Hi! I'm Kirsten, an Asheville wedding, elopement, & engagement photographer. While I am based in North Carolina, I do offer travel packages & even discounts for locations on my bucket list!
Searching for a photographer who will deliver fun, intentional & storytelling photos? Look no further! Your wedding day memories are precious & I will document them with the same love & care as if they were my own.
Stephanie & Mohannad’s Craggy Pinnacle Engagement Portraits were the perfect way to celebrate their love for each other & their love for Asheville. Craggy Pinnacle makes for the most beautiful backdrop to your Asheville Engagement Photos.
Stephanie & Mohannad met each other in college and have been dating for over 6 years. They have a tradition to visit Asheville every fall & enjoy hiking the scenic trails & then exploring downtown after their daytime adventures.
Craggy Pinnacle is known for the beautiful 360 degree view from the top. Located along the Blue Ridge Parkway, it’s a spectacular location to visit mid to late spring through autumn. The hike to the top is not very long but it is steep, so make sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes. Stephanie & Mohannad & I watched as the sun started to set during their Asheville Engagement Portraits. The clouds created the most perfect lighting for their Craggy Pinnacle photoshoot.
Engagement sessions are the perfect time to have some fun and get used to being in front of a camera before your wedding day. It’s a time to let your guards down & make some memories you’ll want to remember forever – which is what Stephanie & Mohannad did! Despite having a small audience of strangers for their photoshoot, they were able to relax & enjoy each other’s company on top of the mountain. They laughed & swayed & had a fun time at the Pinnacle. Stephanie & Mohannad’s engagement session was beautiful & and an evening they’ll remember forever. It was such an honor to be their Asheville Engagement Photographer.
Like most adventure sessions, it’s best to plan your Craggy Pinnacle session in advance and to have a backup rain date. This is because the weather is extremely unpredictable in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The Craggys are within the boundaries of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which means permits are only required for wedding ceremonies. As your Asheville Engagement Photographer, I’m more than happy to help you find the perfect spot along the parkway for your photoshoot!
I’d love to be your very own Asheville Engagement Photographer and help you plan an epic adventure session! Let’s get in touch!
Amanda & Joe
"Kirsten was so sweet and fun to hang out with - it felt like we brought a friend along with us! She captured everything I wanted and gave us the perfect photos for us to remember our special day.
We received a mix of candid photos and portraits.
I thought I would feel awkward taking portraits. but she gave great prompts that made it fun and had us laughing. When I received my photos. I was blown away at how natural we looked and how much of our love was captured in the photos. I am literally obsessed with how our pictures came out!"
Payton & Kristen
"Kirsten produced lovely photos from our very dreamy and memorable mountain photo shoot. We display the engagement photos proudly all around our house. She knows the area well and can suggest areas if you are not.
She's non-judgmental if you're nervous about being in front of a camera and LGBTQ+ friendly! We highly recommend Kirsten to anyone looking to get engaged or elope in the Asheville area."
Caroline & Cameron
"😭😭 These are amazing. Thank you so so much for making this chaotic day look so peaceful and magical. I know we were rushed but you'd never know from these pictures. We couldn't have asked for more! and thank you for getting us our gallery and sneak peaks so quickly!!"
Amythest & Sara
"Kirsten was delightful and really allowed us to be ourselves and enjoy the time together. The photos from this session are warm. intimate. and really showcase the love that my wife and I hold in our relationship. I am forever thankful for that afternoon Kirsten spent with us. if you are considering booking a session. this is a business you want to do it with <3"
Sarah & Alex
"Kirsten was absolutely amazing to work with! While visiting the States on our honeymoon, we arranged to have photos taken to commemorate our elopement, and Kirsten took our vision and ran with it! Kirsten made the the entire experience so easy for us - from helping us plan and pick a venue, to bringing her pop-up tent for a wardrobe change at the top of the mountain.
Kirsten went above and beyond The photos themselves are more beautiful than we could have hoped for. and we are so grateful. Could not recommend Kirsten enough!"