Great friends always mean great memories and Will and Kat’s wedding weekend in August was one of the most memorable weekends of the summer. If you missed their engagement shoot we did last spring in Atlanta, check it out here. It’s fun to be at the stage in life when lots of get togethers revolve around weddings and this wedding was especially amazing. Will and Kat got married out in rural, western, Ohio where Kat is from.
The timing of the day was perfect for me as a photographer since the ceremony didn’t start until early evening. The nearby town where the girls got ready was having a festival so sweet potato fries were the morning wedding snacks- yum.
A wide open afternoon allowed for some time for bridal party portraits- such an important part of your wedding day and waiting until after the ceremony to try and squeeze everything in can be stressful. I’m glad we were able to include some of the ceremony details too- these gorgeous pies the bridesmaids made from scratch!
These shots were done right in Kat’s backyard.
While the girl preparation shots were taken more than several hours before the wedding, these shots of the guys were taken just a few minutes prior to the ceremony starting… : )
The small country church where the ceremony was held had some gorgeous natural lighting and large old windows.
Did I mention the church had amazing lighting? I’m always a little squeamish about shooting the ceremony because sanctuaries can tend to be dark and poorly lit and have regulations about movement and flash. One benefit to this church being so small and rural meant that there were no wedding regulations so I was able to move about and even requested that we open all the curtains and blinds! The soft evening light made that reflected into the windows was amazing and set the mood for their meaningful ceremony.
Part two of their wedding photos coming soon!