I’m Off to the Wild Blue Yonder of North Carolina!

Butterfly with apple by North Carolina photographer, Kelly Williams

Anyone care to join me?  I am going to (temporarily) become a North Carolina photographer when I go to visit family, June 26 to July 7.  I cannot wait to be with my mother and cousins, not to mention the therapeutic change of scenery.  And of course, I am looking forward to bringing back lots of photos hikes along the Blue Ridge Mountains.  While technically this trip is vacation, I am always looking to keep busy.  If you know of anyone in the Asheville/Highlands area who is interested in an engagement or family portrait session, or just another artist looking to collaborate, have them give me a ring!  My idea of a vacation involves packing every lens I own plus a few changes of clothes.  Always be photographing, I say.

I am going to start my trip in Asheville with a visit to the Biltmore Estate, as well as a day simply walking around the city.  I’m thinking a sunset cocktail at the Grove Park Inn plus some live music.  I will then be driving to Highlands, where I plan to get in plenty of hiking, not to mention a rodeo and an Indian pow wow.  While I have been visiting family in the area for decades, I have never actually ventured outside our usual circle of locations, and I am looking forward to exploring the area with a photographer’s eye.  If you have been to the area, by all means let me know what other spots I should add to my itinerary.  Brevard, Seluda, Cherokee, Franklin, Cashiers, Dillsboro…more?  Stay tuned for stories from the road.

In the meantime, here are a few photos I took of my last trip to the area in September of last year.

Stone Lantern in Highlands by North Carolina photographer, Kelly Williams
The Stone Lantern in Highlands, NC

Hiking trail in Highlands by North Carolina photographer, Kelly Williams

Moss by North Carolina photographer, Kelly Williams

Moss by North Carolina photographer, Kelly Williams

Fern by North Carolina photographer, Kelly Williams

Mushroom by North Carolina photographer, Kelly Williams

Hiking trail by North Carolina photographer, Kelly Williams

Fern by North Carolina photographer, Kelly Williams

If you would like to see more images from my travel photography portfolio, then please visit my website — www.Kelly-Williams.com

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