When it looked like the weather wouldn’t cooperate on the day we planned for Alexandria and Daniel’s engagement session I secretly kept my fingers crossed that she’d be up for my suggestion of 7:00 A.M. on a Saturday morning. I wasn’t holding my breath, but sunrise engagement sessions are pretty much the only thing that can get me out of bed before the sun with a grin on my face. Every time I’m driving into the sunrise I wonder why I don’t spend every morning the same way. It was so tempting to pull over on the side of the road every few minutes, too, because that morning every so often the air was a mix of fog and golden sunlight, a rare sight for Birmingham. It was cold, and the first hour was a mix of coffee and goosebumps, jackets and blankets, but that’s so easy to forget going back through these. It makes me tempted to buy a fog machine and insist that every session begin in the dark. I am so grateful for Alexandria and Daniel, for braving the cold and baring with me as I spent half of the session praising the fog (and the other half telling them how drop dead gorgeous they are!). These are the things that make me feel alive, this is what I want so much more of.
I loved traveling out to Daniel’s family’s farm in Calera, ‘Horses Horses’, and even more I love the story behind the name. Daniel’s grandfather always talked about wanting horses for the farm and after a while the response from the rest of the family was “Oh, horses, horses.”
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