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Singhampton Family Portraits: Photography at the Homestead

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Singhampton Family Portraits: Photography at the Homestead

I love shooting family portraits in larger cities like Barrie, Newmarket, Toronto, and Mississauga.  Having grown up in a hamlet of 1200 people, just down the road from a farm, however, I will always have a soft spot for family portraits at the family farm, or country themed weddings.  There is something magical about a weathered tire swing hung in a stout branch, or the crumbling structure of an old out building.  Perhaps it's the now weathered initials once carved into a tree from a teenage crush, or the musical ruckus of birds and crickets in the surrounding fields and ponds. There are stories in these objects and sounds and they remind me of childhood and bring it rushing back with the intensity of a warm, summer wind.

For the Rookes family, our day for portraits was glorious--blue skies and puffy clouds. The setting was the family homestead in Singhampton, near the end of a country road, and it was among the most beautiful I have seen.  What a setting this property must have been for those who grew up here and those who return for Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings...

Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer
Siblings pose for a photo at the farm photographed by Barrie photographer