their love has blossomed into since that first date, sitting at that same table. This time, the nervous laughs have been shaped out for deep belly laughs. The flirty gentle touches, now passionate kisses... Best of all, those momentary strangers now wild lover, ready to let into their forever.

So incredibly grateful and humbled to share so much sweetness with my clients. Alex and Percy, next time I'm showing uo with camera in hand, is to watch you say 'I do!'

For those of you who don't know, Native Dreamer Photography first began as a way to document the marvels of this world a...
05/06/2019

For those of you who don't know, Native Dreamer Photography first began as a way to document the marvels of this world and life through Mother Earth and all of her magic. Somewhere along the way, I decided to weave the beautiful people of the world into those images and now I get to share the magic of mama nature and the magic between the humans who make u this world.

I don't really share personal work, my travels or my adventures... (though travel is what I live for) but I'm working to change that. It's important to know who you're getting behind the lens. The way I see the world when I am capturing stories of my own... so here is a place, more magical than most, with my adventure partner, my soul connect, and the muse who helped me learn to photograph humans without being a complete and total weirdo, all those years ago.

Iceland, August 2018

Just a little over a year ago, I was dancing around Guatemala, capturing the effortless yet all encompassing love of Rut...
05/02/2019

Just a little over a year ago, I was dancing around Guatemala, capturing the effortless yet all encompassing love of Ruthie and Tyler. To describe it as an honor would simply be a complete and utter understatement. Being chosen to capture their love story, being trusted as their partner in the great adventure, becoming the last minute florist/ planner, going as a stranger and leaving from it as a part of their family... there just aren't words.

Ruthie and Tyler, you have found the most beautiful gift inside of mine another. Your hearts (and faces) glow in the pretense of one another, as do the hearts of those around you. You remind me just how simple it is to love when you've found your human. You are both incredibly selfless towards the other, you show up and serve one another daily while still holding your love and light at the center of it all. I am so grateful to know you and have experienced you as a team in a land unknown to me.

Thank you for the adventure of a lifetime. Ruthie, for showing me your roots and showering me in such love and welcoming warmth. Happy One Year Anniversary on 4/20. Just a tad bit late.

Enjoy this peep inside their magic.

Wedding season is almost here and I am nearly booked up for the year. Am I dreaming, because this sure feels like a drea...
03/27/2019

Wedding season is almost here and I am nearly booked up for the year. Am I dreaming, because this sure feels like a dream.... much like Ruthie & Tyler's wedding. Still gives me ALL the feels.

Before sharing these two's big day... I wanted to take a moment to have one last drool over this engagement session. Ser...
02/19/2019

Before sharing these two's big day... I wanted to take a moment to have one last drool over this engagement session. Seriously, SO MUCH FUN!

Julia and Kody have a love you dream about as a little kid. Their playfulness paired with their fiery love for one another is as joy giving as watching a newly walking toddler chase after bubbles. (But maybe I'm only thinking that because of all the "drunk baby walk" lessons!) Hahah. I knew these two were made for each other, but the shotgunning Busch Lights in formal wear really sealed the deal for me.

I cannot wait to watch all the laughter and beauty life has in store for you two. Xx

Easily one of the most overwhelming, joy filled moments I captured in 2018. Being a part of others happiest moments is a...
01/23/2019

Easily one of the most overwhelming, joy filled moments I captured in 2018.

Being a part of others happiest moments is a gift I will never take for granted. To be a part of the laughter, the emotion and the celebration... it sets my soul on fire. But you guys, to share that gift alongside people I know on such a personal level, and love deeply, it's next level euphoria. Capturing David's propose to our girl Sydney was the most overwhelming emotions I have felt behind the camera in a long time, possibly ever (and I feel a whole damn lot.) Were going to be celebrating all the way until they say I do this September.

The overwhelming amount of love my details post received from Devin and Nicoles dreamy mountainside wedding has me blown...
01/18/2019

The overwhelming amount of love my details post received from Devin and Nicoles dreamy mountainside wedding has me blown away, so I decided to share some of the beautiful humans who that lived that fairy tale setting, with their fairy tale love.

THESE SMILES MELT ME!

Would you all like me to start sharing more of my wedding work, or work in genera!?!

These are the types of weddings I adore. Swallowed up by mother nature, with her presence front and center. My oh my, th...
01/16/2019

These are the types of weddings I adore. Swallowed up by mother nature, with her presence front and center. My oh my, the power of details.

Last weekend's Sunny Slope Wedding has got me feeling all the joy. It was such an honor to help celebrate and capture Ju...
11/09/2018

Last weekend's Sunny Slope Wedding has got me feeling all the joy.

It was such an honor to help celebrate and capture Julia and Kody's day of bliss, surrounded by the raddest friends and most loving family. Cheers to forever, lovers.

Sundays are for family.
10/21/2018

Sundays are for family.

Sending out precious galleries from my recent trip to VA and it feels like it's christmas morning I tell ya. You guys, T...
10/18/2018

Sending out precious galleries from my recent trip to VA and it feels like it's christmas morning I tell ya.

You guys, THESE BABIES! Every single kiddo that was a part of my mini session was absolutely radiant. The smiles, chuckles, wild expressions and childlike wonder... What a gift it is to be trusted with such sweet sweet moments.

First up is the McClellan girls. Their insanely contagious smiles and deep belly laughs are a lot like a hefty dose of sunshine. I just can't stop smiling.

It is a really incredible thing watching a soul sister turn a soulful mother, especially after hoping, praying and wishi...
08/21/2018

It is a really incredible thing watching a soul sister turn a soulful mother, especially after hoping, praying and wishing for so very long to bring a life into this world. Katie is a natural and William just may be the sweetest most supportive husband and father I've ever encountered. Still swooning from meeting sweet baby Rosie. What a gift it is to freeze time through imagery.

