If you’ve never been to Max Patch Mountain, you should stop what you’re doing and go right now!! 🙂 Seriously though, this place was magical and I had a blast hanging out on top of the world with Mollie and John for their Max Patch engagement portraits.
There was a super long dirt road (like 30 min drive) leading up to a parking lot that connected to the Appalachian Trail. It was straight up hill for about 15 minutes and then you come to a huge opening with a bald area on top of a mountain that has a 360 degree view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Even though our view was pretty foggy and cloudy thanks to Summer thunderstorms, it was still absolutely breathtaking. There were a few people tent camping at the top, and a few just hiking through, but for most of the time it felt like we were all alone, looking out over the peaceful mountains.
They danced, they frolicked, they sipped on champagne and I even had them twirl in circles like you do when you’re a kid because it just felt like it was the right thing to do on top of a mountain. I felt like we were in Switzerland or on the set of A Sound of Music, and I was ALL for it.
Mollie and John have known each other since they were kids, and the bond between them is one backed up by years and years of being best friends, and I think that is definitely shining through in these romantic, yet super fun images.
We cannot wait to celebrate their wedding in just a couple of months at Mollie’s family’s Vineyard and Wedding Venue, Bluemont Vineyard. These are absolutely some of my very favorite photos I’ve ever taken, so I hope you love them as much as I do!
If you’d like to see more of our work that feature the NC mountains, take a look here at a recent elopement we photographed at Pilot Mountain.