I love the countryside, and I love everything to do with farms. The smell of cows, hay bales, freshly mowed grass, chicken food, and rusty tractors makes you feel like you’ve just entered a completely different part of Holland.
Ottoland is completely stunning. Farmland and old farmhouses everywhere, and when you drive a little further through the back roads, there are endless beautiful Dutch homes on the water side which turns to ice in winter. Because we were driving (during a lovely sunset) I wasn’t able to capture this village, but I’m sure I will revisit this nostalgic place soon. I’m hoping for a cold winter so I can experience the ice skating too!
I wanted to photograph the countryside so Esther (whom I’ve photographed quite a few times now) took me to her cousin’s farm where we were given a bit of a tour of their little remote farm. As a bonus her two gorgeous little boys came and showed us their farming skills too.
Aren’t they just delightful?!
Maybe I will move to the countryside…
The sunset was absolutely breathtaking, and we took a little stroll around the properties and waterside. Ofcourse we could not help but take a few portrait shots. Esther even took some of me! I LOVE this driveway, just look at those trees!
Yes, I did take that upside down.
Now for some portraits…
I am definitely not a city girl! Love love LOVE this part of the country x