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Sarah + Liam Engagement and Proposal Photography

Beautiful spring day at Biltmore Estate for a surprise proposal and engagement photography session in Asheville, North Carolina. This surprise proposal started at the Biltmore Lagoon around sunset. As you can see from the photos below, with Liam down on one knee proposing to Sarah, we got fortunate with the crowds and the weather as there were no crowds and not a cloud in the sky.

One of the advantages to starting at the Lagoon is it the clock crowds are still typically at the Biltmore house, so you will have the Lagoon possibly to yourself. And then, as you go on to do your engagement session, the crowds will be moving away from the estate, so this offers the best of both worlds.

If you’re looking for something a wee bit different, check out our proposal ideas post, one that I have not recommended it before, but I think it would be amazing to get on a rowboat on the Biltmore Lagoon.

Proposal Photography

When planning a surprise proposal or engagement, it is always best to follow your heart; we are always here to help and offer free proposal planning as part of our photography packages. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call, text, or email anytime, and we will be happy to help you.

Frederick Law Olmsted designed the gardens on the estate. He was the landscape architect for many places of the time, including Central Park in New York City. Olmstead often considered the Biltmore Estate to be his Masterpiece as he did not have to deal with any planning committees, such as the case when working on Central Park.

Why am I mentioning this, and what does it have to do with engagement photography? Well, the tree and gardens set the stage for amazing photo opportunities. The image below is one of my favorite trees on the estate; there are many different opportunities depending on the season.

architectural engagement photos at Biltmore Estate in Asheville

Around the estate, you also find many opportunities to incorporate architecture into your engagement photography. It is best to capture these photos after the crowds have cleared out as you will attract attention, and indeed people will get in the way if you do it during peak hours. 

If you are booking your tickets in the summer, be aware while it is cooler in Asheville, the Biltmore has no AC, so generally, book first thing in the morning or late afternoon.

biltmore engagement photos in the tulip gardens surrounded by flower
biltmore engagement shoot under the library terrace  

Having the grounds to yourself is the only way to go, and if you time it right, you can achieve this by shooting later in the day and using our professional proposal service to help guide you.

Will Thomas

Will Thomas

Will Thomas is a professional photographer, videographer, and creative based in Asheville, North Carolina.

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