Hello! Happy Monday! I’ve been plugging away in the office today on different things and now I have a blog for you! Angela and Dakon welcomed me out to his family’s farm last week (also the location of their May 2023 wedding ceremony). They warned me that they “love animals”…but so do I! Let me show you! They’re also new here (NEW COUPLE ALERT) so give them all your Hannah Barlow Photography love and enjoy!
Usually, I give my new couples the low down on what to expect. I tell them the “dos” and “donts” and basically assure them I’ll coach them every step of the way. I knew Angela was a wee bit nervous but she told me Dakon was very much a “go with the flow” kind of guy. Well, that was true…especially when there was no time to waste with the introductions. We went RIGHT in with the cattle while they were conveniently close!
Angela said, “They’re all nice. But I do want to warn you…there’s one cow RIGHT behind you…” Meet the one cow! HA!
I’m thinking, “Ok…OK! They’re rocking it and I haven’t even got to talk!” A little change in perspective for you!
TO THE DEAD STUFF! If you know me…you know! If you’re new here, I LOVE dead stuff…especially dead weeds. Call me crazy! I told Dakon I wanted everything to stay for the wedding and he said there’s no way his dad would allow it for the wedding! HA! As someone who married a landscaper and someone who loves everything neat and tidy for events, I get it. I’d give a lot though to have juuuuuuussssssstttt this little bit stay. Maybe? Pretty please?! It won’t be green in May but it’ll still be pretty! HA!
Then, we went to the fence…and this is when I really saw Angela let her guard down. I’m hoping she was thinking “Ok…this isn’t SO bad!” She later confirmed that she did, in fact, have fun! They sure do take a beautiful photo together!
We even had some good laughs! The “snuggle” was a success!
Then, Dakon wanted to bust out the tractor! So, I had them dance beside it!
We had great intentions of getting a photo with the black cat, in particular. Nope. Not happening…but I did catch these!
To the horses! This was an important part of the shoot because Dakon proposed in this area! If you’re not familiar with horses, it’s VERY important to horse lovers that the ears be facing forward. Huge shoutout to Paige for helping me get this (you’ll see her next year in the wedding too). She stood by my side the whole day helping make sure the horses posed for their photo!
If it’s not dead stuff I’m after…it’s rustic, well-used buildings! Dakon even moved some equipment for me. Some men would be positively annoyed…but not Dakon!
While they were getting the halters on the horses, I took some close up ring shots!
Then, with more help from Paige…we got not one…but multiple photos of ALL THREE horses with their ears up! YAY!
They really did SO good! I love these so much!
Then, per Angela’s request (which I was totally pumped about), she requested a sitting photo and it’s, by far, one of my very favorites!
I pulled out of this farm thinking, “those are good people, I tell ya”. While I had brought apples for the horses., Angela had gotten me flowers (from a florist who will also be doing the wedding). I can’t even with my clients!! How do I always get so lucky they find me?! This wedding it going to be memorable…I just know it! SO FAR…it’s #1 on my list for 2023! I can not believe it! And that’s it for now! Happy Monday, everyone! Thanks for reading!