This past weekend Sara & I had the one of the most exciting and adventurous engagement sessions. Devon and Matt were determined not to have a “normal” engagement session and they decided to stick to Matt’s backyard for their session. Matt’s hometown of Addison, Alabama was the perfect place to showcase their personalities. Not to mention make some pretty amazing photos. After a week of pouring rain and a few weeks of super cold temperatures, they even got a good bit of snow where they’re from, the day of their session was beautiful. The grass was turning green and the trees were starting to fill with leaves.
Matt’s parents and little brother accompanied us to help get us to each location and to help hike down to the waterfall. Having the family along was a first for us. Since they’ve lived in that area for so many generations, Matt’s Dad was full of interesting stories and history about the area.
We began the session at a family friend’s old barn. There’s so much character in old barns like that. Right before we were about to leave for the second location Devon noticed a tire swing. She couldn’t pass up an opportunity to channel her inner 10 year old and take a few minutes to swing. Who doesn’t love a tire swing???
On the way down a dirt road which leads to the waterfall there was a small bridge with spring water flowing under it. I’m told the water taste great =). We stopped on the bridge to take some photos overlooking the spring. Maybe it’s just something about growing up in the South or something but I love a dirt road. The photos always seem to have some character.
A small distance from the bridge was the waterfall. We all piled into a small truck with Devon tucked away inside so she didn’t get dirty the rest of us hopped in the bed of the truck and rode down a tight trail which opened up to a beautiful landscape with the infamous waterfall. Now, Sara & I love to hike. So the walk down to the waterfall was just an added bonus for this session. A little excitement and sketchy-ness added so much to the session. Which makes for a good blog post. Am I right? If you remember I said it rained for about 2 weeks before their session. Rocks were wet and slippery. Some even still have icicles and snow on them. This did not stop Devon and Matt from getting some one-of-a-kind engagement photos.