One of the most intersting things about my job is connecting with people in different ways. The Erkens are no exception! Do you remember the Selby’s session with baby Matthew? The Erkens and Selbys are good friends, and the Erkens actually hosted Matthew’s adoption finalization party!
They live on a beautiful farm, and a friend who went to the party sent me some pictures. At the same time, I was working on finding a location for a styled shoot with a bride and groom. I emailed Audra, and asked if there would be anyway I could use her beautiful land for some photos. She sweetly replied in the affirmative, and asked if I’d be willing to take some of her kids in exchange. Um, YES!
It couldn’t have worked out more perfectly. The evening before the styled shoot I made the drive out and Audra and her four sweet kids gave me a little tour of their farm. It was such a beautiful family and these kids are so precious! We got to incorporate some of the farm animals in their photos, which was so fun! This was such a great experience shooting at a real, running farm, especially when there’s a friendly, gracious family who runs it! Enjoy the Erkens and their farm!