Erin & Matt / A Craggy Gardens Engagement Session / April 2019

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I serve women owned small businesses here at Madalyn Yates Creative. Together we create a strategic plan to bring heart & soul to your brand through storytelling photos & beyond.

When I’m not behind the camera, you can find me hanging out in my office, sipping on a latte at local coffee shops, baking something delicious & traveling the world.


We may of be in a cloud the entire session but it’s clear to me that Erin & Matt are madly in love!!! // Being a photographer sometimes you follow people who inspires you and these two definitely inspire me. They’re both in the creative industry and have so much heart & passion with what they do! I reached out to Erin last week (because we happen to be in Asheville at the same time) and asked if I could do a session with her, Matt and her two kids. I was so excited and grateful that she responded with a yes! We had a wonderful time last night adventuring the parkway! // Enjoy their LOVE because trust me it’s contagious!

I mentioned they are both in the creative industry so here is a little more about them!

Erin is a film director, writer, speaker, coffee drinking & outdoor explorer. She is an international film award winner and recently had a film, Stuffed premiere at SXSW 2019! She has a heart for creating films that share other people’s hearts and experiences. Do yourself a favor and go check her out, here!

Matt is a storyteller & photographer as well! He is a firm believer in the power of a good story, told well. He loves the outdoors, exploring new countries and hanging out with Erin, obviously! He recently had a photograph published on an international United Airways flight, how cool is that! Go give him a follow, here!

Since I was traveling to Asheville for another session, I decided that we should do their session at Craggy Gardens which is off the Blue Ridge Parkway, (mile marker 364.1 incase you needed to know!) I have hiked this trail once before and there are so many unique photo opportunities so I was so excited to have this session here. The trail reflects Erin & Matt’s personalities, and allows them to be themselves and allows me to capture their love & laughter. This session was a way to share their love with the world. They recently got engaged (YAY!) and have a wild adventure ahead of them! Who thinks they should elope in Hawaii and bring me along?

“You keep me safe,
I’ll keep you wild.”

“Here’s to all the places we went. And all the places we’ll go. And here’s to me, whispering again and again and again and again: iloveyou” – John Green

I literally can not stop staring at these photos! And I hope you’ve drooled and ohhhh while looking at these! Erin & Matt, thank you. I can’t wait to see your love story unfold and all the new chapters! xo, Madalyn


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