Philip and Emma have been in a long-distance relationship for FIVE years. When I asked what they were most excited for about marriage, they both said "Being in the same state". Oh the things we take for granted!
And I can't blog these photos without telling you the stressful (and now funny) backstory: We had planned to meet up in a Kroger parking lot so that we could all ride together up to Max Patch, but I forgot to clarify which city the Kroger was in. So Emma's phone took them to the same address, but a different city an hour away! Luckily when we figured it out, we realized we were both about an hour from Max Patch, so we decided to meet there. But if you've been up to Max Patch, you know that Apple Maps doesn't quite take you to the right spot. So we BOTH got lost, with no cell service. Emma had told me what kind of car they were driving, so when I finally found the right spot, I saw their car parked there too. But no Philip or Emma. So I thought, "they must have gotten a head start on the hike. I bet they're waiting for me up at the top". So I BOOKED it up the mountain, but when I reached the top, they weren't there. I did however get service at the top, and just then, a text came through from Emma saying, "We are a little bit lost. I think we missed the window". Cue the heart attack. I sat at the top for a few minutes wondering what I should do. The cell service wasn't strong enough for me to get a text to send. At that point the sun had dipped below the mountains and the light was disappearing, so I thought it would just be best to start driving down the mountain until I got cell service. Then I could call Emma and we could get another plan together. I felt so awful! But not even two minutes after my drive down, we passed each other! THE RELIEF I FELT. We only had about 30 minutes before sunset, so I told them we could still make it, it would just be a condensed version of my normal engagement sessions. ;) I ended up taking the same amount of photos as I do at a normal session, and they received the average amount of photos too! Everything worked out!
Philip and Emma, thank you for trusting me and and for being so gracious and relaxed!