roanmountain Photos & Videos

17 hours ago

Discovered a new-to-me flower (mountain angelic), spotted a common raven, soaked up the sun, watched a thunderstorm roll past, adventured with a best friend. #roanmountain #laborday

22 hours ago

▪︎Vision without execution is just hallucination▪︎👁👁

1 day ago

Haley & Alex’s Engagement Session is on the blog tonight AND not only that, but my first ever video from an engagement session is up on my YouTube channel (which you probably didn’t even know I have 😂), so make sure you go check it out (click the link in my profile and make sure you subscribe if you want to see more videos like that). ☺️⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #lookslikefilm #radlovestories #northcarolinaweddingphotographer #mountainsarecalling #mountainlife #adventureawaits #wanderingphotographers #radstorytellers #liveauthentic #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travel #828isgreat #ashevillefolk #roanmountain #roanmountainnc #carversgap #roanmountainstatepark #kinfolk #wonderfolk #makemoments #adventureasheville #momentsonmountains #authenticlovemag #northcarolinaphotographer

1 day ago

Roan Mountain Views!

1 day ago

Roan Highlands - I heard there was a heat wave hitting the country. Not up here in the clouds! It has been very cool up above 5,00 feet! Waited a day to avoid hitting thunderstorms on the exposed balds, and I think threaded the needle pretty well. People I met just getting to the balds saw the clouds just barely breaking and said they hadn't seen anything but clouds for two days straight! I got good views at the north and south balds without too much sun. There were a LOT of day hikers out Saturday, and they must have gotten drenched and scared out on the balds. A big thunderstorm hit right as I was headed down the south side of Roan Mountain, so I just booked it down a couple miles and a few thousand feet elevation where it was pretty calm. Always magical in the Roan Highlands! Got a bit wet a few times in the last few days and some serious rain is predicted tomorrow. So I might zero a day and dry out. Then on to Hot Springs and the Smokies! #appalachiantrail2019 #appalachiantrail #roanmountain #roanhighlands #getonthetrail #norainnogain

2 days ago

I'm kinda obsessed with pocket watches in general but I especially love when my grooms carry them on their wedding day... and this one's for all you @harrypotterfilm fans out there. 😉✨

2 days ago

more pictures from our hike today! 🌲

2 days ago

Wilder sure is lucky to have this guy as a dad.

2 days ago

▪︎Sometimes inspiration comes from a single ray of sunshine▪︎☀️🌲✌🏽

2 days ago

we had a blast exploring today! 🌲🏞️🐾

3 days ago

Can I take you to a moment Where the fields are painted gold? And the trees are filled with memories Of the feelings never told? When the evening pulls the sun down And the day is almost through Oh, the whole world, it is sleeping But my world is you. - Bloom, The Paper Kites ☀️🌄⛰🌅 #ncweddingphotographer #tennesseemountains #roanmountain #engaged #engagementphotos #fearlessphotographer #tennesseeweddingphotographer #mountaintop #summertime #adventure #winstonsalemweddingphotographer #greensboroweddingphotographer #ncweddings #tennesseemountains #travel #appalachiantrail #jodigrayphotography #jodigraycouples #ncelopementphotographer

3 days ago

Wayyy prettier than a rose

4 days ago

If we're not following our dreams, what are we really doing with our time here? I'm equal parts excited and scared to announce I'm starting a new business! @wncphototours provides private photography lessons & tours in the Asheville area. I've been working hard on this over the past year so it makes me really happy to finally have the website up and running. I plan to devote most of my time and energy to this venture moving forward, taking it quite seriously. I will not make it through the first year without LOTS of help! Please take a second to 'like' my new Facebook page tagged above and please tell anyone who you think might be interested in this sort of thing! I'll be sharing all of my new photos exclusively through my @wncphototours Facebook and Instagram accounts, so if you enjoy my photography be sure to follow along ❤️ Anyone interested in booking a tour can do so directly through my website!

5 days ago

Roan Mountain, right on the North Carolina-Tennessee state line, was home to the Cloudland Hotel from 1884 to 1914, where guests could stay for a whole month for $30! But in current day dollars that's about... $785. Still a pretty good deal. We got to visit on a spooky, foggy day, and it was made even spookier after we read about the ghostly Roan Mountain Choir that can be heard near the old hotel site. In the last photo you can see where the hotel once stood, but now is just an open field. • • #roanmountain #roanmountainstatepark #cloudland #haunted #ghoststories #tennessee #NorthCarolina #hiking

6 days ago

Most thru hikers get the itch to return to the trail in the Spring, when the 90% of thru hikers start their journey.⁣ ⁣ I am a Southbounder. Southbounders choose not to walk with Spring, but to run from winter. On the Appalachian Trail, run from snow in the Smokies. On the Pacific Crest Trail, in the Sierra.⁣ ⁣ Because we start in the summer and walk through fall, I always get the itch to return to the trail in July, when I started my thru hikes.⁣ ⁣ So it was only natural that on the first day of July I set foot on the Appalachian Trail at Carver's Gap near Roan Mountain, Tennessee.⁣ ⁣ I was excited for this trip to the Roans not only for my trailversary, but also because I'd heard that Gray's Lily were in bloom.⁣ ⁣ Gray's Lily are found in only three places in the Southeast, in the highlands of Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Because they are so rare, I was expecting to see just one or two during my entire hike!⁣ ⁣ I was shocked when I came across dozens and dozens of perfectly formed beautiful red bells. Gray's Lily only grow in a few spots in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. They are susceptible to fungal infections, so there are some excellent signs posted by the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and the Forest Service discouraging touch around the more accessible blooms closest to Carver's Gap.⁣ ⁣ I had a beautiful hike in the moody sunrise of the southern summer while the day decided if it wanted to be bluebird or a washout. I felt grateful to be on my home trail on the first day of the trip that changed my life five years later, and even more grateful to still carry the lessons of that trail in my head and heart.

