Brittany & Josh’s Mount Mitchell Engagement Session
This super fun Mount Mitchell Engagement Session was my first experience to the highest North Carolina State Park. In fact, Mount Mitchell is the tallest mountain East of the Mississippi River! Honestly, I always thought that the highest point in the East was over in the Smokies, but Mount Mitchell is about 40 feet higher in elevation than Clingmans Dome. Dr. Mitchell spent her life trying to prove that the mountain, that she so desperately loved, was the tallest. She is buried at the peak of the mountain not far from the observation deck.
But with all of this in mind, when I had the opportunity to travel up the Blue Ridge Parkway to the park and shoot Brittany and Josh’s Engagement Session, I couldn’t say no!
Mount Mitchell Engagement Session
As I headed through the back roads to make my way to the Parkway, and then on to Mount Mitchell, I was reminiscing on my previous attempt at driving this high altitude and super beautiful road. My wife Jillian and I had driven from Johnson City to Asheville via the Blue Ridge Parkway. Although it is a MAJOR round about way of getting there, we had time and thought it would be fun. Well, it was not really very fun. It rained the whole trip, and we never even reached the speed limit because there were so many slow drivers. It took forever!
So I was nervous that this day would be the same. I tried to plan ahead for the worst with Brittany and Josh. We planned for an early afternoon shoot and picked a Wednesday to meet. To my surprise, I was completely wrong! For this entire trip on the Parkway, I saw no more than 5 cars. It was glorious! haha.
I did not have to fight traffic and it was a beautiful day! Couldn’t have asked for better.
Once we met up in the parking lot below the summit trail, we started our hike up. It was not bad at all! It was paved and had plenty of places to stop if we needed them. We made it to the summit and wound up the walkway to the top of the observation deck. It was there that we would start the photoshoot.
Below are some of the photos from the day!
Date of Session
How did y’all meet?
Traveling for competitive adult kickball.
When and where did you go on your first date?
2016 and his friends halloween party.
Tell me about your first date together?
I flew to VA for the weekend. His friend was having a halloween party and we decided to go.
How did you fall in love?
Communication. We were long distance and seldom got to be with each other which allowed us to talk about everything and anything.
When/where did he/she propose?
October, In our carport at our FL house (in my pajamas).
What are you most excited about for your wedding?
For our families to meet and to start the next chapter of our lives.
Describe your relationship in 5 words
ADVENTUROUS, Laughter, competitive, curious, and STUBBORN
Where would y’all go for your dream honeymoon?
Food and wine tour of Italy
What is your most favorite thing about each other?
Her- His selflessness. hIm-how passionAte she Gets about EVERYTHING.
How have you grown as a couple since you first started dating?
Inches around the waist haha. We are better aT working as a team and Being able to ask each othEr for help
Favorite quirk about each other
Her- how he facts checks everything (trust but confirm). hIm-how she knowingly cuts everything up wIth the wrong knIves.
How do you feel most loved by your partner?
Her- Little acts that Seem like nothing. Saying he will drive, so i dont hAve to. Walking the dog late at nigh when we are both Tired. Picking where to go for dinner. And orhwr little acts that mean a lot. him-when i Get to be little Spoon and she scratcheS my back.
First impression of each other?
Her- this guy is going to have a heart attack if he has another energy drink. Him- please get away from me. haha