When Dacia had told me about a place in the woods on about 300 something acres of land I sure didn’t imagine walking into paradise. But she and Dylan knew about this gem and how it was the essence of their very soul. No wonder they chose it for their engagement session!
Adventuring in the Wild
We turned right and the whole valley opened up. Huge pine trees flanked the bumpy road on both sides, rain having carved its way in the striking red clay.
I couldn’t contain my childish excitement going downhill in Julie’s car… She was absolutely spot on to take me along for the ride!! After all, Dylan’s mom did know the place… a bridge had been built and named after their family!!
We finally arrived at the hunting cabin. Tucked down by the lake, it had been in their family for generations.
Fall had been busy around here. Painted everything gold and made crunchy leaves, just enough to soothe all our senses…
Dacia and Dylan Sittin’ In A Tree…
We shot their engagement photos with a few cute outfit changes. In the deep woods of Mississippi I discovered two people so at ease and so in love and so funny and quirky that I really wished for the day to never end.
Finally time came for a little indulgence. Dacia had mentioned a campfire and I mentioned that… I never had a s’more!! Cutest little setup popped in my mind immediately. Wood crates, cotton, s’mores, apple cider, milk chocolate and coffee all in the middle of nature. Julie styled it and so came the day I was going to try a new thing!
As night was slowly wrapping around us a veil of deep blue, I now had a couple I was lucky and blessed to call friends. And the sense that nature, great people, fresh air and a campfire are some of the best things you can ever wish for!!