February 7, 2018

Sam & JD’s Thunderhill Engagement Session | Maggie Mills Photography | Charlotte Wedding Photographer

This adventurous couple met me on top of a mountain on a mild Sunday afternoon for their lovely engagement session, and their joy lit up everything around them! It was so much fun to be able to witness the bliss that surrounds them during this exciting time. With their heart for travel and wonder, they couldn’t imagine shooting anywhere else but their beloved Blue Ridge Mountains. JD even proposed on Pilot Mountain! I can’t wait for Sam & JD to tie the knot in August!

It’s so crazy to think that I just photographed Sam’s engagement session, she and I have been on quite a journey together! Sam was my first client EVER! I shot her high school senior portraits in 2013 and I fell in love with photographing people; and thus Maggie Mills Photography was born! A few years later, sweet Sam made her way to Appalachian State to study in my photography program and I began mentoring her! I remember us meeting so many times pre & post-graduation at Appalachian Mountain Brewery (fave place, check it out!!) and talking about school, the future and our sweet men. So when I got the email from my favorite mountaineer asking me to photograph her wedding, I was over the moon!!

5 years together has finally brought them to the journey down the aisle, and they’re already planning for many more adventures and travels together! They’re even renovating a van to be able to travel out west! Like pieces in a puzzle, they just fit. They laughed and cuddled throughout the whole shoot, and it was such a joy to see them together and to witness first-hand the start of their future together. They’re planning a beautiful August wedding in Mocksville and I cannot wait to see and capture the moment Sam & JD become husband & wife!


Thank you for giving me the immense honor of photographing you two during this exciting time.

Love, Maggie

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