There is certainly no shortage of great barn wedding venues in Michigan and SWJ Emerald Hills in Edmore, Michigan is one of them. I love shooting at this place! Great ceremony space, reception space, getting ready space. Tons of photo opportunities including a path between flowers, cute arbors, a tree swing, and fields. The front yard faces west so amazing golden hour photos are as easy as a short walk. Brooke and Chris are SO photogenic so them combined with an amazing wedding venue was almost too easy and this is one of my favorite galleries I’m most proud of! There were lots of personal touches this day including wheat from their family’s farm, a custom wooden cross, and a semi truck cake topper! Brooke was just ravishing in her fitted lace dress and I loved the guys’ different shades of grey for their suits. We had amazing lighting all day and got some gorgeous sun flares both for portraits right after the wedding ceremony and again for golden hour. This golden hour photo set is one of my favorites ever and they’ve done amazing in contests and online magazines all year! We even took an amazing truck burnout photo in the road. I was skeptical about it working out well, but they nailed it and the smoke was THICK. All of the dances took place out on the deck of the barn and that’s my favorite place to photograph them at! The special dances took place as the sun was starting to go down and the images turned out so lovely.

Collage of a bride getting her jewelry on, the dresses, flower girl looking at wedding gown, rings, and boots.
Photos of the bride and groom each getting dressed in their rooms.
Photos of the wedding table settings, wedding cake with custom semi topper, large wooden cross, and wheat tied to chairs
Photo of the bride from the waist up. She looks down and smiles with long dark lashes & a large pink and white bouquet.
Collage of bride and bridesmaids portraits. Bride has a fitted lace dress and bridesmaids wear pinks and lavender.
Collage of groom and groomsmen portraits. They wear shades of grey suits with vests but no jackets.
Wide shot from above the ceremony as the bride walks down the aisle.
Collage of the flower girl and ring bearer, bride walking down the aisle, and the groom seeing her and tearing up.
Collage of a sunny outdoor wedding ceremony with green grass and white chairs. A wooden arbor and cross.
Photos of the wedding party cheering and then walking.
Photos of the bride and groom embracing, standing in front of a tree with sunlight coming through, & forehead kiss.
Photos of the wedding party holding up their champagne classes and a photo of the wedding rings on wheat.
Collage of the first dance, daddy daughter dance, and mother son dance out on deck as the sun is going down.
Golden hour photo of a bride and groom holding hands walking toward the sunset.
Collage of the bride and groom kissing and embracing with golden sunlight coming from behind them.
Couple sitting in a field, groom dipping bride in the road with truck and smoke behind, couple standing in front of barn
Collage of dancing, bouquet toss, anniversary dance, and show game on the deck at night with strung lights.