January 8, 2018
Hope and Kirk’s Shenandoah National Park engagement session was just breathtaking.
There’s something completely captivating about the time I spend in the Shenandoah mountains. The feeling of being so small amidst the grand beauty of these mountains – there are really no words to describe it. To get out and enjoy it in the winter gives you a whole new perspective. The vast, bare ridgelines, the cold, clean air, the gorgeous warm hues of dormant trees and dried grasses. It’s entirely different from the normally lively green that blankets them most of the year.
Then add in a couple like Hope and Kirk.
Bring them to a place as breathtaking as the Shenandoah mountains, capture their excited, sweet love with this grand beauty surrounding them, and you have something so incredibly magical that you find yourself staring at your computer screen going, “when can I go back!?” Right now. Let’s just go.
Hope and Kirk met 8 years ago as freshmen in college, and during our 4-hour coffee date, Hope told me that through the relationships she’d found herself in, Kirk always took the time to wish her a happy birthday. It wasn’t until about two years ago, when they reconnected, that everything fell into place. Hope is an occupational therapist and Kirk is a special education teacher, and though life kept them busy, what started as a friendship turned into what was meant to be. Hope gushes over Kirk and his family, and it’s simply beautiful to watch her light up when she does. “He’s so easy to love!” She spoke about his momma and his family and how she adores them. And when I asked what she envisioned for their wedding day, she immediately responded that Kirk was what she’s looking forward to the most. The start of their forever.
Of course, we talked about their engagement session, and she looked at me and explained that they had to have the mountains.
Well, then you get the mountains.
You guys, I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have been introduced to such amazing people. Hope and Kirk, I’m so grateful to have couples like you in my life, and I cannot WAIT for your wedding day!!!
Hope and Kirk will be celebrating their wedding day at Oakhaven Properties in Pelham, North Carolina this June!! Stay tuned!!!