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!!
 

Kayla McCarson | Erwin Prom Session | Westmore Fields

I've had the privilege of photographing this beautiful young lady 3 times...Senior portraits, softball session and now her prom session.  She is absolutely gorgeous and is just a sweetie.  Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!!  I hope your enjoy your images Kayla!!  Beautiful corsages provided by Stargazers Florist in Leicester. 

Miranda | Bridals | NC Arboretum

I met with Miranda a few weeks ago to photograph her bridals prior to her wedding. Her mom and grandmother accompanied her.  Three generations sharing in this special moment.  I can't say there weren't any tears shed on that day, but I can say Miranda was stunning and radiant, a natural beauty inside and out.  Thank you for letting me share in this special time of your life.  

2014 Wedding Favorites (Part 1)

These are some of my favorite images from 2014.  I feel completely blessed to have been able to photograph the most amazing couples at some incredibly awesome venues.  We had one of our busiest years to date with 22 weddings in 2014 and we are so thankful you trusted us to photograph your special day.  Here are just a few of our favorite images.  

Part 2 coming tomorrow.