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Hi! I'm Hope Ann! I'm wedding & portrait photographer based in North Carolina. 

I am a bookworm, tea lover, fluent in Gilmore Girls, and hopeful romantic. 

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Elise & Ethan | Mount Airy, NC Engagement Session

The Love Story

Elise met Ethan in high school, and she admits she had a crush on him back then. After graduating high school & setting off for college, the two wouldn’t reconnect until after Elise moved back home.

They finally got to go out on their first date, and Elise knew right then. This is him. He’s the one.

After dating for nearly 2 years, they started talking about their futures. Before long they were ready to set a date, and they both became so excited they started telling their friends & families before they had a ring!

They made a trek up to Lake Junaluska to ask a family friend if they would officiate for them. Little did Elise know, that Ethan was planning to propose there. She knew the official proposal was coming, but just didn’t know when.

So when he got down on one knee at the lake she was so surprised!

And on October 23rd everything will come full circle as they get married in front of that beautiful cross at Lake Junaluksa surrounded by their families.

Downtown Mount Airy, NC Session

I’m so excited to be apart of their story. Mount Airy, NC is the place where they grew up at, and where it all started for them. I love that we got to capture some moments at the location of their first date.

They had stopped by Pages Books & Coffee for a drink, then walked to the open seating area to just relax & talk.

This suits them so well since they love having quality time to relax with each other’s company.

I really hope you enjoy these images of their Mount Airy Engagement Session!

an engaged couple gazing at each other lovingly in downtown Mount Airy an engaged couple walking and laughing through Market Street in Mount Airy NC black and white image of an engaged couple strolling through Market Street in Mount Airy, NC black and white image of an engaged couple snuggling in the warm evening sun in Mount Airy, NC an engaged couple holding hands as his fiancee leads the way across the street in downtown Mount Airy

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