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Hi there, we are Tanya and Harry, a husband and wife team that specializes in fine art film photography and providing timeless imagery for the contemporary couple.

Meet the McSweens

Love with a view

There are so many gorgeous places in the world and I count Western North Carolina as one of those places. I just love the mountains! I have quickly come to enjoy hiking up to Black Balsam Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The most breathtaking views of the Southern Appalachians. In the heart of the Pisgah National Forest, Black Balsam Knob is a short hike from the parking area to the treeless rocky mountaintops and sweeping views. I loved this Black Balsam Knob Elopement Session with Andrew and Emma.

Emma looked gorgeous in her dress designed by Lillian West from Maggi Bridal Boutique. And the perfect florals designed by Dottie Inspired Design Emma and Andrew so kindly obliged to model for our mountaintop styled session. So much about the two reminded me of Harry and me when we were young. A love for adventuring and his long hair sparked many memories where Harry and I have been adventuring together on mountaintops, not unlike Black Balsam.

About Emma + Andrew

The two met quite randomly, they shared mutual friends. After hearing about Andrew for a while Emma decided to start a conversation with him. Although she is typically shy and not one to approach people, she is glad she did because they clicked instantly. It did not take long for them to fall in love. They have been together for a year and a half now and are excited to marry in the future.

The two enjoy doing photoshoots together, and always thought it would be fun to do a styled wedding shoot. They spend most of their time together indulging in yummy vegan food, taking photos, or exploring. Probably spending a little too much money going out to eat, but there’s always a new restaurant to try or an old favorite to revisit! Andrew and Emma are both interested in photography and their favorite thing to do together is to explore. Always in search of their next adventure together, which typically includes hiking, watching a sunset, taking a day trip to another city, or occasionally scoping out an abandoned building. After finishing college in a few years, the two plan to travel the world together. Both are adventurous spirits and are constantly talking about the places they want to visit!

Black Balsam Knob Elopement Andrew and Emma together while Emma looks at the camera and Andrew snuggling her PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Andrew and Emma looking at each other and flower detail Photos Black Balsam Knob Elopement Bride and Groom Laughing together PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Bridal Bouquet detail and Emma and Andrew nose to nose PhotosBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Andrew's blue suit, purple tie, and Boutonnière Detail PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Andrew hugging Emma from behind laughing together and portrait of groom PhotosBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Andrew kissing Emma with mountain background PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Flower detail and Bride and Groom Embracing each other PhotosBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Black and white of Bride and Groom PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Emma holding flowers detail PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Bride and Groom together smiling PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Bridal Portrait with bouquet and bride and groom smiling at the camera PhotosBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Andrew and Emma nose to nose PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Groom Kissing Bride on the Nose Photo Black Balsam Knob Elopement Romantic Groom hugging Bride PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Groom Hugging Bride with Mountain backdrop PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Bride and Groom Snuggling and kissing PhotosBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Emma looking at the camera while groom kisses her on the cheek PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Bride and Groom hand and hand with mountain backdrop PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Emma and Andrew looking at each other with her fingers in his hair PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Andrew holding Emma lookin ip at her PhotoBlack Balsam Knob couple laughing and hugging PhotoBlack Balsam Knob couple dancing and hugging PhotosBlack Balsam Knob couple hugging sitting on the rocks with mountain background PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Andrew holding Emma Kissing each other PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Elopement Couple laughing sitting on Rock PhotoBlack Balsam Knob couple twirling with mountains in the background PhotoBlack Balsam Knob Andrew and Emma snuggling on rock while Emma looks at the Camera Photo

Location – BLACK BALSAM KNOB

Florals – INSPIRED DESIGN

Dress: MAGGI BRIDAL – ASHEVILLE

Men’s Attire – JOS A BANK

Interested in an engagement or elopement session on the Blue Ridge Parkway? Send us a message on our contact page. We would love to hear from you.