boones mill mountains at dawn

Megan & I met very, very randomly, & I like to think it was a God thing. I was helping one of my dear gal friends shoot a wedding down in Nashville, that Megan was also working at! We started chatting and soon discovered we were both from Virginia — what are the odds, right? From there we’ve been in touch via Instagram (side note: Megan has some wicked awesome vintage style & Jared is an extremely talented musician so I highly recommend following them both), & I about lost it when she reached out about linking up again to photograph their engagements + wedding.

A week prior to their wedding, Megan & Jared road-tripped their way up from Nashville to the small town of Boones Mill, Virginia — specifically, Jared’s childhood home. Before sunrise on the Thursday leading up to the wedding, I met them in front of Jared’s families house. We all hopped in one car, & Jared drove us down the road & up a mountain to one of his favorite spots.

The mountainside was so quiet & full of peace at this dark hour of the morning. It was like the whole world, even the animals & bugs, were still asleep. During our short time together, we watched the deep blue sky turn to light, the fog roll over & through the mountains below, the dew evaporate off of the tall grass + into thin air, & eventually witnessed the sun seep into the clouds & onto us.

Love these two to the core, & will also be sharing their intimate backyard wedding celebration, soon! Until then, grab a snack & scroll a while.