Secret Garden Vibes: A Romantic Engagement Session on an Organic Flower Farm

film photograph of blooming flowers on an organic flower farm in Charleston

If you’ve been around for awhile you know I love unique engagement sessions that truly capture your essence as a couple – so this one is absolutely a favorite of mine! Are you looking for a truly unique way to capture the essence of your love story? Imagine exchanging tender glances amidst the vibrant blooms of an organic flower farm, the sweet scent of blossoms filling the air as you create beautiful portraits together. Today I’m sharing a romantic engagement session at a local organic flower farm, keep your eyes open for K’s gorgeous bespoke bouquet!

Couple kissing sitting amid flowers in Charleston

Why Choose an Organic Flower Farm?

Traditional engagement sessions have their charm, but if you want a unique and intimate experience, an engagement session on an organic flower farm might be the perfect fit. I’m a flower lover so I’m definitely biased, but in my opinion flower farms offer a picturesque and romantic setting that perfectly complements the love you share. The greenery, vibrant flowers, and serene ambiance create a unique backdrop that adds depth and meaning to your engagement photos.

Setting the Stage: The Farm as Your Backdrop

Many couples choose to have their engagement session in a pretty place, maybe the downtown of their city, or a beach, etc, but there are other options out there for sure. In this instance, K & J embraced the the farm’s natural beauty for their session. From the beautiful front porch, the seaside swing, and the beautiful gardens, every corner of the farm offers an opportunity to capture your love in its purest form.

Swing in a tree overlooking the marsh with Spanish Moss
Close up of pink flowers and a bee captured on film
Southern front porch captured on film in Charleston

Creating a Bespoke Bouquet

Just as each love story is one-of-a-kind, so too should be the bouquet you hold. Organic flower farms allow you to handpick the blooms that resonate with your relationship, ensuring your bouquet is a true reflection of your journey together.

The amazing owner of this farm actually creates gorgeous bespoke bouquets, and made one for us for K+J’s session.

bespoke engagement session bouquet on a picnic blanket

The Magic of Seasonal Blooms

Opting for seasonal and locally grown flowers for your engagement bouquet offers a host of benefits that shipped flowers simply can’t match:

  1. Freshness and Vibrancy: Seasonal blooms are at their freshest, boasting vibrant colors and a natural fragrance that shipped flowers lack due to lengthy transit.
  2. Nature’s Connection: Seasonal flowers align you with nature’s cycles, infusing your bouquet with the beauty of the current season.
  3. Symbolic Significance: Each flower type holds meaning, and seasonal choices let you convey emotions that resonate with your relationship.
  4. Supporting Local: Choosing local blooms directly supports community farmers and contributes to your region’s sustainability.
  5. Eco-Friendly Choice: Locally grown options have a smaller carbon footprint compared to shipped ones, reflecting your eco-conscious values.
  6. Unique and Personal: Local blooms allow for a distinctive bouquet that reflects your individuality, unlike mass-produced shipped flowers.
  7. Aesthetic Harmony: Seasonal flowers blend naturally with an organic farm backdrop, enhancing the visual appeal of your engagement session.
  8. Storytelling Charm: Each local bloom tells a part of your love story, capturing moments in a visually captivating and authentic way.

When selecting flowers for your engagement session, consider the depth, authenticity, and visual allure that come with choosing blooms grown close to home.

Moments, not Poses

Gone are the days of stiff and posed photos. Thankfully. Personally I think an engagement session should be a reflection of your relationship, so capturing the authentic moments you share while interacting is FAR better than a posed portrait. The whole purpose of your engagement photos is to share your story, and capture this moment in your journey together.

Couple lean close together sitting amid the flowers
Close up of an orange flower photographed on film
Couple holds hands walking by the marsh in South Carolina
Couple sharing an intimate moment photographed in black and white

The Farm as a Symbol of Growth and Love

An organic flower farm is more than just a backdrop; it’s a symbol of growth, nurturing, and blossoming love—a representation of the beautiful journey you’re about to embark upon as a couple. Maybe this is a little woo-woo, but I love it.

flowers at an organic flower farm
black and white image of a couple walking hand in hand beside the ocean
couple standing in a flower field laughing together

Wardrobe Choices That Complement Nature

Opt for outfits that harmonize with the farm’s surroundings. Soft pastels, flowing dresses, and relaxed attire all contribute to a seamless integration of your love story with nature’s canvas. I’m still in love with K’s choice of a watercolor floral dress.

Bride looks at the camera as her partner kisses her cheek
couple look at their clasped hands beside the ocean

A Breath of Fresh Air: Embracing the Outdoors

An engagement session on an organic flower farm offers the chance to escape the mundane and embrace the outdoors—a breath of fresh air that rejuvenates both your senses and your relationship. If you love the outdoors but aren’t necessarily looking for a hiking adventure then a venue like this might be the perfect choice for you.

fire pit under live oak trees beside the marsh in south carolina
couple holds hands and laughs under the oak trees

An engagement session on an organic flower farm is an exquisite way to celebrate your love and create stunning memories. With its natural beauty, vibrant blooms, and romantic ambiance, the farm sets the stage for a truly enchanting experience. Remember my Secret Garden obsession? You’re welcome, I hope you’re obsessed now too.

black and white portrait of a couple pressing their foreheads together
pink flowers up close photographed on film

Planning FAQ

Q1: How do I choose the right organic flower farm for my engagement session?

A: Research various farms and gardens in your area, visit them if possible, and choose one that resonates with your style and vision. Make sure and speak with the owners for rules and permissions for holding your engagement session on their property.

Q2: What should we wear for an organic flower farm engagement session?

A: Opt for attire that complements the natural surroundings, such as soft colors, flowy dresses, and comfortable yet stylish outfits. Think about your shoes, too. Heels look fabulous, but maybe bring an alternative as well so you’re not sinking into the dirt in the garden beds.

Q3: Can we bring our pets to the engagement session on the farm?

A: Maybe. Each farm will have their own rules in regards to animals in attendance. As always, if you choose to bring a pet (and it’s allowed by the property) I always suggest bringing a friend to handle them when they’re not in the photo.

Q4: What’s the best way to incorporate our love story into the engagement session?

A: Work with your photographer to brainstorm creative ideas that reflect your journey, such as recreating your first date or highlighting shared hobbies. As always, make sure your choices reflect things you actually like as a couple, not just something someone else did.

southern front porch in Charleston South Carolina