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!