Professional Wedding Photography | Wedding Albums - Yes! You Want One

Professional Wedding Photography | Wedding Albums - Yes! You Want One

There are certain moments in life that are once in a lifetime moments. Your wedding, pregnancy, birth of children and their childhoods are all worth documenting. Time is so precious, and moments pass by in the blink of an eye. When you look back on photos from such sweet times, all the emotions come flooding back and you're brought right back to that place.

I recently photographed a wedding at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. As usual, Mary Bell Events did a wonderful job coordinating everything to perfection. This wedding stood out to me as elegant, classic, and timeless. Wouldn't it be a tragedy for these beautiful moments to be tucked away on a flash drive somewhere. 

Honor Your Memories

I often hear people ask if they really need a photo album, and my answer is always "Yes"! Everything in this day is technology driven. We store photos on phones, computers, and drives. We transfer them from our phones to files to hard drives and never look back at them again. Thousands of photos pile up in folders in a virtual world that gets closed, shut off, or logged out of at the end of the day. 

If you're like me, you take hundreds of photos and couldn't possibly fill albums and walls with every picture you take. But for the important moments, the once in a lifetime ones, it's essential to have something tangible you can go back to regularly and relive. If you're ever on the fence about getting an album of your photos, don't be! You will never regret being able to pick up snap shots of your life on a rainy day, or getting out that book to share with a friend. Flipping through a beautiful story, all your own, pulls at the heart strings and brings you right back to those moments that can never be relived. Those once in a lifetime moments.




Asheville Wedding Photographer | Winner of Best Weddings from

Asheville Wedding Photographer | Winner of Best Weddings from

What a year 2017 was! I have loved seeing my repeat clients, getting to know new ones, and having some of the best sessions to date! I have gotten to be a part of some pretty big moments, and was recently recognized as a winner of Best of Weddings on I am so humbled and honored, and it wouldn't be possible without all my wonderful clients!

A Wonderful Year in Review

From maternity to baby showers, babies to families, and engagements to weddings, this year has truly been one for the books. I have loved capturing such special moments for my clients, and I love knowing how pleased you are with the final product. The only way to win the title of Best of Weddings on is for clients to leave five star reviews throughout the year, and my amazing clients flooded the page with wonderful and heartwarming reviews.

I loved reading about your positive experiences during our sessions and your love for your photos. Weddings are a once-in-a-lifetime event, and I am so lucky to be a part of your story and document your beautiful memories, knowing they'll be cherished for a lifetime. I really love my job, and I love getting to know all of you. I don't know how 2018 can possibly top the amazing year I have had, but I'm looking forward to it.

Thank you so much to all of my clients who have invited me to be a part of your story, and to all of those who have taken the time to write out your positive reviews. I am so appreciative of you! Cheers to a great year, and wishing you all a wonderful year ahead.

Winner of Best Weddings from


Biltmore Estate Champagne Cellar Wedding Photographer | Elyssa and Tim

Biltmore Estate Champagne Cellar Wedding | Elyssa and Tim

I love being a photographer!  It is a profession that brings joy and happiness to people and that in turn makes me happy.  I love being able to capture momentous moments in the lives of my clients for them to have forever.  The milestones that I get to be a part of are incredible; Maternity Session, Bridal Sessions, Engagement Sessions, Family Sessions, and the list goes on.  I always aim for Five Star Service and Products for my clients. And in turn my amazing clients leave great online reviews for Corey Cagle Photography.

Memories of True Happiness

My most recent Five Star Review came from Elyssa and Tim, who I had the pleasure of working with as their Wedding Photographer.  The duo gave me a glowing 5 Star Review on my Google Listing.  The couple was married at the Champagne Cellar on the beautiful Biltmore Estate.  The ability to bring happiness to the lives of my clients is why I do this job.  Being able to give them beautiful reminders of the most special days and moments in their lives is such a blessing.  Something to look at, touch and remember.  Images are a very important part of documenting the important moments.  Great images for the highlights of life are a must.  It is amazing how much a single photograph can bring a flood of emotion.  Choose the best when you are hiring a photographer for your event or magical moment.   

