You know how when you do or witness something really awesome, you just have to share it with the world? That’s what I’m here to do today.
At the very end of February, I went on a little adventure with another photographer in my community. The goal was to add some fun, adventure shots to my portfolio (to share with you guys, of course!) and to experiment with my equipment. I rented a new-to-me lens for this specific shoot, a 24mm zoom that was recommended to me by Brandon Fox from The Foxes Photography, and I wanted to learn more about shooting in kelvin.
As for my photographer model, I found Jordan through a mutual photographer friend who put out a model call for me. It had been a while since I had done a bridal shoot and I was dying to get a white dress in from of my camera. When I messaged Jordan with my vision for our shoot, I had already prepared myself to have to compromise a little because getting up before dawn to drive two hours for a mountain hike in the winter isn’t the most convenient of plans. To my happy surprise, she immediately said YES!
I was so dang excited about this shoot that Chris actually thought there was something wrong when I did my happy squeal (or shreek, idk) in our little home office.
So I drove us two hours north, right over the North Carolina border to Crowder’s Mountain. We hiked up the Pinnacle Peak trail, which I would 10/10 recommend for any hiker looking for just the right amount of challenge. It wasn’t at all strenuous, but it wasn’t a walk in the park either. We climbed over a ton of rocks (we even had to basically rock climb at the end to get to the peak), weaved between trees, and treaded up an incline for the majority of the trail all the while having some incredibly wholesome conversations. It was perfect.
The kicker? Jordan did this entire hike in her wedding dress. Jaw dropping is appropriate.
We only stopped one time along the way to shoot in a lovely wooded area. Well, the whole mountain was wooded, but this spot was special. When we got to the top, we took a deep breath of fresh mountain air (we were catching our breath) and enjoyed the lookout for a moment before getting to work.
Shooting other photographers is usually very fun and easy because they know how to pose themselves, such was the case here. I just told Jordan where I wanted her and, aside from a couple minor cues, she handled the rest herself. It’s safe to say she rocked it!
I had so much fun shooting here and I’ve been so excited to share the end result with you all! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! When you’re ready to have an adventurous shoot of your own, contact me so we can make it happen!