Bow Tie Collaborative

Category: Photography

The Bow Tie Collaborative team has a special place in their hearts for the moments that make a wedding so magical–we think you can see that in their beautiful images!

We’re wedding photographers for people who like their tea sweet, their suits seersucker, and their love lasting. We believe that a well-planned event shows people that you care. We believe that memorable moments are the stuff of lifelong stories, and we want to capture them.

Name: Ashley Maton
Where you call home: Holly Springs, North Carolina
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: I’m so humbled and grateful to do what I love every single day. The relationships and experiences that have come from this little business are so incredibly gratifying. I’m most proud when I hear things from my clients like, “I couldn’t have imagined my wedding day without you there.” That is the absolute best.
Location/Coverage: NC and VA mostly, but we travel all over!
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? The attire–the gents in their bow ties and seersucker suits, girls in their long, flowing dresses. There is nothing better than the way a Southern gentleman dresses in my book!
Favorite part of a wedding day? This is tough! I love the moments before the ceremony, when a brides puts her dress on for the first time with her mother, sister, and closest girlfriends. I love the reactions, the tears, and the realization of “this is it” when a bride sees herself in her dress for the first time.
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? RELAX. Try to enjoy and soak it all in. Forget about all the details and embrace each moment of the day. It will be the fastest and longest day of your life!
Dream travel destination? Greece! I will go there one day, I will!
Favorite Southern city? Savannah! All the Spanish moss…gimme, gimme!
Early bird or night owl? Night owl, always! I can hardly get moving before 10 A.M.!
Favorite pie flavor? Cherry!! Or peach. I think peach wins, but only in the summer!
Favorite biscuit topping? Pimento cheese and bacon!