After Megan booked me as her wedding photographer, we started planning for her engagement session, and I was so excited about her ideas! Both her and her fiancé, TJ, work as environmental educators, and since I always encourage my couples to pick a location for engagement sessions that is personal to them, she took to work thinking of the perfect spot. One day she texted me pictures from the top of the mountain with pristine views of the mountaintops all around, and the most perfect light. She also asked if I would be okay with stopping at a waterfall on the way… UM YES. Megan told me that the place we were going often played home to some wild horses, but she had never seen them up close– just from the other side of the mountain. I kept praying they’d make an appearance for us, and well– I’ll let you scroll through to see if they showed up and if they were friendly to us or not. Ha!
Though the views and little details of this session were something from a dream, the most breathtaking and beautiful element of these photos are the love Megan and TJ share with each other. Their friendship and closeness is so evident in all they do; I loved watching the way TJ smiled at Megan when she wasn’t aware– when she was noting a little red mushroom grown in the dark soil, or gazing out over the horizon. They have a love for each other and their community that inspires others, and I feel so blessed to have captured a small part of it.
By the way, if you’re interested in learning more about the history and wildlife of our mountain region, go check out Pine Mountain Settlement School. You won’t be sorry!