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    I’m Aaron Morrell- I’m the guy behind the camera.....

    Ok so lets cut to the chase- if you’re here, looking at my website, I’m going to assume you’re interested in Cinematography or Photography. I'd love to tell you more about what drives and inspires my work. Interested? Click here. (It's a little wordy I know).

“Preserve” A Grae Skye Studio | Blind Pig Film Project

It was June of 2012.

Chef Mike Moore of Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder approached me with an idea about a documentary which in his words would- “Capture stories that drive home the importance of local foods, culture and history of our region.” The goal would be to capture footage during the summer and have the film ready to present at a Blind Pig dinner in November. The dinner would feature Chef John Fleer of Rhubarb and be a fundraiser for The Heritage Food Committee and Slow Foods Asheville.

I thought it sounded like a wonderful opportunity the try my hand at some themed narrative documentary work.  So in early July, the truck hit the road and the cameras started to roll.

Along our journey we had the amazing opportunity to meet some stalwart personalities. They’re continuing, against the odds, to meet the challenges of operating small family owned operations. Not only did their experiences enrich the film we were capturing, but served to create in me personally, an even deeper appreciation for living simply, working hard and being satisfied.

The whole process made me constantly think of my own Grandfather working in his garden. Tending the white-washed Bee boxes and churning hand-made Ice Cream  on a hot summer weekend. Those memories hummed softly in the background while we experienced these stories. Working during the summer of 2012 to create these films is an experience I’ll treasure for all the years to come.

With that I present “Preserve”.

 

 

Folks involved in the film can be found here-

Chef John Fleer- Rhubarb | Chef Mike Moore- Seven Sows | Ferguson’s Store | Gaining Ground Farm |Benton’s Bacon | Cruze Dairy | Imladris Farm | Chef William Dissen- The MarketPlace | Chef Mark Rosenstein- The French Broad | Chef Suzy Salwa Phillips Mackensy Lunsford- Food Writer | The Heritage Food Committee and Slow Foods Asheville.



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Tiffany & Hartwell | Wedding Teaser | Grae Skye Studio

Tiffany and Hartwell are such a sweet couple.
Surrounded by the love of Family and Freinds and bathed in the glow of flickering candles and firelight. Everyone in attendance felt the warmth of these two. It was a privilege to witness and celebrate the enduring love they have for each other.
Enjoy this little glimpse of their wedding day.

 

Event Location- Crest Center and Pavilion, M7 management

Photography- The Schultzes

Wedding Planning- Ashely Baber Weddings- Erica Stawick

Hair and Makeup- Blush By Wendy Balance

Cake and Sweets- Tiffany’s Bakery Co.

DJ- Blazin Sounds

Floral/Décor- Blossoms

Tiffany & Hartwell | Wedding Teaser | Grae Skye Studio from Aaron Morrell on Vimeo.



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Amber & Dean | Wedding teaser | Grae Skye Studio

Amber & Dean.

Their wedding day progressed like a waking dream. Enjoy.

 

Amber & Dean | Wedding teaser | Grae Skye Studio from Aaron Morrell on Vimeo.

Shot on location The Biltmore Estate’s Antler Hill Village and the Inn on Biltmore Estate.

Photographer- Audrey Goforth.

Music- “Hold Her Close”- Matt Moberg. Licensed from The Music Bed.

Amber & Dean | Wedding teaser | Grae Skye Studio from Aaron Morrell on Vimeo.



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Catherine & Nick Wedding Day Sneak Peek | Grae Skye Studio

This is a tiny snippet of what was a wonderful Wedding Day on the Biltmore Estate.

Catherine and Nick celebrated the start of their romance complete with Horse Drawn Carriage and the Estate as their backdrop. Surrounded by friends and family, the love and emotion was palpable.
In fact, many times while filming I would see these two together and I’d be reminded of those scenes in movies where the two main characters would be in a crowd of people. They’d look into each others eyes and slowly everything around them would fade away and they’d seem to be standing by themselves, in a world of their own.

What a great privilege it was to get a glimpse of their romance on their wedding day.
Enjoy.

Catherine & Nick Wedding Day Sneak Peek | Grae Skye Studio from Aaron Morrell on Vimeo.

 

 

Venue- DeerPark, Biltmore Estate
Photography- Woodward and Rick



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