Down on the Farm| Winston Salem Children’s Photographer

Well, maybe the post title should read UP on the farm, since these shots are not at the kind of farm you may be thinking of….they are from a Christmas tree farm!  Denise and I are good friends and she’s been wanting to do a session at her family friends’ Christmas tree farm for a while now.  This year the timing worked out and we headed up to the mountains for a session on the farm.

As I drove up to the farm, a barn down in a valley below the trees immediately caught my eye.  I wondered if we could actually get to the barn for some shots.  After taking my Honda Odyssey “off road” and a little hike through a field filled with Christmas tree stumps, we arrived at a beautiful old barn.  It was full of all kinds of interesting things and, as a photographer, I was in love!



Having two sisters myself and of course my own three girls, I loved capturing these two as sisters.  I have photographed them a lot, but I think this is the first time I have truly captured their relationship.




And, of course, you can’t shoot at a Christmas tree farm without some shots with the trees.  They literally had to drag me away from the barn though. :)  Willow found herself the perfect tree:


And what do you do when you find the perfect tree….well, you beg Daddy for THAT one, of course:


Then it was off into the setting sun:



You know you’re photographing friends when you are greeted at the end of your session with a local wine tasting and fresh baked pumpkin cake. Yum!

If you’re looking for a place to find YOUR perfect Christmas tree, go check out the Blue Ridge Gallery.  You will not only find Christmas trees,  but a gallery full of fine art, wine, quilts, ornaments, pottery, and so much more!  It’s also a very easy drive to get there, which is always a plus for the directionally challenged like me.

Hope this post helped put you in the holiday spirit!

December 21, 2009 - 1:04 pm Thomas Leary - Hey - I know them! Great pictures!!!

November 29, 2009 - 9:31 am Wende Trew - Those are GORGEOUS love the color!! beautiful location also!!

November 24, 2009 - 6:21 pm Danielle McCarty - Wow, this is such a gorgeous session and beautiful family! I LOVE when the sun was setting! This family has some amazing memories captured! :)

November 23, 2009 - 4:47 am Anya - What beautiful girls! The images are PERFECT! Amazing job!

November 22, 2009 - 12:50 pm Aubry C - Gorgeous....I love LOVE the last one! And you talking about trees and pumpkin cake totally just put me in the Christmas mood...... ! Beautiful session....Mom did a great job with outfits. :-)

November 22, 2009 - 9:13 am Images of Essence - LOVE #5 - such a precious moment captured!

November 21, 2009 - 5:53 pm Lina - Oh, those are so gorgeous! You are right, I can totally see sister love and relationship in those. Beautiful work as always!

November 20, 2009 - 6:58 pm Laura - Julie these are so natural and sooooo gorgeous! I absolutely love this session!

November 20, 2009 - 10:57 am Zoe Berkovic - Julie, these are beautiful!! You are so talented!

November 20, 2009 - 10:23 am Dawn - I love the girls' interaction. Lovely photos, Julie.

November 19, 2009 - 2:45 pm Michelle Mullins - such a fun session!!! i love that it's at a christmas tree farm! what great memories for them!

November 19, 2009 - 12:52 pm Heather Watson - BEAUTIFUL and so unique....

November 19, 2009 - 11:43 am Ashley - These are absolutely beautiful!!!

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