Amanda & Justin / by Kendall Whiteley

"When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks." 

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE! Enjoy today with the one you love. <3


Having been together over 6 years (yes, we said 6 years!), we KNOW that Amanda was eager to begin wedding planning after Justin proposed on their Caribbean cruise!  These two will be tying the knot in August at The Standard. One of our favorite venues, yay! We cannot wait to document their union, but first we want to share their mountain-top engagement session. PS-it’s one of our all-time favorites <3

Their love of adventure, coffee, and romance set the perfect tone for our planning inspiration. We desired a location that was easily accessible with mountain views + large fields for a camping setup. Our minds kept drifting to the always pleasing, North Carolina mountains. We ended up in Hot Springs, with Max Patch Mountain being our destination. It was Amanda and Justin’s first time visiting Max Patch and they were thrilled to find out it linked with the Appalachian Trail! Timing it just right, we set up the campsite, faked laughed + drank delicious hot coffee together, then hiked up the mountain for sunset. The weather when we reached the top was absolutely crisp and numbing, as we expected, so we had about 15 minutes to capture these images before our clients turned purple! We were lucky to have a couple so willing, loving, and beautiful. Just look for yourselves! <3