Best of 2017: A Year of Adventures, Sunsets, Mountains and Love in Northeast Tennessee

Best of 2017: A Year of Adventures, Sunsets, Mountains and Love in Northeast Tennessee

Holy smokes, this year has flown by! I seriously cannot even believe that 2018 is just a few days away! It feels like yesterday that I was rounding up images and reminiscing about everything 2016 brought for last year's review blog! I'm almost at a loss for words here as I look back at all of the adventures, stunning summer sunsets and genuine smiles from laughter. I am incredibly blessed and fortunate to capture the love stories for all of my amazing couples in such a beautiful part of our country.

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Roan Mountain, TN: Mallery + Josh's Intimate Fall Mountain Wedding

Roan Mountain, TN: Mallery + Josh's Intimate Fall Mountain Wedding

Mallery and Josh's intimate Fall wedding on Roan Mountain was magical, to say the least! Josh and Mallery had chosen a spot close to the parking lot at Carver's Gap so that a few of their closest family members and pup, Charlie, could easily be a part of their intimate wedding ceremony. The two said their vows at the most perfect place- right on the Appalachian Trail (a few hikers had even passed through), under a canopy of pine trees.

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Roan Mountain, TN: Josh + Holly's Intimate Mountain Wedding

Roan Mountain, TN: Josh + Holly's Intimate Mountain Wedding

Josh and Holly had contacted me about documenting their intimate wedding on Roan Mountain and my heart almost jumped out of my chest with joy! On a Wednesday evening, we met up at Carver's Gap on Roan Mountain and hiked up to the balds with the officiant. We found a spot on Round Bald for the ceremony with amazing panoramic views, which I later found out that it was the exact spot that Josh had proposed to Holly. Months later, the two spoke their vows as the wind softened on the bald. 

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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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