We had such a great time during Audrey & Jake’s adventurous engagement session. We started our night together after I left an elopement in the Blue Ridge mountains to spend the night with them because we were starting our hike at sunrise. Sweet Audrey waited on me to arrive with open arms. Her hugs are truly the very best. We all talked, laughed, shared stories of life as we drank around a warm fire. We woke to rain but decided to grab Starbucks and start our adventure. We drove over an hour into the mountains jamming out to Odesza. We danced and laughed to entire way there. We ran around Boyd Gap then hiked 3 miles to the most beautiful waterfall at Turtletown Creek. We ran around barefoot as we danced in the rain while jumping over rocks getting blasted from a raging waterfall. It was an epic adventure I will never ever forget. Cheers to their love for adventure but most of all their love for each other.
We started the day with a little hike down to Cloudland Canyon, talking and laughing like old buds that haven’t seen each other in years. As we approached Hemock Falls the sound of the water made my heart flutter. This was my first time visiting Cloudland Canyon State Park, right outside of Chattanooga in a cute little town called Rising Fawn. Once we reached the bottom, Shelby and Mike headed off into a little patch of forest to get dressed. Listening to the laughter coming from behind me while staring at this beautiful waterfall made me realize how honored I was to experience this with them. We spent the day climbing rocks, playing in water while talking, listening and connecting. As Mike began reading his vows, Shelby started to cry. Gently wiping away the tears and kissing her hand, he continued reading. In that moment, I realized how much couple’s need a space away from people on a wedding day. A moment to just breathe and be in each others arms. A space filled with authenticity and connection. We ended the day with tears and big hugs. I love you guys!
Big thanks to Laura for doing a last minute floral arrangement. You’re the best!! Here’s a link to her amazing work. @flaurabotanica
We were basically covered in grass and dirt, laughing til our stomachs hurt by the end of this. These two are the giggliest, most sweetest people ever and running through fields with them was so fun. We explored an abandoned property outside of Augusta until we found a beautiful overgrown field behind a wooded area. It was overcast, wet and windy but these two didn’t care. They snuggled, kissed and loved on each other the entire time. Can’t wait for their wedding this spring!
You know when you meet new people and you just want to hug them because their smiles and personalities are so warm and welcoming? Well that's Casie and Tyler. No words can describe how awesome these two truly are. There was an abundance of joy throughout the entire day. All the emotion, hugs, laughter and excitement any couple would hope for. Surrounded by their friends and family, Casie and Tyler said their vows and headed to the reception to celebrate. I hope you all feel the joy we felt as you relive this day with us.
Venue | The Sanctuary Estates