Wisconsin Engagement Photography: Jake and Tiff
I get the chance to work with some of the greatest, most adventurous, most unique clients out there. I love getting to spend time with my couples shooting their engagement sessions, too, because it gives us a chance to get to know one another without the pressures of their busy wedding day. We reach a certain comfort level that goes way beyond the photographer-client constraints.
Take this latest engagement session in Amherst, WI for example. Jake, Tiff, and I were on our way to our second shooting location on Tiffany's family's beautiful fourth-generation farm. As we're winding our way around lake-sized puddles and bumping along the dirt road to reach the forest her great-grandfather planted, Tiff pipes up from the back seat. "We used to look for bones in these woods when we were bored!"
Tiffany's family can trace their farm land back four generations. Her great-grandfather raised cows where the forest he planted now towers above us all. Hence the discovery of bones in their spare time. The beautiful pine trees are a living testament to what a strong foundation, solid roots, and a lot of nurturing can do. Fertile soil surround the trees, giving life to crops that Tiffany's family grows and harvests by themselves. The fields are blanketed in a light coat of snow right now, and Jake and Tiff took this opportunity to do a bit of frolicking in them for their engagement session.
Spring comes early on a farm. Soon, snow will give way to brown earth and green sprouts. Kittens are already wandering around the barn, ready to help and cause trouble wherever they can. Kittens, kittens everywhere. Black ones, fluffy ones, spotted ones, sleeping ones, all of them cute ones. We had a little fuzzy friend following us for part of the session, and I may or may not have perched a kitten on my shoulder while shooting for a few minutes to keep it out of the shot. Jake and Tiff offered them to me as payment, a move as tempting and lethal as offering an addict a drink. It took my greatest willpower to leave the session without sticking two in my jacket pockets.
Jake and Tiffany chose to have their engagement session in a space where they could be themselves, make memories, and get some killer shots taken. They have bright, bubbly personalities that make you happy to be around them. They flow so easily together, perhaps the result of being highschool sweethearts. Their wedding day is going to be a joyous, celebratory affair that has been a long time coming. In the mean time, I'm going to fall in love with their engagement session all over again. Take a look for yourself...