We first sat down with Janelle and Kaleb over coffee on a Sunday afternoon to talk wedding and engagement photography, but our 45 minute consultation turned into nearly two hours of getting to know each other! And yes, probably a solid 30 minutes of that time was spent talking about our dogs!
When we finally came back around to the task at hand and started discussing where they would like to shoot their engagement portraits, there was no doubt in Janelle’s mind that the perfect venue was The Allen Farmhaus in New Braunfels. Kaleb and Janelle picked this venue for their wedding and it truly made the most gorgeous environment for their engagement photography as well.
The owners of the property, sisters (and amazing women!) Cassie and Maitlyn, have done an incredible job making the large property feel intimate and welcoming. Each space has been poured into with love, hard work, sweat and tears, and you feel it the moment you pull into the parking lot. From the 100 year old white farmhouse which serves as the bridal suite, all the way to the open-air chapel that overlooks a large open field at the back of the property, every step is not only beautiful, but filled with history and family. The barn doors were handmade and the stained glass was specially chosen; and that is only the tip of the iceberg when you start to dig into the details that were curated by the family for the farmhaus. How could you not want to start your own life as husband and wife with that surrounding you!?
In just the short hour we spent shooting Janelle and Kaleb’s engagement portraits at the Allen Farmhaus, we felt like we were being welcomed into the family. My heart (and photographer cravings!) have been excited to go back out every day since!
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