I had the pleasure of capturing my sister's and her man's engagement pictures out on Watch Lake, this July and boy can I tell you a few things!
1) The Cariboo region of BC is beautiful
2) Almost as beautiful as these two ;)
3) The love and appreciation they have for one another is outstanding, it's what everyone strives for in a relationship
4) Both of them may need to practice their trolling skills, as we got no fish this go! ;)
Engagement pictures, particularly lifestyle ones, allow people to take a peak into the life of that couple. It creates treasured memories for years to come, that amplify the couples love story.
Ben and Kelsey - I wish (fish) you nothing but endless amounts of love and prosperity as you enter into your new lives as Mr. and Mrs.!
Brandings bring everyone together, for both hard work but also plenty of fun.
I had the privilege of snapping some shots out in Hat Creek over the May Long weekend and I can easily say I had a blast!
If you're not part of the ranching sector, you're likely interested in why ranchers brand their cattle. Branding is one form of identification that ranchers use to help determine which cattle belong to which ranch. Today ranchers use brands, ear tags and tattoos to help identify their cattle. Brandings happen once a year and calves are not only branded but become castrated and receive their appropriate spring time vaccines to help keep them healthy.
I would encourage anyone who has questions about agricultural practices, such as branding, to reach out to a local farmer or rancher. People in the agricultural industry are always happy to show and explain the cool and interesting activities that happen on their farms and ranches.
Don't know a local farmer or rancher? I can guarantee a quick post to social media asking your friends if they know one, will yield you many great resources. And if that doesn't work, I'm always happy to connect, as it's always best to get the fact straight from the (horses) mouth!
"A camera is a tool to teach you how to see without a camera."