James + Emily // Backyard Wedding

James + Emily... Where do I even begin!? I went to elementary school with Emily and I knew she was going places because she was the most athletic person I had ever met (in my short life span at the time, maybe even still to this day ;). I wanted to be just like her. She beat out pretty much all of the boys during recess (sorry guys... you KNOW it's true). She went on to other schools and continued to excel at sports. Then she met James in high school, who is equally athletic and incredible at everything he does. 

When she contacted me to photograph their wedding, we met up for coffee to talk about her vision for everything, and that's when I knew I was going to be in photography heaven. Everything was so down to earth, bohemian and relaxed. There was simple elegance everywhere you looked. Not over the top to distract away from the real meaning behind the day... just decorated enough to point to the two of them. It was perfect.

We started out the day with thunderstorms... like massive downpour. Driving to the Airbnb was actually terrifying because I couldn't see anything on the highway. But as I pulled into the driveway it had slowed to a steady sprinkle. When it was time for their first look it was overcast but no longer raining (the you LORD). So the first set of images are a little bit calmer and moodier; but as soon as it was time to walk down the aisle... the sun came out and stayed out for the rest of the evening. If that isn't a miracle, I'm not sure what is. 

James and Emily, it was such an honor to photograph your wedding day. Thank you for letting me play a part. <3

Venue: Hartzold Family Farm

Dress: Grace Loves Lace (Vida Gown)

Suit: J. Crew

Bridesmaids Dresses: Show me your Mumu

Rings: Etsy

Florist: Frilly Lily 

Hair: Fringe Salon (Lauren Boylan)

Make Up: Fringe Salon (Ashley Frasier)

Rentals: The Event Experience Company