I absolutely love taking photos of couples whether for your engagement, proposal, anniversary, or just because. All couples sessions include location suggestions, a style guide to help choose outfits & coverage on both digital & film.
Hi! I'm Kirsten, your Asheville engagement photographer.
There's so many things you can do to make your engagement session meaningful & unique - going to breweries, a restaurant, or a flower farm, hiking, driving up to the blue ridge parkway, going to a bookstore or a brewery & having a picnic - just to name a few.
My style is candid & fun. If you're wanting photos that show the story of your engagement and your love for one another, you're in the right place.
You can count on me to help with vendor & location recommendations, permit assistance, & other logistics.
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Let's make sure we're a good fit for each other. First fill out the contact form below (or click the button below) & expect to hear from me ASAP. I try to respond within a few hours, but if you haven't heard from me in 72 hours please send an email to email@example.com
We'll chat a little about the logistics and narrow down which package fits your needs. Then we'll talk about pricing & I'll explain all of the unique services I offer to couples! Such as coverage on both film & digital, astro-photography for engagements, GIFS, & more! ;)
We'll figure out the vibe you want for your engagement session. Whether you want it at a park, in a studio, on top of a mountain, at a brewery, or wherever! No, really. I offer travel engagement sessions. This also allows you to get a taste of what my shooting style is like so you know exactly what to expect on your big day.
I'll answer any questions you have as well as send you guides & resources. I'll help with vendor recommendations, location ideas, & so much more. I'll prep you and your partner to feel comfortable in front of the camera so that you can let your true personalities shine in the photos.
You've worked super hard to plan your dream session, & now it's here!! Just be yourselves, enjoy the session (it goes quick!) & know that I have the photos taken care of.
I'll send a sneak peek of your session within 24 hours but usually the same day. Then you can expect the rest of your gallery within 4 weeks - but usually way sooner because even after all the couples I've photographed, I still get SO excited to edit & deliver your precious memories. :) After you receive all your photos you can order prints, wall art, & albums.
Don't worry, you won't be standing in front of the camera saying "cheese" the entire time. I like to keep things candid, & try not to overly pose you. That way you can forget there’s even a camera there & fully enjoy your session.
When you hire me for your engagement, you’re hiring a photographer who has a bachelors degree in fine art photography, ten years of photography experience as well as thousands of miles of hiking & backpacking experience. For your peace of mind, I’m also a certified wilderness first responder.
Your engagement memories are important & a photo I may not like could be your absolute favorite. That is why the only photos I do not deliver are unintentionally blurry/out of focus, photos where someone blinked, or photos that are almost exactly the same as another. You'll receive all the best, even the goofy outtakes, so you can relive the entire story of your engagement.
If you don't already have a location picked out, I can give you some suggestions. After you've decided, I'll send my style guide that is full of ideas for outifts. I'll also help with finding trustworthy vendors such as luxury picnic setups, & help figure out what permits are required for your location.
I'll help you narrow down the details to ensure we're at the location during the best lighting, help with backup plans in case of bad weather, & make sure we choose a time where you're more likely to have some privacy. Because your experience is just as important as the photos.
Blue Ridge PArkway Autumn Couples session
Autumn Asheville Elopement
Haiku Wedding Venue
starting at $4500
+ Anywhere in the USA
+ Half Day Adventure Session
+ 30+ Images Per Hour Delivered
+ Custom Location Guide
+ All Photographer Travel Fees Included
+ Online Gallery
+ Printing Rights
+ Style Guide
+ Starting at 60 min session
+ 30+ Images Delivered
+ Custom Location Guide
+ Up to 200 Miles of Photographer's Travel Included
+ Online Gallery
+ Printing Rights
+ Style Guide
Want a bouquet or a flower crown but don't want to pay thousands for it? Or maybe you're coming from out of town and won't have time to pick something up. I'll create a beautiful seasonal bouquet and/or flower crown for your session or elopement!
For couples who truly want an adventure for their engagement or couples photos. These photos can only be taken at certain locations and require some patience, as they take some trial and error & the ability to stay still for up to 10 seconds at a time
Your photos are more than just a file on a usb. They're important memories that belong in an heirloom album to be passed down for generations. Heirloom albums are made with archival ink, flat binding technology, premium fine art papers, matte or photo finishes, & real or synthetic leather covers.
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Yes! Just know that your package coverage time is continuous so you may need to add on additional coverage depending on how long the outfit change takes. I do have a pop-up changing tent so you don't need to choose a location with a restroom in order to have some privacy for changing.
No worries! After chatting about what type of vibe you're wanting for your photos (mountains, city, etc.), we'll get you booked for the package that fits those vibes. Then the first thing I do after you've booked is send a short questionnaire to narrow down the options. After that, I'll send a custom location guide based off of your questionnaire answers.
Of course! If you want to go to a waterfall & a mountain or a vineyard & a coffee shop, we can do it all! Each of my packages include a set number of miles of travel, anything after that is an additional $2/mile. Each additional hour of coverage is $600/hr.
I promise you that every couple you see on this website felt exactly the same! I like to get to know my couples better so that it’s less weird when we finally meet. I have plenty of prompts to get y’all laughing, cuddling & feeling comfortable in no time.
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!"
Any wedding or elopement booked from 11/24 until 1/1 will receive a FREE engagement photoshoot
*applies to new bookings only
Retainer must be paid & contract must be signed prior to 1/2/24