The Barn at Drewia Hill
The day was one of those warm sunny 70 degree March days that makes you know why you love Tennessee in the springtime.
What time do you want to start photo she had asked?
Early morning when the light is good, I said. When my alarm went off I instantly wondered WHAT was I thinking! But when I got to The Barn at Drewia Hill a rustic barn wedding venue in Sale Creek TN just north of Chattanooga. I knew it was the perfect day for Holly and Ivan’s maternity photos in the peach orchard!
When you first drive up the driveway you immediately feel how private it is here. Then the views are pretty nice too.
Just over the grassy hill is the peach orchard.
You may remember Holly and Ivan from their wedding last year. They’re having a baby!! Or you may remember an orange KTM (hush, I know, but that’s how I can tell what kind of bike it is by it’s color 🙂 ) riding at the Mountain MX track back when it was open. I have a feeling there may be a strider bike in their future…
That’s Tootsie, the chocolate lab. She joined us for a few photos. But on her terms, when she felt like it.
As the sun rose we worked our way to the edge of the field for some open shade.
The Back Story
A couple of days before, I visited The Barn at Drewia Hill to see what the peach blossoms looked like in preparation for this session. I met Kris wrestling beautiful wooden barrels into place in preparation for their Saturday wedding. She’s the type who works and talks at the same time. She’s organized and easy to talk to. I can see why her venue books so quickly.
Then there was…
This little dirt bike rider! He showed me the way out to the peach orchard.
Then he was on his way. He had to go check on other things around the farm. Later that evening I joined them for dinner and helped him check for ghosts behind his door knob in his room.
This was a long exposure. Here’s the nerdy details for those of you who like that stuff. 6.6 sec, ISO- 3200, f/2.8, 24mm