mary + mike || north carolina elopement photographer




i left my house at half past four to meet mike + mary in the blue ridge mountains. it was still dark as i was driving up the rocky path to meet them. we slowly made our way up the mountain as the sun quickly rose. by 7:30 it was 85 degrees and full sun. -- yeah, summer. 

i played music throughout the morning and encouraged them to pretend i wasn't there. they stopped to exchange vows. and then again to exchange rings. and a final time as they shared a first dance on top of the bald. i'm not entirely sure what was said between those sacred moments, but witnessing the way these two look at each other... it was good. 

this is mary + mike and their sunrise elopement in the mountains.