Engagement photos are the first step into wedding planning for any new couple. Its where you get all dressed up, pick a few spots, consume a few adult drinks prior and run around laughing with your best friend, that you give French kisses to. So what happens when the proposal hasn’t taken place, you want to have photos, but have to keep it a secret? You call me for your Asheville Engagement Photos session.
All jokes aside, Jordan reached out to me wanting to capture his proposal to Cassidy at the Biltmore Estate. Its crazy how he found me, not knowing I work in Asheville, because he knew me from Key West. Yep, Ive known his girlfriend (now fiancé) Cassidy for about 10 years. We ran around with some of the same circles of people and always captured her during Fantasy Fest in one of her crazy outfits.
Jordan and I met up while I was in Key West photographing a wedding over Thanksgiving. We met up in a bar, a place you would never find me, to try and keep things as secret as possible. Right as we walk in, I know the guy behind the bar, and Jordan knows his son who is sitting at the bar. Great….we still pulled it off.
We created a plan, determined logistics, and got everything ready for the following weekend. Cassidy had never been too Biltmore before, or Asheville. Jordan set it up where they went to the house tour, then headed towards the Diana Lawn for the proposal.
I was hidden at that time, and with Cassidy not knowing the area, it was even easier to blend in as a tourist. She also had no clue I was in Asheville, so score! Jordan played it off like he dropped his shirt, and when Cassidy bent over to pick it up, BOOM! A ring was in front of her and you heard this insanely loud, “OH MY GOD! YES!”
Once she was able to come down from cloud 12 to cloud 11, we headed out across the grounds to get some images for their engagement. We started out in the Azalea Gardens, one of my favorite at Biltmore, and used the autumn tones of the Wisteria to give the images a warm glow. We walked through the gardens and made our way over to the Biltmore duck pond. There you have a really cool bridge to work with, but can also access a few of the hiking trails.
We finished up on the South Terrace of the Biltmore Estate at sunset. It’s one of the best places in Asheville to watch the sunset. Please enjoy this brief look into an afternoon of fun! Congrats Cassidy + Jordan!
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