Muddy Boots and French Braids ~ A Farm Engagement

When Jen and Topher told me they wanted to do their engagement session at their family farm I couldn’t have been more excited. Don’t get me wrong, I love the big city, but I’m a small town girl at heart and it doesn’t take much more than a simple suggestion and I’m ready to hit the road and hang out with some animals.

When I arrived at Cricket Creek Farm the evening before the shoot Jen gave me the grand tour, (this was actually  the first time we had met). I saw the grass fed cattle, the free range chickens (seriously, they are just walking around), and learned a little more about what humane farming can be. Jen and Topher shared the history of the farm with me over dinner and then I hit the sack.

From the beinning the three of us had decided we should do the shoot at the crack of dawn.  Since Topher gets up early to milk the cows that’s where we wanted their engagement story to begin…

The rest of the images are from around Cricket Creek Farm, a more sustainable, humane and refreshing alternative to big agra farms. If it weren’t for guys like Topher, his family, and the small group of people who help them out, this amazing place and others like it wouldn’t exist.