Asheville Wedding Photographer / Biltmore Estate Wedding Photographer– Asheville Wedding Photography by Kasey Gruen the owner of Gruen Photo Design a wedding photography company based in Asheville, NC specializing in fine art photography and photojournalistic wedding photography that tells the unique story of your wedding day in an elegant and timeless fashion. Serving Asheville, Greenville, Charlotte, the Biltmore Estate, the Grove Park Inn, Hidden River Events, the Farm, the Crest Center, Homewood, the Lake Lure Inn, the Waynesville Inn and Country Club, and countless other beautiful Asheville wedding venues and the Southeast for over 9 years. Artistic, creative, friendly, organized, and professional - one of Asheville's finest for wedding photography, bridal photography, and engagement photography! Let us tell the story of your wedding day!
What makes Gruen Photo Design one of Asheville’s premier wedding photographers? We provide the best photographs, experience, and service at great value for your wedding investment. When you book your wedding date with Gruen Photo, you can expect exceptional photography services for your wedding with a personal touch that shows we care about your overall wedding experience. Fine art portraits and photojournalistic photography allow us to offer an amazing mix that captures every angle of your wedding. We then deliver a fully customized approach to photographing your wedding by taking the time to understand and incorporate your ideas, your personality, and your needs! Classic, chic, couture – whatever you have in mind for your wedding day! Your wedding photography experience will reflect you! From Asheville’s Biltmore Estate to the Grove Park Inn, the Crest Center to Homewood Asheville, the Waynesville Inn to Hidden River Events, Gruen Photo has photographed weddings at the most beautiful venues for ceremonies and receptions across Asheville & Western North Carolina. Our area has become an amazing location for destination weddings as well as local weddings as Asheville has grown in popularity and been discovered for its beauty and atmosphere. Brides & grooms from across the country, across North Carolina, and from the Asheville area choose us to photograph their weddings because of our amazing work, friendly and professional manner, and great value for their wedding investment. Please enter the website above to see our amazing wedding photography galleries and then contact us today to book your Asheville Wedding Photographer – Gruen Photo Design!
Some more reasons why Gruen Photo Design’s Wedding Photography Services are best in Asheville, Biltmore Estate and beyond:
• All wedding photographs are released to the Bride & Groom on CD / DVD – you can print, share, email, whatever you like!
• All wedding photography packages have no limit to the number of images taken.
• All of our Wedding Albums are designed in-house with your input!
• All wedding photography packages include online proofing and ordering for you and your guests! (YES, you still receive the release of images!)
• Wedding packages available for photography coverage of up to 7 hours (or longer)!
How can I book my date with Gruen Photo & Design?
To book your date with Gruen Photo & Design, we require a signed contract & a retainer fee of 50 percent for most Wedding Packages; 25 percent for Wedding Packages that include additional services such as a Bridal Session or Engagement Session. The retainer fee books and reserves your date with Gruen Photo & Design, we will close off availability and your date will be locked in. Retainer fees are non-refundable as all bookings revolve around the date – this protects all parties & fully ensures that you won the day! You will feel secure in the fact that you are our contracted priority on your wedding day! Now, feel free to mark “Professional, Marvelous, Detailed, Friendly, Caring, High Quality, Experienced, Artistic Asheville Wedding Photographer” off of your list!
What forms of payment do you accept for my investment?
We will accept checks as well as credit cards via PayPal.
A free night at the BIltmore Estate or Grove Park Inn or delicious meals from your kitchen or Asheville’s wonderful restaurants such as Mela, The Noodle House, or 12 Bones will go a long way with us (but won’t really be considered payment)!
How early in should I retain my Wedding Date?
Retaining & booking your wedding date will depend upon several factors. If your wedding will be during the most temperate months in Asheville / Greenville / Spartanburg / Charlotte / etcetera, on a holiday weekend, or another special date, it will be necessary to try to retain as many as 6 - 18 months in advance. We will also book as far into the future as needed, but the following years prices may apply. Dates fill quickly, but it is always worth checking availability with us, even if your wedding date is only a couple of months away – you never know, it may be available! So after you have booked your venue at the Biltmore Estate, Grove Park Inn, or Homewood, or any other fabulous Asheville wedding venue - call us so we can book your wedding date!
Can we upgrade our Wedding Package after we retain our Wedding Date?
Sure! If you are unsure of what wedding package best suits your wedding needs, you can book the date with one Wedding Package and discuss changes to a higher level Wedding Package with us at a later time. We understand that it is most important to retain the date quickly & sometimes you may just not be sure what other services you will need.
What is the Wedding Information Sheet? Can I give you my Wedding Style Ideas, thoughts on Wedding Poses, or even send images of Wedding Photography that I like?
