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Asheville Wedding And Portrait Photographer

My name is Parker J Pfister. I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Asheville NC. While I do photograph in Asheville, I travel world- wide quite often for weddings and portraits. With Asheville having so many amazing wedding venues, its hard to find anything better out there in the world though. The majestic Biltmore Estate is literally in my back yard and is one of my favorite local wedding venues. The house itself is a Châteauesque-styled mansion built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 and is the largest privately owned house in the United States, at 178,926 square feet. You are not going to find a larger statement for your wedding in the states than the Biltmore Estate! The Biltmore Estate has over 12 wedding venues to choose from ranging from an opulent grand statement of the Front Lawn or Diana to a beautiful intimate engagement at The Conservatory or The Champagne Cellar at the Winery. Some of my other favorite venues on The Biltmore Estate are Deerpark, Lioncrest,and the Inn on Biltmore Estate. I love having this place in my back yard and I love to explore the 4,400 acres and find new locations to take my Bride and Groom. After all, we should all get personalized original photography and not what everyone else has! right?


Just down the road and up the mountain you will find many other wedding venue gems in Cashiers and Highlands, NC. Up there Old Edwards Inn, Lonesome Valley, Sawyer Family Farmstead, Castle Ladyhawke, Trillium, The Farm at Old Edwards Inn, Old edwards Inn Rockwood Lodge rule the roost. 

Biltmore Estate Wedding Photographer

I believe a good wedding photographer wears many different hats during the wedding day. You must wear the hat of a photojournalist, a landscape photographer, a architectural Photographer, a fashion photographer and a portrait photographer. The canvas of a wedding day most always contain these 5 things. We as photographers are defined by how long we wear each hat and will therefore be considered our style. My particular style is always shifting between these 5 hats to mirror my clients personality and own style. 

This image is a direct collaboration of my style and my brides style. I put on my Portrait hat and set out to make a stunning simple portrait that would showcase her true beauty and style.

This particular image was made at a beautiful Biltmore Estate Wedding with an Art Deco feel. My bride for the day was beyond stunning with her vintage style of hair, dress and decor. I made this image very quickly using just the natural light coming in the doorway with a closet door as the backdrop. She had just had her make up done and I asked her to just turn to me for a quick image.  Simple and quick always makes us both happy. And photographing on The Biltmore Estate is icing on the cake!  

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