Shane & Erica | Proposal at Biltmore Estate | Asheville Engagement Photographer

Erica had no idea that Shane would be proposing to her on their visit to the Biltmore Estate.  Shane had found my website on the internet and had gotten in touch with me a few weeks before to plan the surprise.  Erica was very busy getting different people to take their pictures with the house in the background.  Shane finally had to stop her and said, "I need to talk to you for a minute".  The crowd around watched as Shane got down on one knee and asked Erica to marry him.  Of course, she said YES!!!  We then went all around the estate capturing their engagement photos.  Thank you both for choosing me to photograph your special moments and your engagement photos.  It was great meeting you both!! Come back and visit Asheville soon!!

Biltmore Engagement Photographer/Katie & Peter/Engaged

My first engagement session at Biltmore Estate couldn't have been any better.  I met the most wonderful couple, Katie & Peter, for a surprise engagement session.  Peter and I had emailed back and forth prior to their special day about where they would be at the time I would meet them and where he had planned to propose. Katie & Peter had been discussing the design of a ring, but she had no idea when or where the actual proposal might take place.  They had visited Biltmore Estate last summer and Katie loved it!!  Peter first read a beautiful letter he had written for Katie and then got down on one knee (so romantic) and proposed to Katie. Honestly, I think I was more nervous than Peter was.  

This is, in Peter's words, how they met..."Katie and I met online while I was in the Marine Corps stationed in Camp LeJeune, NC. She was living in Charlotte, NC at the time attending UNC Charlotte working for her Masters in Economics. When I got out, I moved up to Virginia to work on my Bachelors degree in Aeronautics at Liberty University. Katie decided to look into Masters programs at Liberty and found the Masters in Public Health. Now we both live in Lynchburg, VA attending Liberty University. We are getting married in Sacramento, CA in June of 2016!"  

The ring he proposed with is special because Katie & Peter designed this ring together several months ago and the center stone is a family heirloom on his side of the family. It's a hand cut diamond that was cut no later than the late 19th century and it is certainly stunning.  Thank you so much for letting me be a part of such an awesome moment between the two of you!!  I'll never forget it!!
 

Michelle & Marty | Engaged | Asheville Engagement Photographer

I met Marty & Michelle a few weeks ago in downtown Asheville.  The reason we met at Packs Tavern is because this is where they first met.  These two definately have a sense of humor, especially Marty.  I'm so grateful for the opportunity to have met Michelle at the Weddings Festival this past January and I'm totally ecstatic to be photographing their small intimate wedding real close to my old homestead in Canton in October.  Leave this couple some blog LOVE in the comments below.