Sometimes as a photographer, I feel like I’m subjecting people to a form of cruel and unusual punishment. Cut scene to Micaelah, Tanner, and I walking the longest, all uphill, icy trail in the dark to the top of the Maryland Heights Overlook at Harpers Ferry. We had all gotten up at 5 am to journey out there with fingers crossed for snow, considered doing some lock picking to just drive our cars to the top, but settled for a brisk morning hike. Doesn’t everyone do that for their engagement photos?
In all seriousness, we laughed the entire time. I’ve known Micaelah for some time now and it was so great to finally meet Tanner. They went along with my craziest requests, and man it was worth it. When we got to the top of the trail and saw the tiny town below, between the bends in the frozen river and the old trains going by, blowing their whistles in the perfectly silent morning air…wow. It was worth it. Harpers Ferry is normally filled with people scrambling around on top of each other, queued up for that same view that was all ours. It rocked.
Our long hike gave me the opportunity to get to know the pair of them even better. To hear their stories, talk about their wedding plans, and see how they act together. What I learned about Micaelah & Tanner is simple. They’re perfect for each other. They’re warm, and the laugh so hard together, and they aren’t afraid to just be themselves. Even if they’re sitting on a cold wet rock having their photo taken. I hope when you guys see these you can feel how much these two love each other, because it’s great!
So Micaelah & Tanner, thanks for adventuring with me! See you dreamboats in the spring for your wedding! I can’t wait!