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Embracing Love and Adventure: Piper and Leland's Engagement Photographed at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

There's something incredibly captivating about witnessing two people in love, especially when their connection resonates so deeply with personal growth and exploration. This was unmistakably true for Piper and Leland, a couple whose engagement session I had the joy of photographing at the breathtaking Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

Engaged couple embracing on pierce stocking scenic drive

Hold me closer

As a photographer, I've always believed that the best photos are those that tell a story, not just of a place or a moment, but of the people within them. And this session was a beautiful narrative of love, growth, and adventure.

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive Overlook

We began our journey at the top of the #9 overlook, a spot that offers a panoramic view of the landscape's majestic beauty. But what really caught my eye was the way Piper and Leland interacted with each other. They were quick to embrace, their hugs speaking volumes of their bond – a bond that wasn't just about love, but also about growing together, both as individuals and as a couple.

The hidden path

Our next destination was a hidden path, veiled in lush greens. This became my favorite spot of the day, not just for its scenic beauty but for the way it seemed to mirror the couple's journey. Hidden paths, much like personal growth, are full of surprises and unexplored turns, and watching Piper and Leland navigate this path together was a reminder of the beautiful unpredictability of love.

Walking to the hidden path on pierce stocking scenic drive

Stop and smell the ... dunes...?

After exploring the hidden path, we ventured to the top of the overlook. Standing there, with the whole of the dunes spread out before us, was a moment of awe. It was as if the world had opened up, offering a panoramic view that symbolized endless possibilities. Piper and Leland, hand in hand, stood at the edge, looking out over this vast landscape. The wind carried their laughter, blending it with the vastness of the view. This moment, atop the overlook, felt like a metaphor for their journey ahead – a vast expanse of life waiting to be explored, full of potential and beauty.

Viewing Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive #9
Walking on Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive #9
hugging on Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive #9

As the sun dips below

But the true essence of Piper and Leland's relationship was perhaps most evident when we reached the end of our session. As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a soft, serene glow, they found themselves dancing in the middle of the road. It was a scene straight out of a romantic adventure, one where the protagonists find joy in the simplest of moments. In their dance, there was laughter, there was love, and there was a sense of fearless adventure – the kind that defines their journey together.

Engagement Photographed at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Throughout the session, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive revealed itself not just as a backdrop, but as a character in their story. Its diverse landscapes – from overlooks and hidden paths to sandy dunes and forest walks – mirrored the different facets of their relationship. And as the evening ended, with them walking hand in hand under the starlit sky, I realized that this engagement session was more than just a series of photographs. It was a celebration of their adventurous spirits, the serenity of their bond, and the journey of personal growth they were embarking on together.

dancing the roads around pierce stocking scenic drive

Trust in the process, you can not fail

In Piper and Leland's story, love is an adventure, a path of personal discovery, and a dance under the stars. As they prepare to embark on life's greatest journey – marriage – their engagement photos at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive will forever be a reminder of where it all began: with love, with growth, and with the promise of many more adventures to come.

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Hi, I am Michael Stewart Patrick Kent Co-Owner, Photographer, and personal camp counselor 


I am a coffee loving, extroverted nerd who is always ready for a great conversation. I dream big, I’m terrible at directions, yet I can explain in detail how a black hole works. People describe me as a golden retriever, which I take as the highest of compliments.

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