One of my favorite places to photograph a wedding is County Line Orchard! I have had the privilege of photographing many weddings here and I love how every bride makes the barn look like their own. County Line Orchard wedding photos are really beautiful! I love taking pictures in the actual orchard in the rows of trees. On this wedding day it rained…and it rained a lot. There would be no portraits taken among the apples. Luckily the weather would break here and there and I got plenty of time with the bride and groom at Ogden Gardens. The Gardens have gotten prettier every year. I couldn’t ask for a better place to do a first look and bride and groom portraits. The rain did not distract at all from this beautiful wedding day. I stepped into the brides family home and knew it was going to be a good day! So much attention to detail with robes and gifts and bridesmaid dresses to die for! Not to say anything about the wedding gown…I was in love. Stephanie and Katrina were with me on this wedding and I couldn’t be more excited with the people that I get to work with, these images are all of us. Both very talented photographers so I never doubt that they will make sure to capture the wedding day perfectly!
For the first time since I have been a photographing weddings I cried when the bride walked out in her wedding dress. I have cried during ceremonies, or toasts or special moments between the couple or their families…But Tara walked out of the bathroom after her mom helped her into her dress and I was overcome with emotion. Tara was beautiful…something that I don’t really have words to describe. It just caught me off guard, I had to apologize cause I just wanted to stay in that moment and stare!
I probably won’t have to explain it when you see her getting ready and in her wedding dress and all the pretty flowers and details. I also loved Tara’s mom style. The way she decorated her home was what I have always dreamed of…she is a photographer so she had beautiful portraits of her children all around her home! I loved it!
Here comes the first look! There is going to be an overload of pictures because these two were so fun to photograph. I am also over the moon in love with her flowers. I wish I had this bouquet to just walk around the house with. I would feel so beautiful all the time. Billy was so very sweet and tender with Tara (but in a manly way of course!) Ogden Gardens really photographs like a fairy tale. I am so happy it is only like 10 minutes from where I live!
Off to the ceremony. It was beautiful and simple and full of love and laughter.. I have shot at this church several times and I love the light that comes in through this window and I try to never miss an opportunity to go there and take a couple portraits of the bride. The ring bearer and the flower girl slay me! They are so cute and the most patient picture takers at that age that I have ever had the privilege of photographing. Just them walking down the aisle melts you!
Then the rain stopped again and we were off to County Line Orchard. The puddles were everywhere so we couldn’t go far, but really any place there you can take some amazing pictures. Just a fun wedding party filled with family and friends! Oh by the way some really tall friends..Billy plays basketball so I thought I was always looking up at my son…that was nothing compared to some of these groomsmen!
One of my favorite pictures is this little boy! The flower girl is trying so hard to take one more photo and I think that was his let me give this one more try smile for the camera!
Then in for the reception! The orchard was decorated perfectly. I loved the sign above the bride and grooms head! I have mentioned the bridal bouquet but all the flowers on the tables and bridesmaid bouquets were absolutely stunning. I am obsessed with the florist Intertwine. I think she does absolutely breathtaking work! This is definitely one of my favorite wedding days. The wedding planner kept everything running so perfectly smooth and there was enough time for relaxation and just enjoyment of the moment they were in. I always feel so honored to just be a small part of it!