There are the road trips, the camping, the exploring new places for their dogs to run, and the long afternoon drives with no destination in mind. When asked what Daniel and Ashley's favorite things to do were, it didn't take long to see that the couple's love for wide open spaces was rivaled only by their love and admiration for family and friends. But it was what Ashley wrote in an email that really caused me to stop and catch my breath, making me realize just what a beautiful couple I was working with. "We both go to work every day with the motivation that some day we will have our own ranch where our dogs, horses, cattle (and us) can run free".
...And just like that, one of my favorite engagement sessions to date was born.
Daniel and Ashley, I feel so blessed to be the one that gets to document your wedding day. Thank you for trusting me with your pictures. And thank you for introducing me to your dogs. And your horses. And your lives.
I'm kind of in love with them all.
Meet Trey and Axle, the best looking farm dogs I ever did see.
This is Beau. While a little shy at first, after realizing this was his free pass to stardom he really did rise to the occasion.
A little family portrait...
...and a quick outfit change.
At the end of the session we ran over to a neighbor's - who also happens to be the best dentist in town (Hi Dr. Keener!) - and borrowed his fabulous red barn. And right before my eyes this already perfect engagement session got a little bit sweeter.
Happy Weekend, Michelle