We returned to Bluebird Farm Alpacas for a joyful Fall engagement session with Alma and Victor. It was so satisfying making their alpaca dreams come true. This couple was all smiles the entire time. When the trend of having an alpaca at your wedding first appeared on Pinterest, we were unsure how it began. However, we have now had two engagement sessions at Bluebird Farm Alpacas. We definitely understand why this is so popular! The obvious answer is that alpacas are just cute and fluffy! They are like having dogs around, only they have longer necks and much softer coats. It’s truly very hard to be unhappy with adorable alpacas for companions at an engagement session.
Alma and Victor had infectious energy to begin with. It was so obvious they were happy to just be with each other. Naturally, they were already smiling even before we introduced the fluffy friends into the portraits. Furthermore, we all really lucked out with the perfectly brisk Fall day. The leaves were just beginning to turn. It was feeding time for the alpacas and everything fell into place. A little photo trick: place the feeding trough behind the seated couple in order to have the alpacas line up behind them! This worked like a charm!
I had mentioned to Alma that it might be nice to add some flora to our fauna. She came through with a wreathe of greenery and ribbons for the alpacas and a little white rose bouquet for herself. Florals are always a great touch! Fun fact: alpacas do not like having their heads or necks touched. Therefore, we were unsure how the placement of the wreathe around one of their necks would go. The owner of the farm, Nick, helped us gently place it around the alpaca named Nirvana while she was sitting. With a sigh of relief, we photographed them all together as quickly as we could! We may only have had 5 minutes, but it was worth it. Overall, it was a wonderful shoot and now we cannot wait to photograph A + V at Rock Island Lake Club next year!