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Best NC Mountains Engagement Photo Spots

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If you’ve read our 14 Best Locations for an engagement session around Charlotte, you might have started thinking about what your personal vibe is and how you want it reflected in your engagement photos. If you clicked on this one, it’s because you know that you are a total mountain babe. Mountains over the beach any day, am I right!? You’re all about the towering trees and epic sunsets that you get with the mountaintop views. But how do you choose where to go when there are SO many beautiful places in the NC mountains?? 

You’ve come to the right place! You might say we’re sort of experts in mountaintop photography (insert cheesy pun on our name here)!

What we’ve got for you is a simple breakdown of the best spots in the NC mountains to do your engagement photos! We’ve listed them out with what each of them has to offer. Let’s get hiking!


If You started from the bottom & now you’re here

Great Hikes & Great Views


The Blowing Rock & Thunderhill Overlook

Both of these engagement session locations are located in Blowing Rock, NC and are perfect for all kinds of cozy and natural photos! You get the quintessential NC mountaintop experience with legendary cliffs and stunning views! Check out Erin & Billy’s Thunderhill Overlook Engagement session to see more!

Rough Ridge Lookout & Grandfather Mountain

These engagement spots are right in the Linville, NC area and super easy hikes! This area is covered in gorgeous vegetation and will create the ideal backdrop of your mountaintop dreams!


Black Balsam Knob

Black Balsam is the 23rd highest mountains to hike in NC and is considered one of the most romantic as well! With stunning NC mountaintop views, this could be your perfect pick! Lindsey & Matthew’s Black Balsam Knob engagement session was SO sweet!

Max Patch

This Asheville mountain is an Elysium! With broad views, you get the mountaintop feel and perfect sunset without too heavy of a hike! Check out Lydia & Emil’s Max Patch Engagement session to see what we mean!

Hawksbill Trailhead

This romantic spot is one of our favorites for sunset views, I mean just look at Hannah & Drew’s Hawksbill Engagement session! The rocky cliffs and rustic foliage complete this absolutely ideal NC mountain engagement spot!!


If you want to go chasing waterfalls…

Your New Favorite Waterfalls


Looking Glass Falls

This waterfall is located in Brevard, NC and is absolutely magical! With space to pose and play, there’s so much you can do here, just be ready to get a little wet!

Crabtree Falls

Right off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Crabtree Falls is a bit of a longer hike but looks like a Thomas Kinkaid painting! Don’t believe me? Check it out!


If you like Pina Coladas & Taking Walks on the Trails

State Parks with Trails & Sights


Hanging Rock State Park

Hanging Rock really has it all! This State Park has hidden waterfalls, mountaintop views, and cliffs to rival Scotland! You can’t go wrong with the scenic nature trails. You’ll have a hard time NOT exploring everywhere!

Pilot Mountains State Park

Pilot Mountain State Park is also riddled with incredible views! With its signature peak, and sweeping mountaintop scenery, this could be your perfect spot!


A Little less Walk and A Lot More Action

Don’t Overlook the Overlooks!


Black Mountains Overlook

If you LOVE the mountains but are not all about that hiking life, consider an overlook like the Black Mountains Overlook! This is a quick pull off with stunning mountaintop views! The best part is: no long walks! You don’t even have to break a sweat to get your perfect engagement photos!


Let Us Help You Out!


Don’t forget to check out our other resources for planning your engagement photo session & your wedding!

6 Easy Steps to Planning Your COVID Wedding

7 Pro-Tips on How to STUN In Your Engagement Photos

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