Alyssa & Jeremy
This sweet couple's path has been JUST on the verge of crossing with mine since I was a teenager. It's hard to believe what a small world we live in, but as I spent the day with Alyssa and Jeremy, we found more and more common acquaintances, similar interests, and shared experiences. Finally, I had the opportunity to share some time with them and get to know their story.
Jeremy and Alyssa met when she was just 17, and were married almost seven years ago. Now, they share a life, are active in their church and have two beautiful little girls. When they got married, they were working with a tight budget and limited resources in the way of wedding planning, and asked a friend to take their wedding photos. Unfortunately, they ended up with only a few photos of the two of them from their wedding. Fast forward to today - They have the life and love of their dreams, but now it was time to have the photos they never got.
We started the morning early (6 AM, y'all! That sunlight don't wait), with a hair and makeup team from Lavish and Lush Studios. This dynamic duo of fabulous ladies swooped in with amazing ideas for hair design and a makeup look that was bold yet subtle for Alyssa's regal features.Visit Lavish & Lush for more info
We got to Craggy Gardens around 9:45 - and the landscape did not disappoint! Our first stop was the trails at the picnic loop below the visitors center. We hiked about a quarter mile from the parking area up the stone steps, to an area with large mossy boulders.More on Craggy Gardens
Beaucatcher Mountain View
Jeremy drove up and down the mountain stopping at every overlook until we finally found a place where the fog broke...
... and we finished this photo set on this gorgeous wooden trail.
Time to get cozy
Thanks to Covid-19, all the gas stations and fast food establishments were closed, but fortunately we did find a drive-thru (thanks again for lunch, guys). Then we headed back to the cutest little airBnB you ever did see, to take some sweet casual photos.
And I'm not lying when I say, they went full formal to Saturday afternoon in less than five minutes.
Strong in faith, soft in love
When I asked Alyssa and Jeremy what they want to remember about this time in their life, they said they want to remember how simple things are, how much fun they're having, how little their babies are and how much they love each other. Me too, guys.