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AMW Studios

Asheville , NC

LOCATION

Asheville, NC US (map)

PHONE

617-797-9863

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Modern and dynamic imagery for couples who love love and LOVE adventure...



We are Ariel and Matt, partners in crime, adventure seekers and the eyes behind AMW... Read more
Modern and dynamic imagery for couples who love love and LOVE adventure...



We are Ariel and Matt, partners in crime, adventure seekers and the eyes behind AMW Studios! Photography isn’t just a job… To us it’s all about meeting new people, having fun, seeing new places and, of course, creating amazing, unique images that our couples can enjoy looking back on for years to come.



AMW Studios is a destination wedding photography team based in the gorgeous mountains of Asheville, North Carolina!! From the gorgeous mountains here in western North Carolina to the snowy peaks in Colorado or the beaches of Mexico...We photograph weddings all over the United States, Mexico and beyond

We can’t wait to tell your story



Below are some commonly asked questions.....



DO YOU TRAVEL?

YES! In addition to being Asheville wedding photographers, our passports are current and we happily travel all over the world for weddings. So far we’ve adventured to Mexico, the Dominican Republic and much of the US to document amazing weddings. On our bucket list of locations that we are dying to photograph a wedding include…. New Zealand, South America (Specifically Patagonia) and Kauai. We specialize in adventure weddings and love being outdoors hiking, climbing etc…. planning a wedding that’s slightly out of the ordinary? Think backcountry lodge in alaska, mountaintop ceremony in new zealand, skydiving in south america…We’re game!



HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?

FUN, DYNAMIC... MODERN... NINJA's (or MODERN NINJA'S maybe?!.... These are all words that have been used to describe us, or our images....

We want our photographs to be a reflection of who you are as a couple. With that said, we are artists hired for our unique eye. Some of our best images have come from being created rather than captured. The goal when we create an image is to make it look as seamless and natural as possible. Throughout our time with you on your wedding day, something is bound to catch our eye: the soft light coming through the window or the unique architecture of a room. As time allows we will run with the idea until we are 100% happy with the resulting photo. When it comes to formals, Matt and I work together efficiently to create fun, creative and spontaneous portraits. We will work together with you to create a timeframe for pictures that reflect what is most important to you. We want you to be able to relax and enjoy every second of your wedding day!!



OKAY, WE WANT TO BOOK, WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?

Yay! We’re so excited that you’d like to us to be a part of your wedding!

First things first, drop us a note to make sure your dates available. Once we’ve had a chance to chat about your wedding (either in person, on Skype or by phone), we’ll send you a link to our online contract where you can create your collection and sign! Everything can be done online, it takes 5 minutes (okay, maybe 10) and once done you can count on us to be there to document your wedding!



WHAT ARE YOU RATES?

Head over to our investment page for more info or contact us and we’re happy to send along our complete pricing guide! Wedding Coverage begins at $3500 and includes two photographers. We offer destination wedding collections as well as elopement collections!



WHEN WILL OUR IMAGES BE READY FOR VIEWING?

We know how excited you will be to see some images!! Don't worry... within 48 hours of your wedding we promise to have a few teaser images posted to facebook/Instagram for you to share with friends and family. Within 7 days of your wedding you will have a highlights slideshow posted online with 75-100 of our favorite images that tell the story of your day. Within 30 days you will receive a link to your complete wedding gallery of carefully edited images.



CAN WE HANG OUT?

Umm...Absolutely!!! We love getting to know our couples prior to their wedding day! If you’re not having us photograph an engagement session we’re always happy to meet for drinks, food, a hike, climbing or any of the above…

If you’re not located in the Asheville area, thats okay to… We are always available to Skype or FaceTime!



DO YOU OFFER A PHOTOBOOTH?

Absolutely and it’s a blast!! Contact us for more info!



ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VENDORS?

Absolutely!! We always have a list of awesome people we’ve worked with in the past who we love passing along to our couples!!



