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Springtime at the Farm [personal post]

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There is this place where all of my worries melt away; where the stress floats away from shoulders if only temporary. Take a walk down the quiet road and pause at the bridge to watch the water peacefully flow underneath. Or perhaps you’re more of a barefoot gal -like myself- who likes to take a stroll in the woods, under the cover of the foliage wholly appreciating all that nature has to offer.
… like the soft grass and moss under your toes
… like the twigs breaking under your weight
… like the birds cheerfully chirping, singing their song
… like the intoxicating scent of the wild honeysuckle
… like the honeybees buzzing around, hard at work
… like the rabbits scampering, toads hopping, turtles sinking back into the water.
If you’re really feeling adventurous you can have a go at swinging. For some reason my daughter has no trouble with it but for me it’s a game I have to play every time – to get sick or not to get sick! I’d much rather duck under the fence and go say hello to the horses. My favorite is burying my face into their manes and breathing deeply each of their scents in, because they each have their own individual smell so you have to sniff all of them. My little red mare “Magic” takes in my breath and I hers; it sounds weird but her breath is very sweet from munching on grass and clover and I love it.

This little place of peace is simply called “the farm” to us, but in my head I have sort of dubbed it “Five Mile Creek Farm” because the property borders Five Mile Creek. This little farmette is owned by my Mother and it’s a perfect escape from “city” life (I don’t really live in a huge city, but a city of sorts). No matter what worries may be troubling me it never fails I can take a walk down the old railroad right-of-way and be encompassed with God’s love, have some quiet time or prayer time and the anxieties melt away. What I REALLY love is the amazing light that shines down on this small 13 acre farm. I love creating here and I always find new places, new light, create new photographs every time. I’m really lucky or blessed to have it. Here’s some photographs I created of some springtime moments on the farm.

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Shelby [2018 Senior]

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In July I was invited to come to Shelby’s family farm and create images for her senior year. As it turns out it’s a small world (as always)… my grandfather used to train and race standardbred horses at a barn that is now owned by Shelby’s parents. We ended up choosing an evening that had a lot of clouds but got lucky at the end of the session as you will see; the sun came out to provide a beautiful sky for me to work with.

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What a cool tree! This was in the middle of one of the pastures, I had to use it!

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I was treated to some real beautiful backdrops… I would say that this one is a top favorite but I would be lying because there are too many I could say are favorites!

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These photos were not color-treated! Just a slight turn and the sky looked completely different.

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Phillips Family {Sept. 2016}

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Tricia had been wanting some photographs done for a long time. She had seen some of my photos that I shared of Angela and contacted me about doing a session with her family and their trio of golden retrievers. (Networking and word of mouth is the bomb. It’s how I book¬†99% of my sessions)! Everyone was so fantastic and easy to work with, and the three pups Bailey, Gretchen & Hunter¬†were superstars. Everyone meet the Phillips family!

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Hunter is Tricia’s boy through and through.

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Bailey.

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Hunter.

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Gretchen.

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So much puppy love!!!

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And with that I am officially caught up until I finish the newborn session I’m currently working on!

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