It’s Like She’d Never Been Out on a Weekend Before {Asheville Photography}

We wandered amongst the movers and shakers of Asheville’s social and creative elite as though we were supposed to be there. the turnout for the citizen times scene launch partyThe Asheville Scene launch party. My camera seemed to stay steady and light in my hands (which I was more than thankful for) and B and I moved throughout the rest of the evening enjoying downtown Asheville they way most people do on any given Friday. It was exciting and we enjoyed every minute of it.

Wandering around downtown Asheville felt like I was misbehaving somehow. We left the launch party and found ourselves a few stories above street level enjoying a glass of wine at the Sky Bar. What a GREAT bar. I don’t know why I don’t schedule meetings there more often. Every table is intimate, the views are amazing. It was terrific!young man portrait at sky bar in asheville


Following the Sky Bar we hopped to a couple places before we finally landed at the Emerald Lounge.

E-Lo was like a reunion. A bar I managed had a long running Open Mic night for probably 3 years every Tuesday. It was my favorite night to work. If I could turn back time and only bartend one night a week, I would in a heart beat! The room was always full of friends in music and craft beer and whiskey and…Black Shiny Shoes. E-Lo was full of almost every one of those cats! And most of them were playing the show that night. Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work and Johnson’s Crossroad. I was sad we missed Johnson’s Crossroad but got there just in time to get this image and realize I should put my camera away.

Thank You Asheville. I had a lovely evening!

You can find a gallery for the images from the Asheville Scene Launch Party at Image Asheville’s official website.


Asheville in One Sunny Spring Weekend

What a weekend!!! I was lucky enough to be witness and party to some really great events this weekend! Our Voice held their third annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” walk and I fell upon the high school contestants for Asheville’s WordSlam (which by the way held some really Amazing talent) as well as a small benefit for a local neighborhood rock club with Albatross Party and Judas Horse as entertainment.
Whew! Where did I find the time?
Well, here is a sneak peak at some of the wonderful town we live in…Asheville, North Carolina.

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