I’ve known Erica since she was little. But I guess I was little too because we’re only a few years apart. I was best friends with her sister and once we got our license to drive, us three girls drove countless trips out to the barn. I would try to give her advice like, “Senior year is the best. Just wait.” And, “Try to avoid high school drama. It’s so stupid.” Anyway, we’re all grown up now, we’ve graduated — from high school AND college — and now we’re in the real world where trips out to the barn are harder to come by. We have real jobs now. We have financial burdens and other priorities. Even though we will never loose our love for the barn, Erica has decided it’s time to say goodbye to Patrick, her horse. So we took a few “going away” portraits..
I found myself putting down my phone [aka GPS] and guessing that this picturesque grey stone farm house was where I was supposed to be. I knew I was right when I saw this beautiful blonde fly out the front door all done up to the nines. We started the afternoon with a tour around Grey Gables; and then the words “lets take the four wheeler” came out of her mouth. And, “We’ll just go slow,” is not an appropriate assumption when riding backseat to Jill, even though she had already had her hair done…
After visiting the dogs, chickens, the fields, and the cows, make-up came next. ”Yea! I’ll do make-up!” Although I am not a professional, it was my little excuse to tag along.
Finally, when the light was just right, a little VW pulled up into the driveway. Out pops a little red head. Katelyn, I have hair envy, FYI. And now, before you scroll at all, PLEASE do your eyes the favor of going over to Katelyn James Photography to see the real portraits. She is SUCH an amazing photographer, designer, and styler. And so generous. I’m so thankful she let me shoot some! Jill, I can’t believe how insanely beautiful you are. Congratulations on your wedding, and your marriage is in my prayers!