A rainy afternoon and evening was forecast for this photoshoot. We planned to meet at Antidote, a cocktail joint in downtown Asheville, to grab a drink and kick off our photoshoot indoors at the lovely setting in hopes that the rain would taper off before sunset. Luckily, Mother Nature afforded us a clear and mild evening and after taking a few photos at the bar we ventured out into downtown Asheville.
We strolled down Lexington Avenue and worked in front of some of the beautiful red brick and ivy walls found on the Southern portion of Lexington. Afterwards, we decided to head up to the top of an empty parking garage on College Street to capture the sunset over the city with the mountains peaking through the cozy skyline.
Melissa and Tj's presence together was so warm, bubbly, and engaging. I immediately fell in love with Melissa's smile and laughter. These two have been together for 6 years so they were naturals when it came to getting cozy with each other in front of my camera. It was a supremely enjoyable evening to say the least. I am so very stoked to photograph their intimate wedding this weekend!