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Sarah and Clint's Larrabee State Park Engagement

Larrabee State Park isn't just any old park to Clint and Sarah. It's where Clint spent all his free time climbing on boulders and hiking around the Puget Sound. Of course when it came to their engagement session it was the only location to choose, and it was absolutely perfect! Like every fall engagement we had to dodge some bad weather, but it all worked out in the end. We had a gorgeous Pacific Northwest day, and we even had the start of fall colors on the bigleaf maples that are all over Larrabee.

Clint and Sarah's wedding is coming up in January and I can't wait! These two were so much fun to photograph, and I know there wedding will be incredible.

Intimate Ceremony in the Smoky Mountains

As soon as I hopped on Skype with Caitlin and Dan to chat about their wedding I knew I had to photograph their day. Not only do they love the outdoors as much as I do, but they were actually getting married in the middle of the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina! So obviously I was smitten.

Their day wasn't just incredible because the scenery, but their whole wedding was such an adventure. I flew out to North Carolina a few days before the wedding and I immediately started exploring. I drove and hiked all over the Smokys to find the perfect spots for us to take photos. Once I finished all the wandering, I drove out north of Asheville to meet up with a house full of Caitlin and Dan's friends who had rented a cabin in the mountains just north of the city. I had never met any of them before and immediately we all hit it off eating pizza, drinking beer, and hanging out in the hot tub. I'll be honest, I still can't believe that this is work! 

I should focus on the wedding and stop bragging about all the craziness that happens in between shoots. Just check out the photos below to see all of the gorgeousness! I can't wait to get back to the Smoky Mountains or the Blue Ridge Mountains for another shoot, there's too much to see and too much to photograph for just one weekend. 

Starved Rock State Park Wedding

Brooke and Nate's wedding at The Deer Park Country Club right next to Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Park is exactly why I love fall! We started out the day at their family farm, got to push start a Ford Model T, climbed into a few canyons, Sam even rode in the back of a pick up on the way to the ceremony, and we loved every minute of it!