Taylor and Nate‘s October engagement session was so much fun on so many levels. We met at Taylor‘s grandparents property in Kentucky, that was nothing but rolling hills of green, with fall colors in the trees. The sunshine was abundant and the air was crisp. Taylor quickly gave me a blueprint of the property, and shared a few ideas she had for photos. I was game for whatever because I knew no matter where we stood we couldn’t lose. The landscape was gorgeous, and putting two people deeply in love in front of it for a portrait makes it all magical. Needless to say the geek in me came out. We made our way throughout the property by four wheeler. As we approached the last leg of the session, we topped a hill to an open field of tall rolling green grass, that was being kissed by the sunlight as the sun set. We had certainly saved the best for last. The location along with the weather was better then we could have asked for. But the best part was seeing a side of Taylor and Nate that I may not have had an opportunity to get to know, had we chosen a different location. Taylor shared a few childhood memories of her and her sisters tromping through the field. Then of how her and Nate first met. As she walked toward Nate for the next photo, it was as if she was turning the page of one chapter and beginning a new with Nate.
We wrapped up the session at dusk and my creative heart was full. Little did I know my belly was about to be full too. When we got back to Taylor‘s grandparents house, her grandpa graciously invited me to stay for dinner; barbecue ribs, stuffed mushrooms, homemade mac & cheese were among the fixings. It was good. Very good.
A creative and physical appetite fed, along with new friendships, left this gal with a grateful heart, that is still felt today.