Sam down one one knee proposing to his bride to be with the Biltmore House in the background.

Surprise Diana Hill Proposal

Sams’ Beautiful Winter’s Day surprise Diana Hill proposal and engagement photoshoot at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Winter can be magical at the Biltmore and is a beautiful time to propose. You have to take some basic precautions to make sure the lighting is not harsh. One easy way to do this is to aim your photoshoot for your surprise proposal around sunset. It’s also vital that you try to time your proposal, so no crowds are around. Having an expert photographer help guide, you will make this process simple. Here is our guide to making your proposal planning at the Biltmore easy!

Photograph of the couple embracing after their proposal and she accepted

 After your proposal if you have put the photographer, it is customary to do a mini engagement session or a full-blown Biltmore engagement photo session. We suggest that you go with an entire engagement photo session if your partner likes photos. There is also the option to plan for a mini session and then upgrade to a whole session if you choose. Some people need time to prepare, so you may want to do a split proposal photo session and then an engagement photo session the following day.

One of the first places we like to start our engagement photo sessions at the Biltmore is the brick path near Diana Hill; lovely hemlock trees with beautiful leading lines. There also happens to be a bathroom up here that is sometimes open that will allow you to prepare or clean up any tears if you do not want those in your photos. I think they make for great photos!

You can tell it is winter as a couple are embracing one another it is cold and their faces are red they are sitting on the Old Stone steps of the Biltmore.

The Pergola is one of our favorite areas for photos but the Wisteria Vines climbing these old Gothic pillars at the Biltmore Estate creates for very dramatic engagement photos. It does not matter the season this area is always exceptional. It is also tough to get a picture here without other people in the shot.

Photo of the couple holding one another under the Pergola at Biltmore Estate in Asheville it is winter, so the Wisteria is dead; however the vines remain in creating a dramatic visual effect.

Above, you see one of the many beautiful fields surrounding the Gardens at Biltmore. If you’d like to know more about the Gardens at Biltmore, we’ve created a small guide specifically to engagement and proposal photography for the gardens.

The couple standing on the edge of the Lagoon at Biltmore Estate in Asheville North Carolina, with the Biltmore looming on the hill in the distant background. It is clear from this engagement photo that it was shot during the winter has all the leaves have fallen from the tree.