Country Engagement


Here are some sample shots from a recent engagement shoot I did.  It was a bit of a drive out to a large working ranch, and the location was amazing!  I could have just wandered with my camera for hours here, shooting photographs of antique findings.

However, we had work to do, so do it we did.  The light was strong, being about 10am here in the northern hemisphere.  We’re just starting to return to spring, so the sun is starting to warm and show himself in the sky a little earlier.

We did some photographs around the homestead, green board and batten backgrounds with antique tools.  Then off to a covered work area, full of antique tools.  Some farm tools, some woodworking and metalworking tools.  It was a handyman’s dream, and made for great backgrounds.  The light filtering through the mostly intact roof was soft and warm, and the images were great.

Then out for a walk.  “Quick, stop by that log barn.”  “Lets see a quick kiss”.  “Walk through the snowy field, it’ll look great, I promise!”

Eventually we found ourselves at a little used haybarn.  A quick clamber up the log side and we found ourselves in a gorgeous hayloft.  Here I find myself in a hayloft with a young, newly engaged couple very much in love.  Well, kisses and cuddles were the order of the day, that is, until Wil decided he should get down on one knee so we could have a proposal image.  As I clicked away I knew she was a very lucky lady, and every woman and girl I showed the images to was going to swoon.

On the walk back we found some bullrushes besided a frozen pond.  We had to have a bit of a swordfight, and some images of her blowing bullrush puff seeds at his face.  Then some pictures of them stomping through muddy puddles in their galoshes.  We finished up doing some quick portraits back around the other side of the homestead.  This time green wooden shingling and antique windows for a  backdrop.  Full circle, and what a day for an engagement shoot.

Thanks Natasha and Will.  You guys made my day.  I hope you enjoy these teaser images, and the rest of the finished ones yet to come.

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Jeff Closs

Photographer/Owner at J Closs Photography
Jeff is a portrait photographer based in Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada.He is also a geek, and a dad.When he grows up he hopes to be a superhero, a firefighter or lead the resistance against an alien invasion.
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One Comment

  1. Lin Weich April 17, 2014 at 7:02 am #

    I love the blog, the set up of your site and most of all your sense of purpose when you are on a shoot…

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