Mountaintop Proposal | Pilot Mountain, NC Surprise Engagement Photographer

A few weeks ago I had a random little inquiry pop through my website from Kris alllllll the way across the country in WY.  Somehow he had connected with little old me over here in teeny-tiny King, North Carolina (how crazy, right?!).  He was reaching out to see about some engagement pictures, so I sent him a line back and we started chatting.  Immediately he told me that this wasn’t going to be your normal e-session, that this was actually a surprise proposal!  I immediately got psyched (you had me at “Don’t worry, you won’t have to jump out of the bushes or anything” haha!), and even more when he shared with me that he wanted these at Pilot Mountain State Park, a place special for them and one of my favorite places too!  The set up for Vivi was that she and her family were driving from Raleigh for a family/senior session for her sister (Yep!  Her parents were in on it too!).  While this was in the works Kris was planning behind the scenes, setting up all the photo things, travel, timing- coordinating efforts with Vivi’s best friend to make sure all the little details were in place for Kris’ discreet arrival in North Carolina on “The Day”.  The plan was once we got started with the “family session” we would have Vivi placed at one of my favorite overlooks (theirs too!) and out of nowhere would come Kris, on bended knee, at the top of one of the most beautiful places I know. 

Y’all.  It was so epic!  And despite an entire morning of rain/clouds (with the weather miraculously clearing up in time for the proposal!) everything went down perfectly, but don’t take my word; just look at them!


Vivi had NO idea at all, wasn’t even suspicious a bit so it was everything Kris had planned (and more!).  This is one of the most romantic, amazing things I’ve ever seen!  After congrats from family and friends, we took a few minutes with these two alone to just let them be in the moment ❤  


Vivi and Kris are so cute!  I’m just so so happy for them both and am excited to see where they go from here!  I’m so glad you found my tiny spot on the internet, Kris! It was such an honor to be a part of something so amazing my friend.  




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