Push Asheville Fashion at the Orange Peel

2nd annual Push fashion show at the Orange Peel check it out! Coutore Asheville!  Amazing stuff, right here in little ol’ Asheville!

Check out all my pictures from the evening:

http://jenlepkowski.zenfolio.com/p10005523

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Best Man Speech Generator (Funny)

Ok, so you’re in a wedding this summer and you’re feeling the pressure to write a great speech.  Here’s something to help you get those creative juices flowing.  Ok, we’ll maybe it’s just good for a laugh!

http://www.fireflygroupevents.com/best_man_speech_generator.php

This funny mad lib style computerized speech generator is sure to bring a laugh or two.

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Claxton Farm’s new “Barn”

It was so tragic when the old Claxton Farm tobacco barn burned down last October but they have done an amazing job on the rebuild and now it’s even more user friendly for events with concrete floors, a prep kitchen, upgraded bathrooms, a fireplace and so much more.  The views are the same as always (ok, maybe they are better too now that there is a side porch  and rocking chairs where you can enjoy a spread of wild flowers in front of the pond).  One of my favorite features at this location is the bon fire….nothing says special event like perfectly roasted S’mores, but maybe that’s just my opinion or maybe I am just long over due for a camping trip!  Check out the new upgraded event venue, with the same ol’ rustic charm!

Ok, here are those wild flowers I was talking about.  They are just so pretty!

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Push Fashion Rocks the Runway!

Push Fashion rocked the runway at the Weaverville July 4th Block Party.  Outfits from Spiritex, Twice ‘Round, New York Fashions, Blaze n’ Skyy, Feathers GalleryHoneypot, Hip Replacements, Ox and Rabbit, More Than Mammal, Unabashed Apparel, and ML Marsh were modeled.  Stay tuned for the 2nd Annual Push Fashion Show at the Orange Peel on July 16th from 8-11:30 pm.

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Bed and Breakfast at Tiffany Hill

Dusty and Mark were so awesome to photograph.  Not only are they tons of fun and so photogenic, they are friends of mine which makes shooting them even more fun than usual.  The Bed & Breakfast at Tiffany Hill is the perfect location for some intimate wedding portraits with it’s southern charm and lush grounds.  I adore this couple and this location!  See for yourself!

Thanks to Tricia Zinke at Salon Red for the fabulous hair and make up, Maureen Jeffers at the Extended Garden for the stunning flowers and Selena at the Bed & Breakfast at Tiffany Hill for her casual elegance and southern hospitality.

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Biltmore at Night

Day or night this house is simply magnificent!

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My Boys

Here is a little slice of my life…

I was editing and came across this picture I took a few weekends ago and it just makes me smile so I thought I would share.  (I do wish there was audio for this picture….there was some fantastic laughing and giggling going on)

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Candlelight Wedding at Homewood

I’ve shot weddings at Homewood before and it’s always beautiful but this is the first time I’ve shot a candlelight ceremony there.  Laura and George incorporated so many sentimental and unique moments into their ceremony including an original poem written for the occasion by Laura’s mom, a Native American blessing, and light blessings from friends and family as each person placed a lit candle on the alter.

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Local actress stars in back to back hits at NC Stage.

I’ve been friends with Rebecca since I moved here to Asheville almost 4 years ago now.  This stunning woman and her husband are just some of the most fun people you could ever want to hang out with.  (They actually met while thru hiking the AT, how cool is that).   She just cut all her hair off for “What the Butler Saw” at NC Stage (It you didn’t get a chance to see this one you so missed out, I haven’t seen anything so funny in ages).  Sans hair, her look has changed so she needed new headshots.  Gotta love a gal with the gumption to cut off about 2 feet of hair for a roll.   She is also going to star in an NC Stage Catalyst show titled “Public Domain” that opens on June 17th.  I don’t know much about this play but I always enjoy productions by The Redundant Theatre Company Theatre.   Anyway here are a few pix from my headshot session with Rebecca.

I thought it would also be fun to show a few of Rebecca’s old headshots I did back when she had long hair.

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Haywood Park Hotel Wedding Video

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