Daniel and Molly have built a strong foundation to their relationship over a long period of time, navigating the challenges and opportunities inherent in what was for years a long distance relationship, and nourishing a mutual respect and encouragement for each other's individual paths. They have built a rich, beautiful life together through their actions and choices. With a strong mutual love for spending time outdoors they have shared many memories—from hiking with their beloved dog Arlo and camping through the seasons to sun-kissed picnics and joyful time with friends—at Black Balsam, one of the great jewels of the Blue Ridge Parkway outside Asheville. Celebrated for its great panoramic mountain views, unique terrain, and (often extremely windy) glorious sunset views, it was the site where Daniel recently asked Molly to marry him. It was the optimal location for their photo session to commemorate this important time in their lives. We took a leisurely hike up to the top, chatting and stopping along the way, marveling at our local trasure. My goal: capture a glimpse of the magic of a cherished place and two extraordinary people. Here are some of my favorite shots from our evening.