{ annie + brad | engaged: on location in lexington, ky }

Just returned from Lexington, Kentucky, the “Horse Capital of the World,” where I spent the weekend shooting Annie & Brad’s Engagement session.

Annie and Brad were the sweetest couple ever, and we had such a great time, traveling around town finding the perfect locations.

DAY 1: The first day I arrived, we visited Montrose Farm. It was a charming private property, dating back many generations.

barn

doors

gate

We shot in the fields…

wheat

Under the trees…

bw

In the trees…

treeclimbing

On the walls…

wall

and even on backs…

piggy

It was such fun!

running

The post-storm skies combined with the pre-sunset light to create the most picture perfect backdrops ever.

swinging sunlight

kiss

We stopped at the old Milking House.

gotmilk

Then, spotted this great old stone bench. Brad channeled his inner Romeo, and got down on bended knee for the camera.

bench

As the light began to fade, we strolled back to the barns…

stroll

barn1

barn2

just in time to catch the amazing sunsets.

barn2

hands

Ever notice, when the setting sun shines through two lovers just right, it appears as if their souls are touching…

soulstouching

DAY 2: The next morning, their adorable fur-baby Nora, got in on the action.

family

nora

cuddle

Later that day, we stopped to visit the famous Calumet Farm. This sprawling 800-acre property holds the record history of Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown winners worldwide.

hug

calumet

Calumet’s signature red gates and matching stables made for a great backdrop.

redgates

barn

triple

The whole town was getting ready for it’s fall yearling sale, so we headed down to Keeneland Race Track, before time ran out.

clock

towerkiss

seats

arches

shadows

On the way back, some friendly horses at neighboring Fares Farm, stopped to say “Neigh,” and even posed for some pictures for us.

fares

swing

tender tree

Despite the inclement weather, I had a great time in Lexington, and really enjoyed getting to know Annie and Brad.

Can’t wait to shoot their wedding next summer at the newly restored 19th Century Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill at The New York Botanical Gardens. The 1840’s mill is one of the city’s most picturesque pre-Civil War industrial buildings and a New York City and a National Historic Landmark.

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