I remember the first time I ever went to Strack’s Tree Farm, the smell of pine wafted up my nostrils and I was greeted with a friendly smile from Jeanne, one of the owners who reminded me of my own grandmother with her kind eyes and soft spoken demeanor. From the first time I met Jeanne, I knew we would be friends. When she heard my crazy idea to photograph sessions at her Family’s Tree Farm, she gave me a thoughtful look and said “ I LOVE this idea”.
What followed were a handful of hour and half long phone calls where we just talked. About the marketing ideas for Our Christmas Mini Sessions, about life, and about how the tree farm got started many years ago after her and husband John got back from their 2 week long honeymoon. They traveled all over together and had such a memorable time before they settled down and started life together.
Fast Forward MANY YEARS, and they are one of finest Tree Farms in the area. This family and their loyal employees have been helping locals celebrate the most blessed time of year with beautiful trees, in a magazine worthy setting.
It is my utmost privilege to share some imagery that I have captured over the past 4 Seasons I have been doing these Christmas Mini Sessions! Though Jeanne has since passed away, Her spirit lives on in the happiness of the families that the tree farm and I serve around this beautiful time of year, when the world gets a little softer.
I sincerely look forward to photographing your family at Strack’s Tree Farm!