hannah + patrick engagement

Last weekend I drove down to Crowder’s Mountain to meet Hannah and Patrick for a fun fall engagement session. The trees were showing off their autumnal glory and we were planning on taking full advantage because the trails were decently long for a photo session. Then we caught wind of a small trail on the other side of the welcome center called “backside trail” that was a “ten minute hike” with incredible views of the whole Charlotte skyline for the top. We all immediately agreed we were in.

Now I don’t know if I am just super out of shape or if someone straight up lied to me because this “simple” hike almost killed me. I definitely had to pull over on the side at least 5x while climbing, and then had to take a 20 minute break when we finally made it to the top.

I had no idea I’d be climbing mountains and exercising more than I have all year in the matter of 2 hours, but the photos were definitely worth it.

I am so excited to share these beauties and even more excited to shoot Hannah and Patrick’s wedding in Virginia in 2019!

Chris + James

This has got to be one of my top 3 favorite shoots of all time. Between the people, the location, the lighting, the colors, the looks - it all gets me right in the feels. James is another high school friend I had the pleasure of photographing and he and his fiancé, Chris, only radiate happiness and love. I truly believe that when people truly love each other you can tell in photographs and these two are no exception. They were such a joy to photography and made my job totally easy. So excited to finally share these photos and I hope you guys love them as much as I do!