From the Photographer, Alison McQuain Photography: Anna is a news anchor from the West Coast who has followed her job all over the country…now it looks like she will be putting down roots in East Tennessee thanks to her fiance Russell. As you can imagine, a news anchor in a small town is quite the celebrity. You would never know it…Anna and Russell are two of the sweetest people. They have a fur-baby, Max who made the most perfect appearance during our shoot. The weather on Roan Mountain was perfect with the mountains displaying all their splendor. These two lovebirds are getting married this fall.
From the photographer, Jennie of Green Blossom Photography: We started the evening at Echo Lake to take some time wandering among the evergreen trees, taking advantage of the filtered sun. Then, we headed up the road to the Mount Evans summit, jumping out of the car anytime the light and the scenery inspired us. The rocky landscape of Colorado has a very barren, awe-inspiring power and its similarities to the New Zealand landscape featured in the Lord of the Rings trilogy became our inspiration for this shoot. We finished the evening at one of the most magical landscapes featuring rocks, glacial lakes, mountain goats, and the perfect setting sun.
From the couple, Sarah & Chris: Our wedding was focused on joining our families together, since we have kids from prior relationships, we wanted an intimate and personal ceremony. We wanted the day focused on our small family rather than trying to entertain guests.
We live in Colorado and wanted a setting that represented the beauty of Colorado. Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park had the mountain views we wanted. The National Park Service was very helpful and easy to work with. They were able to recommend times and dates and we highly recommend a National Park as a venue option.
Nathan with Dreamtime Images was an outstanding photographer. He knew the area very well and helped recommend best day of the week/time of day to avoid the spring showers and crowds. We are extremely glad we were able to book him and highly recommend him. We look back at our pictures and are able to remember a wonderful day as it happened.
We are glad we did the wedding we wanted instead of trying to meet other people’s expectations. We thoroughly enjoyed the process of planning since we focused on what fit our personalities and what we wanted. It will be different for every couple, but we do think it is important to see your wedding as a celebration of your marriage and an enjoyable beginning rather than an event focused on guests.
From the photographer, Ellen Ashton Photography: This gorgeous setting on top of Mount Scott created the perfect atmosphere for a sweet, precious and romantic engagement session. It’s so easy to see through the photographs that Callie and Justin are totally in love. This session reminds me of the song that says, “ain’t no mountain high, ain’t no valley, ain’t no river wide enough baby”.