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Surprise Proposal | Hannah & Kaleigh Mountain Engagement Photos

Surprise Proposal on Roan Mountain

To say that I was ecstatic to finally be a part of a big surprise proposal is an understatement. Not only are mountain engagement photos an absolute dream to capture, but these were for a very special couple.

I met Hahna Kaleigh and Hannah when they were theatre students in college. Working as an actor at the local professional theatre, we got to know and work with students. It is always a joy, and a lot of those friendships and connections still remain today. I remember thinking a few years back how effortlessly Hannah and Kaleigh fit together. Their love is rooted in such strong friendship, and it’s apparent from the moment you meet them. Truly a thing I wish for anyone who desires partnership!

Tennessee Mountain Engagement Photos

When Kaleigh came to me with her idea of a plan, I was like HECK YES. We knew we would all be visiting Southwest Virginia in April, so I started scouting around that location. Upon seeing a friends wedding photos up on this particular mountain, I started researching Roan Mountain and Carver’s Gap on the Appalachian Trail. It was perfect, as you can imagine.

A few days prior to their surprise proposal, I drove up and hiked to our desired location. Location scouting is time consuming, but seriously one of my favorite parts as it pushed me to explore new places! It’s not that repeating is bad, totally not, but getting to adventure on top of getting your photos taken is just the real deal.

The morning of, we all woke up super early and drove the couple hours to our meeting place. Hannah was under the impression that this would be a family photography session, so she was dressed for photos already. I got into place about 15 minutes ahead of them, hiding in the bushes. And yes, I do have coverage of this…

Needless to say, their surprise proposal turned mountain engagement photos was a huge success. It’s an engagement photoshoot to remember. If I ended up moving down South and becoming a Southwest Virginia photographer, you better believe I’m taking half my clients up there!

Explore Roan Mountain State Park for yourself, and enjoy this gorgeous mountain day! Check out my blog for more and follow on instagram for all the latest 🙂

two women pose on roan mountain for surprise proposal engagement photos
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two women embrace on roan mountain in surprise proposal engagement photos
two women embrace and laugh together on roan mountain in surprise proposal engagement photos
two women embrace and laugh together on roan mountain in surprise proposal engagement photos
two women embrace on roan mountain in surprise proposal engagement photos
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two women hold hands and run down roan mountain
two women hold hands and run down roan mountain
two women pose on roan mountain for surprise proposal engagement photos
two women pose on roan mountain for surprise proposal engagement photos
two women lay in the brush on roan mountain in jeans and floral and polka dot tops
two women kiss on roan mountain in surprise proposal engagement photos
two women embrace on roan mountain in surprise proposal engagement photos
two women embrace on roan mountain carver's gap for surprise proposal
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two women embrace and laugh with mountain backdrop on roan mountain carver's gap
two women in jeans and floral and polka dots walk together on carver's gap roan mountain for surprise proposal
two women in jeans and floral and polka dots walk together on carver's gap roan mountain
two women embrace and kiss for surprise proposal mountain engagement photos
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two women embrace on roan mountain carver's gap for surprise proposal

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- Michele & Adam

"Sarah was absolutely amazing to work with! Every single picture we got back was nothing short of perfect. Our families and friends were amazed at how great our photos turned out as well as the volume of photos we received. She made sure to capture moments that were special to us on our wedding day, as well as make time to get all of the family photos we wanted. Something that I found to be really helpful was how organized Sarah was. She sent us questionnaires to get to know us and even created a day of timeline so my partner and I, and our families and bridal parties, would know what to expect and when formal photos would be taken. Her attention to detail and caring nature ensured that our photos reflected not only our wedding day but our personalities as well. I cannot say enough good things about her and her work. She is a fantastic photographer and a great person to work with.

"photos reflected...our personalities.."

"photos reflected...our personalities"

-Glennis & varun

"...Sarah went above and beyond our expectations. She spent ample time talking with me about my vision of the day, provided a detailed itinerary to help me stay organized, and was a listening ear when I needed practical wedding advice. Her warmth, kindness, and genuine nature helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera. In addition, we are delighted with Sarah’s technical qualities as a photographer - her sense of mise-en-scène, attention to detail, and her remarkable ability to capture poignant and symbolic moments in an inter-cultural, inter-racial, pandemic wedding."

"Sarah went above and beyond our expectations..."

"She made everything easy and is warm and kind..."

- Kaleigh & Hannah

"Beyond being a good photographer, Sarah truly works to make her clients feel comfortable and special during her sessions. She is incredibly personable and there were never any awkward, empty moments during our session! My fiancee and I were truly in the moment and Sarah allowed us to have candid, special moments together while she captured them for us to remember forever...Our day was stress-free thanks to her detailed planning...I absolutely recommend Sarah for anyone and everyone. We are forever thankful for her openness and hard work."

"Sarah allowed us to have candid, special moments together..."

"Sarah allowed us to have candid, special moments together..."

-leila, singer & actress

"Sarah creates a fun, creative, and safe environment that brings out the very best you to photograph. I had a great time in my headshot session with her and I ended up with beautiful photos (that actually look like me) I would be proud to bring into any audition room. 10/10 would recommend!"

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