Asheville Engagement Photographer

Forever capture the romance of who you are as a couple.

With engagement photography, beautiful moments between the two of you remain captured in time. – you the couple, the excitement, the spontaneity, and all your fun traits that make you a couple – but it takes the right person to capture those moments

Engagements and Couples provide the raw ingredients for amazing photographs, but how does the process work?

I hear it all the time.  We are not photogenic, we are weird in front of the camera. Well you are wrong, you just have been doing it the wrong way the whole time. 

So what is better than a couples/engagement/pre-wedding or whatever-you-call session.  Let’s hang out, laugh, and not take anything too serious for a few hours one day!

I will help you find the perfect backdrop, the colorful walls, and the light. Asheville and the mountain areas of North Carolina are perfect.  The light is great, the mountains give a playful happy energy, which will bring out the best version of you.  Asheville NC engagement photo locations are breathtaking. They vary in accessibility and some of the best require a little hiking or off-roading. Let’s go on an adventure, and create something RAD!

One-on-One

Photographing what makes your relationship so special is all about getting to know who you are as a couple. We’ll have a complimentary video consultation to discuss how you reached this exciting point in your lives and how you envision celebrating your future together.

Planning

I will be with you every step of the way. We will explore who you are as a couple, and we will build your engagement session around the photography and your interests

Day of the Session

This is the fun part! At this point, we’ve had many personal interactions, learning about what matters the most to you, that its like a reunion the day of the session. The sense of relaxation you have, elevates your images as your true self shines through.

Gallery & Album Delivery

After editing and curating a striking collection of photos that represent the highlights of your session, I make them all available to you online so that you can download them, and have them printed however you like from one gallery and one click.

guy proposing to his girlfriend on one knee at the diana lawn of biltmore estate

Proposals

In short: proposing to your love in the North Carolina mountains is a great way to keep stress low while customizing the day exactly as you like it.

Its an experience set in the beautiful Blue Ridge or Smoky Mountains,  with one-of-a-kind pictures they inspire.

Proposals starting at $400 with online gallery of high resolution images + print release and more!

*More time can be added for a custom session*

Downtown Asheville
Biltmore
NC Arboretum
Engagement Sessions

My mission is to capture all those  fun couples moments and curate them into the perfect representation of your session!  

We can work around all of the colorful murals in downtown and the River Arts District as well as local parks.  

If you plan to spend a day at Biltmore Estate end it with a sunset session.  

Headed to see the Fall Colors at the NC Arboretuem?  Lets meet up for a late afternoon stroll.  Its a miniature Central Park with fall color.

$500 for a 1.5 Hour Session + online gallery of high resolution images + print release

couple standing head to head at the reflection pool at biltmore estate and gardens in asheville nc
couple standing at graveyard fields laughing with fall color leaves all around them

Adventure Sessions

Through photojournalism, I tell the story of your relationship against the beautiful and dramatic backdrops of the Western North Carolina mountains.

Whether you want your engagement photographed at the bottom of a waterfall, mountain cliff at sunset, or amongst the pines, I’ll capture your love in breathtaking fashion.  Sessions are offered in two, four and six hour sessions. 

We can start in downtown Asheville and end at somewhere like Black Balsam Knob or Craggy Gardens. This allows you to have outfit changes and really get some great image for your home and save-the-dates!

Couples also like to spend and afternoon hiking and visiting trails they both love to hike.  I even offer overnight sunset/sunrise sessions.  

Adventure Sessions start at $700 + online gallery of high resolution images + print release and more!

Recent Proposals + Fall Engagement Sessions

Read What My Couples Say About Their Photography Experience

We worked with Michael for our engagement shoot and wedding day, and he exceeded our expectations with our photos! We had to postpone our wedding date due to covid and he was very flexible and understanding of our change. When wedding day came around, Michael made photo-taking fun and stress-free. He’s an incredibly talented photographer, who doesn’t settle for posed pictures. He makes a point of getting to know the couples he works with, so he can better understand how to capture their special moments. He’s a storytelling photographer, and it definitely showed in the final product. We can’t recommend Michael enough, so if you need a photographer for your special day…look no further!

Joseph C.

When we first began looking for a photographer for our engagement we didn't quite know what we wanted, but after looking at Michael's website we knew he was the person we wanted to work with. I hate super posed photos and wanted our portraits to really be "us," not cookie-cutter or look like stock photos. After speaking with him we definitely knew we made the right choice. Since we were coming in from out of town Michael offered to scout the perfect locations for our session ahead of time, and timed out our hike. He was funny and very down to earth, making us feel very comfortable. The day of our session he timed our final photos perfect and caught the incredible sunset I had hoped and dreamed would be the backdrop of our portraits. To say we are happy with our photos is an understatement. We absolutely love them!

Erin L.

Your Adventure Starts With What You Want Your Day To Look Like.

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