November 28, 2016
In many ways, this was my dream wedding that I never even knew about. Not only were the details to die for (gold sequin dresses? I mean, come on), but the bride had been in a previous wedding of mine and gave me her complete trust, which always makes the experience amazing. From the moment I arrived I could tell that she was ready to have a good time. The girls were laughing up in the loft of the barn, drinking mimosa’s and putting on their crazy coloured lipstick. As I photographed the reception details – tables lined with sequins, glitter, and gorgeous DIY jars and candles – I knew that she had a strong vision for her chic wedding.
DJ and Arianna’s personality really started to show through when they went to do their first look, however. Instead of coming out first, Arianna sent one of DJ’s groomsmen to surprise him because she KNEW he would be nervous, and she was right! That hilarious prank broke the ice and DJ was able to relax and enjoy their portraits. The wooded area near the ceremony with the beautiful fields in the background made an amazing location for our portraits. I absolutely love secluded outdoor locations like this! The dappled light during their ceremony made their rich colors and fall tones pop.
All in all, it was a gorgeous wedding where you could feel the joy and friendship between DJ & Arianna and sense the handwork that went into bringing their vision to life.
Enjoy all this wedding eye candy!
A huge thank you to Lindsey Dalthorp for second shooting with me, a few of her shots are in here!