i was in a funk. i found myself constantly looking at other photographer's work and thinking 'i can take pictures like that - why are THEY so busy and why am i just sitting on my butt?!' but before i could feel sorry for myself too long mama reminded me that i had two options: hush up or do something about it.
so i emailed jennifer of warthan farms photography.
the subject line: photo-staking, inspiratio
n-seeking, small-busi ness-owner -newbie (aka caitlin)
i was craving someone to talk with who knew what f-stops were and jennifer's work was awe-inspiring. my email gushed about how much i loved her images and that i just wanted to meet her - whether that meant carrying her bags or doing her dishes, i craved the physical presence of someone whose photography i admired and whose lips i could lend an ear.
i showed up to her house with a mason jar of flowers and bread-and-butter pickles. a naked MK opened the door and her husband offered me a beer.
i was smitten.
i can't thank jennifer enough for taking me under her wing that day; showing me photoshop tricks and assuring me that what i felt about photography/life/business was completely normal.
but that night, in her farmhouse office, i fell in love.
her family is like none other - they're real. they're inspiring.
as i was driving down their dirt driveway, tail lights shining on the well-used tricycle in the front yard, i called will to say: i just want to be friends with her in real life.
and friends we are :) i had the HONOR of photographing jennifer and her beautiful family this weekend.
i am IN LOVE with their love. and their lives. and their babies. so getting to photograph them was like a dream come true.
welcome to the farm :)
meet jennifer and keith - aren't they precious?!
we had a coca-cola and hershey's kisses picnic :)
sweet avery ruth - i just love this little cutie pie :)
this one might be my favorite as far as light goes :) and i love how a.r. is looking right at me - and the expression on shelby's face!
maggie is smiling!!!!
daddy and avery ruth time:
i have a thing for gingers.
these folks are the real deal ya'll:
i WISH i could remember the witty retort keith had when jennifer suggested they get in the kissing booth - he's funny ya'll!
again: inLOVE with their love
have to get some with the big red barn!
maggie's glasses were so stylish!!
thanks for stoppin by ya'll - show them some love on their facebook photos