Claire contacted me several months ago about booking their wedding next summer. I knew within a few minutes of talking to her that we were going to get along great! Plus their story is so amazing: she’s from England, He’s from Minnesota. They met online. One of the first things she noticed about Mike was the equestrian equipment he used in a profile photo, it was the same natural training equipment she used in the UK. Funny how little things can lead to love and moving around the world!
In a skype meeting with Claire she mentioned she was coming to the USA to visit for a week, so we booked their engagement session and hoped the weather would cooperate! Since horses are obviously special to both of them I drove out to the farm for the session. We started with photos at a neighbor’s barn, so much fun!!
I loved this little corner we found!
Then a few pictures by an old patch of hollyhock flowers! The sunset light was just perfect for romantic, fun photos!
I love how Claire and Mike laugh so easily when they are together!
Then a wardrobe change and some photos with the animals. Claire picked up the kitten and laughed saying all her friends used to tease her about ending up a spinster cat lady. Well, now she’s going to be a married cat lady. : )
The sunset light was fading fast so we got Bell and Dixie ready for their photo op too. So gorgeous!
I think they were a bit confused about what was going on. ; )
I love the next one, the wide open fields and skies of the midwest.
I asked Mike if he would get on the same horse as Claire – and this happened. The horses were not amused.
Thanks for a great photo session you two! I hope the next few months go well getting your visa’s etc! I can’t wait for your wedding next June, it sounds like it will be an amazing day!