I’ve been wanting to start documenting more of my personal life here on the blog, so I figured what better place to start than with all the beautiful film photos I’ve been taking on our farm this Summer!
As many of you know, I’ve been starting to really incorporate film into my sessions and weddings, but what you probably don’t know is that the main way I’ve been practicing and perfecting my film shooting is at home on the farm. So of course my main practice subjects are Tito, Mojo, Casey and obviously all the flowers! Now that the stress of wedding planning is over (PRAISE!!) we’ve had time to really enjoy life here on the farm.
We decided to turn our land into a small cut flower farm last Fall, and this first year has definitely been a big learning game for us. We killed a lot of plants… like A LOT, but we are pretty proud that now our little flower field is bursting with more flowers than we can cut (and more weeds than we can pull, but shhhh). We’ve been setting up a booth at the Lexington Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 1-3pm (shoutout to my mom who helps when we have weddings!!) and we’ve done pretty well, but still have a long way to go.
Working outside in this crazy Summer heat is no joke, and there have been numerous times I’ve wanted to throw in the towel because it’s too hot, the work is hard, and we’re both exhausted from our day jobs. However, at the end of the day, the flowers continue to make us and other people very happy, so we keep trying. Honestly we probably won’t make much of a profit, if any, this year because of all the startup costs, but the flowers have definitely fueled our soul and the fresh veggies have filled our plates. And if we try again next year and realize the struggle isn’t worth it, guess what, that’s okay too! Only time will tell, but you better believe that even if we don’t continue trying to sell our flowers at the market, we will still have a little cutting garden just for us. 🙂
The pups love our nightly farm walks and Mojo has grown to love chewing on the overripe cucumbers and zucchinis that we attempt to throw in the woods (he runs and gets them like we’re playing fetch). We planted a huge meadow of wildflowers in front of our house for our wedding, (you probably saw them in the recent maternity session I blogged), and those have been super fun to photograph as well.
I’ll definitely try to give another life update and more farm photos this Fall! Don’t forget to follow our Flower farm social media in the meantime! @BlueFoxFlowers
To see that film maternity session I mentioned in our wildflowers click here!