I have known Kristine since she was in elementary school, so I felt a grey hair sprout (unfortunately it’s not my first) when her mom contacted me to set up a time for her senior photo session. The feeling was certainly hit home by the fact that I now graduated from that same high school over six years ago. Yikes! Where does the time go?
On a warm summer day, Kristine was a trooper and didn’t complain once about getting up early for a sunrise session! I love when my clients agree to start their session just as the sun is peeking over the horizon, but I still always feel a bit guilty for pulling them out of bed so early! All of the beautiful locations you see below are found on Kristine’s family farm and they’re all within a short walking distance of one another. Bonus: we had a session intermission for a brief outfit change where I was able to enjoy some coffee and waffles prepared by Kristine’s mom!
Kristine is an active member in the local 4H, so to wrap up our morning we had a little photo shoot with her pigs. In my mind’s eye, I had a lot of expectations for these pigs! I had envisioned them standing by Kristine and looking up at the camera, similarly to the way a well-trained dog might. In reality, that’s not quite what happened, but I certainly racked up a good number of steps on my smartwatch! I spent the second half of the morning following curly-tailed pigs throughout the yard rather fruitlessly. However, this all changed when the spray bottle was brought out. Apparently pigs love the feeling of cool water and will stand (nearly) still as they enjoy the refreshing mist collecting on their skin!
I don’t think that the pigs are going to be invited, but I am so looking forward to my next session with Kristine in the upcoming weeks!