An Oak Hollow Farm Engagement
Kaileigh and Zack have known each other since middle school. They go to the same church and their moms are even in small group together. I love that they were friends for so many years before they dated. You can tell that they know each other so well because of that strong friendship that was the foundation for their love story. Zack says that over the years they were never both single at the same time, so they didn’t date in those early years of knowing one another.
But the stars eventually aligned and their paths crossed at just the right time, when they both found themselves single. Kaileigh says that Zack totally surprised her when he proposed to her one evening while they were taking their German Sheppard puppy for a walk. And, like a true Southern gentleman, he asked Kaileigh’s mom for permission first. How sweet is that?!
Kaileigh loves Oak Hollow Farm. She grew up just a few miles from the gorgeous property. I was so excited when she told me this was where she wanted to do her engagement portraits! We scheduled the session for October, hoping for some fall-like weather. Y’all, I don’t know where the cooler temperatures are, but it felt like August the day of this session. Zack was such a good sport wearing a blazer and long sleeves the whole time! Even though it wasn’t fall-like weather-wise, Kaileigh totally nailed the autumn vibe with her outfits. I loved that pop of color that her blouse brought to their portraits!
Kaileigh shared with me at our first meeting that both she and Zack had lost their fathers. It was an experience that helped draw them together. Towards the end of their session, we made our way to the large oak tree at the back of the property. It was quite a hike through the tall grass to get to the tree. I promised them it was worth the walk. Right as we walked up to the tree, I felt the first rain drop. It was a gorgeous day, but there was one cloud looming nearby. Please Lord, don’t let it rain, I thought to myself. As I stood in that field praying for the rain to stop, I noticed the sun bursting through the majestic oak tree. It looked so magical!!! And I couldn’t help but think that it was both of their dads sending their blessing from above.
Give me a patch of wildflowers and I’m a happy girl!
We had the most beautiful sunset at the end of this session, so I ran to my car and grabbed a light stand so that we could capture that pink sky. I guess it looks like Southern sunsets are the only fall color we’re going to get around here!
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