I had known for a couple of weeks that we would be heading to Upland Hills Farms of Oxford Michigan for Emily and Jake’s dreamy fall engagement session. And when the day finally came, it ended up being a hot 80 degree late September day #thanksMichigan. But the heat did not stop us, we walked and explored the grounds of this place so dear to Emily’s heart, explored paths through nothing short of an enchanted forests, and made a pit stop at a pumpkin patch before heading off for the last segment of their session. There was this open field Emily had told me about that she just had to go to so we jumped into the couples jeep and headed down an unpaved path until we came to a gate. Emily and Jake jumped out and said they would be back in a jiffy and I watched as they slowly navigated disabling a fence. I assumed the gate was simply to keep trespassers out as the farms were closed for the season, but I would soon find out this field was more than just a pretty landscape.
We pulled up to a gorgeous view, got out and I started to adjust my camera for light when suddenly, small specks off in the distance started moving closer and closer. With a smirk Emily turned back and said to me “Oh yeah, cows are my favorite animal. And watch your step.” That’s right, to my surprise we were smack dab in the middle of a free range grazing field. Soon there was a small heard of cattle, horses, sheep, you name it, coming closer and closer. Shooting this type of a session ended up fulfilling a dream I didn’t even know I had.
I cannot wait to see whats next for this adventurous couple and am so honored to get to spend the day with them for their spring wedding later this year!