6 days ago

Everytime I hike, I think this is my new favorite spot, felt that in a big way today! Went from around 100 degrees at our house to 65 windy here, we were underdressed and it started to rain 😂 but.. got out there with some awesome mamas and kiddos for a last minutes let’s drive to Tennessee and hike! Thankful for this place we live. . . . #roanmountainbalds #roanmountain #tevatuesday #hikingwithkids

6 days ago

I don't even know where to begin with these two! Veronica and Matthew's mountaintop engagement session was nothing short of magical! There was rolling fog and clouds blowing through, and bursts of beautiful sunshine for our trek up the mountain. I had a blast with these two - they are stunning! Veronica and Matthew, thanks for such a fun and exciting session and I cannot WAIT to capture your wedding! 😍 Makeup: @beautyby_mc_ . . . @v3ronicalee #tnweddingphotographer #easttnphotographer #tnengagement #filmtones #kingsportweddingphotographer #kingsportengagementphotographer #tricitiesengagement #easttnengagement #mountaintopengagement #johnsoncitytnphotographer #engaged #futuremrandmrs #magruderphotoanddesign #moodyvibes #lookslikefilm #hybridphotographer #moodyvibes #roanmountain #roanmountainengagement

6 days ago

Good lord almighty these are about the best model faces I’ve ever seen. Double tap if you agree!

1 week ago

CLOUDLAND TRAIL/ROAN HIGH BLUFF Probably my favorite place in the Roan Highlands, at least that I know of. There's a lot I haven't seen, yet, but from that that I have, this is it. It's a 1/2 mile trail out to the Roan High Bluff overlook, which in itself is pretty awesome, but the trail getting there is better. It's virtually 100% wooded with ferns and moss growing everywhere and on everything! The trail, as in this instance, is littered with rocks of all sizes and shapes. So much fun to hike and photograph! To use one pic really isn't fair to the trail, but it's what I got that I like! Roan High Bluff/Cloudland Trail, Roan Mountain, TN, June 13, 2019 Sony A7II Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 f/11 ISO 100 2 seconds 24mm #expeditionroan2019 #roanmountain #sonya7ii #sonyalphasclub #mirroless #exploringthefrontier #longexposure #longexposurephotography #landscape #mountains

1 week ago

“The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom” -Theodore Roosevelt 📍Roan Mountain

1 week ago

Us photographers have a lot of lists! Venue bucket list, favorite locations list, vendor list and even a black list. ✨ This is in the top 5 of my favorite locations. Thankful for this gorgeous + adventurous couple and another trip to Roan Mountain. Featuring Kayla and Silas engagement photos on the blog tonight! Go see!!! ❤️🏔 @kayla_simmonss @silashutson #greensboroweddingphotographer #mountaintop #roanmountain #mountainengagementphotos #mountainengagement #jodigraycouples #jodigrayphotography #ncweddings #tennesseeweddingphotographer #winstonsalemweddingphotographer #highcountry #ncmountains #tennesseemountains #engagementphotos #ncweddingphotographer #travel #seekadventure #ashevilleweddingphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer

1 week ago

Kayla and Michael’s stormy mountain wedding is on the blog today! 🌿 The forecast gave us a chance of rain and potentially severe thunderstorms, and boy did Mother Nature deliver! I’ll never forget the sound of 50mph winds roaring through the trees while taking Kayla and Michael’s portraits! It was a bit crazy, but these two didn’t let it dampen their day! 🌿 Lesson learned: the weather on Roan is NO joke, folks! 🌿 Head over to the link in bio to see how these two embraced the weather and had a beautiful wedding day! 🌿 . . Vendors: Venue: Roan Mountain State Park Officiant: Robert Reed (grandfather of bride) Videographer: @jeffpaynephotography Bride’s makeup: Ren Allen / @facesbyren Bride’s hair: Kimberly Brown / B & L Salon Bride’s dress: @wilderlybride / @anniesroom Groom’s Suit: Allure Men / @jimsformalwear / Dawson’s Mens Shop Bride’s Rings: @kayjewelers Groom’s Ring: King Will Florist: Charlene Wagner Catering: @bodegasnc Cake: @jksweetcakes Invitations: @vistaprint Fire performer: @fire.nymph Ukulele Player: Jim Murphy

1 week ago

Taking life one sunrise at a time Not revelling in yesterday’s sunset Or dreaming of tomorrow’s path Just being present and alive

2 weeks ago

Whew - PA always does me dirty. But the best kind: dirty Jeep + shoes from being out loving this scenery + weather. I’m officially couch ridden for the week to edit + work like crazy until Saturday’s wedding.. so get ready for me to blow up your insta. 🥳

2 weeks ago

Roan Mountain cleansed my soul today.. in complete awe 🍃 #roanmountain