WHATS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT TAKING PICTURES?

We have two adorable kiddos (atleast we think so :)! When we’re not off documenting amazing weddings or other families stories you can most certainly find us outside adventuring with our kids. We love to do pretty much anything outdoors; hiking, camping, climbing. We also love (probably a little to much…) good food and traveling! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Boudoir Shoot, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, Slideshow/Montage, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs

REVIEWS

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Kathryn
Wedding:
10/9/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Ariel and Matt. Ever since they met us a few months before our wedding for our engagement shoot, they put us at ease in front of the camera. Finding a photographer was probably one of the tougher parts of wedding planning. After talking to Ariel on the phone, I just knew she would be perfect. They captured SO many beautiful moments at our wedding many of which I didn’t even notice the day of. They turned a day full of bad weather into some gorgeous photos. You can definitely tell they are a husband/wife team because they worked seamlessly with each other. We received SO many compliments not just about the pictures… but how fantastic they were to be around! I wouldn’t even think twice about hiring AMW again or recommending to friends!
I cannot say enough about Ariel and Matt. Ever since they met us a few months before our wedding for our engagement shoot, Read more...
I cannot say enough about Ariel and Matt. Ever since they met us a few months before our wedding for our engagement shoot, they put us at ease in front of the camera. Finding a photographer was probably one of the tougher parts of wedding planning. After talking to Ariel on the phone, I just knew she would be perfect. They captured SO many beautiful moments at our wedding many of which I didn’t even notice the day of. They turned a day full of bad weather into some gorgeous photos. You can definitely tell they are a husband/wife team because they worked seamlessly with each other. We received SO many compliments not just about the pictures… but how fantastic they were to be around! I wouldn’t even think twice about hiring AMW again or recommending to friends! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
A close family friend recommended Matt and Ariel of AMW Studios to us. Beginning with our first interactions with them, through email and Skype, we were impressed with their professionalism, patience, and overall friendliness. We quickly realized, without hesitation, that they were perfect for the job and there was no need to look any further.

We booked AMW Studios nearly 12 months in advance but remained in close contact with them throughout the wedding planning process. Matt and Ariel took time out of their busy schedules to meet with us on several occasions to discuss the wedding details and to get to know us on a more personal level. They made each planning session and the wedding day itself feel as though we were hanging out with long time friends. They were caring and attentive. They made us smile, laugh, and feel relaxed, which was clearly portrayed in all of our pictures.

When choosing our wedding photographer, it was most important for us to find someone who was creative and able to capture our love, excitement, and joy. We wanted someone who blended in with our guests. We wanted someone who would capture the true, raw moment rather than interrupt the natural flow of the day and force people to pose for still shots. We wanted someone who used creativity to produce unique images that would accurately tell our love story. Matt and Ariel did all of this and more. Our pictures are absolutely beautiful. They are more than we ever imagined and will help us relieve our special days for years to come. Matt and Ariel are truly incredible people and photographers. Without any hesitation, I would recommend Matt and Ariel to anyone.
A close family friend recommended Matt and Ariel of AMW Studios to us. Beginning with our first interactions with them, Read more...
A close family friend recommended Matt and Ariel of AMW Studios to us. Beginning with our first interactions with them, through email and Skype, we were impressed with their professionalism, patience, and overall friendliness. We quickly realized, without hesitation, that they were perfect for the job and there was no need to look any further.

We booked AMW Studios nearly 12 months in advance but remained in close contact with them throughout the wedding planning process. Matt and Ariel took time out of their busy schedules to meet with us on several occasions to discuss the wedding details and to get to know us on a more personal level. They made each planning session and the wedding day itself feel as though we were hanging out with long time friends. They were caring and attentive. They made us smile, laugh, and feel relaxed, which was clearly portrayed in all of our pictures.

