Tuesday, August 05, 2008

ali + antony engagement shoot at Buttonwood Farms

On Sunday afternoon Ali, Anthony and their two year old AJ met up with me for their very eventful e shoot!

Ali & Anthony's little guy AJ was checking me out, to make sure I was on the up and up!

AJ enjoyed sitting on his Daddy's shoulders for like, ONE second before he wanted to get down! Anthony is pretty tall, I can't say I blame him!!

So I thought that getting balloons for a two year old would be a good idea- a distraction of sorts but in the end would make for some fun shots! Well... see that little teeny dot in the background? No? Get your magnifying glass out! That's AJ BOOKING in the WAY back! Running around like... well, like a two year old! ;)

So after our eventful trip to the farm, we decided to make a pit stop at my studio for some lunch and some cold drinks... it was the right call! AJ had a blast running around my back yard and hanging with his Mom & Dad until his grandparents came to pick him up!

So Anthony & Ali were up for seeing what the state of Buttonwood was like at this point... I had thought that all of the fields were cut down but heard that the one main one was still up! So of we went!

We were fortunate enough to have caught the late afternoon light at just the right point....got a little flare? And I commenced my freak out!!

I love how the blue skies look here and mostly how Ali is throwing her head back laughing!

I still love the waist down shots.... hands and feet are just my thing



So it seemed to make perfect sense to shoot her ring on a sunflower, right? Ali found this little guy crawling on a leaf

I am loving the big open sky here

We braved the possibility of snakes at this wall for this shot!

There was this small field of flowers still up that we got to go in- again, kind of trying not to think about the thought that snakes were in there or not... I was in flip flops, big surprise! So I was a little scared...! But I think Anthony may have been a little more scared...;)




Ali & Anthony, I had such a great time with you guys and am really looking forward to your wedding in September!!!

16 comments:

Rnormfoto said...

that is so great---with the ladybug and all!

Jaime said...

My girl is such a rock star! I love 'em.

dorelies said...

They are all so great - and I love sunflowers!!

Val McCormick Photography said...

Holy cow, mamasita! You totally rocked them all especially that ring shot! The lady bug is so different and perfect!

Candace Jeffery Photography said...

beautiful light! I love the sunflowers!

Robin Dini Photography said...

that lady bug shot is insane! you should put that thing in your logo somehow. you are all about the sunflowers and "lady" charm! :)

Brody Grant said...

I really like the versatility in post-processing styles on this set and that flared out shot in particular is mindblowing. Great work as always!

Jacob Bergmeier said...

The color rocks Carla! Nice series lady.

E. Broderick Photography said...

So pretty. I gotta get to this location someday. I know I may be too late for this year, but maybe next year. I second Brody--really like the moodiness of your post-processing these days.

Travis Flynn said...

The one with Ali throwing her head back laughing-- Love the rim lighting!

Eric Foley said...

Those last 3 rock the house!

Shannon said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these pictures! I have been to buttonwood Farms many times! My college roommate works at the little ice cream shop across the way (so yummy) I am going to agree with everyone else and say the sunflower shots are my fav and the one of the ring and the ladybug... COME ON! VERY NICE!!!

Brody Grant said...

How can you NOT love that location. What a great shoot carla! I always enjoy your sets!

MIKE said...

AHHHHHHH That shot was so awesome. Too bad I had to work : ( I guess I'll have to make it up in Sept!!!

Robert J. Trenske said...

Beautiful session - love the ones with her laughing.

Ryel j Photography said...

So fun!! The backlighting is yum yum for my eyes! And sun flair... heck yes!!