Terri + Neal on the Mountaintop | Greenville SC Engagement Portraits

It was an incredible day photographing Terri and Neal’s engagement portraits on the mountaintops of northern Greenville SC! This beautiful couple share a connection that was worth the wait, worth the valleys, and worthy of the mountaintop they are enjoying thanks to God’s graces. Terri and Neal’s story began with a long-distance relationship, and Greenville was their halfway point, where they fell in love with each other and the area’s outdoor spaces. For their engagement session, we trekked through woodland trails at Wildcat Falls and climbed the huge rocky expanse of Bald Rock, both places that I’ve been dying to do a session! These two–who claimed to have almost no photos of themselves because they “aren’t photogenic”–were AMAZING for my camera!! Seriously, some couples just have this chemistry that the camera LOVES, and Terri and Neal are for sure in that category. I’m incredibly honored and excited to photograph their wedding in just a few more days.

Introducing….Terri and Neal, Engaged.

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These are two of the first times I pressed my shutter–not comfortable in front of the camera? Whatever!! Terri and Neal were perfect from the start of our session! (And Terri’s hair and makeup were perfect thanks to the always fabulous Katie Cotton of Cotton Rouge Hair and Makeup!)

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Love this sweet moment….

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Y’all know I love a reflection photo!

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After rambling around Wildcat Falls, we headed up the mountain to Bald Rock, where we were met by a nice cool breeze, beautiful views, and the most gorgeous light to wash over Terri and Neal. I cannot say enough about how much I love every one of these images!

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I know it feels funny when I ask couples to look at each other, but there is just something incredible about “that look” when people in love stare into each other’s eyes and giggle!

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See? That’s love right there, folks.

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*Sigh* How amazing is this place and these two??

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Some of my favorites are in this next set…

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We had a beautiful sunset at the end of our session. It was so pretty, that my mom called me on the way home to say that she and my dad were driving around trying to catch the last glimpses of it!

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I had to save my favorites for last. I just love all of the emotion and pure joy in these portraits.

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Terri and Neal–I am so happy that you guys found each other AND (selfishly) I’m also happy that you found me as your photographer! Your engagement portraits were so special to photograph, and I can hardly wait for all of the beautiful moments that I know will be found Friday at your wedding.

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25 Responses

  1. April says:

    Terri and Neal,
    These pictures are gorgeous! The scenery and lighting are wonderful, but best of all are the looks and smiles on your faces, especially when you are looking at eachother. We can’t wait to see you both at the wedding. Your photographer did a wonderful job, and her comments are so sweet!

  2. Nicole Gilbert says:

    These photographs are so precious and are absolutely gorgeous! I am so so so happy for you both. I can’t wait for the wedding day!! I know it is going to be a truly special day for you both. Love you guys!

  3. Emily says:

    These pics are so gorgeous!!! I can’t wait for the wedding! 🙂

  4. Courtney says:

    These are beautiful pictures! Such and amazing couple that I am so blessed to have in my life. I can’t wait to watch them get married on Friday!

  5. Tina Petersen says:

    What beautiful pictures!!! We are so happy for both of you. Don’t know how you will choose. Can’t wait to see the wedding photos!

  6. Tears are streaming down my face! This is my big brother Neal and his soon-to-be bride! How we have prayed and waited for this day, for this girl, for this couple… I LOVE these photos! You have captured their love and sweetness toward each other. Just beautiful.

    Thank you!

  7. Joanna says:

    What a beautiful couple! These photos are amazing.

  8. These are beautiful! Whoo hoo!

  9. Ashleigh says:

    I absolutely love these photos. I can’t pick just one. Congratulations to you two!

  10. David Collins says:

    Beautiful pictures! Looking forward to Friday!

  11. Missy says:

    Terri these pictures are so beautiful!!! I agree, the chemistry between you two is amazing!!! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to meet Neal.

  12. Krista says:

    I LOVE!!! I have soooo many favs!!! They are GORGEOUS and oh my goodness, you look flawless & sooooo natural in front of the camera! Model material, HELLO!!!

    Love ya’ll!

  13. Terri Williams says:

    I have not met you, Neal, but I KNOW that you have a wonderful lady in your life. For one thing, we both have the same first name; for another, a common passion for animals in need. Add to those things a beautiful wife with whom to share your life.

    Terri and Neal, I wish you both the best life has to offer in your marriage – Best Wishes and Be HAPPY !!!!!! God Bless !!!!!!!!!

  14. Trish Odom says:

    Congratulations Terri and Neal! I love these photographs and your love for each other! May God continue to bless you as you make this commitment to Him and to each other!

  15. Kristen says:

    These are BEAUTIFUL!! I am so excited for you! Congratulations to you both!

  16. Laura says:

    You guys look awesome!!! Love the black and white pics.
    🙂 Congratulations and much love to you both!

  17. Tara says:

    What lovely pictures! May your new life together be a living portrait of God’s faithfulness and love. Congratulations!!

  18. Deborah says:

    Beautiful!! The pictures are amazing! Wishing you both happiness in your new lives together!

  19. Sandy Collins says:

    beautiful! I love the ones with the reflection in the water! can’t wait for Friday!

  20. Rachel says:

    Congratulations Terri and Neal! These are absolutely gorgeous! All of them are amazing and truly show your love for one another. Two more days!:)

  21. Bernadette Atencio says:

    You have no idea how I have waited for this day, for you both!!! Congratulations and may Gods continuous blessings flow forever more.

    Great pictures of you both! Your photographer did an amazing job, but it all begins with the “main focus.”

  22. Megan Gilbert says:

    These pictures are beautiful! I am so happy for you both, and I can’t wait for tomorrow! Love y’all!

  23. Mandy says:

    Beautiful photos! Wish the one standing on rocks at the waterfalls bending at the waist and kissing was on here! My Fav!

  24. Amanda says:

    LOVE THESE! So happy for the 2 of you!

  25. Buddy says:

    Great pics. Want to go hiking there.

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