Less than a month to go until this giddy duo ties the knot. I don't know if I've ever be soo excited for a mount side we...
08/17/2018

Less than a month to go until this giddy duo ties the knot. I don't know if I've ever be soo excited for a mount side wedding as I am for Nicole and Devin's. its going to be magic.

I've recently come to the realization that I don't share nearly enough of my work here, and its about time I change that. My beautiful couples/ clients undoubtedly deserve the spotlight and the magic we make together is meant to be shared. So here it goes. I'm making a promise to myself to be more intention about sharing, for them and for me.

Anxiously awaiting the arrival of this sweet baby boy. Had the best time dancing around the mountains with this soon to ...
05/08/2018

Anxiously awaiting the arrival of this sweet baby boy. Had the best time dancing around the mountains with this soon to be momma of 3 and all of her perfect loves.

It really is the greatest gift being able to capture such intimate moments throughout the lives and seasons of my clients. Let my capture all of your happy.

It's been a minute. Here are some pretty pictures of beautiful humans on the happiest day. Love gives me all the feels.
12/15/2017

It's been a minute.

Here are some pretty pictures of beautiful humans on the happiest day. Love gives me all the feels.

Now that the Haga's have their hands on their most magical day, I can finally share some of my favorite snippets with th...
10/29/2017

Now that the Haga's have their hands on their most magical day, I can finally share some of my favorite snippets with the world. You guys, just look at these two! Their effortless connection, those luscious locks and those perfect little dreamers they created. My gosh, their love looks like a story book. SO grateful to have captured their celebration of love.

Native Dreamer Photography's cover photo
10/27/2017

Native Dreamer Photography's cover photo

This image quite literally takes my breath away. The fire between these two is undeniable.
09/20/2017

This image quite literally takes my breath away.
The fire between these two is undeniable.

Asheville has felt like home from the minute we drove in. Mountain life is no joke. It has been a place of endless oppor...
09/19/2017

Asheville has felt like home from the minute we drove in. Mountain life is no joke. It has been a place of endless opportunities, of love, of growth, both personally and creatively. As an artist, I am constantly inspired by the Blue ridge mountains. Capturing the most precious moments in peoples lives while being hugged by the mountains themselves is indescribable.

With that being said, I will let the images tell the stories for themselves. What a world we live in. What a dreamy dreamy world.

These two perfect humans have me love-struck. Going through all the emotions as I cull through the images of Rae and Cam...
09/18/2017

These two perfect humans have me love-struck. Going through all the emotions as I cull through the images of Rae and Cam's wedding celebration Saturday.

I mean, has there ever been a couple with more beautiful hair?

Native Dreamer Photography's cover photo
09/14/2017

Native Dreamer Photography's cover photo

Just over here freaking out over this water session MAGIC. Does this beauty belong in Vouge or what!?
09/14/2017

Just over here freaking out over this water session MAGIC. Does this beauty belong in Vouge or what!?

6 sessions in 5 days, editing grind in full force and this girl just realized I haven't shared any of the last few month...
09/06/2017

6 sessions in 5 days, editing grind in full force and this girl just realized I haven't shared any of the last few months magical goodness with you all. To kick start this over sharing spree, is the lovely baby Fiona. She was last featured inside the womb with her Beautiful mothers maternity session (featured below.) It has been such an amazing journey watching this family grow and to finally see them turn from two to three. There love is contagious, endlessly overflowing.

These two, and that tiny little dreamer going inside of that magical baby bump. How do I find the words... Often times i...
05/26/2017

These two, and that tiny little dreamer going inside of that magical baby bump. How do I find the words...

Often times it's hard for me to explain my experience with my clients during a session. Mainly because it is as personal and meaningful to me as it is them, but also because there are no words that even touch on the ethereal hour (or two, or 12 for a wedding) I get to spend with them. Most sessions we go into as strangers, yet my clients feel like long time friends from the moment we meet, that just completely blossom in front of my eyes. It's natural to feel afraid of looking awkward or being uncomfortable while having your images taken. We all do. As your photographer, it is my job to shake off that fear, make you comfortable, act like a complete dork just to make you laugh, sprinkle that fairy dust and watch you, the REAL YOU, fully come alive in front of my camera. These two did just that. They shared an hour (or two) of their lives with me, they tore the walls down, they were present with one another and with that I freely captured this chapter of their story. Kayla and Tabor's love for one another is deeper than the roots of these trees, richer than all of the colors that surrounded us, ever flowing as the river we walked through and as fierce and the sun beams that kissed their cheeks. Real, undying, unconditional love and I cannot wait to see that magnify & manifest as they welcome their precious baby girl.

For those of you who know Native Dreamer on a personal or professional level, know that my approach at a session is very...
04/26/2017

For those of you who know Native Dreamer on a personal or professional level, know that my approach at a session is very genuine, candid storytelling with structural guidance and posing where it is needed. I truly love for my images to tell a story, without any words at all. Moments frozen in time that bring you back with a simple glimpse of an image, a story. This has always been my motto, my passion deeper than the camera itself. I strive to tell your story, not to make it a fary tale, but to share the depth, the love filled eyes, the belly laughs and chaos combined, to capture the quiet simple moments and the loud crazy beautiful as well.

May my images give you life, may they evoke feeling and an overwhelming sense of home. That is Native Dreamer Photography.

Heres a look into a very special session of mine with a beloved bonus sister friend and all of her heartstrings. Enjoy.

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
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Torri is just great :)
We want to come to Asheville this time for our maternity pictures ❤️ We will be reaching out next year!