It was a GORGEOUS day out at the Hiwassee River in Reliance. We backed this awesome family’s portrait session to Sebastian’s Senior session, and went for a lunch break between the two.
It was a magical day! I’ve always had a special love affair with old, historic buildings, and these fantastic folks got the authorization for us to shoot in not one, but TWO, of my “bucket list” locations!!!
We started out at Hiwassee Outfitters, a family place as they basically live on the river in Summer, and with the water still turned off we were able to walk out on the river rocks.
Melissa and Sebastian are super siblings, and I had a blast working with them. Older siblings are so much more loving than younger ones, and getting them to hug is “act like you love each other” is a breeze 😉
Their folks are such cute love birds too it’s hard to take a bad photo of this crew. We moseyed around the river shooting, and ended at the old Schoolhouse where Melissa’s wedding will happen this Fall!!! I’m not excited at.all.about that 😉
The mid-day lighting was super bright, but the shadow of that beautiful old building provided just the right amount of shade to finish up their family session…of course with a couple shots from that lovely old covered porch!