Diary of a Bride | Engagement Session Anticipation | Melissa Lynn Hunt Photography
Last weekend we were finally going to take our engagement pictures. I was so excited because 1. I have the BEST photographer and 2. Spring finally sprung! Everything is so nice and green and pretty for outdoor pictures. Carter and I live on his family’s farm so we planned on taking one session in Old Salem, and then to come back to the farm and do another look. I thought this session that Melissa did (Click here to view Engagement Sessions.) was so beautiful with the tall grass and couldn’t wait for something similar. With all the rain we have had the fields were filled with beautiful grass that flowed in the wind and caught the light perfectly.
You can imagine my horror when we drove up the driveway after spending the weekend in Raleigh for Mother’s Day and a tractor was literally on the last stretch of the fields, mowing away.
After I got over the initial shock I thought about it and realized that once they baled the hay that would provide a really pretty backdrop as well.
Carter told me that usually a farmer comes and cuts the hay, then will leave it for a couple weeks before he comes to pick it up. That was perfect- this was Sunday, our pictures were supposed to be on Saturday. All week I smiled to myself as I would leave/come home from work picturing the pretty hay bales. Thursday night we had dinner and decided to go on a walk after. Again, you can imagine my horror walking out the front door and seeing NO HAY BALES. Somehow in the time it had taken me to make and eat dinner the farmer had come and taken all the hay. Why?!
In the end we had really yucky weather this weekend- gray and drizzly with scattered thunderstorms. We decided to push our pictures back another month so we can have sunny, blue, skies. Hopefully by then the grass will have grown out some but even if another curve ball comes our way I know Melissa can figure out what to do and that our pictures will be beautiful no matter what.