Banner Elk

I have been meaning to post this for about a year! The cool temps and changing leaves we are finally seeing reminded me – better late than never!

Last October, I was asked to photograph a beautiful wedding in Asheville, NC. Being so close to where my aunt and uncle live, we couldn’t pass up the chance to travel a few more hours east to visit their home in Banner Elk. If you haven’t been to this quiet little town, I highly suggest you plan a trip there this fall!

On their very first date in college, my uncle Rob and aunt Marcee shared how they’d both always loved the idea of living in the mountains, possibly in a log cabin. Our whole family knew that was a life-long dream of theirs, and when it came true last year, it was exciting for all of us! Their home is “them”, full of carefully-selected knickknacks and decor perfectly chosen for a log cabin, and I can’t imagine anyone seeing it without wanting to move in immediately!

(I have to stop right here and say that I didn’t get any pictures of their beautiful home. I know, I know! Stick around, I do have a plan for this post.)

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While I didn’t take pictures of their warm and cozy cabin, I did enjoy a morning of photography at the B & B we stayed in close by. I’m an early riser, and was so surprised when the sun wasn’t up by 7:30am there! Sam was still snoozing, so I grabbed a cup of warm tea, found a swing on the front porch, and took in the quiet.

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Do you ever have those moments where you feel completely at peace, totally content with silence and your surroundings? That’s exactly what I experienced in Banner Elk. These pictures may not grab hold of you, but they are meaningful to me, and I’m glad to be sharing them with you today!

 

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