Even cloudy overcast days are fun. And honestly as much as I love 🌞 overcast & clouds are great for your skin lol. It's literally a natural light diffuser and it will even the light making you look even better! Another round from this shoot because why not?! Spring is here and the rhododendrons are going to bloom soon, they're so close!!! 🌷🌹🌻🌼💐 Wildflowers everywhere!!!! 🌷🌹🌻🌼💐
2 hours ago
I see trees of green Red roses too I see them bloom For me and you And I think to myself What a wonderful world I see skies of blue And clouds of white The bright blessed day The dark sacred night And I think to myself What a wonderful world The colors of the rainbow So pretty in the sky Are also on the faces Of people going by I see friends shaking hands Saying, "How do you do?" They're really saying "I love you" I hear babies cry I watch them grow They'll learn much more Than I'll never know And I think to myself What a wonderful world Yes, I think to myself What a wonderful world
18 hours ago
You can be wild and you can be adventurous. As long as your heart is free. As long as you stay true to who you really are. And keep your heart madly in love with what you feel 💓
2 days ago
One fine day, it will be your turn. You will leave homes, cities, & countries to pursue your ambitions. You will leave friends, lovers, & possibilities. You will defy your fear of change, hold your head high, & do what you thought that was unthinkable - move on. . And it will be scary.....at first. But what I hope you'll find in the end is that in leaving, you don't just find love, adventure, or freedom. You find you. - Seeing the wildflowers pop up, the trees blooming & changing color, the cool breeze & warm sun, makes my heart full. Taking a leap of faith and moving here was the best decision I've made. -
4 days ago
There is a common misconception that elopements and photos of couples in beautiful places are more about the place than they are the people. Its one of the biggest criticisms I hear of the type of work that photographers like me do. - My knee jerk reaction is to say "that is NOT true". Instead I'm going to challenge that notion and say "ok .... and what if it is??". - I am a person who falls hard for places. I believe that places REALLY FREAKING MATTER. I always have. - The examples I could give you are numerous. I could tell you about the first time we visited North Carolina and I spent the next decade of my life desperately trying to figure out how to move here. - I could tell you about how I visited NC with my family as a young girl, near Franklin for the summer ... and how I cried for the next nine hours back to Florida bus ride back to civilization. I wasn't crying for the friends I would miss and met while there but for the place that would forever be a part of me. - I could tell you how much it hurt to leave the small but growing city of Sarasota where I was born and raised. I could tell you how I knew I'd miss the people but how, more than anything, I knew I would miss those sandy beaches, the old buildings and roads, and the salty ocean breeze in summer. - I could tell you the long list of places that I ache for today, the ones that will forever be a part of me and my story ... and the ones I have yet to set foot in but know will break my heart to leave. - Photography is a collaboration. Its you the couple and me the person holding the camera coming together and documenting what is important to us. And if what is important to us *is* places, if we're the kind of people who fall hard for rugged landscapes and feel them in our bones? Then those photos AREN'T just gratuitous flashy pictures of people on tops of mountains. They're photos of who you are and what you believe in and the outward expression of how you choose to get married. ❤️🙌
5 days ago
Being able to make decisions matters. . In a society where there are eight hundred options for any decision we need to make, it can be hard to just pick something and get moving. It’s important to limit the amount of decisions we make, and be firm in the decisions we do make, rather than waffling back and forth. Using too much mental energy leaves us with decision fatigue which means we’ll make lower quality decisions later (late night snacking, anyone?). However, there are some strategies you can use to be better able to make decisions. . I'm going to keep these simple and let your minds run & think what they want. . Flip a coin Give yourself a time limit Decide not to decide Simplify Let someone else decide Make a plan . Admittedly, I’m still not the best decision maker. Sometimes I still get stuck and take longer than I need to to figure out what I want. Decision making is a skill that you need to practice if you want to get better at it, just like anything else. I’ve gotten more decisive recently as I’ve grown into myself and found a confident and defiant grasp on the reins of life, but I still have work to do. Just keep practicing.
1 week ago
Take action now. I cannot tell you how often I I hear people telling me they don’t have time. You do. If you have time to take twenty minute showers, or watch Netflix, or stay in bed scrolling on your phone, or wander around the grocery store and look at whatever catches your eye, you have time. . We all have the exact same 24 hours every day. All those people you see getting more done than you are? They have the exact same amount of time that you do. We all have 24 hours in a day. You have time. Manage it. Schedule it. You have way more time than you think you do. Never tell me that you don’t have time. Less thinking. More doing. I’ve made enough big decisions and done enough scary things in my life that I can tell you that more thinking will not tell you anything you don’t already know. Clarity comes from action. You can weigh the pros and cons, journal it out, talk through it with friends, sleep on it, and research until you’re blue in the face, and you will still learn more from just doing it than you learned from all of that. Every single time.
