Last Sunday, we were determined to out smart the weather….although I can’t say we outsmarted it, but we braved the cold, wind and mud (more on that later…). I met Carissa and Chad at Book Family Farms in (not so sunny Chico, Ca) for a fun, romantic, rustic chic engagement session. We started off the day in the hay barn with a few unwanted guests… 2 cows who desperately wanted our attention. We ended up calling them ‘creeper cows’ as they would not stop staring at us. I think they were trying to hypnotize or brainwash us into giving them food…

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I LOVED all the personal and fun props Carissa brought to the engagement session!

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When I was location scouting Book Family Farms before the session I saw this perfect dirt road leading off into the distance and knew it would make for a fantastic photo. And then it rained…and perfect dirt road became evil muddy nightmare. I naively asked Chad and Carissa to follow me out to the road for a photo when…we all sunk into the pit of the stickiest mud I’ve ever encountered. By the time we had walked the 20 yards to where I wanted to photograph, we had all gathered at least 5 inches (no joke) of mud on the bottom of our shoes. It was extremely hard to move in, but made for a really good laugh 🙂

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Carissa and Chad I had an absolute blast!! Thank you again for being such good sports dealing with the mud 🙂 I am SO excited and can’t wait to photograph your wedding next June at Cory’s Country Inn.

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