Brittany & Brandon’s Hawksbill Mountain Engagement Session
If you ware wanting a unique engagement session experience in the Western North Carolina high country, with big views and a fun hike, then you should consider a Hawksbill Mountain Engagement Session with me! Hawksbill is located on the eastern rim of the Linville Gorge near the community of Jonas Ridge, NC. The hike to get to the top of Hawksbill Mountain is about 40 minutes and is rated a “black diamond” on the trail map at the trailhead. So needless to say, it is a difficult hike… but totally worth it!
Check out these epic photos, and be sure to scroll down to learn more about the couple in the “Couple’s Q&A”…
Date of Session
5/8/21 — Hawksbill Mountain Engagement Session
Future wedding date and venue
5/21/22 Tipsy Goat Estate
How did y’all meet?
Brandon was Brittany’s friend’s roommate. They were roommates for over a year but the two didn’t meet until Memorial Day Weekend 2019. Brandon came home from a long day out on the lake as Brittany and her friend were just getting ready to go out on the town. Brandon offered Brittany an iron for her wrinkly dress.
When and where did you go on your first date?
A week aFter we met, we went to a Luke Bryan concert at Pnc paviLion
Tell me about your first date together?
Brandon texted Brittany the morning of the Cole Swindell/Luke Bryan concert except her phone was broken and she didn’t see the message until hours before the concert. She took a leap of faith and went to the concert without a phone but with her friend’s roommate. They still have a picture that his coworker took of the two of them that night.
How did you fall in love?
Brandon realized he loved Brittany when he was away on one of his business trips and missed their times together. He tried writing it in the foam of a beer at a brewery with a foam printer on the day he got back but it wouldn’t work. Brittany realized she loved Brandon when he cared for her after she got hurt working out.
When/where did he/she propose?
Brandon proposed on Christmas Eve 2020. Brittany’s dad walked into the restaurant with their dog Stella and she just figured it was to get a picture in front of the awesome Christmas tree and that she was wearing her personalized name ornament on her neck. However, Stella’s ornament actually said “will you marry me?”
What are you most excited about for your wedding?
Seeing each other for the first time all dressed up!
Describe your relationship in 5 words
Strong. Forever. Always. Nurturing. Growing.
Where would y’all go for your dream honeymoon?
An over the water villa in the Maldives
What is your most favorite thing about each other?
Brittany loves when Brandon brings her coffee In the mornings because she is so not a morning person and Brandon said the smile on Brittany’s face when he brings her coffee in the morning
How have you grown as a couple since you first started dating?
We’ve learned that not every day will be perfect but we’ll always be there for each other at the end of the day.
How do you feel most loved by your partner?
Brittany feels most loved By Brandon when he stays up to see her get home From work when they are on totally opposite schedules.
First impression of each other?
Ew. Brittany literally said thAt out loud at the sight of his Baltimore raven and Washington Capitals paraphernalia in his room.
List of vendors represented in your session
Ring by Helzberg Diamonds
Be sure to contact me for more info about the location. I would be happy to help you schedule and coordinate the perfect shoot on Hawksbill Mountain. As always, shooting in the mountains is not always easy, and this hike may not be for everyone. That being said, there are plenty of amazingly beautiful locations in our region that I would be happy to recommend.