Sarah + Caleb | Hanging Rock State Park Engagement

Sarah and Caleb are awesome! These two are adventurous, outdoorsy, and totally laid back. Sarah and Caleb are planning a wedding for this August, and wanted their engagement session to reflect their love of the outdoors. Josh and I did a little happy dance when they told us they wanted to go to Hanging Rock State Park for their photos. Hanging Rock is only about two hours from Raleigh, but gives the feel of the mountains that you would normally have to drive all the way to Asheville for. In other words, a perfect place for an adventurous engagement photographer. We’ve hiked here many times and have always wanted to photograph a couple on the rocks. Well today, our wish finally came true! We hiked around the park with Sarah and Caleb, showing them our favorite spots and stopping frequently to take pictures. Being July in North Carolina, the weather was hot, and these two had no problem getting right under a waterfall to cool off. That mountain water is so icy cold and refreshing! And I think we can agree that these photos make for an awesome session. :)
Feeling fully refreshed (maybe even a little chilly) Sarah and Caleb dried off and headed up to the tip of hanging rock with us. The hike wasn’t too long, but it was pretty steep, and these two were total troopers about it. But no matter how much we had to sweat getting up the mountain, it was totally worth it! We got to the tip of Hanging Rock just as the sun started to set. This spot is full of overhanging cliffs, mountain views, and steep drops. I didn’t want to look down, but Sarah and Caleb were completely unfazed. It was like no one was there except themselves. We just love this location (and these photos!). Thank you so much for being adventurous with us Sarah and Caleb! We can’t wait for your wedding next month! ~ Josh and Shelley, Raleigh Outdoor Wedding and Engagement Photographers

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  1. by Brantlee on July 11, 2014  9:13 am

    Love these! You/y'all get the most amazing shots!

  2. by Jete Devisser on July 24, 2014  1:28 pm

    GOOD GRIEF!! This is seriously one of the most amazing engagement sesison I have EVER seen! Absolutely stunning! And you captured their personalities perfectly!

  3. by Marcelle on July 25, 2014  7:22 pm

    Just found you from Shoot & Share and love your style!! Those waterfall pictures are so fun and the couple on top of that rock is stunning! Keep up the amazing work!

  4. by Elizabeth Moore on August 12, 2014  5:50 pm

    I love this engagement session! So beautiful, and such a good-looking couple!

  5. by photosbyhartman on October 21, 2014  10:14 pm

    Agreed! Adventurous, good looking and easy-going- they are the perfect trifecta :) ~ Shelley

  6. by photosbyhartman on October 21, 2014  10:16 pm

    Thank you for your kind words Marcelle!

  7. by photosbyhartman on October 21, 2014  10:16 pm

    Thank you Jete!

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