Engagement photos are an often underrated yet vitally important element of planning a wedding. They provide both the couple and photographer with an opportunity to get comfortable with each other’s style and vision for the big day, as well as create beautiful memories that can last a lifetime.

In Asheville, NC, the creative possibilities are endless when it comes to taking engagement photos. With its breathtaking natural beauty, as well as its vibrant downtown energy, there is no shortage of romantic backdrops that allow couples to express their unique love story as they prepare to exchange vows.

The city offers couples a chance to truly explore, as they find the perfect spot to capture their engagement photos. Thats exactly what I did with Avanthi and Nicky.

Their session served as a way for them to explore Asheville, while getting more of a street level tour. We started out in the River Arts District taking full advantage of all of the graffiti and colorful murals.

We then headed into downtown Asheville for some rooftop views during the beginning of golden hour, and then finished up at a local sunset spot just north of downtown Asheville. Im super stoked I got to work with the two of them. It allowed us to get to know each other, which is going to play a vital part of their wedding day photography.

I cant wait for their wedding at Biltmore Estate on the Diana Lawn in May! If you’re searching for jaw-dropping engagement photo locations, Asheville has the perfect spots. Booking with me as your photographer guarantees access to my exclusive hidden gems – but even without them, this blog is full of inspiration and tips so that all couples can take picture-perfect photos. Mountain summit shots are among my favorite… if you don’t believe me just check out some of these incredible images!