Max Patch winter engagement | Hot Springs NC

Max Patch winter engagement | Hot Springs NC

Max Patch winter engagement

One Sunday Chloe saw the cute drummer at Church and it was truly love at first sight! His work ethic and sense of humor had her attention instantly. They were best buddies for a few months, and then high school sweethearts their senior year.
He just gets her! He’s also the cutest thing she’s ever seen so that helps too.
The rest is history.
Cody just loves how kind and sweet she is to every single person she meets no matter who they are. And he loves the way she smiles when she’s really excited about something!

They both love the outdoors and an excuse for an adventure. So a day trip to Max Patch in North Carolina for pre-wedding engagement photos was the first choice!

We knew it was a little risky planning for photos in the middle of winter. But it was the only weekend they both had open.   I had been so worried it might be freezing on the top of the mountain. As it turned out, it was nearly 60 degrees and gorgeous out. We even had remaining bits of snow on the ground from Monday’s snow.

Here are a few of my favorites.

two people in the woods in February with snow on the ground for engagement photos

two people outdoors walking through snow in the woods in Hot Springs NC

No, I did not make them walk on their hands, I promise.

guy and girl outsite near a large tree at Max Patch in NC

guy in black and white palid shirt kissing girl white striped shawl

fake wild animal foot prints in the snow. And two people walking through the woods at Max Patch

couple walking in the snow in the woods

girl looking over her shoulder while holding her fiance's hand.

couple standing outside on a dock with snowy pond in the background. And an engagement ring and a 10mm wrench on snow.

Cody works as a mechanic and instead of a lucky rabbit foot or something, he has a 10mm wrench on his key chain.

couple sitting on a rock at the edge of a ice covered pond at Max Patch in NC

There was even ice still on the pond just below Max Patch.

engagement ring in moss and fungi flowers in the snow

two people outside at the Max Patch trail parking area in February

couple outside in the winter on the dock at the pond below Max Patch in NC

sign at trail head at Max Patch. And the trail leading up to Max Patch

In some spots the trail was a bit muddy with all the melting snow we’d just had earlier in the week. This is a great short day hike with an amazing 360 degree view.

top of Max Patch dept of interior marker. And two people with mountains of tennessee in the background

couple hugging at the top of Max Patch Mountain in Hot Springs NC

mountain views of North Carolina and Tennessee from the top of Max Patch

two people in the winter on top of Max Patch. and couple laughing with her hair blowing in the wind

two people dressed up a little dressier than your ordinary hiker at Max Patch in the winter

two people outside in the sunshine at Max Patch for a day date from Knoxville TN

tall trees with a little snow on the ground in Hot springs NC. And a couple on top of Max Patch

a couple on top of Max Patch wearing a short black floral dress and the guy wearing maroon pants and a blue button down

prewedding photos on top of Max Patch in the winter. And the top of mountain metal marker.

two people in dress clothes walking up the trail to Max Patch in the winter.

two people outside in the winter wearing a knee length black floral dress and the other wearing maroon pants and a light blue button down shirt. Also the mountain view from Max Patch NC

couple holding hands walking up trail to Max patch in the winter in spring like outfits and dress shoes

two people sitting in brown grass a t Max Patch Mountain in NC in February

winter prewedding engagement photos at Max Patch mountain in Hot Springs NC

If you’re looking to great photo locations near Knoxville and Asheville with a great view and a bit of an adventure, pin this to your favorite photo location planning board! Just tap the photo or mouse over it and click on the pinterest icon.

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