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April 29, 2016

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And lastly the Biltmore Estate tulips, they are a must see!  They are no longer blooming but the azaleas are now gorgeous on the Estate.  You can check out what is blooming with the bloom report.  I look forward to capturing different things blooming at the Biltmore on film throughout the year!

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Meet Kathy

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I’m Kathy – wedding photographer, mom of 1 daughter & 2 doodles, and avid sunset watcher. Once you’ve gotten to know a little more about me, it’ll be my turn to get to know you as too!! When I work with a couple, we usually end up feeling more like old friends by the time your wedding day arrives – which means a more relaxed, enjoyable wedding day experience for everyone. And when it comes to photo style, you’ll find your photos are vibrant and classic, in true-to-life color and timeless black and white. It’s my honor to serve joyful, authentic couples who want their wedding photos to be as timeless as their vows.

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