When choosing our wedding photographer, it was most important for us to find someone who was creative and able to capture our love, excitement, and joy. We wanted someone who blended in with our guests. We wanted someone who would capture the true, raw moment rather than interrupt the natural flow of the day and force people to pose for still shots. We wanted someone who used creativity to produce unique images that would accurately tell our love story. Matt and Ariel did all of this and more. Our pictures are absolutely beautiful. They are more than we ever imagined and will help us relieve our special days for years to come. Matt and Ariel are truly incredible people and photographers. Without any hesitation, I would recommend Matt and Ariel to anyone. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Ariel and Matt were absolutely incredible! We wish we had more events to be photographed just to spend some more time with them :). They did a beautiful job with all of our photos and accommodated all of our requests. We did our engagement pictures, rehearsal dinner, a bridal party field day, and wedding pictures with them. Up next: trash the dress!! Everyone in the wedding party had a great time with them there and we can't wait to see the rest of our pics!
Ariel and Matt were absolutely incredible! We wish we had more events to be photographed just to spend some more time with Read more...
Ariel and Matt were absolutely incredible! We wish we had more events to be photographed just to spend some more time with them :). They did a beautiful job with all of our photos and accommodated all of our requests. We did our engagement pictures, rehearsal dinner, a bridal party field day, and wedding pictures with them. Up next: trash the dress!! Everyone in the wedding party had a great time with them there and we can't wait to see the rest of our pics! Read less
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Jonathon
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
We really really enjoyed Ariel and Matt, fantastic photographers and all around fun people too. They went above and beyond and the only limit was what we were willing to do (get in a stream for a shot? sure! Go to the top of a mountain? Absolutely!)

And beyond just the willingness for the shots, the pictures came out beautifully! They both have quite an eye and impeccable timing. I was dancing and totally forgot they were there, and yet they were right where the fun stuff was happening, the candid shots came out looking very natural.

They captured the memories perfectly and I will enjoy looking back at these pictures for the rest of my life!
We really really enjoyed Ariel and Matt, fantastic photographers and all around fun people too. They went above and beyond Read more...
We really really enjoyed Ariel and Matt, fantastic photographers and all around fun people too. They went above and beyond and the only limit was what we were willing to do (get in a stream for a shot? sure! Go to the top of a mountain? Absolutely!)

And beyond just the willingness for the shots, the pictures came out beautifully! They both have quite an eye and impeccable timing. I was dancing and totally forgot they were there, and yet they were right where the fun stuff was happening, the candid shots came out looking very natural.

