Meet Camille, a musician in Nashville, Tennessee with a heart of gold! I met Camille a few years ago at a mutual friend’s bachelorette party (whose recent sunflower maternity session you can see here!) Camille and I had talked about photos a few times over the years, but recently we finally made it happen! I think both of us are so glad we did! The resulting photos perfectly expressed both of our visions!
In Part 1 of this Autumn Engagement session, Cierra and Remus were photographed in a golden field. In Part 2, our engaged couple found a scenic backdrop on a gravel path. Part 3, which happens to be this post, may be my favorite location I’ve ever found. Finding it at all was a happy accident!
While driving through the Morgan-Monroe forestry, looking for the path, we found ourselves driving around what I think is Lake Lemon. There were lots of little houses across from or backing up to this lake. In front of one house, across the road, we spotted a crooked little dock. There wasn’t much to it, but it was just perfect for what we needed!
I had packed in the trunk of the car a few items, including a step stool (I’m short) and a green, plaid blanket. I bought this blanket for my parents during my time in Peru – it’s made from alpaca wool! The green palette of the blanket was stunning against the blue-green of the lake. I wrapped Cierra and Remus in the blanket together (with no complaints) and started snapping away!
In Part 1 of this Autumn Engagement session, Cierra and Remus were photographed in a golden field. I love the warm colors the change in season brings. At least in my eyes, the world just looks more magical! Don’t get me wrong, I also have a place in my heart for the natural greens we see for about half of the year here in our temperate forests! Perhaps it’s that the fall season is with us so briefly; or maybe it’s just that change makes us feel excited.
I had one spot in mind already for these engagement photos: a path a friend and I had stopped at briefly. At the time I was feeling too nervous to so brazenly step out into someone’s driveway for a photo-op. This day was different – I was on a mission! The only issue was that I had no idea where it was! We just drove aimlessly until we hopefully would happen upon it.
My sister, who was assisting/driving for us, probably had a heart attack when I shouted “THERE IT IS!” She’d already passed it so we quickly pulled over for a wardrobe change, then backtracked to the path. This magical path.
On Thanksgiving morning, while many people were preparing meals or sleeping in, I was busy doing what I love: taking photos! We drove out to the Morgan-Monroe forestry bright and early. (Really it was pretty overcast…so maybe not bright, just kind of early). We began taking photos on some steps by one of the lakes located in the forestry. The steps were covered with the recent foliage, fallen onto the ground. It was fall, ya’ll! Or more eloquently, Autumn.
Here are two of my favorite photos from our first spot, wooden steps covered with leaves:
We didn’t spend much time at this spot because I had another spot in mind and I wasn’t sure how to get to it. It’s always an adventure with me!
I actually want to show you our end photos first (backwards, I know), because my favorite location ended up being the first one we happened upon. I LOVE this set too though! On our way out of the forestry, we found these *perfect* weeds in a *perfect* field and stopped for some last photos.
One thing I’ve discovered since moving to Middle Tennessee is that it doesn’t take much for schools to call a snow day! A lot of business will open late or close early on winter weather days as well. Kara, a friend of mine who is also from Indiana, and I took advantage of the white landscape in Franklin, TN to take a few snow portraits.