Hollow Hill Farms Engagement Portraits

This "golden hour" portrait session was so much fun!  Last fall I photographed this engagement session with a great couple, Diana and Howard, at a beautiful wedding venue in Weatherford, TX called Hollow Hill Farms.  Hollow Hill is always adding new structures and features so every time I work there, I get to play around with something different!  I got to explore the grounds at Hollow Hill a bit more than I do during a wedding day at that venue.  Timing is everything when it comes to portrait sessions, so I like to start around an hour before the sunsets.  That way I have some time to do some sun-drenched images before getting a great post-sunset landscape with the couple.

First, I wanted to capture them in the bright golden light of the sunset in a wooded area to highlight the golden leaves on the trees.  Then we moved over to the mission. The sun was hiding behind a hill, so I was able to capture the deep blue sky and the moon!  Finally, we headed over to the pond and I got in some silhouettes and a couple of shots that I lit with some off-camera flash.  Did I mention I was 8 months pregnant and laying in the grass next to the pond in order to get the angle perfect?  Oh yeah, that is just how far I am willing to go to get the perfect shot!  

Overall, this was a really exciting a fun shoot for me!  I have 2 weddings coming up this season at Hollow Hill Farms, and I couldn't be more excited to explore their gorgeous wedding venue even further!