Adventurous Weddings + Elopements: How to Respect the Great Outdoors on Your Wedding Day (Leave No Trace)

Adventurous Weddings + Elopements: How to Respect the Great Outdoors on Your Wedding Day (Leave No Trace)

It’s no secret that I hike and shoot a lot of weddings and engagements up on Roan Mountain and other scenic locations. I often feel a smidge of guilt bringing weddings and guests to these locations, simply because that’s bringing more opportunity to wear down the terrain, annoy hikers, or potentially leave pieces of litter behind, etc. However, I’m also a believer in sharing these beautiful places and trails, because nature is meant to be enjoyed! I try my best to adhere to Leave No Trace’s 7 principles and to always leave a place, “better than we found it,” and to, “take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.” If you’re a newbie to hiking and the outdoors, most hikers live by the Leave No Trace code- 7 principles to remember while hiking, enjoying the outdoors, or planning your adventurous wedding!

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Best of 2018: A Year of Exploring Mountains, Rainy Forecasts, and Adventurous Vows

Best of 2018: A Year of Exploring Mountains, Rainy Forecasts, and Adventurous Vows

Well, y’all! Another year has come and past and I am just in utter awe of all of the adventures from this past year! I am so incredibly grateful for all of the couples that I’ve been able to meet and capture on such a special day, and everyone who has supported me, collaborated with me, and helped make this year downright amazing. As per end-of-year tradition, it’s time to view the best images of 2018! I have loved sitting down at the end of each year to put together my favorite images captured during each session or wedding! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart, and cheers to 2019! May it be full of love, laughter, and adventures together!

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Muddy Wedding Dresses: A Guide to Dress Cleaning and Preservation for Adventurous Brides

Muddy Wedding Dresses: A Guide to Dress Cleaning and Preservation for Adventurous Brides

Having been a bride myself, I understand the importance of picking and choosing the perfect dress for your wedding day, and keeping it in pristine condition for the ceremony! With adventurous weddings, however, it's usually pretty tough to keep the dress immaculate before and during the wedding day. This recent wedding season, I've had a few muddy bottomed dresses on my brides, so I thought it would be great to chat with someone who really knows their stuff when it comes to the cleaning and preservation of bridal gowns to ease my brides about getting the dress dirty! Luckily, I was able to chat with Kristie Johnson, the owner of Annie’s Room, a leading bridal boutique in Kingsport, Tennessee!

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