YES! This is one of the things that separate us from other Wedding Photographers! We base our coverage from a fine art photography & photojournalistic style – one that tells the story of your Wedding Day, step by step. We concentrate on capturing the entire story of your Wedding Day while capturing all of the special little moments as individual images of art. Now your customized Wedding Photography experience begins… The Photo Information Sheet contains a number of important questions, both specific & general. It also has a large section for other ideas – this is where you can convey you special ideas for Wedding Poses, notes about your personal Wedding Style, ideas about how your Wedding Photographs should look, and anything that you want us to know! Like a specific shot in fromt of the Biltmore House, or the great shot of the mountains from the Grove Park Inn terrace, or in fromt of the beautiful stone walls of Homewood. You get the idea! We want to know all of your special Wedding Day Ideas – so when the big day comes, we know you & we know what you like so we can tell the story the way you want it told!
How much time should we spend on formal shots and fine art shots?
This will be a function of a few things – especially the customized Wedding Coverage based on your style. You may want to spend more time on special Fine Art Portraits as husband & wife; or maybe Fine Art Portraits of the Wedding Party and you; or maybe Family Portraits. How many portraits can we craft before the ceremony? How big is the venue - do you want to shot at opposite sides of the Biltmore Estate or Hidden River? Or is everything close together like at the Gove Park Inn or Homewood or the Farm. Will you see your husband / wife before the ceremony? It all depends on your needs, and we are completely flexible to help schedule the Fine Art Portraits and other special Portraits to facilitate the flow of your Wedding Day. We understand the big picture too!
Will you take table shots of my guests?
Yes. Your guests are part of your Wedding Day Story; they need to be included as well! We make it a point to try to visit each table at least once or twice to capture a few Posed Images as well as a few Candid Images. First we will let them finish that bite of Luellas BBQ or 12 Bones BBQ and that sip of Highland Gaelic Ale or Sierra Nevada... LOL. We also plan to capture images of them conversing, dancing, singing, and any other fun opportunities to show who they are and their relationship with you!
Will you allow our friends/family to take pictures at the wedding?
We will ask guests not to take photographs while we are engaged in any Fine Art Portrait, Family Portrait, or other type of Portrait. It is extremely important that you are not distracted by other flashes or lenses. Amateur guest photography is not limited during the wedding or reception. We want them to get great images too!
What is the release of images? Will we get a high resolution DVD of the Wedding Images?
The release of images is a document that we sign to allow full personal (non-commercial) use of your Wedding Photographs. With the release you may print them and share them! And YES, you will receive a DVD / CD of all released and edited images from the wedding! (Our philosophy is a little different than most photographers who make you buy your images - it was your wedding, ya know? We want you to get all of the released images - you should not have to pay again!)
Will you post images online for ordering & viewing?
Yes, we post the Wedding & Ceremony Photographs online. Your guests can view the images and purchase any that they like. This is a free service that is included in your Wedding Package with no requirement to purchase!
Can I post my wedding photographs on my own website, blog or Facebook etc?
YES! As long as the use is personal, you can do whatever you like! We are always extremely excited to see our clients post their Marvelous Wedding Photographs on their Facebook, Google +, Twitter, or website!
How much input will we have in the design of our Wedding Album?
A lot! You will pick the color of the leather album, choose your images, color enhancement shots, black & white shots, sepia tones, choose your colors, choose any lyrics or wording, and choose your style. We fully custom design your Wedding Album in house!
Does Gruen Photo Design service gay weddings / marriages, same-sex weddings, civil unions, LGBT weddings, blesing ceremonies? Yes! Gruen Photo Design offers full services irrespective of sexual orientation, gender, race, relegion, etcetera. We are proud to participate in any wedding ceremony including same-sex weddings, gay marriages, civil unions, blessing ceremonies, LGBT weddings, and gay marriages. Your wedding photos will look just as beautiful as anyone elses and we will treat you with the amount of respect and friendliness that you or any other bride and groom, or bride and bride, or groom and groom deserve! Currently in North Carolina, gay marriage or same-sex weddings do not exist, so civil unions and blessing ceremonies are more common. The legal wheels do seem to be turning, and we look forward to the wedding photography market opening up to all types of weddings, including gay marriage and same-sex weddings.
Be sure to check out our to wedding photography blogs at gruenphotodesign.com/blog and ashevillencweddingphotographer.net
These two wedding photography blogs are great ways to see our latest wedding photography and an awesome way for us to keep up to date with social media. Check them out and blog on!
Wedding Photography Services available for Asheville, Hendersonville, Waynesville, Greenville, and more locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Venues served include the Biltmore Estate - Deerpark, Lioncrest, the Biltmore Wine Cellar, the Grove Park Inn and Spa, Lake Lure Inn, the Waynesville Inn and Country Club, Homewood Asheville, the Crest Center, and the Farm, and beyond...
Asheville Wedding Photographer - Gruen Photo Design - Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC - 828-458-6707
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