Allaina is a competitive figure skater, but she is also a farm girl at heart. So when I found out she wanted her photos taken with a farm setting I jumped at the chance. Her family invited me to come to the most charming farm where she kept her 4-H steer and hog. It was perfection--a white barn, a red barn, sunflowers, and a picturesque pond with windmill beautifully reflected in its still waters. We took many of her photos during the "golden hour" before sunset and the lighting was phenomenal. There was even enough natural light flooding into one of the barns that we got some dreamy shots inside. If it weren't for the sun setting, I could have taken photos for hours and hours more of Allaina. I was totally enchanted with the setting, but oh my goodness what totally got me were Allaina's eyes! Those big brown eyes packed a whole lot of WOW--just stunning. But alas the disappearing sun put an end to our session, though we managed to get a final shot of Allaina in a field with the last glimpse of orange on the horizon.
Stay tuned tomorrow--I am going to share more from our farm session. Photos of Allaina with Elliott the Steer and Marley the Pig deserve their own post!