Craggy gardens engagement photos in Asheville | Kathy Beaver Photography

Craggy Gardens Sunset Engagement Session | Nicole and Steve


April 29, 2022

Nicole and her fiancé Steve got engaged on December 21, 2019. Like many couple, the pandemic altered their original wedding plans. When they reached out to me, they were traveling the East coast together while working remote! When they were planning to stop through Asheville, they reached out to me to take their engagement photos to celebrate this exciting time in their lives. We decided to take their engagement photos at Craggy gardens at sunset.

Craggy Gardens is a popular spot in Asheville for engagement photos because it’s beautiful and only a short hike from the parking area. We were able to get views of the Blue Ridge Parkway, wooded trails with lots of trees, and an amazing sunset!

Wondering what to wear for your engagement photos? Check out this session!

Nicole wore a long deep red dress for engagement photos. Steve wore a white button down dress shirt with khaki’s as a neutral coordinating outfit. When deciding what to wear for engagement photos, I always recommend a dress! Having a long flowing dress is always flattering, and it looks beautiful in the wind here in the mountains. The deep red color that Nicole picked also really popped off the background, which I love for photos!

View some of my favorites from their Craggy Gardens sunset engagement photos on the blog below! Congratulations, Nicole and Steve! Thanks for stopping through Asheville!

Engagement photos at sunset with a view of the blue ridge parkway | Asheville Engagement Photographer
Nicole had a 6 prong diamond engagement ring that was beautiful | Asheville Engagement Photographer
Nicole and Steve lay on a blanket together in the mountains | Asheville Engagement Photographer
Walking hand in hand through the trails at Craggy Gardens | Asheville Engagement Photographer
Nicole wore a long red dress for engagement photos in Craggy Gardens at the Blue Ridge Parkway | Asheville Engagement Photographer
Blue Ridge Parkway Engagement Photos with a red dress | Asheville Engagement Photographer
Steve holds Nicole's hand as they walk across the rocks at the Blue Ridge Parkway | Asheville Engagement Photographer
Black and white photo of Nicole and Steve sharing a kiss at sunset, with a view of the blue ridge parkway | Asheville Engagement Photographer
Steve dips Nicole back to kiss her with the sunset behind them | Asheville Engagement Photographer
Nicole and Steve sit on a blanket together to watch the sunset | Asheville Engagement Photographer
Nicole and Steve at Craggy Gardens with a colorful sunset behind them for engagement photos | Asheville Engagement Photographer

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Meet Kathy


I’m Kathy – wedding photographer, mom of 1 daughter & 2 doodles, and avid sunset watcher. Once you’ve gotten to know a little more about me, it’ll be my turn to get to know you as too!! When I work with a couple, we usually end up feeling more like old friends by the time your wedding day arrives – which means a more relaxed, enjoyable wedding day experience for everyone. And when it comes to photo style, you’ll find your photos are vibrant and classic, in true-to-life color and timeless black and white. It’s my honor to serve joyful, authentic couples who want their wedding photos to be as timeless as their vows.

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