Canefield Barn Engagement
October 19, 2022
We had a good time down on the farm for Jacey and Heath’s canefield barn engagement session. This was totally a city girl meets country boy hallmark channel type shit vibe. I don’t know if you could get any cozier and fuzzy feeling than this engagement session.
Jacey and Heath over a year ago and their first date was at Rock N Sake in Metairie. If you didn’t know, this is also one of my husband and I’s favorite sushi spots so I knew we were going to have a lot in common. From there, they had a whirlwind of a romance that quickly flourished. Heath proposed at the end of February by planning a crawfish boil at her parents house (her grandparents lived there first), which is such a great southern thing to do. He popped the question to her on the swing that she grew up swinging on when her grandparents lived at the house. Tell me something sweeter or more heartfelt than this, I’lll wait. They quickly set the date for October of this year. I seriously love them! Their dating to married pattern is also similar to my husband and I. Their certainty of each other is everything. When you know, you know and wasting time with a long engagement is pointless.
When Jacey came to meet me we had the biggest small world moments and instantly connected. The Canefield barn was the first place we planned for their engagement session, mainly because Jacey loved the venue so much but sadly couldn’t choose it for their wedding. Our second location was Heath’s families farm and we did a picnic in the cow pasture at sunset. It was everything dreamy and sunkissed!
The day of the session I texted her that I had to bring my daughter Kerrington because my husband was working non stop and she said “I can’t wait to meet her!! I see her in your stories all the time!” That alone tugged at my heartstrings because I always get nervous when I have to tell a client that my daughter has to tag along. I gave Kerrington a camera for her to use during the session and I let her help me with posing. She even directed them a few times with posing and they loved it! The photos she took actually were pretty awesome sauce. I don’t think I have ever felt more happy to see my clients loving my girl and getting to bond in a different way with my kiddo.
At the end of the shoot we frolicked in the pasture and it was magic. Heath and Jacey are not shy and they really showed how comfortable they were with each other and us. This is what it is all about and what I desire for all of my couples that I work with. At the end of the shoot, we hung around and went to feed the cows, saw a bull for the first time in real life (not going to lie, was kind of freaking) and chatted with their families. During our conversation, Kerrington’s love for gymnastics came up and now Jacey does private lessons for her every now and then. She called Jacey her favorite client ever, haha! Their wedding is coming up this weekend and I know I’ll be a puddle of tears while documenting their day. I feel like a proud friend, not just their wedding photographer. It is going to be a damned good day.
For more engagement session inspiration, check out this New Orleans session!