If you love baby anythings, and are ready to see an overload of cuteness, you are in the right place! I was inspired to do this shoot from a post that Rebecca from The Hunter Farm, in Weddington, NC made on Instagram showing off all their adorable baby goats. The Hunter Farm and Floral Lori, a Charlotte wedding florist, completely helped bring my vision for this photoshoot to life.
Have you been to The Hunter Farm? Each season at the farm brings an opportunity for an outdoor family experience whether picking strawberries, pumpkins or a Christmas tree. As I write this, they are currently hosting a children’s summer day camp! Each time I’ve visited the farm, I’ve seen first hand how hard they work to provide this space for the community. I’ve spoken to Rebecca and I know of her and her families passion to provide this experience for Charlotte area families for years to come.
My first visit to the farm was actually as a tourist, before I ever even moved to Charlotte. We were in town visiting relatives who brought us there. My niece had just been born and it was her first outing! We have pictures of our kids together in the pumpkin patch and petting the animals. A memory for us was created there, one we all fondly look back on for years to come. Since moving here, our family has visited every year for our Christmas tree. It has become a tradition for us. I loved how this year they had the Mud and McQueen coffee bar outside as well the Stella and Parker pop-up store. In the days and weeks after we got our tree, I would find myself at the farm grabbing an amazing oat milk latte or picking up a Christmas gift. Every time I was there, I saw Rebecca there, working, organizing hay rides or adding wood to the campfire. Doing the hard work of a farmer. Follow her on social media and you will see for yourself. She is energetic, genuine and down to earth. Someone you are immediately drawn to. One day, I came back on a business visit to shoot some photos. Rebecca was helpful and accommodating despite me not having an appointment.
Which brings us to this post. This spring after seeing her post I reached out to see if I could shoot with the baby goats. She agreed and we set the date. I reached out to Lori of Floral Lori, who is a friend and incredibly talented wedding florist here in Waxhaw and Charlotte. (I can’t wait to continue our work together to bring crowns and bouquets to our senior portrait client shoots.) I selected some models from my team and had them try on these dresses from Joyfolie. I just love their clothes! I had purchased the dress and skirt during their 2020 Black Friday sale for my client style closet and finally had the perfect use for them. On the day of, the girls met at the NBP studio for their makeup. I headed to Lori’s studio to pick up the flowers and the girls, my makeup artist, and my assistant for the day, met me at the farm. We had set aside an hour for the shoot, which really wasn’t a ton of time. It was enough for me to get individuals and group shots of the models as well as some of the team. This is definitely at the top of my list of favorite shoots I have ever done. I know the girls and their families were beyond excited as well. Just more proof of how amazing The Hunter Farm is for giving us all an incredible day and memory.
There was a bit of goofing around at this super fun shoot and everyone wanted a piece of the baby goat photoshoot action. Below is me, Eleanor and Luna (the main stars), Grace, the goat handler/sitter, and Rebecca! Followed by, Sam my makeup artist and Katherine, Team ’21 Alumni Model who acted as my assistant and took video for our Reels, which shows all the behind the scenes action of the day.