Highlands, NC is an quaint little town with a lovely, elegant wedding venue: Old Edwards Inn.  It just so happened that I was asked to shoot two different weddings exactly a year apart at the same venue.  Chris & Kelly's was the first wedding Old Edwards Inn hosted at their newest addition to their property, Piermont Cottage, and it was stunning.  OEI quickly became one of my new favorite venues.

The following year (last fall) I was finishing up at Molly & Jeff's wedding at Piermont Cottage when this familiar couple approached me... Chris and Kelly were there celebrating their first anniversary!  We managed to squeeze in a little anniversary session the following day before heading out town.

A few months ago, Chris contacted me: "Where will you be the weekend of our anniversary?"  He wanted to surprise Kelly with another anniversary photo session and was willing to attempt to meet me wherever I would be. So fun!!  Oddly enough, I was going to be in Knoxville (odd because it feels like I'm always everywhere else but Knoxville) so they came here!   We had a fun session, shooting on my cousin's farm, downtown and in Sequoyah.

Chris & Kelly - Thank you for letting me continue to tell your story.  It means so much not only be asked to document your lives over time, but to also be given the gift of your friendship year after year.  I'm just voting we celebrate next year's anniversary in New Zealand or Paris. Thoughts?  I'm in if y'all are!  But in all seriousness, happy two years with many more to come!

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