Get to Know Deanna
Hey, I'm Deanna! Asheville, NC luxury wedding and elopement photographer, a mom of two, an Asheville native, and hype woman here to capture all the unforgettable moments of your wedding day or elopement, and allow you to go back and relive them over and over.
I absolutely love capturing the most special, intimate details that come with your wedding day. It's such a special time in yours and your spouses lives, and you don't want to miss a thing. My goal is to let you completely forget about the chaos that can come with your wedding day, and instead just live in the moment and soak it all up— you can relive it all again later when you look back at all your photos.
What makes me different than other wedding photographers? I love structure and sticking to a schedule, however, I am also all about making the entire experience as fun and laid back as possible. Your wedding day comes with enough stresses— your photography experience shouldn't add to it. So when you book me as your wedding or elopement photographer, you get the best of both worlds. I will make sure that things are going as planned and that we stay on track with all the must-have shots and moments, but we'll have a blast the whole time!
How it All Started
I attended Western Carolina University for college, where I was a Cross Country and Track athlete, while I studied education and art. During my summer breaks throughout college, I was hired by a white water rafting company to become a photographer on the river to capture those moments of pure fun and enjoyment with family and friends. This is where I was first introduced to photography and learned how to use a camera.
After college, I became a fourth grade teacher, which was much less fun than being a photographer on a river. I desperately wanted to get back into the world of photography world and creating art. Then came Deanna Becraft Photography.
Since then, I have totally fallen in love with photography, and the fact that I'm able to take a special moment, and turn it into a memory that lasts forever, is just pure magic. I like to focus specifically on motherhood, maternity, branding, weddings, and engagement photography, but still shoot the occasional family session (so if that's what you're here for, feel free to reach out!)
My husband and I have two young children, Eleanor and Emerson. We also have a dog, named Bear, and a cat named Phish. My love languages are food and sarcasm.
I truly love what I do. Being a photographer is more than just taking a picture. I feel blessed to be able to show people their connections to each other, their beauty, and their strength, from an outside perspective.