This foggy morning proposal at Biltmore Estate was truly perfect! We had the esplanade to ourselves, Matt was so excited that he could barely get his words out, and Carlin was so surprised that I thought she might fall over! It was SO sweet and full of so much joy!
Matt contacted me a couple of weeks prior to their visit to Asheville, NC, and pulled me into this surprise. (Don’t worry, I LOVE surprises, so I jumped in willingly!) He told me that he wanted to propose to his fiancé, Carlin, at Biltmore Estate while they were on a long weekend vacation in the mountains of western North Carolina. I told him he contacted the right person and that I would love to be a part of this big moment! As I always do with my couples, I guided Matt and helped him choose a proposal location and a time of day, and shared tips on how to pull this off without Carlin finding out. Eeeeek! The planning and waiting was so exciting!
On the day of the proposal, I was hanging out at Biltmore Estate pretending to take photos of sculptures, flowers, and trees, when Matt and Carlin rounded the corner and approached our chosen spot. Out of the corner of my eye I watched them look at the view, share a hug, and then Matt started with “Today is the day…!” and dropped to one knee. I very rarely can hear what someone says to their partner during a proposal because I am at a distance the entire time, however in Matt’s excitement, he spoke loudly and with such vigor that I heard it, and almost laughed out loud! I LOVED his exuberant and confident approach to his proposal, and he quieted down right away so I did not hear any other words. It was so much fun to watch!
Carlin and Matt’s smiles and joy are SO contagious! Every time I glance at their proposal photos, I find myself smiling BIG! I adored capturing this fun surprise proposal for Matt, and even though Carlin suspected that Matt might propose on this trip to Asheville, she was still utterly shocked the moment it happened! I LOVE a fun surprise, and this is one I will not soon forget!
Carlin + Matt's Testimonial: ✰✰✰✰✰ "I contacted Jessica after looking for a photographer in Asheville to capture my surprise proposal. After coming across her website, I was impressed with the photos and her experience and I reached out. She responded promptly, even emailing me over the weekend when she was out of office, and helped guide me through potential spots to pop the question. Traveling from Nashville for our proposal and never having visited Asheville, Jessica used her experience having photographed many times at the Biltmore and provided the best time of day (we chose 9am)! When we arrived, she popped out as I popped the question and then she played tour guide as we did a photoshoot across the estate. She was professional, engaging, and took fantastic photos. We are so happy we chose Jessica for our proposal and recommend her to anyone looking to capture their special moment!"
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