Next up on the blog is this senior, Alyssa! This girl was fearless for her session and I can’t wait to share some of her favorite images (they’re at the end so keep scrolling)!
Aly is a true country girl and we opted to do her session at my mother’s little farm. There was plenty of weathered barn board, split-rail fences, fields, horses, a creek, etc. so it was the perfect choice for her I think.
I asked her to bring some things that she’d like to include in her session. One thing that was the sweetest were photographs of her grandparents and her, as they’re no longer with us on earth.
This image is one of my favorites.
She really would have loved some round hay bales for her photographs but unfortunately we didn’t have access to any. We made do with some small square bales.
Eyes for dayssssss! Those blues are so pretty ❤
I know this was one of her favorites. We did try to get some shots up close to the horses but none of them were feeling photogenic that day. (stinkers)!
Ohh the sunlight in this little area slays it every. single. time. Such a beautiful location and can we talk about my model?! This may be one of my top 2 images from her session.
Alyssa also brought a confederate flag that’s special to her which we included in some of her photos.
Another of my favs. I love how her eyes look green in this shot.
and now, for the creek.
You may recognize Aly’s Aunt Heven from many previous shoots I’ve had with her. And she didnt think Aly was wet enough. So she helped her out!
And I definitely think it was well worth it!
So I’d like to introduce you all to my best friend from high school. Tracy and I first became friends back in middle school. So many years worth of memories, it’s hard to lump them all into a small blog post so I even try to do that. I was ecstatic for her when she told me about Matt. I was happy that she was happy. Can you believe that through the many years I had never done any photos for her?! Well I knew that had to change and an engagement was the perfect chance!
Between both of our schedules we choose a day in early October that turned out to be cold and blustery. These two didn’t complain one bit, it was my daughter that had that under control 😉 I didn’t have a sitter for this day and had to bring her… note to self: don’t do that again. We headed to a local park for these photos. Local people, can you believe this is Veterans Park (formerly known as James Street Park)? It has some beautiful locations, that you wouldn’t guess are there. These trees for instance do a beautiful job of framing in my equally beautiful subjects.
In this shot on the right side, there was some of that ugly orange plastic fencing way behind them. I didn’t know how easy it would be to remove it but I had to try, it was so ghastly. I am happy that I tried because I don’t think you can even notice. And the photo on the left? You can just see the joy and happiness in Tracy’s eyes, even though she’s out of focus. These two love birds!!!
A special request of the bride-to-be, we had to get some silhouette shots!
Andddddd there’s going to be another added to their family next year! How exciting?! At the time of photos, they were not yet sharing with anyone so I had to keep these under wraps, but they have since announced it so here are a couple maternity-style shots.
And Tracy had this idea and I loved it! We couldn’t find a sign that said “bump ahead” so I had to fix the wording on this sign. Love the end result of this photo!
And, one last thing… due to their wedding photographer getting unexpectedly injured, they were out of a wedding photographer. I asked my sister to tag along to the wedding and help me get some photos to help them remember their special day (since I was the Matron of Honor). So happy she said yes. Gosh, that was a month ago and I still haven’t gotten their photos to them… SORRY TRACY AND MATT! I promise they’re coming up quickly on my to-do list. But I wanted to share just a couple as a preview 🙂
Bride & Groom. Isn’t her dress ahh-ma-zingggg?!
The bridal party!
What a fun day that was! I am grateful and thankful to have been a part of it. Be watching for wedding day photos!