I am a marriage and motherhood photographer. I'm based in New Hampshire, but have had the privilege of photographing stories from all throughout the United States. When I'm not editing, you can find me binging my enjoying the outdoors or relaxing with my family.
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It’s September 1st and for me, the official start of sweaters, yoga pants and of course Pumpkin Spice. I know what you’re all thinking, it’s way too soon to be heading off to Starbucks to indulge in the classic latte.
Guilty as charged!
Once the temperature starts to fall, the nights are cooler and I need a sweater during the day, Pumpkin Spice season officially begins.
With fall just around the corner, I have nostalgia for this couples amazing mountain session from last fall.
We headed to Franconia in Northern New Hampshire where we climbed Artists’ Bluff. Now, if you know me, you’d know that I’m not much of a hiker. I like the idea of hiking, but I don’t actually like the hike itself. The adventure up this mountain was perfect for my non-hiking self.
Now with that being said, we definitely got lost initially. We started hiking up the wrong trail but we did catch on fairly quickly into the adventure (minor detail). To our defense, we saw others enter the trail where we started. We chuckled as we turned around after we all realized we started in a direction that would not have been hiker friendly.
Once we got on track it was an easy, quick hike to the top. When I say easy, we practically ran up the mountain. Poor Mark had to carry an entire wardrobe up the mountain. He handled it like a pro which convinces me even more that it was an easy hike. Although, there was one section that felt like a thousand stone stairs in steep vertical direction (I’m being dramatic). Let me tell you though, the entire adventure was completely worth it!
The view’s are stunning. Artists Bluff overlooks Echo Lake and Cannon Mountain. It’s surrounded by mountains of golden leaves that seemed to go on for miles. The sunset glistened off the lake and tree tops creating a golden hue unlike anything I’ve seen before.
These two love birds were an absolute joy. We laughed and joked and it felt as though it was just the three of us on the top of this lookout. We explored what Artists’ Bluff had to offer and soaked in the views. At the end of our session we took a moment to take in the sunset as it started to disappear behind the Northern Mountains. We might have been caught going down the mountain in the dark but the entire experience was completely worth the flashlight hike down.
I am so excited for this fall and for the adventures my beautiful couples will take me on.
September 2, 2020