Julie and Leury drove all the way from Orlando to meet me at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville for their engagement session. When I made the move back home I was concerned for a few engagement shoots that were left and trying to find time to make enough trips back to Raleigh for those shoots. I’m not sure why I was surprised when just about every Bride volunteered to come to Asheville – hello, gorgeous mountains!! I’m so glad Leury and Julie made the trip! Julie wanted a mountain top shoot – but when we found out Craggy Gardens was closed due to a rockslide, we went to the Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore was a perfection location to capture the beautiful Smokey Mountains and still have a wide variety of other backdrops.
Within about 5 minutes of meeting Julie and Leury for the first time, I managed to trip into a hole and give everyone a good laugh. I like to think I was just breaking the ice! Mitchell tells me I’m a bit frantic these days… I mean between being a new Mom, moving to Asheville, having half our life in boxes & wedding season arriving… I’d say he is pretty accurate. I’m trying to wear it all with grace ;). We started out on the beautiful Terrace capturing the mountains and almost being blown away – the wind was intense!! I told Julie I was dreaming of some beautiful wind-blown hair and we got a little more than that, haha!! Luckily, it calmed down a bit and Julie ROCKED the wind blown look. Goodness, she is gorgeous, y’all!! We spent the afternoon making our way around the estate stopping at the flower garden, open fields and ending just above the vineyards. Julie and Leury are truly a joy to be around and the most laid back couple. They love to laugh and I loved capturing their contagious smiles!! I am honored to share these images with you all today and can’t wait for their October wedding!!