This is my favorite max patch wedding/elopement I’ve shot to date.
The morning air, the golden mountains, the bursts of fall color, wildflowers at our feet, amazing conversation, I could go on and on!
When Casey (over at https://www.goldenfolkphoto.com/) reached out to me to start planning their elopement in the Smokey Mountains I knew Max Patch would be the perfect spot. Her and her (now husband!) JJ planned to elope with their little girl, River, and Max Patch (though crowded) has a very short hike! The 360 views at the top do not disappoint though. Everything was gorgeous- down to the hike up which was filled with red and yellow trees!
Casey and JJ live in Pennsylvania so I was so honored when they said they wanted to hire me to shoot their special day! I am originally from New Jersey so we bonded over North Eastern things and compared our accents (which I’ve apparently caught a little southern twang since living in Nashville haha!). After Casey and JJ exchanged vows and rings, they set up the cutest little picnic I’ve ever seen- it was worth it to carry the heavy picnic baskets up to the top! To end the most dreamy morning they had a little first dance as a married couple- see photos at the end!
Casey picked some pretty dreamy vendors:
Reclamation Design Company for her amazing custom dress- https://www.wearereclamation.com/
Lavender Fox Florals- https://lavenderfoxflorals.com/
Gigi Pip hat- https://www.gigipip.com/
Lastly, here is a super sweet review that Casey left me! Wish I could relive this morning over and over!!!
“We hired Abbey for our elopement, and she was incredible! She kept in continuous contact leading up to the event, and was very helpful. During the session we were all very comfortable with her and had a lot of fun! Seeing the final photos was like seeing a dream come true. It was everything I hoped for and more! She certainly has an artistic eye and a warm heart!”