When we started offering adventure elopements, we knew Gatlinburg, TN would be one of the locations on our list. Michael and I grew up in middle Tennessee and traveling to Gatlinburg yearly was the norm. Since we married 10+ years ago we still frequent the area and always seem to find new, beautiful, spots. Dave and Kelly, were one of our first couples to inquire about a Gatlinburg Adventure Elopement with us and we couldn't wait to share some images from their romantic mountain getaway!
We found a beautiful little spot right off a trail - and it ended up being the perfect place for their intimate ceremony.
We always schedule our Adventure Elopements for about an hour or so before sunset, and lighting like this is exactly why we do that! Just pure perfection!
We decided to go exploring and found the perfect area for Dave and Kelly (and myself haha) to climb down onto the giant rocks in the stream. Michael worked his magic, posing the couple while navigating over the rocks and I climbed up on one of the huge boulders and had the perfect vantage point!
This location was by far our favorite but we also wanted to incorporate the iconic Smokey Mountains into their session so we headed up to one of the best overlooks in the area. Im so glad we did because it was straight up dreamy lighting!