Max Patch Engagement Photos in North Carolina || Cody and Sarah
These Max Patch engagement photos were so much fun to photograph! The Smoky Mountains and sunset did not disappoint!
I’m so thankful Cody and Sarah picked me to shoot their wedding. I could not have handpicked a more perfect couple to work with than these two. Their wedding will be here in Knoxville, TN next year at Jackson Terminal and I CAN NOT wait!
When they booked me we were talking about all sorts of locations to shoot their engagement session at. We talked about doing the engagement session downtown, at an ice cream shop or doing a hike. We had planned to do downtown at an ice cream shop, but the day of the shoot I thought of Max Patch. I text Sarah and pitched the idea, so she texts Cody. Within a few moments, our who plans had changed. We set a time and we were heading to North Carolina that night for their Max Patch engagement session!
Max Patch is one of my personal all-time favorite places to watch the sunset. When I get an adventurous couple who is up for something wild and crazy I try to make special locations happen.
As you can see, this joyful couple and their cute pup enjoyed the evening just as well as I did. I shoot their photos, we laughed and talked and then we ended the night with a champagne toast! Doesn’t get much better than that!
About Max Patch
“Hike a section of the famous Appalachian National Scenic Trail on top of Max Patch Mountain near Hot Springs. This 4,600-ft. the bald mountain was cleared and used as pasture in the 1800s. Today, it’s a 350-acre tract of open land on a high knob with 360-degree views. It’s one of the most spectacular settings you’ll experience in the Blue Ridge.
On a clear day, see from Mt. Mitchell on the east to the Great Smoky Mountains on the south. What a picnic spot! And great for stargazing, camping, and wildflowers. The summit is a short uphill hike from the parking area deep in Pisgah National Forest.
Two easy loop trails lead you to, and around, the summit. The 1.4-mile short loop crosses the summit. The 2.4-mile loop circles the mountain for outstanding views from all the sides. You can also hike north or south on the Appalachian Trail for as far as you want.
The Great Smoky Mountains, only 20 miles away, dominate the southwest horizon. To the west, the terrain drops more than 3,600 ft. into the flatlands of eastern Tennessee. Fifty miles to the west rises the dark ridgeline of the Black Mountains. Endless ridges and peaks fill every vista. Peak fall color is usually the second and third week in October. Drive the nearby Appalachian Medley Scenic Byway to find other nearby things to do.” -Romantic Asheville
Cheers to the future!