Been shooting more and more inside lately. The weather has been arctic with wind chill temps below zero along with blanketing snow. My car decided to hibernate in a frozen cocoon with a sad flat tire and icicle fangs that say anything but fierce. These things are part of life up here in the mountains. I'm learning that being stuck in a cabin in the woods for a couple days is ok. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #por#portrait #portraitmood #portraits #portrait #portraits_mf #pursuitofportraits #portrait_ig #shootportraits #endlessfaces #bnw_one #bnw_rose #bnw_greatshots #bnw_demand #bnw_drama #bravogreatphoto #mountainlife #ncmountains #bnw_souls #kinfolk #pocket_bnw #savagepaper #andybilinski #ncphotographer
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My father used to always tell me, “You’re never stuck”. Those words wrapped a comfort around my heart on the scariest of days with the biggest of decisions. — See, my dad knew I got this fear from him, this fear of being trapped in pain. My obsession with peacefulness blinding me from the beauty of ups and downs, from failure and success, from darkness and light as it has done for him throughout his own life. If we don’t know the future, how can we know if we really want what we think we want? — My dad is one of the gentlest men you will ever meet. He is unlike any father I have ever known, but as I’ve grown I’ve learned that my parents are imperfect too. They are human, with their own deep struggles that have molded his story into this life he is living. So I take these 3 words as a heartfelt truth, a gift that he has learned himself and wants to share with his daughter so she never has to feel the fear he felt. — Sometimes, my fear of being trapped in pain keeps me stagnant, motionless. I could be a recluse and never experience the world, unsure what any step forward could mean. His words - “you are never stuck”, have been my beacon. They have been the force that pulls me forward, resting in the knowledge that no matter what choice I make, I will always have the power to shift my life.
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#tbt to the great bar park/playground I had across the street from my old house in North Carolina! Almost everyday I would take the pups to run and play for hours while I practiced my Calisthenics! Miss these days, love those pups! #barstars #dobermans #rhodesianridgeback 💪🔥🐶🐕 . ... . #fitness #fitlife #lucky #workisinmyblood #muscle #hustle #hustlehard #neversettle #cal#cal#calisthenics #flagpole #blueridge #plank #blueridgemountains #mountains #hike #adventure #flagnorfail #adventuretour #calisthenics #cali #nc<#ncmountains #nc #getafterit #2018
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Moonrise at sunset. I never get tired of the views here in the Great Smokies! #open828 #828isgreat #indigosky #ncoutdoors #ncmountains #ombresky #naturenc #ourstate #brysoncity
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I've had the travel bug hardcore lately. I'm ready to go on some adventures.
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Oh...you know...just dreaming of warmer days! #farmlife #randalltherescuepig
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So I love that my driveway is impassable so it forces me to park a half a mile a way and walk home. It allows me to witness the winter’s light play on the snow. . . . . . #lovewhereyoulive #vallecrucis #vallecrucisnc #goldenhour #lifeslittlenuggets #iphone7plus #ilovewinter #winterphoto #appalachia #ncmountains
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Looks like NC decided to welcome me with some snow ❄️
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The snow capped NC mountains! We took a nice little trip up there this past weekend! #getoutdoors #ncmountains #winter #relaxing #someday #cabin
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What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup. ☕️
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#tbt to some of the tastiest food ever with the hottest wife ever ;) #12bones #honeymoon #ncmountains #canwegoback
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Thank you, Crystal, for your review on The Knot! You're the sweetest and we can't wait for your big day in a few months! "Brittney and Nick are absolutely amazing!! They just recently did our engagement shoot off the blue ridge parkway and are shooting our wedding in April and couldn’t be more happier with who we chose to be apart of our wedding. Both my fiancé and I️ were super nervous because we’re not used to being in front of a camera and my fiancé normally hates getting his photo taken, but when we met up for our engagement shoot they made it an absolute breeze! They made it so fun and easy for the both of us, and the photos turned out even better. They really captured the real us and more. We couldn’t stop talking afterwards about how we’re so glad we chose them. I️ highly recommend them to anyone, and it should really say something that I’m writing the review before our actual wedding just because they showed us how good they are just during our engagement!! Thank you so much Brittney & nick! Y’all are the best!!! :)" . . . . . #charlotteweddingphotographer #carolinabride #eng#engagemention #engagement #fallengagementsession #blueridgeparkway #blueridgeparkwayengagementsession #ncmountains #mountainengagementsession #engagementphotos #engagementshoot #engagementphotography #engagementphotographer #shesaidyes #soloverly #theknot #stylemepretty #huffpostido #junebugweddings #greenweddingshoes #destinationweddingphotographer #engaged #smpweddings #featuremeoncewed #loveauthentic #risingtidesociety #loveintentionally #weddingphotographer #southernweddings #weddingseason
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Do you remember that treehouse we were working on last fall? Well, here it is, and it’s amazing! These clients wanted something different, but yet, wanted the look and feel of a regular home, which we incorporated. (Scroll to see more). #designingwomenofnc #interiordesign #treehousedesign #lifeinatree #ncmountains #creativity #customswing #custombathroomcountertop
