ENGAGED: Jesselyn + Pete / by Carrie Turner

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
— Henri Matisse

I met Jesselyn and Pete at the Biltmore Estate on a rainy December day that turned out to be beautiful. We strolled around the house, through winter's dormant gardens, and into the warmth of the greenhouse, surrounded by flowers and green in the midst of a gray day. I instantly felt like we were old friends, and they fell into a comfortable embrace in front of my camera with total trust and abandon. There was nothing forced or unnatural in our time together - they were just happily, sweetly, genuinely in love. It's hard not to be charmed when spending time with two people who act this way, and who create a warm, welcoming environment just by being together. 

Jesselyn and Pete, I loved our time together! Thanks for connecting with me and trusting me to photograph this sweet time in your lives. Here's to a lifetime of happiness!