If you browse my blog for any amount of time, you will learn one thing about me for sure: I LOVE shooting outside. I love deep green trees and bright blue skies. I love the warm, bright colors that fill the sky during sunset. No matter where I am, whether in the city, in the suburbs or out in the middle of nowhere, I will always find a bright patch of green where I can shoot. Why? I’m not really sure. I just think it’s beautiful. I can’t help myself! So when Ashley and I were discussing options for her and Jeff’s engagement photos and she mentioned that Jeff’s family owned a farm down in Woodbury, I was intrigued. Then she said the magic words – red barn (swoon!) – and I was sold.
Ashley and Jeff share such a sweet, gentle type of intimacy. Jeff is always ready to take care of Ashley’s needs, whether it’s beating down prickly bushes or carrying her across tall grass. These simple gestures reveal a deep level of care and respect for her that just makes my heart smile. They chat and laugh openly, the hold each other tenderly, and smile at each other with a look that sings of their mutual love and affection. You’ll see what I mean!
Look at that smile! Ashley, you’re gorgeous!
Another word that will make me a happy, happy photographer? Sunflowers!
People often ask me how I’m able to edit through photos so quickly. The answer is that I do my best to get the shot right when I take it. It doesn’t always work out perfectly, and most photos do need at least a little help to be their most beautiful, but then you have photos like these in the next set. These next three photos have no editing on them whatsoever. I pulled them straight from the camera, re-sized them and posted them here. This is another reason why I LOVE shooting outdoors!
We finished the evening shooting down by the cabin. This is just such a cute picture to me.
Jeff and Ashley, I can’t wait to celebrate your wedding with you! I know it’s going to be such a sweet, special time, and I’m excited about it. I’ll see you in August!