While Natalie was raised around horses, she was all things English riding, sparkly and pink. She met Clayton at a mutual friends Halloween party where Clayton then invited her to come out to his families generational ranch to help him gather cattle. Fascinated by an entirely different culture, Natalie agreed and so began the journey of falling in love with a cowboy and learning to blend her English background with his Western heritage!
After flying to California, I caught an Uber ride to take me out to the ranch and where I was dropped off at a cattle guard. It was so comical to have to reassure repeatedly my driver (who grew up in Hong Kong) that I was going to be perfectly safe in the "middle-of-nowhere."
Clayton gave me the grand tour of the ranch so I could pick locations for shooting and I fell in love with it! There are so many things I love about getting to travel the country through photography and getting to see the different kinds of ranch country is right up there at the top! But while the countryside varies greatly, there are so many factors that will always be the same, no matter what part of the country I'm photographing in. Like glassing brands and checking earmarks in the middle of shooting. And knowing that someone is going to have to ride fence tomorrow...
I am so honored that this fun couple chose me to be their engagement and wedding photographer. Waiting to go back for their ranch wedding is going to be like waiting for Christmas!