Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Whitmeyer Photography wins another WPJA award!

The following image recently won 4th place in the Wedding Photojournalist's Association's (WPJA) Q4 contest in the category "Great Natural Light". The WPJA is an international organization for wedding photographers who are trained in photojournalism.  This is Whitmeyer Photography's 3rd award-winning image in only 2 years! Visit WPJA's website to view the other winners of this contest.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Every Mother's Dream Songs featured on Website!

I couldn't possibly be more excited to announce that the music on my website has been provided by former clients, Jay and Mandy Kaiser and their incredible Asheville-based band "Every Mothers Dream". The three tracks featured on Whitmeyer Photography's website are off their 2005 release, "big blend" and are titled 1. Worth Waiting For, 2. Into the Sun, and 3. Beamer in the Mountain. 

Jay and Mandy provide guitar and vocals for Every Mother's Dream, a band that prides themselves on not being pigeon-holed into a specific genre of music. Thus, their aptly titled album "big blend" is truly a blend of all different styles of music with one thing in common--awesomeness!! 

You can purchase their album online at www.cdbaby.com.  It can also be found at Karma Sonics in downtown Asheville. 

Every Mother's Dream's next gig is FREE  (so there are no excuses)! Go check them out! They will be at the French Broad Brewery in Asheville on March 21st at 5:30pm.

The Portraits of Lauren Rogers

I had the distinct pleasure of taking my cousin, Lauren Rogers', bridal portraits on Monday at Wake Forest University Campus! Lauren, you are a beautiful bride and an inspiration! Thanks for letting me a part of everything! 

Lauren is getting married in Greenville, NC on May 23rd of this year to the lucky (in my opinion, of course!) Johnathan Beam. They have a wedding website about their big day. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wedding Photography Gift Certificates

  • Wondering how you are going to afford paying for your wedding in this struggling economy? 
  • Are you registering with your fiancee?
  • How about registering with Whitmeyer Photography and let your wedding guests help pay for your photography services and/or additional services like albums, dvds, etc...
  • With our new Wedding Gift Cards, guests can order gift certificates (and pay online with a credit card or with a check in the mail) for any amount! They can decide to put that towards your wedding total charges or they can buy you items such as albums, print vouchers, dvds, and more! 
  • Also, when guests purchase gift cards, they will also receive an actual paper certificate that they can include in a card on the day of the wedding! 
If you're interested, let me know. All you have to do is send me a list of your guest's email addresses and I can mail them Gift Card information! 

New Whitmeyer Photography Website

Whitmeyer Photography is proud to announce the launch of the new website! Please everyone go and check it out! Show your friends! 

Friday, March 6, 2009

Whitmeyer Photography adds Associate Photographers Traci White and Rachael Hyde

Whitmeyer Photography is PROUD to announce the addition of Associate Photographers! This means that even if I'm booked for your wedding date, I can connect you with one of my trusted fellow photojournalists and Whitmeyer Photography can still be a part of your big day. (Both UNC-Photojournalism Grad! Go Heels!) 
Photo is of new Associate photographer, Traci White. Traci and I met in Asheville at a traditional black and white photography class at UNC-Asheville. She graduated from UNC Journalism School in 2007 and currently is a staff photographer for the Danville Register and Bee. Traci is currently available to shoot weddings! Below are a few of her portfolio highlights! View Traci's entire wedding portfolio on my website (in the gallary entitled Traci White) at www.whitmeyerphotography.com. You can also view some of her other photography (other than weddings) on Her Website. Welcome, Traci! 

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Whitmeyer Photography featured in Asheville Wedding Guide

Whitmeyer Photography has been featured in the 2009 Asheville Wedding Guide (put together by Asheville Chamber of Commerce). The photograph featured is of Meredith and Brian's Biltmore wedding this past Fourth of July weekend. A special thanks to Meredith for submitting this photograph to the Wedding Guide. For a free copy of the publication, visit the link below

Links for other local wedding vendors

Oftentimes, brides and grooms come to me for help with their wedding planning. From finding the right salon to get perfect bridal hairdos to finding a perfect rehearsal dinner locations, I can offer many suggestions that may help you in your planning process! This info can be especially helpful for out of town couples that are making Asheville their destination wedding location. Let my experience help you out!

