Boonsboro, MD: Our Appalachian Trail Proposal at Annapolis Rocks

Boonsboro, MD: Our Appalachian Trail Proposal at Annapolis Rocks

Andrew and I's proposal-aversary is on the 26th, so I thought it would be fun to share about our own adventurous proposal! Andrew proposed to me at one of my favorite places (ever) on the Appalachian Trail- Annapolis Rocks. The outcropping overlooking Boonsboro has a special place in my heart for a lot of reasons- it was the perfect place to propose. This is our story!

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Revisiting Panthertown Valley, NC: 10 Backpacking Lessons Learned from a Downpour

Revisiting Panthertown Valley, NC: 10 Backpacking Lessons Learned from a Downpour

Two years ago, I was invited on my first backpacking trip with my friend Elizabeth and her group of friends who visit Panthertown Valley annually. We had an amazing weekend full of campfires, "faint foothpath" finding, waterfall chasing, and of course, running from yellowjackets (you can read about that trip on the blog here). When a date had been set for the annual Panthertown trip for 2016, I cleared my schedule and began preparing for another exciting weekend in the backcountry!

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Rogersville, TN: Amanda + Kenny's Backyard Wedding

Rogersville, TN: Amanda + Kenny's Backyard Wedding

I can easily say that I had been counting down the days to Amanda and Kenny's wedding. After finally meeting Amanda and Kenny at their engagement session and witnessing the genuine love between the two, I just knew their wedding would be nothing short of amazing. Amanda and Kenny said their vows to each other at Amanda's grandparents home and backyard, creating such a beautiful garden inspired, mint and pink, backyard wedding!

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Kingsport, TN: Amanda & Kenny's Bays Mountain Park Engagement

Kingsport, TN: Amanda & Kenny's Bays Mountain Park Engagement

Ever since Amanda and I had our first meeting months and months ago, I knew that it was going to be amazing to shoot her and her fiancè, Kenny, and I was TOTALLY right. These two are downright adorable and absolutely perfect for each other. We first met up in Johnson City to shoot with Kenny's beautiful Jeep Wrangler Sahara then traveled to Bays Mountain for the rest of the session. We had been watching the weather all week and was really unsure of just how much rain we would have. Luckily, it was only a few sprinkles!

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A Trip to Carver's Gap on Roan Mountain

A Trip to Carver's Gap on Roan Mountain

If you guys did not already know, when I'm not taking portraits or shooting weddings, you can usually find me on the water or in the mountains.I've heard many great things about Roan Mountain ever since I started going to college in this area and somehow never made the trip up. I finally had a free weekend, actually two, to go and see the breathtaking balds at Carver's Gap. 

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Hiking in Panthertown Valley

Every year, my friend Elizabeth and a small group of her friends from college get together and go backpacking through the beautiful Nantahala Forest in North Carolina. They pack up all of their camping gear (ENO hammocks, hiking boots, tents, Chaco sandals, JetBoil stoves, dehydrated food, and clothing) and head out into the woods in search of a perfect "home away from home" in Panthertown Valley. I was an extremely lucky gal and received an invitation from Elizabeth to join their camp this year- and I'm so glad I did!

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