Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Day on the Farm- Engagement Photos with Aerin & Ben

Well, when you think of a farm you may not think of balloons, but I can assure you that on this particular day on the farm there were indeed balloons. I'll get back to that later! When my cousin Aerin called me last week to see if I wouldn't mind taking some engagement pictures of her and husband-to-be Ben, I was of course so excited! Where did they want to take pictures you ask? On the farm belonging to Ben's family. Okay, now I was ecstatic! Thomson Farm (aka Blue Lake Farm) encompasses over 1200 acres of land, which meant so many idyllic settings for dreamy, romantic pictures. It also meant a day of riding on four wheelers through green pastures, forests and fields of wildflowers (and also the occasional cow patty, but let's just focus on the pretty things, okay?). I mean, just look at this place...
Did I mention they raise beef cattle? I was a bit worried about a stampede but was assured I would remain trample free...
Some of the land borders the Broad River. So pretty!
So, here is a little sampling of the photo shoot. While I am no means a professional portrait photographer, it was so much fun to capture these special moments and I am pretty happy with the results! Have a look...

Ben is a volunteer at the local fire department...

Remember the balloons? They have a lot of old farm buildings spread throughout the property and I thought the brightness of the balloons against the old wood would be fun. Besides, balloons put a smile on anyone's face. Pure colorful happiness...
Hay bales anyone?

Aerin is a romantic at heart and a big fan of Pride & Prejudice. I think we captured a bit of that in this picture...
One of my favorites in a beautiful field of tall yellow wildflowers...
Aerin wore my For Whom the Heart Exists necklace for the shoot. I hand stamped it with a "B". Thought it was fitting for the occasion... You can see this necklace and more romantic styles over at Eclectic Orchid.

Thanks so much to Aerin and Ben for letting me capture this special time in your lives. It was so much fun and I am truly honored! Lots of love to you guys and best wishes for the future!

Also thanks to the Thomson family for allowing me to photograph some of their beautiful land. Truly a magical place!

Have a wonderful day all!

Much Love!


  1. So pretty, gorgeous photos. And I am glad the cattle didn't stampede you.

  2. Great photos! The Hay bale one is one of my favorites! Next time, take me as your assistant!

  3. You did a great job with the photos :) & aww, have they made any wedding plans yet then? :D

    Day By Diva
    Day By Diva

  4. Hello amazing photos!!!! WOW! Love this sesh...the setting is incredible, the balloons are whimsical {perfect for engagements :} and the firetruck shot is just well, cool! Love seeing a couple's personal style seep into the shoot.

    You know what I also love?!?! Yup...your blog! Following you now :)

    xx Cat brideblu