Daisha & Sam / Engagement / Part II

{Continued from Feb 9}

The farm house at which we shot has such character with the chippy layered paint, now rusted nails holding it intact and the glorious Mimosa tree outstretched on the lawn. The "Wardway Homes" kit house was purchased from the Montgomery Ward & Co. mail-order catalog in the late 1920's, then brought to Bristow by train and delivered by wagon to the homesite. I like to imagine that the family received a telegraph from Gene Autry himself (a telegraph operator for the Frisco Railroad during that time) when the house kit arrived at the station. After a journey by horse-drawn buggy, the parts were assembled on the property. Although it is not currently occupied, the house is now a home. A home with a history and a soul. If the walls could talk, it would boast stories of farm-to-table suppers and of generations gathering on the porch. It would reminisce about the little ones chasing chickens in the yard while mama hung the wash on the line. It would tell of these two love birds and a photographer who captured memories of a new chapter.

As for Daisha and Sam, I am astonished by their understanding of priorities and how appreciative they both are at such a young age. I love their love. They are both wise beyond their years and I look forward to keeping in touch. I know they will make their mark on the world and enjoy a fruitful and happy life together. I'll be forever grateful that Daisha and Sam trusted me whole-heartedly with this styled session, contributed their input and were such a dream to work with. I know that the photos wouldn't have the luminosity or life had I simply used "models", rather than a real life head-over-heels in love couple. This is why I do what I do. Not only to produce beautiful, heirloom images, but to capture joy and happiness.

Makeup: Kelsie Lloyd

On-set Assistant: Marley Sowersby

Florals: Ever Something

Dress: Free People "Parisian Slip", His Chambray Shirt: JCrew