Linville Gorge Wilderness, North Carolina Engagement Photoshoot
Jackie and Ben traveled from Ohio all the way to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina for their engagement photoshoot with me. I have the privilege of knowing them from previous photoshoots and had met Jackie when she was teaching yoga in Bay City, Michigan. We met up in the Linville Gorge and they packed a cooler with some of their favorite beer to take with us to the top of the mountain. We had so much fun hiking, telling stories, and giggling all the way to the top. Ben is a huge jokester and Jackie is the biggest sweetheart I have ever met.
These two really compliment each other well and getting them comfortable in front of the camera was not hard. They seemed to simply melt into one another naturally. We stayed at the top a little past sunset because all three of us just could not pull ourselves away from the beautiful view we had enjoyed that evening. We decided that we would hike down the mountain in the dark just so we could have a few extra minutes enjoying the sunset.
I love these two dearly, and I will never forget our adventures that day. When you get to photograph your friends, work becomes play and the smiles and the love seem more organic. I live for days like the one I had with Jackie and Ben.