This year marks the third year living in our current house in Alpharetta. We’ve always known that this area is what we envision about living in the ‘burbs: single family homes, great school district, zero high rise buildings, and minimal traffic noise. So when it comes to picking a location for an engagement shoot, rarely do we find enmusing venues within our vicinity. The choices are basically limited if not non-existent.
When Colton and Tori booked us for their wedding, the very next step was to discuss ideas for the engagement photos. Few minutes into brainstorming, we quickly learned that Tori was an equestrian and pitched the idea of incorporating horses and a farm/stable into their engagement session. The rest was history. After a few phone calls and emails, we stumbled upon Chukkar Farms. We perused through Google Images and saw that it has a variety of terrains for amazing photos. And, it is literally 10 minutes north of our house!
As we drove that Saturday morning, apparently there were at least 5 other small farms that were surrounded with horses and nature. Who would’ve thought that these things exist just steps from our backyard? Pollen aside, the countryside scenery was just breathless especially with flowers beginning to bloom white and fresh crisp air.
Colton and Tori currently live and work in the hustle and bustle of the city. They decided to escape from the urban jungle to use the farms and horses as backdrops for their engagement session, and then later, opted for a garden wedding. We believe they intentionally removed all obstacles that may distract them from what really matters: each other. As a married couple, we too ourselves get tangled with the complexities of life whether it’s intentional or not. That is why it is important to invest in our marriage, which includes removing all the noise and, a lesson we recently learned, going back to basics, such as a jog in the park, easy casual dinner, and even Redbox.
Tori and Colton, you seem to already know this secret early in your relationship. We simply believe and pray that you will continue to love and make time for each other so that you will have a marriage of a lifetime.