First things first, North Carolina is awesome and extremely underrated. Secondly, and more importantly, Amanda and Michael are two of the best people we have ever met.
After a 5 hour drive from Nashville, we were greeted by towering mountains and forests. If you’ve never been to the Great Smoky Mountains or Blue ridge Mountains, you’re totally missing out. Between large mountains, waterfalls, and pine forests, the area is definitely not lacking in the scenery department.
After spending a few hours in the car with these two, it was pretty clear that we were about to have an incredible two days. Michael and Amanda are two of the most kind and genuine people I have ever met. I wasn’t only struck by their deep affection for eachother, but their deep caringness for others as well. I instantly felt like a friend when I hopped in their car. After we shot around in this rad forest, we made our way to Devil’s Courthouse along the Blue Ridge Parkway to grab some epic mountain goodness. We were running up the trail to beat the darkness and after shooting for only 10 minutes, were greeted by pitch black storm clouds. Everything happened so fast. Amanda and Michael ran back to the car while remarking that they just experienced one of the best moments of their whole relationship. I have to admit, sharing that experience with these two was a huge reminder of why we do what we do. After that, we headed back to Amanda’s grandparents house where we caught 4 hours of Z’s. We woke up around 4:30am, made our way to Cade’s cove and wrapped up a wonderful two days of shooting. I can’t thank these two enough for choosing us to share such an adventure with them. Congratulations Michael and Amanda!