October 4, 2016

Smoky Mountains Bridal Session at Moses Cone Manor

This shoot is currently one of my favorites. Shot off of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, these photos capture my heart’s love for the romance the Smoky Mountains exude. I grew up visiting these mountains, and when I return it still feels the same. The cold, dewy air that floats in billows of fog in the morning around green mountain peaks, the regular rain showers at five o’clock, and the artistic communities you can find lingering around the restaurants, galleries, and farmers markets. I remember once when I was ten years old we were leaving North Carolina to go back home – and I started crying. I didn’t want to leave. And typically, I still feel that same way every time.

This shoot was difficult to plan being out-of-state. There were multiple times when I almost cancelled. Now that I have these images though, I’m so glad I stuck with it. I have to give a huge thank you to Amanda from Amanda Blair by Design as she was my more-than-willing model. Her quiet confidence throughout the shoot calmed me and allowed me to slow down and really capture what I was envisioning.


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