If you’re looking for a breathtaking location for your engagement session, Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina is definitely worth considering. As destination wedding photographers based in North Carolina, we were thrilled when DeAnna and Brandon contacted us to do their mountain engagement session at Hanging Rock. They share a love for hiking, and this park holds a special place in their hearts. In just over a month, they’ll be tying the knot here, and we couldn’t be more excited for them.
The Hike to the Top
We met DeAnna and Brandon at the park entrance a few hours before sunset capture to do the hike and capture the best light. The hike to the top takes about 30-45 minutes, depending on your pace and fitness level, but trust us, it’s worth every step. As we climbed higher and higher, we were surrounded by the beautiful nature of North Carolina, from the towering trees to the amazing views. We could see why DeAnna and Brandon loved this place so much.
When we reached the summit, we were amazed by the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. DeAnna changed into a beautiful black dress while Brandon put on a black suit, and we knew that we were in for a treat. We took some drone images to capture the whole experience and showcase the beautiful landscape. DeAnna and Brandon were naturals in front of the camera, and their love for each other shone through in every shot. They were so comfortable and at ease with each other, and it made our job as their wedding photographers a breeze.
Capturing the Love
As we walked around the top of the rock, we found the perfect spots to take some romantic and playful photos of DeAnna and Brandon. We had them dance, hug, and snuggle up close to each other, and we could tell how much they were enjoying this moment together. The sun was shining, and the sky was clear, creating a stunning backdrop for their engagement photos. We were able to capture their love story in a way that was natural and authentic, and we knew that they would cherish these photos for years to come.
Heading Towards the Wedding Day
We couldn’t help but feel excited for DeAnna and Brandon as we hiked down the mountain together. We knew that they would be back here in just over a month to say their vows and celebrate their love surrounded by their friends and family. As their wedding photographers, we can’t wait to capture their special day and create more memories for them to treasure. We know that their wedding day will be just as stunning as their engagement session, and we feel honored to be a part of their love story.
We are Alex & Tyler Reese, married best friends and wedding photographers.
April 20, 2023