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Mendy and Nick are such a sweet couple and I cannot believe that their wedding is just around the corner!
I first met with Mendy months and months back in a little coffee shop in Erwin, Tennessee. We talked about how she and Nick met, how he proposed (in New York, of all places!) and what she wanted for her wedding day. We talked and sipped on coffee for hours and chatted about everything! It was almost like Mendy and I had been friends for years!
Mendy told me that one of the first places that Nick had taken her as they were dating was the local waterfall, so I knew that we had to go there for their engagement session! It’s one of my favorite hikes in our area because it’s a bit shorter (easy for a day hike) and has so much to offer. The only downfall (slight pun intended) is the steep downhill into the gorge to see the falls- those steps down have made me succumb to using trekking poles and a knee brace on this hike to prevent knee pain, haha! We met up on a balmy late spring/summer evening and started our hike to the falls. It was great to finally meet Nick and to get to know him and Mendy even more. That’s what I love about engagement sessions- there is no pressure and we get to just relax, enjoy the hike and get to know each other better! Nick and Mendy endured the “staircase of doom,” as I call it, and we all had a blast visiting the falls!
Mendy and Nick — you two are seriously as sweet as they come! I had a great time hiking with you guys and can’t wait for more hikes together! Thanks for braving the heat and the crazy up/downhill! I cannot wait for your wedding day!
Makeup: Mindy Correll, Beauty By MC