Olivia and Bobby in Ennis Texas on a Farm

horse and chess engagement session (1)

I title my engagement sessions “get to know you” sessions. Its a chance for me to get to know the couple, them to get comfortable in front of the camera. This was the true meaning of that. This should have been a “great to meet you” session.

I set out for Ennis Texas from Dallas yesterday with only a location set for our engagement session. Olivia contacted me several months ago by email inquiry about my wedding photography. She lives in a pretty rural area and access to phone and internet is bit difficult at times. Bobby’s Mom rang me up from Olive Branch Mississippi (super close to Memphis Tennessee) and asked about the date for their wedding. I chatted with her about Tops – my favorite sandwich shop in Olive Branch and we talked about their wedding. Due to it being such a popular date they booked me with out a meeting. I hadn’t talked to Bobby or Olivia on the phone, met them in person or even had more than few emails back and forth before meeting them. After just few emails from her, she sounded like a person I would love to just hang out with….her story is truly inspiring!

I was only minutes away from Olivia’s family farm when I got a call from her letting me there would be horses and lots of other special items to them at our shoot. To say I was excited is an understatement. Horses are such sweet animals and I could pet their soft noses and floppy mouths all day. Hildalgo is the horse you see and he was great. Olivia’s horse is also beautiful and I have several with both of them. This is just a sneak peek of this very special day and I can not wait to share the rest with you! Enjoy.

horse and chess engagement session (2)horse and chess engagement session (3)

  • Courtney said:

    LOVE these! And the last one of them playing chess is pretty much perfection! Wonderful, wonderful job!

  • Terri said:

    I love them! My favorite is the chess one because they are laughing. The horse one looks straight out of a romance novel! I can't wait to see the rest!

  • katee said:

    These are beautiful! I love the last one- so cute!!

  • Sue Hughes said:

    Love the pictures. Olivia kept saying she wanted "artistic photography". I didnt really know what she meant until I saw Amy's work! Amazing!!

  • Teresa Holland said:

    I'm so glad to see beautiful Liv and that oh so grown up little Bobby Hughes. You two are just darling...excellent photography!!! What a way to capture the moment!

  • Mary said:

    Love these photos. My favorite is the one with the chess set. They look so happy!

  • Michele Harvath said:

    What wonderful keepsakes. The picture with the horse is very sexy!! I liked them all and looking forward to seeing the others.

  • Jennifer Hanks said:

    OMG, these are AMAZING!!! Great photography, great setting, and beautiful subjects!!!!

  • Candace said:

    WOW! Were the settings Bobby and Olivia's idea's or the photographer? I would have never thought of these settings! Ohhhhhh and glad Bobby shaved the beard! (I met you probably 5 years ago when Chris and Jennifer were living at the Crockett's) I am happy for you both!!!

  • Olivia said:

    The place was at my family farm in Ennis. I can't wait to see the other photos! The chess picture is my favorite, Bobby was starting to win (which is rare j/k haha) so I knocked all of his pieces over and yelled, "I win" as I reached to take his king. I think he was trying to distract me with kisses. :) We burst out laughing and Amy caught the moment perfectly! This photo just touches my heart..... It's what we always promise each other, NEVER STOP LAUGHING! Life is too precious to waste it away by being extremely serious all the time. :) Bobby's favorite is the horse of course ( Bahaha) he always wanted a picture of me on a horse in a dress barefoot....he now has it as a screen saver on his phone! Haha I love that Amy captured what we both had in mind! Thank you everyone for commenting! Olivia

  • Hannah said:

    Ollie, These pictures are absolutely beautiful! I expected no less coming from you though. You and the Bobster look so incredibly happy and I am so glad that you found each other. Love you both!!!!

  • Jen said:

    You did a brilliant job Amy! I've loved and admired your work forever and was super excited to see you were photographing Bobby and Olivia! Beautiful work.

  • jeff thomas said:

    Wow, Bobby looks so hot in these photos! Really love the quaint pastoral setting and the lovely violet flowers. Are there more pictures? I just can't get enough of these!

  • Mary Hughes said:

    All 3 are wonderful! My favorite is the one with the chess set and then the horse.

  • Mike Gebo said:

    Bobby is so amazing! These photos show how much of a romantic he truly is! And Olivia is so lucky to have him!

  • Aleen said:

    Beautiful photos, love the scenery too!

  • caroline said:

    So beautiful. Love to see them laughing, and cant wait to see more!

  • carla said:

    Beautiful. Cannot wait to meet Livi!

  • brian said:

    Great Photos!

  • Gina said:

    Wow! Gorgeous!

  • Tom said:

    good looking horses!

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  • Kate said:

    Love the chess one of their smiling faces!

  • Tammy Hughes said:

    beautiful photos and of course the subjects are quite lovely! My favorite is the horse and Olivia!

  • ruby said:

    Wow, Bobby had really grown up. Looks just like his dad did!

  • Peter said:

    Really lookin' good!