Jay and Cindy had an adventurous proposal story on a hike along Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Cindy is a part of my hiking group, Her Hike Collective and when I started booking these Adventure Sessions she was one of the first to schedule one! Jay, Cindy and their daughter Oakley love hiking together. They met while on a camping trip with friends! As they geared up for their weekend last week of hiking and staying in a remote cabin along Skyline Drive, with plans to meet and hike with me the following day, Jay sent me an email. He asked if I could photograph him proposing to Cindy at the summit of our hike. Cue the instant goosebumps and teary eyes from me as I replied to him, “ABSOLUTELY!”
The thing is is that I felt like I already knew Jay and Oakley because of Cindy and I’s many talks while hiking and driving to and from the mountains. They were just as welcoming and a loving family unit as I had imagined! I can’t wait for Oakley to be an adult and get to see these moments where she’ll get to say, “Mom and Dad took me on so many adventures and I got to be there for the beginning of one of their biggest adventures yet!”
That’s the point to these adventure sessions. To have photographs that show your relationship, your hobbies, your love story. Photos that show your days in between dating and marriage. Or the days in between your family growing and remembering when it was just the three of you, Jay, Cindy and Oakley, before there’s more. The days and moments that make up your entire life’s story. I want to go on an adventure with you and photograph your days.
Congratulations Jay and Cindy!