Asheville engagement photographer

Asheville Engagement Photographer

Voted Asheville’s Best Photographer

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. As an experienced Asheville engagement photographer, I’m here to help from planning the perfect session, to where to eat afterwards & whatever else you need.

best asheville engagement photographer holding camera and flower bouquet


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.

How it works

man and woman sitting on rock smiling in Asheville

1. Inquire

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


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. If you’re also planning on hiring me for your wedding, this allows you to get a taste of what my shooting style is like so you know exactly what to expect on your big day.

3. Choose a Package

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, & more! 😉

Adventure engagement in the Asheville mountains

4. Let’s Plan!

I’ll answer any questions you have as well as send you guides & resources. If needed, 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.

5. Enjoy the session

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. 

6. What you’ve been waiting for

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.

woman and man hugging on mountaintop at sunset in the mountains close to asheville
Hiking waterfall engagement in North Carolina

why work with me?

✓ 35mm film & More

Not only will your engagement session be documented on digital, but also 35mm film! I love the nostalgic feel of film, which is why my editing style is inspired by it. I also offer a fuji instant add on if you want polaroid photos delivered to you by the end of the session!

✓ Permit Assistance

I’ll assist you in obtaining any permits that are necessary for you to elope at your location.

✓ outfit planning guide

Everything you need to know about choosing the right outfit for your photoshoot is in the guide as well as tips and tricks to make sure you look your best for the photos.

✓ Vendor recommendations

I’ll share my list of trusted vendors, from hair & makeup artists to luxury picnic companies, videographers, and more.

✓ Photos That Capture The Joy Of Your engagement session

Don’t worry, your engagement session won’t be all cheesy smiles! We’ll take one formal photo for the parents to be happy, & then I’ll start giving you prompts that will result in beautiful candid images. You’ll receive all the best photos taken by an experienced & professional Asheville engagement photographer.

✓ Custom location guide

After answering a short questionnaire, I’ll send you a custom location guide full of beautiful places to choose from for your photo session. Whether you want to explore downtown, hike up a mountain to a beautiful view, or do a fun activity like going to a book store or have a picnic.


All of my local packages include my local travel costs. Anything further is a flat fee and covers all of my travel. I have three package choices for local sessions, and an anywhere in the USA package. You’ll never have any hidden or unexpected fees.

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autumn engagement in Asheville


Travel Couples & Engagements


– Photographer Travel to Anywhere In The USA
– 3 Hours of Continuous Coverage
– Custom Location Guide
– Online Gallery
– Printing Rights
– 1-3 Outfits
– Style Guide
– Digital & Film Photography

couple hugging on mountain near Asheville for their engagement session

Asheville Couples & Engagements


– Starting at 45 min Session
– Custom Location Guide
– Online Gallery
– Printing Rights
– Style Guide
– Digital & Film Photography

(Weddings and Elopements have their own informational pages.)

frequently asked questions


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’ll use plenty of prompts to get y’all laughing, cuddling & feeling comfortable in no time.


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 locations. To add an additional location within 30 minutes of your last location as well as an additional hour of coverage is $800.


Depending on the package you choose, maybe! 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.

How far in advance do we have to book?

Couples & engagement sessions on weekend dates should be booked 3-6 months in advance. If you want a weekday session, you can book as far in advance as a year. If I have the availability, I’m able to book even just a week in advance.

What if we only want a 10 minute session with a couple of photos?

Then I’m not the photographer for you. In my experience, it’s not possible to get the same positive client experience when the session is shorter than an hour. Sometimes it takes couples up to 20 minutes to get completely comfortable in front of the camera. While the photos from the entire session are always beautiful, the best ones are usually taken that last 15-30 minutes. Another reason I do not offer these are because 95% of my couples choose a location that involves a hike and a long drive. It just doesn’t make sense to drive so far or to hike so far for only a couple of photos.

why i became an engagement photographer in Asheville, nc.

One of my favorite parts about living in Asheville has been exploring the city and the mountains with my partner. I’ve gotten to share my favorite hiking spots with so many couples & have gotten to know so many awesome people. It really is awesome seeing such beautiful places in the blue ridge mountains and in town become an important part of my couples’ love stories just as they’ve become a part of mine & my partner’s.

Ready To Chat?

Finding a photographer you get along with is so important in ensuring you love your photos. Let’s chat & see if we’re a great fit!