It was an absolutely beautiful day to drive to Asheville…sunshine, crisp air, and the trees showing off their full autumn colors. I had never been to the Craggy Gardens portion of The Blue Ridge Parkway, and let me tell you…it DID NOT disappoint!
The fiery yellows, oranges, and reds suddenly changed to an otherworldly environment of gnarled trees and craggy foot paths. Seriously, I’m talking like Lord of the Rings type stuff here! We watched the mercury plummet further and further down as we made our way up the parkway.
I had met Greg and Emily once before at their pre-booking meeting, and I knew they were going to be a pleasure to work with. I have to say that they were absolute troopers and had a blast with each other every step of the way.
It was cold as we made our way through the gnarled rhodadenron groves, but was we reached the summit the trees cleared and our shield from the wind was gone. I checked my phone at the top, and it was a cool 37 degrees with 35+ mph wind gusts! Not to mention, Greg and Emily decided to do their wardrobe change after we reached the top. Talk about a cold dressing room!
But, it was totally worth it. Sun-drenched vistas and overlooks made for some nothing-short-of-magical shots.
I’m proud and excited to present to you…Emily & Greg’s Craggy Pinnacle engagement session.