Photographers in Western North Carolina - NC Blue Ridge


For photographers, the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain landscape is a dream come true. With stunning vistas, gorgeous waterfalls, and wildlife around every corner, shutterbugs have no shortage of opportunities to capture amazing images. Here’s a list of some of our favorite local photographers. Be on the lookout for their stunning work across this website, on our blog, and social media.

Adam Duff – Firelight Images

596 Old Toll Rd.
Asheville, NC 28804

Adam is a North Asheville resident and an avid outdoorsman. He got his start in photography over 20 years ago, and is now the owner of Firelight Images, which provides professional real estate photography. He has worked with hundreds of clients all over the US, Mexico, Jamaica in the Dominican…

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Halley Burleson – Appalachian Exposures

Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(828) 467-3034

Meet photographer Halley Burleson – the talented young woman responsible for our homepage photography! Born and raised in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Halley has spent most of her life, hiking, kayaking and horseback riding in these beautiful blue hills. She has a passion for the great…

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J Similanic ~ Dawnfire Photography

Black Mountain, NC 28711
Dawnfire Photography is the photography of Asheville-based photographer J Smilanic. Born and raised in Colorado, J has a deep appreciation for mountainous scenery. What started as a way to document the amazing beauty found along his backpacking trips through the mountains of Western North

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Jared Kay – Amplified Media

372 Depot St.
Asheville, NC 28801

Photographer Jared Kay has been capturing amazing outdoor photography in our region for many years. He loves being behind a video camera as much as a digital camera. As owner of Amplified Media, he has worked with clients such as Biltmore, ParkRidge Health and many of his photos and videos can be…

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Michele Schwartz – Divine Landscapes

25 International Blvd.
Mill Spring, NC 28756
(754) 422-7327

Meet photographer Michele Schwartz. We at Blue Ridge Mountain Host, are proud to feature her photo of Jump Off Rock on the cover of our 2017 Towns & Trails map brochure. Michele lives and works in Hendersonville as a substance abuse counselor. But as soon as her day jobs ends, she, and her…

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Robert Stephens – Solitary Traveler Photography

64 Blue Jay Loop
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Robert Stephens is an award winning outdoor photographer based in Maggie Valley.  Robert is passionate in particular about capturing the many scenic vistas along the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the Great Smoky Mountains. His work has been featured in publications such as Our State Magazine, Blue

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