They captured the memories perfectly and I will enjoy looking back at these pictures for the rest of my life! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I am so happy we chose Matt and Ariel to photograph our wedding. They made us feel incredibly comfortable in front of the camera for both our engagement session and our wedding. You can tell they both love what they do and it shows in the pictures. AMW was very easy to work with throughout the planning process, and they made sure that all of the important moments were captured on our wedding day. I would definitely recommend AMW.
I am so happy we chose Matt and Ariel to photograph our wedding. They made us feel incredibly comfortable in front of the Read more...
I am so happy we chose Matt and Ariel to photograph our wedding. They made us feel incredibly comfortable in front of the camera for both our engagement session and our wedding. You can tell they both love what they do and it shows in the pictures. AMW was very easy to work with throughout the planning process, and they made sure that all of the important moments were captured on our wedding day. I would definitely recommend AMW. Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Matt and Ariel were fabulous to work with. They made our wedding day perfect! So easy to work with and laid back but pictures are amazing. Truly profesional and the best around!
Matt and Ariel were fabulous to work with. They made our wedding day perfect! So easy to work with and laid back but Read more...
Matt and Ariel were fabulous to work with. They made our wedding day perfect! So easy to work with and laid back but pictures are amazing. Truly profesional and the best around! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Ariel and Matt are two of the most talented people we have ever met. They both have such an artistic eye, we cannot believe some of the shots that they were able to get during our wedding. They captured our wedding day in such a way that we'll remember the entire day and range of emotions exactly as they were. They made everyone feel incredibly comfortable behind the camera and they were so quick and effective that we were able to fully enjoy the day the no one felt like the wedding was dominated by taking pictures. They were incredibly responsive before our wedding and made time to meet with us to discuss details and ensure they had a good sense of what was important to us as a couple. The turn around time has been amazing, we were able to see a few highlight shots within days and they posted a highlight gallery for friends and family within a couple of weeks (during a very busy wedding season, I must add!). We cannot wait to see what they arrange for our album. We very highly recommend AMW Studios to anyone who is looking for photographers who really know how to document a day or an event with the highest level of detail and with pristine quality. Ariel and Matt went above and beyond what we expected and have given us the best wedding present in the world, our wedding day captured exactly as we want to remember it!
Ariel and Matt are two of the most talented people we have ever met. They both have such an artistic eye, we cannot Read more...
Ariel and Matt are two of the most talented people we have ever met. They both have such an artistic eye, we cannot believe some of the shots that they were able to get during our wedding. They captured our wedding day in such a way that we'll remember the entire day and range of emotions exactly as they were. They made everyone feel incredibly comfortable behind the camera and they were so quick and effective that we were able to fully enjoy the day the no one felt like the wedding was dominated by taking pictures. They were incredibly responsive before our wedding and made time to meet with us to discuss details and ensure they had a good sense of what was important to us as a couple. The turn around time has been amazing, we were able to see a few highlight shots within days and they posted a highlight gallery for friends and family within a couple of weeks (during a very busy wedding season, I must add!). We cannot wait to see what they arrange for our album. We very highly recommend AMW Studios to anyone who is looking for photographers who really know how to document a day or an event with the highest level of detail and with pristine quality. Ariel and Matt went above and beyond what we expected and have given us the best wedding present in the world, our wedding day captured exactly as we want to remember it! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
If it was possible, I would give Ariel and Matt of AMW Studios a 10 out of 5 on this review. Not only are they two of the most talented, creative and gifted photographers out there, they are such a pleasure to work with! In searching for photographers for my wedding, I had three priorities - the first was that their work had to be jaw-dropping. I wanted photos with amazing color, lighting and creativity - I could see from their website that Ariel and Matt absolutely had this down. Their photos are so VIVID, crisp, and absolutely stunning. My second priority was that the style of photography had to be lively - I loathe posed, formal photos, and did not want that for my wedding. What I wanted were photos that truly captured the love and life present on that day - people laughing, people crying, people rejoicing. Ariel and Matt know how to capture these special moments that will stay with you throughout your life - it is such a unique gift, and they have it. Third, I wanted photographers with whom my then-fiance and I would click. Especially my then-fiance, who really hates being photographed. Matt and Ariel have an amazing dynamic with one another than makes you as a couple feel so relaxed - they are HILARIOUS!! They make you laugh so that in your pictures, you see true emotion and happiness.

On the day of our wedding, Matt and Ariel arrived early to scope out locations for our first look, out family photos, etc. They had the most wonderful ideas throughout the whole evening, whisking my husband and I away from our party at one point because the sun was setting, and they wanted to capture a few special photos for us. The results - AMAZING. Our pictures are so beautiful, it makes me want to cry every time I look at them (tears of joy, of course!). Each photo captures love, family, happiness and warmth.