1 week ago
Is there such a thing as a perfect day? Falling is scary but good practice for life. We must fall. In love. Out of love. Into new experiences. Out of old habits. Deeper and further into ourselves. We must fall. Life is falling over forward. The only choice is we have is how we let go. Haley and Josh originally wanted sunset but they decided to do something magical and went with sunrise and boy did Mother Earth deliver 👐✨🌄💞 VISIT BLOG FOR MORE PICTURES!!
1 week ago
I woke up at 4:30 a.m. and hiked out here for sunrise. There is something magical about wandering these trails with headlamps guiding your way. Hannah changed into her dress behind some fir trees and they shared their first look on the windy edge of the mountain landscape. We spent the rest of the morning taking in the wild and beautiful views. Two of their closest friends performed their ceremony surrounded by fog and wildflowers - the best kind of guests ⛰️💞💐 . We hiked a few more miles, climbed over some rocks, skipped over muddy trails, said hi to wild animals, and explored our blue mountains all before noon!!
1 week ago
WILDFLOWERS.🌷🌻 Everywhere 💐 Lots of blues, yellow, purple's, no rhododendrons yet. . Amanda wanted to lay in the flowers! I'm mad at myself because I didn't take a general photo of where we took this. Someone suggested I do some "you see this but I see that." Why? This was taken off a major road with cars honking as they drove by going 55. 😅 Amanda just said I know boys 😂 we even had a fire truck run their sirens which scared the cr
outta us 😅🙃 . It just goes to show you that no matter where you go in mountains, there is always a beautiful field full of wildflowers and grass.
1 week ago
. when your world moves too fast and you lose yourself in the chaos, introduce yourself to each color of the sunset. Reacquaint yourself with the Earth beneath your feet. Thank the air that surrounds you with every breath you take. Find yourself in the appreciation of life . Spring nights always deliver. Life really is better in the mountains. Mother nature put on an amazing show ⛰️💐⛰️
2 weeks ago
Today was an amazing day. It's a beautiful day to be alive!! ⛰️🌻🌷⛰️
2 weeks ago
is such a beautiful place with multiple waterfalls. There are two main hikes and little ones here and there, all various levels of difficulty. The waterfalls are stunning but COLD 🥶 Just one of many epic spots to see on blue ridge parkway ✨⛰️💓 can't wait to explore more!!!
2 weeks ago
I'm for the couples who are laid back and have zero plans of being stressed on their wedding no matter who loses a shoe or is 45min late. The couples who freak out about the crazy connection they feel to my work and to me, that they just know we'd be a perfect fit & they're so freakin beyond excited to have me because they value the crap outta what I do & know I feel the exact same way about getting them as clients & friends!! The ones who are looking for adventure & wanna have funnnnnn!! It's the modern, boho, free spirits. These are the clients I want to fill my 20 spots, to pour my heart into and to give an experience that leaves you giddy!! I'm the type of photographer that is going to be directing you throughout all the portraits so you never feel awkward but I do it in a way where you two are always interacting and having fun together - not just perfectly placing you into stiff cheesy poses. And I'll be capturing the candid moments throughout the rest of the day! I'm the photographer who will adventure with you two, laugh at myself with you and capture who you two are together!!
3 weeks ago
All right one more post of this photoshoot cause Ali was SO amazing and
was unbelievably gorgeous that day!!!!! 💓 I am so so so so so ready for spring!!! . Can't wait to hike, meet some adventurous people, and take epic pictures of our beautiful state 💞⛰️☀️🌷✨ . AMAZING adventure photo shoot sessions coming up - BOOK NOW!! WEEKENDS book first 👐
3 weeks ago
Finally had a decent day at Max Patch hardly any wind 🤪 lol there will ALWAYS be wind here, it's 4600+ elevation. . Max Patch is one of the most beautiful mountain tops in Western North Carolina and it's actually a hop, skip and jump away from Tennessee. Here you have a 360° view and soon the wild flowers will be blooming!! Book your Max Patch adventure now!! If you and a friend book you get an amazing deal!! DM me ✨☀️💐 more the merrier my loves 😘
3 weeks ago
Someday we will all find what we are looking for, until then, take peace in not knowing what the future holds. As my mom says "every day is a gift that is why they call it the present."
3 weeks ago
There is always light at the end of the tunnel. Aka spring. Have you noticed I'm already obsessed with spring and it hasn't even arrived yet. When Brittany and I shot together it was freezing and cloudy! Here's to better days to come beautiful ❤️😍
4 weeks ago