Couple embracing at sunrise with scenic black balsam view.

A Stunning Asheville Sunrise Engagement Session in the Blue Ridge Mountains


March 28, 2024

When Amanda and Greg, two busy doctors from Charlotte, reached out to me about their Asheville engagement photography, I knew we had to create something extraordinary. Despite their hectic schedules, they managed to carve out some time for a magical getaway to Asheville, and I was thrilled to be a part of their Asheville sunrise engagement session.

We began our adventure bright and early at Black Balsam, where we enbarked on a hike to the summit. I know, I know – a sunrise hike can be a tough sell, but trust me, it’s always worth it! As we reached the top, the stunning colors of the sunrise painted the sky, creating a breathtaking backdrop for Amanda and Greg’s love story.

After soaking in the morning light, we made our way back down the Blue Ridge Parkway, stopping along the way to capture some incredible shots amidst the vibrant fall foliage. The rich hues of red, orange, and yellow were the perfect complement to Amanda and Greg’s radiant smiles and undeniable connection.

Our final stop was the North Carolina Arboretum, where we were joined by the couple’s adorable fur babies for a few precious photos. It’s always such a joy to incorporate pets into engagement sessions – they’re an integral part of the family, after all!

Amanda and Greg, I had an absolute blast spending the morning with you both and getting to know you better. Your love for each other is truly inspiring, and I cannot wait to capture even more beautiful moments at your upcoming wedding at Chimney Pond Farm this summer!

To all the couples out there dreaming of a magical engagement session, let this be your sign to go for it! Whether it’s an Asheville sunrise engagement session hike or a sunset stroll, there’s no better way to celebrate your love than by exploring the great outdoors together. If you’re ready to create some unforgettable memories, let’s chat – I’d be honored to help bring your vision to life! Want to see another sunrise engagement session? Click here.

Silhouetted against a spectacular sunset, the couple shares a tender kiss, creating a timeless and romantic moment. The dramatic sky and mountain ridge in the background add a sense of grandeur to their love story. Asheville Sunrise Engagement Session
A man in a blue suit and a woman in a green shirt embrace in a sunlit field, celebrating their sunrise engagement.
A couple enjoying their sunrise engagement walk together on a path surrounded by autumn foliage.
with the couple gazing lovingly at each other amidst the rugged landscape. This sets the tone for their adventurous and romantic engagement session.
A couple engaging in a romantic sunrise engagement photo shoot in a Black Balsam forest setting, with the left image showing an embrace against a tree and the right image capturing a candid moment as they walk
A couple enjoying an intimate engagement moment in outdoor settings during sunrise.
A couple sharing a sunrise kiss in an autumnal setting and posing with fall foliage in the background.
Left: A couple stands beneath a vibrant yellow tree with sunlight filtering through the leaves at sunrise. Right: The same couple embraces and shares a kiss beside a garden with pink flowers during their engagement.
Couple embracing in an autumn setting at sunrise, with a close-up of a hand wearing an engagement ring.
A couple sharing a tender sunrise engagement moment in an autumnal forest setting.
The vibrant fall foliage provides a stunning backdrop as the groom-to-be lifts his bride, showcasing their playful and affectionate connection. The warm autumn colors add a cozy and intimate feel to the shot.

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Meet Kathy

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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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