Some images from a really fun e-session. When I met with the bride, she mentioned that her fiance was a "cowboy type" and that he'd probably want to wear boots and a cowboy hat for the engagement photos. I do a lot of my sessions at the UC Davis arboretum, and it just so happens that the arboretum is conveniently located next to the Veterinary Hospital, and there's a big horse pasture right where we usually park... I had high hopes for getting some good pictures of the "cowboy" in his element, and the horses were happy to cooperate, once we found some stuff for them to chew on, we had to fight them off (one of them almost took a bite out of my flash as I was leaning over the fence trying to get a better angle!)
The couple met while playing rugby, so they also bought their rugby jerseys and a ball along, so after the arboretum/horse pasture we went over to one of the big UCD football fields for some rugby action shots. Those were lots of fun too.
And finally we finished off the day with a visit to a nearby ag field filled with haybales, for some more cowboy style shots.
This was just one of those sessions where everything came together - really nice couple, very friendly and comfortable with each other and the camera, quick to smile, and some nice, appropriate settings.
As always, critiques/suggestions are welcomed and encouraged.
1. This was his "tough guy" face. It was hard to get him to stop laughing!
8. At the end of the session as we were walking to the car, we found a jackrabbit stuck under one of the haybales, so she helped it out and set it free.
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