I was so honored when a friend asked if I'd do a day-after session with her on a mountaintop in Chattanooga, TN as a surprise for her mother, who wished there had been time for a photo in the gorgeous location. I was set to enjoy the night celebrating and occupying prime real estate on the dance floor AND have an opportunity to photograph my beautiful friend; only the next morning carried nothing but rain and bad weather. With our sunset plans turning less than sunny, we decided it best to keep the secret a little longer, providing I make a quick trip back up the following week.
So this past Tuesday I set to the road with sunny skies welcoming me into the mountains. Her husband was able to join us for some couples portraits that make my heart beat a little faster. But those bridals! My friend didn't realize the gift she was giving me in this session. With rebranding on the horizon, I've given serious thought to the direction of my photography and the clients I so desire to work with. I recently told someone, "I'm one of the weird ones who'd like to just go off into the woods and use what's there for a backdrop," and these photos helped me to capture and represent that for my future brides.
Congratulations Mallory + Trey, and thank you for the gift of being a part of your day- in more ways than one!