I’ve known Jenn’s family for many years and was so honored when I was asked to capture her wedding to Josh!
We decided to get together to document this exciting time in their life back in my hometown.
Usually, before a session I try to scope out the area, get some ideas and have an “official plan.” Yet, I knew that Jenn would just light up the camera no matter where we were, so I decided instead to go with only one goal in mind: to make each image evoke an emotion. Yes, this is always my ultimate goal, but when you’re focused on it completely it’s amazing how you see things so differently!
As we ventured around my old stompin grounds I remembered a statement one of my high school teachers told me, “Annie, you’re a city girl stuck in a country town!” It struck me as hilarious when I was driving down muddy dirt roads, with tire tracks from huge trucks during this session! I kept thinking, “Man, it’s been a long time since I’ve done this!!” It’s also funny, how a place that is so common to you, can at certain times feel so different and unique. Such was the case with this session- places I’ve seen many times before, but in these moments, inspired me in a new way. Yes, this may seem like a Hallmark card, but whether I’m walking around the places I grew up or walking through the door to my husband and 4 kiddos, home inspires! Here’s the proof:
We started off the morning at the cowpens where Josh proposed. Yes, you heard me… the cowpens! Well, now you at least understand the title of this post!
I knew that they would be the perfect backdrop!
Seriously! Where else could you find this much character? Throw in a gorgeous couple and you’ve got one hot session!
Don’t you just love Jenn’s dimple? So precious when she smiles!
Quite possibly my favorite of the day. (Ok, there are tons of favorites!)
Between the dress and the boots, I could have taken shots like this all day long!
Here’s that emotion I was working on capturing. I think they delivered!
The journey down the muddy roads led us to the watermelon fields.
Oh how I love this!
Then we rounded out the agricultural aspect of our morning amidst the strawberries. Yep, another favorite image. Wow! I love the way the wind was blowing Jenn’s dress!
Their dog Bonnie had to make it into at least one picture. I think she was itching for a turn in front of the camera.
My goodness. The love is dripping off this picture…
…and this one too!
I’m thinking Jenn could be a model.
Ending with a little fun!
Either Josh is super happy to marry Jenn or he’s glad the session is over. Let’s go with the first one!
Thanks guys for such a wonderful time. You totally rocked it in front of the camera.
P.S. A special thanks to Josh and his mom for the delicious strawberries and onions!
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