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Walnut Grove Engagement | Ryan + Miranda

Usually, I shoot engagement sessions by myself.  But since we scheduled  one on Kelly’s birthday and my sister volunteered to watch the kids, Kelly thought it would be fun to join me.  (Yes, we can honestly say that shooting together is sort of like going on a date, even though we are working.  We love what we do!)

Ryan and Miranda planned a beautiful location for their engagement session, starting with Miranda’s parents’ land.  And as much as I’d like to take credit for finding the final location on the shoot, I really need to point out that Kelly was the light-obsessed one that day.  She kept a close watch on the sun and was eyeing up one certain hilltop in the area throughout the entire first half of the shoot.  So this, in turn, made all of us light-obsessed.  I love chasing light… especially during the golden hour.

But man, did we have to work to get to it this time.  Ryan, Miranda, Miranda’s mom, Kelly and I piled into the van and drove up a super steep gravel hill, pathetically chugging away.  All of us were quietly assuming that – at any given moment – the van would just start rolling back down the hill.  Exhilarating, yes, but not ideal when the sun is ready to set at any moment.  Thankfully, the van conquered the hill-we’ll-never-drive-up-again and we were able to get some beautiful sunset shots.

Ryan and Miranda, thank you for trusting us and being willing to adventure with us!  And to Miranda’s mom, Wendy, thanks for hooking us up with your and your neighbors’ land – it all made for some beautiful scenes.


OUR THREE wild + wonderful KIDS,

we're inspired by...

the outdoors, deep conversations, farm-to-table dinners, evenings under market lights, creeking with our kids, local/organic foodie culture,  slow travel, deep blue lakes, rooms with natural light flooding in, discovering hidden gems, coffee shop culture 

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This is our crew. We've been raising them up right alongside this business of ours. Each one has been along with us to weddings and sessions - just in Kelly's belly. Don't worry, we won't actually bring them with - they're a little louder now. ;)




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