Craggy Garden NC Engagement Session
This Craggy Garden NC engagement session was a blast. I traveled out to Asheville, NC to photograph these two last weekend. Asheville is always one of my favorite places to photograph in North Carolina. The city is fairly small but has alot to do and really great breweries if you’re into that. The food scene in Asheville is also really outstanding for a small city tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I love getting out to the mountains. I’m really looking forward to living in Portland, Oregon next year because I’ll have the coast(like I do here) and the mountains all within an hour drive. The mountains have always been a source of creativity and passion for me when it pertains to photography. It’s one of my favorite places to photograph a wedding or session. Craggy Gardens is a great little spot to photograph or hike if you’re near Asheville. It’s just northwest of town on the Blue Ridge Parkway and has some incredible views when not in the clouds. Joey and Brandy are getting married in the mountains of Virginia later this fall. Brandy informed me that I will be allowed to wear flannel at the wedding(and I’m super excited about that). The hike to the top doesn’t take too long and it’s quite beautiful, like something out of Lord of the Rings. The top is a rocky outcrop that juts out from the side of the mountain overlooking the Blue Ridge Parkway. On a clear day, sunsets are really beautiful, on rainy days like this shoot you still get some really beautiful cloud cover that hangs below the top of the mountains. I keep hoping someone will get married up there. It would be such a great spot to elope or have a beautiful, intimate wedding. I’ll be heading back up there this weekend for another engagement shoot.