Brass Monkey Photography

Photo Tours

Waterfall Mania

Do you love the beauty of waterfalls? We do too and Western North Carolina has an abundance of them.

We will be hiking on this tour & guests should be of a good fitness level to enjoy the outing

Photo Tours

Views & Brews

Experience the beauty of Western North Carolina, followed by stop offs at some of Asheville's boutique breweries. The trip may include the Blue Ridge Parkway, forests, waterfalls or Smoky Mountains.

Photo Tours

Morning Waterfall Hike

As we hike we will discover plant life in the region and watch & listen for wildlife. At the summit we will marvel at the beauty of the falls and enjoy a continental breakfast. It's beautiful & rustic, as mother nature intended!

Photo Tours

City & Sky

An afternoon city tour of Asheville followed by watching the sunset over the mountains. This tour starts late afternoon and we will have you back in downtown Asheville area approximately 1 hour after the sun sets.

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Welcome to Brass Monkey Photography

A boutique tour and photography company based in Asheville, N.C. 

We offer scenic tours of the area – including hikes to gorgeous waterfalls, incredible mountain vistas and breathtaking sunsets. 


We also offer full professional photography services including engagements, weddings, maternity & portrait sessions. 

The most important things in life are not things – for us it’s family and capturing special moments. It would be our honor to help capture your family memories with fabulous photographs. 

Brass Monkey Photography offers fabulous tours & photographic sessions in the Asheville & Western North Carolina region. We are a member of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce.

Do you love the beauty of waterfalls? We do too and Western North Carolina has an abundance of them. Let us show you some beautiful waterfalls in the Asheville area.

We will venture into the beautiful countryside surrounding Asheville with several stop off points. We’ll breathe in the fresh air, see stunning sites and finish off the day with a sunset view.

We’ll start with a brief history about fabulous Asheville on our 30 minute drive to the falls. As we hike, we will discover plant life in the region and watch & listen for wildlife. At the summit we will marvel at the beauty of the falls and enjoy a continental breakfast. 


We are certified as guides in the Pisgah National Forest. 

Experience the beauty of Western North Carolina (several glorious vantage points), followed by stop offs at some of Asheville’s boutique breweries. A $20 (food/drink) credit per person is included in the cost of the ticket for a fabulous lunch at a brewery!

Photoshoot- Asheville

Digital Camera Instruction – On Location. 




Hi I’m Natasha and thanks for checking out Brass Monkey Photography. My passions in life (apart from photography, of course) are rescue animals, craft beer and traveling to as much of the world as I can. 

I’m a “foster-failure” when it comes to pets, at one point I had 13 cats (I guess that officially makes me a crazy cat lady) but I’m OK with that. I now have a more manageable 3 cats but who knows when that number might increase!

If you are interested in a photography session please reach out to me and ask me anything! I love meeting new people and fyi… I am an introvert at heart and so I fully appreciate how ‘awkward’ it can feel to be in front of a camera lens. The most important and endearing thing that my clients tell me is that they had FUN with me. Getting you to relax and be comfortable in your skin is my job and I LOVE it. 

Boring stuff…I’m a member of the Professional Photographers Association and hold certification from the New York Institute of Photography – but you’re not interested in that…you just want to know that I am going to make you look and feel beautiful. Photographs as keepsakes. 



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Customer Reviews

Photo Class

Natasha was great!! I purchased this experience for my daughter’s 19th birthday and she truly learned a lot and throughly enjoyed herself. We both felt very comfortable and welcome. My daughter has a gluten allergy and Natasha went out of her way to accommodate! She was very kind and even gave my daughter a birthday card. Awesome experience!!

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This is a great introduction to hiking in Asheville and includes a gorgeous waterfall! Tasha also brings a thoughtful and filling breakfast to enjoy at the base of the falls. She is delightful hiking company- has lived all over the world and has fully embraced Asheville as home. Great insights into the area and a very warm and informative guide. So glad I did this.

review of Morning Waterfall Hike
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Natasha was a wonderful guide and host for our tour. My boys and I did the Waterfall Mania tour. I told her we’re not necessarily interested so much in the photography as seeing the waterfalls. She was quite fine adjusting her tour for us. She also gave us the option of spending more time swimming at Hooker Falls or driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. My boys were much more interested swimming. She provided an excellent lunch catering to my picky boys. They came away full. They were very much NOT interested doing this tour beforehand, but all came away thrilled that we did the tour. It was a highlight.

