Sometimes you shoot something that feels so sacred and so intimate because of the love you are capturing, that you almost don’t want to share it with the world. That’s how I feel about Roxie and Nathan’s Devil’s Courthouse Elopement! Buuuuutttt at the end of the day I feel that as an artist, I love my art even more when it’s appreciated by others and lets be honest these photos are just too dang beautiful not to share haha! Roxie and Nathan had actually gotten married the day before we shot these photos, but due to unforeseen circumstances the photos taken at their elopement did not turn out. My heart was broken for them, but I knew we could escape into the mountains and create some magic for them!
I met them at an ungodly hour in the morning at the Devil’s Courthouse parking lot and we hiked up together. Once we got to the top and all caught our breath, they changed into their wedding clothes! Roxie bought her wedding dress on etsy and I was in love with all the layers and soft tulle. Nathan and Roxie are both amazingly talented potters, you can check out their work here! To bring a personal touch to her wedding outfit, Roxie wore a set of matching gold palm leaf earrings and necklace that her mother gave her. In true artist/etsy seller fashion, Nathan had Roxie’s wedding and engagement rings custom designed by a fellow artisan on etsy. We hiked back down the mountain once the sun started getting too high in the sky. Since it was still so early in the morning (AKA we had the place to ourselves), I was able to do something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and that’s get photos of a couple in the middle of the road on the parkway. I ended their elopement session at Looking Glass Falls! Roxie has been in love with Looking Glass for a very long time and it’s a place that holds special meaning to both of them. I adored these two and their beautiful, gentle, artist souls!