A couple of weeks ago, we did a surprise for my cousin, Courtney. She absolutely LOVES cows and if you are friends with her on Facebook, you will know this as she is always sharing cute photos of cows.
Court had said she wanted to do some photos, so I came up with the idea of surprising her and taking photos of her with her favorite animal. I had made a post on Facebook and hid her from it to seek out some tame cows to use, so she had no idea.
I found a day that worked for those that so kindly offered to let us come to their farms and take photos with their cows. I told Court I had a surprise day planned for her and only told her what to wear. We lucked out and got one of the 90 degree days, it was beautiful outside. We picked Court up and head out to the first spot. She was so confused when we pulled into our first stop, Greg and Heather Hale’s farm. I had asked Heather to keep the cow slightly hidden, so we had a bit of a walk to the cow. Even though the cow was in plain sight as we got closer, it took a bit for Court to see the cow. lol
She then got to meet the cow and we told her our plan for the day. We had such fun day driving around, eating at the A&W and catching the end of the Vikings vs Packers game, and seeing the different cows.
A BIG thank you to Greg and Heather Haugstad Hale, Karri Lohmann of Rockie Top Acres Alpacas, Dusty Tart and Ashley Hindt, and Carla Ladd for letting us come to your farms!
Check out the little video I put together with photos and video clips Andrea Scrabeck took during our day.
Also, if you’d like to know more about my cousin, Courtney, check out this blog post: http://www.photographybykari.com/blog/courtney-mn-cancer-fighter-portrait-photographer/ We had requests for more Courtney’s fight gear, so we reopened the store and are selling some new items including ball caps and Love Your Melon beanies. If you would like to purchase to help support her, in her fight, you can find them here: https://squareup.com/store/courtneys-fight/
P.S. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out Rockie Top Acres Alpacas as they are having an open house, Saturday and Sunday from 10-4. You will get to see baby alpacas, baby bunnies, chickens, Roulette the Holstein dairy heifer, and of course Malu, the Great Pyrenees dog that protects them all.