Before I start telling you about this stunning country engagement session I need to fill you in on my current status. As I sit here forcing myself to eat this “paleo” salad that just consists of leftover ground turkey and the questionable lettuce I found in the back of my fridge I’ve realized a few things. 1) I hate salads. 2) I haven’t blogged nearly as much as I promised myself I would in 2020 and I feel sad about that but also this year has been a complete shit show so I’ll let it slide. 3) I’ve gained 10 pounds this year and in part that’s because I’m a stress eater but also because I discovered the Mango Sorbet from Trader Joe’s. Stretchy pants it is for the rest of 2020. 4) I feel like my brain is broken and only works in TikTok language now. So that is what’s new in my life. . .
When Erica reached out to me to photograph her and Colin I was incredibly excited. It’s always flattering to have another industry peer that I admire want to work with me especially for something as important as engagement session photos. It’s also completely terrifying and makes me so nervous (why? I don’t know you’d think after 5 years I’d be over the new client jitters). But Erica has this warm spirit about her and she and I just click. She’s an incredibly talented makeup artist here in the Central Valley whom I’ve not only had the pleasure to work beside but she’s also my go to girl for when I need my makeup to actually look good for any event. You can check her out here. Please if you’re one of my brides you need to hire her she’s amazing!
Erica and Colin wanted to have these engagement photos done on their property. Colin is a farmer, as you will see, and this will be their home together after the wedding. We ran barefoot through the corn fields and said hello to the Jersey cows on the other side of the property. I was pretty much laughing this entire shoot at Colin’s hilarious dry and sarcastic sense of humor (my kind of man). We ended our night running down an old back road just as the sun set and took a few minutes to hang out with the moon. I felt like I was watching the most perfect country music video ever made, but this was real life and even better!
XO – Autumn