Rachel + Michael | Baltimore Engagement Pictures
They met while she was at his brother's cabin in the mountains. She liked him but was hesitant to pursue anything as she wasn't so sure about seeing her "bosses" brother. Fast forward a couple of years and they've realized getting to spend forever together may be one of life's greatest blessings but becoming the Aunt to the little boys she's helped raise and loves with her entire heart is like icing on the cake. He's a little more shy while she's the outgoing type. They both drive Ford pickups but his is the "vintage" body while she drives one more modern in its design. Her favorite memory she's shared with Michael are the games they've attended together. Both of their lives kind of revolve around baseball, hers being with work and his being just a slight obsession. He's selfless while she's supportive. She's loving and he isn't afraid to be silly.
They were fast friends and while they both have very different stories about how and where their first date occurred those early days and weeks of dating involved long phone conversations and weekend road trips for her up to Lancaster when he was in town for work.
We drove out to her family farm- a place her grandfather purchased and spent his life living on as a dairy farmer. The barns, silos and fields remain but before she was born they sold the cows but kept their home and the land. It's an absolutely beautiful place. There's so much history and endless stories that have been shared with family and friends- from inside the walls of their home to the dairy barns and the fields that surround them.
The weather was a bit bi-polar but we were thankful it stayed pretty warm and the sunshine continued to fight to shine, even through the three different storm fronts that came through that afternoon.
I can't wait to get back to the Farm this Fall to celebrate and meet the rest of their families and friends! See part 2 here!
I got this text from Rachel after the session and loved the story and the meaning it placed on the pictures I took with this tractor... "So I was just on the phone with my grandmother and was telling her all about our day yesterday! I told her you had taken some photos of my ring on the tractor in th ebarn and she told me the story behind the tractor... So my Grandfather (before he passed) had bought that tractor a few years before he passed to restore it! He had finished and gotten it all restored the year he passed!"
I was drawn to the tractor because it was an older model and reminded me of the tractors I used to drive in the hayfields as a kid and it was also red... knowing the story behind the tractor brings so much more meaning to the photos!
So I had them go tuck away from the storm in the old dairy barn while I framed up something fun and stood outside in the wind and rain. Sacrifices are so worth it if you get fun and different things like these pics though!
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