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Hi! I'm Hope Ann! I'm wedding photographer based in North Carolina & I love long romantic walks to the taco truck, & ohhh yeaaahhh...I'm obsessed with sweet tea. 

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Happy Birthday + Update

Hello everyone! I know that I have been missing for a week, and I am so sorry about that. Last week turned out to be insanely busy to the point where all I was doing was sleeping, eating, and working (in that order). I was off on Saturday, and we went to Stone Mountain for my little brother’s birthday. Of course I wasn’t happy about getting up early, but it was worth it. To hike the trails, see the beautiful waterfall, and of course the huge stone face of the mountain. In certain parts of the park I felt like I was in the musical, “The Sound of Music”.

The trails are hard(well, for me at least. I don’t hike very often), but are so peaceful, and beautiful.

Stone Mountain State Park

Stone Mountain State Park

 I wish we could’ve hiked up the summit, but we had my grandmother with us, so she couldn’t make the trip up there, but she did make it to right here. This is where you start your descent to the falls. So she sat on a bench she found, and told us just to go on ahead.

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If you want a workout, just hike down to these falls. These steps will get your legs in shape faster than any workout will. There is nothing but rows, and rows, and rows of steps.

Stone Mountain State Park

Of course I had to get the birthday boy’s photo in front of the waterfall. Thankfully there was a huge fallen log that sits perfect in front of the falls. We used that for a bench.

Stone Mountain State Park

This is the Stone Mountain. If you hike to the summit you can see for miles, and miles in any direction.

And if you look really closely, just to the far right of this image(above), there were two hikers repelling down the side of this stone face(they are wearing white t-shirts & from this distance look like two little tic-tacs). To be honest with you, it made me so nervous to watch them.

Stone Mountain State Park

Stone Mountain State Park

I also took a few images on my iPhone 6 that I will show you too. I just love this phone, it takes amazing quality images to be a phone camera. I’m always amazed at technology.

IMG_0683 IMG_0684 IMG_0687 Please excuse how tired I look. I have literally had very little sleep this past week, and it was so busy. I just didn’t feel like putting make up on, especially since we were hiking.

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Have you been on any recent travel adventures? If so leave your link to your blog, Instagram, or Facebook and tell us about it!

Love,

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