Backpacks and Bow Ties

Backpacks and Bow Ties

Based In: Asheville, North Carolina
Photographer: Backpacks and Bow Ties

Backpacks and Bow Ties

Based In: Asheville, North Carolina

Hi there – I’m Jeremy Sasser! Backpacks and Bow Ties is based in Asheville, North Carolina, but we’ve traveled as far as Connecticut and Colorado for weddings. Basically if it’s written on your plane ticket, I’m game!

I started Backpacks and Bow Ties as a way to tell couples that they can be themselves, truly and authentically. Quirks and all!

To me, the wedding industry seemed so stale and boring. I’m guessing you’re thinking the same thing? I mean seriously, everybody does the same thing at each wedding. Traditions, vows, all the way down to the dinner menu! You could show up to a strangers’ wedding and probably be fine if you’ve been in one before!

The way I see it, your relationship is 100% totally unique. There has never been and will never be another couple just like you! So why is it that most weddings are the exact opposite of individuality? Where’s the fun in that?

At Backpacks and Bow Ties, we let your relationship do the talking. We’re here to take the stress off your shoulders, help you plan, take some killer pictures, and have lots of fun along the way.

We’re for the couples that choose to live joyfully in the present. We’re for the couples that want to have fun.

And yes, we are 100% ALL for the quirky and the “weird”!

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Jeremy and his outfit at Backpacks & Bowties deliver ten-fold on their mission to accommodate a unique, completely stress-free experience on your big day. We had a vision for a small wedding getaway weekend for close family and friends deep in the Smokies - based on his portfolio, we knew that Jeremy was comfortable with focusing on nature, candids and ultimately getting us to just be ourselves.

Even then, our expectations were blown out of the water. We expected a decent local photographer and we instead got National Geographic. These photographs were absolutely stunning and it was all because he got us to be our genuine selves and used his surroundings to his advantage in every scenario. We consistently get asked how we got Getty Images to cover our wedding and we beam every time knowing we got Jeremy before he made it to the big-time.

He is adaptable, responsive, professional and is ultimately a great guy who we can't wait to grab a beer with next time we're in his neck of the woods. Don't hesitate, book this man now before it's too late and the Associated Press kidnaps him.

Savannah and Zach
Micro Wedding

Jeremy of Backpack and Bow Ties is one of the kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with! His talent and skill are like no other, but his easy-going nature made us feel so welcome and comfortable. It was like we had all been friends for years. Jeremy was able to perfectly capture us as a couple--allowing us to be as silly and goofy as we wanted. We were able to do an engagement session with him as well as our wedding, and we were blown away by our pictures. Jeremy prioritized us and our desire to have a lot of fun candids as my husband and myself are terrible posers. Our little backyard wedding was better than a dream, and Jeremy was able to make those moments last forever.

Our engagement session couldn't have been better. There was an easy familiarity that felt like the three of us had been friends for years. Justin and I felt completely comfortable to be our silly goofy selves--this set us up perfectly for the day of our wedding. We knew he would take great care of us during our wedding and he did! Even with all of the expected wedding stress, I knew I could rely on him to knock it out of the park with our pictures. From the very beginning, Justin and I had established that we wanted to avoid as many posed pictures as possible (because we would fake our way through those pictures...) and he captured so many candid moments between us and our guests--many of these are our favorite pictures. He made us feel at such ease on a very hectic day.

I wish we could get married again just so we could have Jeremy come take our pictures!

Andie and Justin
Backyard Wedding

Jeremy is an amazing photographer and person in general, he is so sweet and very professional.We loved every minute of working with him and he truly made us feel truly comfortable in our sessions, we did an engagement session, wedding photos and a 1st Christmas shoot in our new home. Our wedding pictures are the most beautiful photographs and you can truly see our personalities and love of the day through them. You can’t go wrong with this photographer. I can’t recommend Backpacks and Bow Ties enough!

Mikaela and Trace
Backyard Wedding

The only thing Jeremy is better at than photography is being an amazing human being. Kindest, most fun and professional photographer I’ve ever met, while also delivering top tier photos for any occasion. Jeremy makes the experience about more than just a dollar sign, as he genuinely has the desire to deliver the best experience to anyone he works with. Would recommend him to anyone I know.

Portrait Session

Jeremy is by FAR my FAVORITE photographer I have ever worked with. He is very professional but yet makes you feel like you guys have been friends for years. He is amazing at making you feel comfortable even when taking pictures is not your thing !! We had our dog for a couple photoshoots and he did not always cooperate, Jeremy is so patient and understanding. We never felt rushed or like a bother. He was playing music and laughing with us the whole time, the whole experience is amazing. The pictures always come out looking FANTASTIC and always beyond my expectations. I have recommended him to so many people and will continue to do so. I look forward to working with him again !!

Maeva Hassani
Portrait Session

Jeremy is SO professional and has such a creative eye. If you are looking for someone who is kind, professional, and amazing at what they do, look no further than Backpacks and Bowties!

Castle LadyHawke
Wedding Venue

Hands down one of the best photography sessions I’ve had. He makes you feel so comfortable and confident! Such a great vibe. Not to forget the pictures turned out amazing. If I could give it 10 stars I would!!

Brianna Lynch
Portrait Session
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