Madison WI Elopement Photographer


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Max Patch Wedding Day Portraits by Sarah Larae Photography

Mountaintop Wedding Day Portraits, Older Couple Wedding Day, North Carolina Photographer

Max Patch Wedding Portraits with family as the wedding party in North Carolina

This beautiful laid back mountain wedding portrait session captured their love for family. Along with the stunning landscape of North Carolina!

Leisha and Chip live in Chattanooga, TN but both grew up in Virginia.   They went to high school together and although they were friendly they never really connected.  However, Chip claims to have always had a huge crush on her.  After high school, they went their separate ways.  They both married the wrong people in their twenties, both marriages resulting in 2 children each before ending it.

Leisha and Chip reconnected on Facebook despite Chip still living in Virginia and Leisha having moved to Chattanooga.  Soon they found themselves dating long-distance for 3 years while Chip’s sons completed high school.  After he sent them off to college they were free to get married and Chip moved to Chattanooga to be with Leisha and her 2 girls.

The couple’s favorite memory was the rain pouring down on us about 20 minutes after reaching the summit.  Luckily we were still able to get some amazing photographs in an incredibly short period of time!

Weather can be tricky!

The weather was very touch and go and hard to plan around.  Also coordinating the wants and needs of 4 teenagers is always difficult.

Leisha is the photographers best friend.  Sarah Larae Photography has traveled all over the US with her and her girls since they were 6 and 8 years old.  It was emotional for me because I was so happy with this blended family.

Leisha wanted an elopement with just them and their kids.  She also wanted beautiful mountain scenery and they wanted a family cabin getaway in Gatlinburg.  I suggested Max patch because it was perfect for what she wanted.

The dress had a lace overlay that went perfectly with the boho theme for their beautiful mountain wedding.  She bought the dress from a local boutique, Ever After in Cleveland, TN.  I can get back to you on the designer. Leisha wanted a boho dress and flowers to lean into the mountain top scenery.  Her dress was a beautiful compliment to the scenery! Those sleeves were divine! Her dress also compliments the casual yet classic and classy attire of her amazing groom!

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About Sarah Larae Photography

I am based in Chattanooga, TN, and serve all of the southeasts but love to travel everywhere!  We offer both photo and video services and love to work with couples who like to have fun and They can contact me via my website or my Instagram or my email

My favorite moments were seeing the whole family finally together.  I loved seeing the dynamic and love built between Chip and Leisha’s girls and also Leisha and Chip’s boys.





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