I met Anna at a Starbucks in Statesville where we talked about her fall 2015 wedding. I LOVE everything about it from the mason jars to the antique windows and especially the barn venue! I'm a sucker for country chic. So not only was I super excited about the wedding itself, Anna and I hit it off. I feel like I've been friends with her for a long time. She brought her mom to the consult and we all hit it off.
Anna invited me to her home to do the engagement photos. This time of year is so beautiful in the mountains. The drive up there was very peaceful. & the view from her home is amazing!! The trees were so colorful.
I met Anna's fiancé Patrick the day of the engagement session. Often times grooms are not thrilled for pictures but he was such a good sport. Patrick kept me laughing all afternoon! Behind their home there is a field with overgrown weeds, which every photographer loves. After we frolicked in the weeds for a little while we went back down the hill towards the field in front of her home.
Across from their house, Anna & Patrick have a field where they kept their horses.
Anna's horse, Ty, photobombed us the whole time we were in his field. He is such a handsome and photogenic horse! He made sure he was in every photo, I even had to crop him out of some!
I want to blow this one up on a canvas and put it in my home and it isn't even my horse.
Patrick told me that he won Anna's engagement ring in a claw machine. I wonder how many quarters it took him...
After we played around in their fields for a while we took a trip down the road to a friend's house because there were giant hay bales for us to enjoy. The sun was setting and the clouds were a brilliant orange and grey.
I would be a happy photographer if I had a location like this for every session...and this sky wouldn't hurt either.
&& working with a couple this funny and this is love wouldn't hurt either!
We had so many great images from this session and I had such a hard time narrowing down. I can't wait to do bridal portraits with you Anna!
I know I said I wouldn't post the pose above but it totally shows your personalities so I couldn't help myself. Hope you don't mind...
Not only did Ty photobomb us, Anna's parents crashed the end of the session too. Can you believe they have been married 30 years?! That definitely deserve a photo and a kiss. You set an excellent example for Anna & Patrick to follow.
Congrats you two love birds and thanks for choosing Head Over Heels to capture your journey to marriage!