Adventurous Mountain NC Wedding by Mark Maya Photography
Meghan McHone was Trevor Newman’s elementary school crush in their hometown of Franklin, N.C. until both families moved away and the playground pals lost touch. But love works in mysterious ways. In 2014, Meghan and Trevor were randomly reunited (fate?) on a beach in Panama City during college spring break. Six years later they said “I do” at Black Mountain Sanctuary “beneath the sky they had shared all along.”
On Oct. 4, 2020 the bride and groom hosted an intimate enchanted forest themed wedding with a forest green, dusty blue and dark plum color palette. Meghan and Trevor planned almost every detail of their wedding themselves. “Our wedding was the most intimate and personal thing we’ve ever done,” Meghan says. “Every part of our wedding was a piece of us, our story and our style.”’
Dark and Moody Dream Wedding
The couple brought their own dark and moody vision to life and showcased their shared love of mystery. COVID-19 put quite a hurting on the couple’s original wedding plans. Though, having envisioned a small wedding, they were happy it turned out as intimate as it did.
Meghan advises future brides to be present in their planning. “Try to do a lot of things yourself if you can. It feels more authentic that way,” Meghan says. “Spend the extra cash and videography. Find the photographer that speaks to you.”
Mark Maya Photography & Videography
Meghan and Trevor needed to hire a wedding photographer and videographer who could understand and capture their adventurous romance. Mark Maya Photography delivered. His past-experience photographing musicians and filming music videos made him the perfect fit.
Based in Durham, Mark captures special moments and creates a beautiful, edited short film keepsake. His videos provide a precious record of your vows and other moments a bride and groom may miss, that cannot be captured as well in a photograph. With his wedding films, couples can step right back in time and relive their big day whenever they want to.
“Mark’s videography is insane. He is a cinematographer at heart and it shows,” Meghan says. “Our highlight video is a treasure. He embraces the spirit of the couple in the most beautiful way.”
Capturing Authentic Beauty and Meaning
Mark aims to capture the meaningful nature of a wedding day, from the decorated venue to the tiniest detail of your gown. In his words, Mark feels like he is “painting people with [his] camera.” His artistic approach to photography and videography guarantees the magic and meaning of every second will last forever.
With his background, Mark has developed a candid approach to documenting weddings. His goal is to capture as much authentic beauty and meaning as possible. He focuses on images that include high-contrast colors and light. Mark Maya Photography is devoted to learning as much about his clients as possible to capture a story that perfectly represents the couple.
“Unbelievable. [Mark] captured us in an indescribable way,” Meghan says. “It was the best money we invested in our wedding by far. We love Mark and are so over the moon with his work.”
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