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Fantastic tour

One of my highlights on my trip to Asheville and North Carolina. This tour is brilliant. It combines stunning scenery, a knowledgable, friendly and very entertaining guide and absolutely fantastic photos.
Natasha is an extremely talented photographer and has helped me understand my own camera so I can take better pictures now too. She is a fantastic teacher .
What a great way to learn more about photography while on a spectacular hike to a beautiful waterfall.
I highly recommend you all book this now.

review of Morning Waterfall Hike
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Awesome day!

I booked this tour last minute and Natasha was very accommodating. She tailored the day to my requests, as I was the only one on the tour that day. I got some amazing photos and she taught me a lot about using my new camera. She’s very knowledgeable about photography, so if you want to improve your skills then this is definitely the tour guide for you. We did a driving tour of downtown, a stop at the arboretum, a drive through the mountain with scenic stops, and a break at the brewery. Natasha is a great guide and I highly recommend this tour!

review of View, Brews & Clues tour
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Great tour!

Tasha was fantastic. She was so knowledgeable about the history of North Carolina and really cared about making our experience the best. The falls were beautiful. Thanks for a great day! The pictures turned out awesome.

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Sunset City and Sky Tour

I had a wonderful time on this tour! Natasha was very helpful and was willing to go above and beyond to ensure I was comfortable and able to enjoy the beautiful views despite my severe allergies getting in the way. She is an amazing tour guide and I highly recommend this tour.

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Steve and Ventura

Excellent tour, Natasha was professional, knowledgeable, attentive to every detail, the waterfalls are beautiful. I highly recommend them for a great experience.

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An Ashville “MUST DO”

WOW! WOW! WOW! What a GREAT experience we had traveling up and down through the mountains and winding edges. The short hike we made up a natural rock trail while viewing the natural tree canopies. Breathtaking. Not because of the hike either. The Mountain Views, are oh surreal and breath taking moments all alone the way. Defiantly a photo taking trip, with a guide that has a photo eye, not to mention “Natasha” willing to help you get that quality pic. The pure beauty of the land and sky touching each other will take your breath away. Touching the clouds rolling in around you and still having 2 feet on the ground, Price Less!!!!!

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We booked this tour and it was the best decision ever! Natasha was incredible. She was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We would wholeheartedly recommend it!

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Highly Recommend

My husband and I had only one full day in Asheville. We toured the Biltmore estate in the morning and early afternoon and then took this tour beginning at 5:00pm. It was the perfect day!
Natasha knows so much about Asheville’s history, great hiking spots, and photography. This tour is a wonderful combination of hiking and a photography lesson. We saw trails we never would have found on our own and left with amazing photos. Even when the weather didn’t fully cooperate in capturing the sunset, our photos of the clouds falling through the mountains, and the lush hiking trails are beautiful. She even took some candid photos of my husband and me that were fun to see the next day!
You can be assured that no matter the weather, Natasha will show you the incredible beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains and you will have stunning photos with which to remember your experience.
We highly recommend this wonderful tour!!

review of City & Sky tour
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Perfect photography/beer tour

We didn’t want to waste time fending off fellow tourists nor going through the trial and error of which locations along the Blue Ridge Trail would be most picturesque. Natasha took us to several less populated spots, one of which included a 10-minute “hike” that netted us a 360 degree view. At each location, she was able to give us several tips on our specific cameras that instantly improved our shots.
Natasha recommended several breweries along the way and was willing to make multiple stops. On our drive home, she suggested countless unique options for nightly entertainment in Asheville.
If you’re going on a tour, pick them. It’s been the highlight of our trip and we can’t wait to recommend it to family and friends.

review of Views, Brews & Clues tour
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Amazing views, incredible shots, and delightful tour guide. Not only did Natasha know all the great places to get stunning pictures of the sun setting over the mountains, her photography experience helped me set up gorgeous pictures. I’m definitely an amateur photographer and Natasha was more than happy to teach me lessons that helped me grab pictures which will adorn my walls and help me on future photoshoots. Fun fact- Natasha has actually had a photo published by Nat Geo. Can’t wait to brag to my friends about how I hung out with a Nat Geo photographer.
If you’re in Asheville, this tour is a MUST!

review of City & Sky tour
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Brilliant tour

So glad that I did this tour, it was so beautiful to see the falls and learn about the area. Brass Monkey Photography was awesome. Really helpful and kind. Plus I got some great shots, thanks to their instruction! I’d definitely recommend this tour with them.

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Best Tour Ever

What a great trip. I can’t recommend this company enough. The knowledge, the atmosphere, and the great personalities make it well worth the money. If you’re in the area you must give it a try.

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Fabulous waterfall tour

So glad that we did this tour when we were visiting Asheville at the beginning of June. Natasha was very knowledgeable about the area and showed us some beautiful spots. She knew where the crowds would be and how we could best avoid them (it was a sunny weekend). Views were stunning and we came away with beautiful photos.

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