If I could, I would hire these two to document every major event in my life. They are spectacularly talented, and wonderful people, to boot!!
If it was possible, I would give Ariel and Matt of AMW Studios a 10 out of 5 on this review. Not only are they two of the Read more...
If it was possible, I would give Ariel and Matt of AMW Studios a 10 out of 5 on this review. Not only are they two of the most talented, creative and gifted photographers out there, they are such a pleasure to work with! In searching for photographers for my wedding, I had three priorities - the first was that their work had to be jaw-dropping. I wanted photos with amazing color, lighting and creativity - I could see from their website that Ariel and Matt absolutely had this down. Their photos are so VIVID, crisp, and absolutely stunning. My second priority was that the style of photography had to be lively - I loathe posed, formal photos, and did not want that for my wedding. What I wanted were photos that truly captured the love and life present on that day - people laughing, people crying, people rejoicing. Ariel and Matt know how to capture these special moments that will stay with you throughout your life - it is such a unique gift, and they have it. Third, I wanted photographers with whom my then-fiance and I would click. Especially my then-fiance, who really hates being photographed. Matt and Ariel have an amazing dynamic with one another than makes you as a couple feel so relaxed - they are HILARIOUS!! They make you laugh so that in your pictures, you see true emotion and happiness.

On the day of our wedding, Matt and Ariel arrived early to scope out locations for our first look, out family photos, etc. They had the most wonderful ideas throughout the whole evening, whisking my husband and I away from our party at one point because the sun was setting, and they wanted to capture a few special photos for us. The results - AMAZING. Our pictures are so beautiful, it makes me want to cry every time I look at them (tears of joy, of course!). Each photo captures love, family, happiness and warmth.

If I could, I would hire these two to document every major event in my life. They are spectacularly talented, and wonderful people, to boot!! Read less
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Tyler and Andrea
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Choosing a wedding photographer is one of, if not the biggest decision a couple makes while planning their wedding. My wife and I looked at photographers from across New England and New York and without a doubt AMW Studios pictures are second to none. This has only been confirmed by working with Matt and Ariel for our engagement photos and wedding photos.

In a world where every average Joe with a camera and a computer is a "photographer" it is so nice to work with such talented professionals like Matt and Ariel. We could not be happier with our wedding photos and are happy to have met and worked with Matt and Ariel.
Choosing a wedding photographer is one of, if not the biggest decision a couple makes while planning their wedding. My Read more...
Choosing a wedding photographer is one of, if not the biggest decision a couple makes while planning their wedding. My wife and I looked at photographers from across New England and New York and without a doubt AMW Studios pictures are second to none. This has only been confirmed by working with Matt and Ariel for our engagement photos and wedding photos.

In a world where every average Joe with a camera and a computer is a "photographer" it is so nice to work with such talented professionals like Matt and Ariel. We could not be happier with our wedding photos and are happy to have met and worked with Matt and Ariel. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Ariel and Matt are beyond spectacular! Consummate professionals, fun and amazingly creative, they not only captured our wedding day beautifully, but they enhanced the day with their presence. From the very beginning, they were an absolute pleasure to work with. They are very responsive, answered all of our questions, and did whatever they could to make the process easy and stress free for us. Their style is unobtrusive yet they manage to capture every detail beautifully. And the end product is outstanding! They make every effort to get to know their clients well before the big day to ensure that they deliver the perfect product. I cannot say enough about how utterly fantastic they are! Choosing to work with Ariel & Matt was by far the best planning decision we made.
Ariel and Matt are beyond spectacular! Consummate professionals, fun and amazingly creative, they not only captured our Read more...
Ariel and Matt are beyond spectacular! Consummate professionals, fun and amazingly creative, they not only captured our wedding day beautifully, but they enhanced the day with their presence. From the very beginning, they were an absolute pleasure to work with. They are very responsive, answered all of our questions, and did whatever they could to make the process easy and stress free for us. Their style is unobtrusive yet they manage to capture every detail beautifully. And the end product is outstanding! They make every effort to get to know their clients well before the big day to ensure that they deliver the perfect product. I cannot say enough about how utterly fantastic they are! Choosing to work with Ariel & Matt was by far the best planning decision we made. Read less
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DEALS

Complimentary Engagement Session - Next 10 weddings booked!
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We are currently offering a complimentary engagement session for the next 10 couples to book us for their 2016 or 2017 wedding. Engagement session must take place within 60 miles of 28782.

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