Elyssa's Review: Corey was absolutely amazing! Highly recommend her. All of our pictures are beautiful! She did such an amazing job. She was a total joy to work with. She genuinely seemed excited when she was taking the pictures. It was easy to tell that she loves what she does. Can’t say enough good things about Corey, you won’t regret booking her for your big day!


How to Manage a Small Photography Business During the Holidays

How to Manage a Small Photography Business During the Holidays

If you landed here, chances are, you probably are wondering how in the world one person can manage so much during regular seasons, much less, someone managing the holidays.  Being that Asheville is one of the top destination wedding locations in the US and the fact that I'm a wedding photographer, this is one of the busiest times of year for me.  So managing all the normal day to day tasks is hardly easy.  So with over 14 years of experience, I put together a few things that really help me manage this time.

  1. Set a schedule.  Because like everyone else, you deserve some time to yourself, your family, and to recharge.  So set a "work schedule."  For instance, if you're a photographer like me, I like to make "shooting days" and "editing days."  And I always always always turn off my notifications from email one day a week.  I'm always available via phone and text in case of an emergency.  I shoot on specific days and editing days are where I put my favorite jams on and sit down to tackle the so important, yet time consuming task of editing/perfecting images.
  2. Outsource.  Yep, if you look at incredibly successful businesses, you may notice that they have finance managers, department managers, operations managers, etc.  The same goes for small businesses.  Start at your least favorite task and outsource that.  And slowly pick off things that seem like they are not manageable any longer and focus on sending those tasks to someone who loves doing them.  This does two things: frees up your time to do the things YOU love to do, while giving those tasks to someone who also loves to do those things or runs their small business by doing them. Some of my outsourced items: housework, laundry, and cooking.  Only good can come of that, and I tip my hat to all things good. ;) And my husband is VERY thankful I outsource the cooking!
  3. Set realistic expectations for your clients.  If you are like me and your busier in the fall, your turnarounds may change.  Be sure to relay that information to your clients so they aren't left wondering what the hold up is.  It's ok for things to take longer if you have more on your plate, but it's not ok to ignore emails and not give your clients a heads up on the those changed times. I always give my clients a timeframe of when to expect their images and have never missed a date.
And most importantly, you're doing amazing.  Give yourself a break.  Have a glass of wine, a shot of Feudshine moonshine, or treat yourself to a nice dinner.  You deserve it.

And because I can't have a post without a couple beautiful images, enjoy this sweet eye candy of Megan's bridal portrait session in downtown Asheville! <3  

Until next time-

Maternity Photography | Celebrating Baby Cash

Asheville Fine Art Maternity Photographer | Excited Anticipation

I had a great time with this couple during their maternity session.  We did an on site session at their beautiful home on Lake Norman.  Their home offered lots of gorgeous spaces to capture this excited mom and dad to be. Mom had picked out multiple outfits and was prepared with ideas of the images she wanted to capture while I was there.  We did a portion of the session inside of their home and part outdoors.  I loved capturing her relaxing on the chaise lounge chair, looking out the wall of windows.  It not only allowed for incredible natural light for an indoor photo, but so perfectly represented the way anxious mothers feel in those last few days waiting to meet their precious baby. 

A Gorgeous Mommy-to-Be

Mommy made for a beautiful subject and was really fun to work with.  She was absolutely radiant.  It was fun to see how the couple has decorated baby Cash's nursery.  It was elegant but kid friendly at the same time, with an upscale animal theme running throughout.  From the perfect positioned pictures to the carved creatures, animal inspiration was all around.

It was such a beautiful day, we headed outside for a few images of mom and dad together.  They were adorable. It was easy to see the love these two have for one another and are sure to share with their sweet baby boy.