Ananda (Downtown) - This one is especially good for larger bridal parties- www.anandahair.com
L'eau de vie (Downtown-Grove Arcade Area)- www.leaudeviesalon.com
Wink (Biltmore Village)-www.ilovewink.com
Beauty Parade (West Asheville)-www.beautyparadesalon.com
Make-up Artist, E. Scott Thompson- escottt.viewbook.com 828-277-8929

Biltmore Estate (has a variety of locations for weddings!)- www.biltmore.com/weddings/
Maggie Valley Club-www.maggievalleyclub.com (ask for Vickie Fletcher)
Lake Lure Inn-www.lakelure.com
Grove Park Inn-www.groveparkinn.com
Claxton Farms-www.claxtonfarm.net
Highland Lake Inn-www.hlinn.com
Lake Eden Events-www.lakeedenevents.com
Bull Creek Ranch-www.bullcreekranchnc.com
Lake Junaluska-www.lakejunaluska.com (Contact: Rebecca Dean)
DoubleTree (also a great hotel)- www.biltmorefarmshotels.com
Brahma Ridge-www.brahmaridgefarm.com (Contact: Holly)

Karen at Brown's Floral-www.brownsweddingdesign.com
The Flower Gallery- www.flowergalleryasheville.com
Carolina Roses (Patty Davis)- 704-608-7355
Shady Grove Floral-www.shadygroveflowers.com
Carolyn at Palmetto Petals-www.palmettopetals.com 

Rev. Eric Guthrie (Catholic Priest)- 704-567-6933
Rev. Dr. C Fred Werhan- www.weddingofficiantashevillenc.com
Rev. Darr Conradson at Mountain Vows- www.mountainvows.com
Rev. Susie Greene at Asheville Wedding Celebrations- www.ashevilleweddingcelebrations.com

Event Planners:
Mark and Bobby at BobbyMark's Designs- 828-450-3702, 828-450-3532
Ivy Robinson -www.ivyrobinson.com
Nicole Riley at Verge Events- www.vergeevents.net
Bill Mills (Rutherfordton)- www.millshousedesign.com
Tammy Levent (overseas weddings)- www.elitetravelgroup.net
Melanie at Kate Foster Productions-www.katefosterproductions.com

Cake Makers/Caterers:
Saffron Fine Foods-www.saffronfinefoods.com
Sweet Promises (Cakes)-www.sweet-promises.com

Bands (Bluegrass/Traditional):
Flint Hill- 704-484-8001
Branded Heart- 828-254-8707, community.webtv.net/bheart1/doc7

Bands (Dance/Funk):
A Social Function-www.asocialfunction.com

Ceremony Music:
Cafe String Quartet-cafestringquartet.com

Livesound (Kevin Johnston)-livesoundentertainment.com
Premier Sound and Light- Sean Lowman- www.premsound.com
Dylan Skidmore at Blazin Sounds- www.blazinsoundsentertainment.com
Jill at All the Right Grooves- www.therightgrooves.com
James at Celebrity DJs-www.celebrity-djs.com

Rehearsal Dinner Spots:
Grove Park Inn-www.groveparkinn.com
Usual Suspects-828-350-8181
Claxton Farms-www.claxtonfarm.net
Richmond Hill Inn-richmondhillinn.com

Paul Jackson-www.dvmemories.com

Other Helpful Sites:

Yay for blogging!

Welcome to Whitmeyer Photography's Blog! We are excited to be able to post portrait and wedding photographs immediately after taking them here and share with you all the interesting stuff going on with Whitmeyer Photography.  The photo to the left was taken at one of my recent weddings in Raleigh, NC (Feb. 7, 2009) and features a friend of mine and the beautiful bride, Ashley and her new husband, Josh at the Meredith College Chapel. Photograph was taken by my lovely cousin (and photography assistant), Audrey Whitmeyer-Weathers!