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Beef Kerley, Gwen Stefanie and an open Road is all that is needed for a road trip. We spent the weekend in #Nashville for @imagingusa and had an absolute blast. This is just a preview into our big road trip to Montana this summer!! Where are some of your favorite places to take road trips? . . . #roadtrip #roadtrippin #travel #roadtripusa #wanderlust #nature #travelgram #traveling #photography #instatravel #adventure #mountains #instagood #wanderer #travelphotography #theoutbound #snow #ontheroad #welivetoexplore #travelusa #travelling #outdoors #nctotn #lazelfarmphotography #tennessee #asheville #ncmountains @555photography
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Today's view at #Cataloochee Ranch in the Great #Smokies at 5,000 ft. Next to the ski area. Winter specials. Get info at romanticasheville.com! (Epic horseback riding returns in April) #romanticasheville #cataloocheeranch #ncmountains #wnc #828isgreat #smokymountains
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#tbt to spring hikes up Bear Wallow Mtn and looking out over Asheville. I’m ready for some spring weather! Get out there and Stay Stoked! #hiking #exploring #adventure #wanderlust #nature #lifeoutdoors #takethetrail #offthebeatenpath #asheville #ncmountains #ashevilletrails #bearwallowmountain #optoutside #idratherbehiking #findyourpath #myadventure #staystoked #livesimply
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One more mountain stream. #chimneyrockstatepark #ncmountains
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As inconvenient as it is, the snowy mountains around Tryon sure are beautiful. We’ve postponed tonight’s performance from @balletspartanburg to Friday, 1/19 and there are still tickets available. See you tomorrow! #tryonnc #tfac #tryonarts #snow #snowymountains #ncmountains #smalltown #828isgreat #inconveniencepowder #theshowmustgoon
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This is my Blue Devil nymph. So ridiculously easy to tie that it's almost embarrassing, if it didn't just slap out wear the fish out, panfish and trout. Without the bead and wire wraps underneath, and with the addition of some partridge soft hackle, they make a killer North Country spider. Nothing but a black thread body and some Hedron "Wing N' Flash, Ice Blue Pearl"strictly on the back and tail, and the whole thing coated (with the exception of the tail) in thread cement until it shines (or UV cure, if you use it). Hurricane nymphs (green thread bodies), Tiger nymphs (orange thread), Wolf pack nymphs (red thread), Demon nymphs (black thread and gold flash), Eagle nymphs (red thread and gold flash), Yellowjacket nymphs (yellow thread and black flash) all work well. The Tarheel nymph- not so much. It was all flash!!!☺😉 All kidding aside- these ARE extremely easy to tie AND deadly on the water. #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #flyfishing #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #ncmountains #flytying #flytyingjunkie #nofurandfeathers #trout #troutfishing #dookies #tarheels #ACC #dukebluedevils #dukebasketball
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Fontana Dam is looking rather frosty under its coat of snow. Reposted from @tva 📷 by @andyjones_66 . #fontanadam #fontanalake #fontanalakenc #fontanarealty #greatsmokies #brysoncity #ncmountains #tva #appalachiantrail #fontanahilton
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Those woolly worms were right about a #coldwinter. We'll be open today till 4:30 if you get #cabinfever. #visitnc #ncmountains #museumlife #mtngateway
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Much better... As a side note- I used to use these for panfish, but they eat the soft hackle right off! I use them for strictly trout. My Blue Devil nymph works just fine on bream, and it's much easier and quicker to tie... #ncangler #flyfishing #bream #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #ncflyfishing #ncmountains #flytying #flytyingjunkie #furandfeathers
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Beautiful Fall colors in Ashe County. • • • #ncmountains #ashecounty #blueridgemountains
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Good morning sunshine. #ncmountains #828isgreat #ilivehere
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“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” ~ Henry David Thoreau . . . Siler Bald trail on Wednesday morning after snow fell overnight in WNC. My footprints were the first in the fresh snow as I made my way along the nearly two mile hike. #wnc#wncphotographer #nantahalanationalforest #appalachiantrail #franklinnc #northcarolina #scenicnc #theoutbound #ncoutdoor_inc #blueridgemountains #smokymountains #ncmountains #wlos #visitnc #ourstatemag #hikingadventures #828isgreat #snowday #lovencsmokies #discovercarolinas #wncmountains #nikonphotography #nikonusa #nikond850 #reallyrightstuff #rrs #nofilter #wnc
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Always happens going from big ties to small- like anything else- needs practice! ☺☺☺ You pro tiers may can swap from one fly to another at the drop of a hat, but not me. Glad I only have to please the fish! ☺ They don't seem to mind a little sloppiness. Don't remember from where I got this pattern exactly. It WAS from a Montana guide, and he tied his own. Called it "the Guide Fly"...something quick, easy, and effective. I like to swing them old-school soft-hackle style, although they work fine dead drifted. GRHE butt, peacock hurl midsection, patridge soft hackle, red hot spot, tungsten bead with half the hook (#16 in this case) covered in wire wraps and superglued behind the bead. These things are HEAVY for their size. I got the red section a little far back on this one...oh well. ☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #flyfishing #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #furandfeathers #trout #troutfishing #ncmountains
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Frozen mornings in rural Asheville // Blanca mañana camino a la casa
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Graybeard Mountain just seems to keep going up! #ncmountains #blackmountainnc #appalachian_explorers #blueridgemoments
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