I just love the sunrise. I'm a morning person who rarely gets to do my main work in the morning! I'm often chasing sunsets with couples or models. Sunsets are golden and wonderful but the sunrise is an unsung hero ;)
I drove out to Lenoir, NC to meet Jennifer and Hans for their private elopement. It was just the officiant, myself and my husband, who took the drive with me and was their 2nd witness.
Hans setup the fire before the sun was out as it's an important part of the ceremony. He and Jennifer would be circling that fire as a beautiful ritual. After exchanging vows, they shared cake and champagne, it's never too early for those things! We roamed around the rental home property for couple portraits then I left by 9am to drive home while they enjoyed the rest of their day.