Oh my goodness. I pulled up to Windy Ridge Ranch in Woodbury, MN a couple weeks ago for an engagement session and ideas just started exploding in my head. I will try and set the scene for you, but there are some things that cannot be described in words, thats why I take photos!
It was absolutely breathtaking. As I turn into the ranch, it is onto a dirt road (dirt roads are always a plus) then, to the left is a beautiful field with some gorgeous trees just waiting to have pictures taken by them. To make this an even more perfect location, the sun sets right behind the hill and I couldn’t ask for anything better. As I pull all the way up the drive I see the barns and girls out riding their horses. Everything was just picture perfect. Did I mention the chickens roaming freely all over the property? That was fun (city girl here)! But wait! It gets better! We took a stroll out into the pasture…. Even more breathtaking, literally had to remind myself to breathe. Hills and trees and horses!!! Lots and lots of horses!!!
So we are walking out into the pasture and my bride-to-be Heather tells me Charles (her fiance) is afraid of horses! I stop in my tracks-WAIT, WHAT?! Now I am thinking, how is this going to work? Throughout the shoot I could really see his love and passion for Heather, and when it came to the horses, lets just say he was a trooper. I promise I was not laughing at him, I was laughing WITH him! As I was taking pictures and even now as I go through them, I realized how much he really loves and cares for Heather, to face his fears for her and still smile, now that has to be love!
Next, this beautiful horse in the pictures deserves a meet and greet! Meet Sage! Sage has been a part of Heathers life for (if I remember right) 15 years! It just wouldn’t have felt right to not include her in all of Heathers special occasions. Speaking of special occasions, Miss Sage will be making her appearance again on Heather and Charles’s wedding day coming this September! They are getting married just a couple miles away at a beautiful barn, so it is definitely a must-do to stop by and include Sage in some pictures on their big day too! I can’t wait to capture your wedding day!