What an incredibly happy day! When I was going back through these wedding photos, all I could feel was JOY. I don't think I've attended another wedding where every single person was as blissfully happy as everyone at this one was. The couple photos, the wedding party, the looks on everyone's faces during toasts...you can FEEL how ecstatic everyone was to be there. This was my first time shooting at Hydrangea Blu in Rockford, Michigan and I really hope to get back there someday! This venue has amazing slate blue/grey barn, gorgeous fields and hills, and an orchard! There were endless spots for photos.

I'm normally drawn to black and white images, but this gallery screamed to be shared mainly in color. Between Morgan's hair, Jacob's suit, and the gorgeous bouquets color just kept winning for me. Morgan was such a vision with her red hair and lace sleeves. Jacob also looked incredible in his burgundy suit! Their colors were just too perfect for a fall wedding.

One of the most exciting parts of the day was the father/daughter dance! Morgan gave me a heads up that she and her dad would not be going the traditional route. They started off with a slow dance, but quickly transitioned to a complete choreographed routine to a bunch of upbeat songs! Then they slowed things back down for American solider (he's in the military--cue the tears!) and their guests were beyond impressed.

Long sleeved lace wedding gown hanging on large blue grey barn doors.
Photos of the tying his tie and shoes.
Detail photos of rose gold wedding rings, an orchid bouquet, and wedding invitations.
The bride getting her hair done and dress put on. She gives her mother a corsage.
The bride and groom reading letters they wrote for each other before the ceremony.
Bridesmaids seeing the bride in her dress for the first time.
The bride doing a first look with her dad. They hug.
The bride and groom do a first look then hug then smile at the camera.
Bride and groom embracing in a field with their heads together. She has red hair and he wear a burgundy suit.
The bride and groom in various poses in an overgrown field. There are fall colors behind them and her long veil blows.
The groom and groomsmen posing together then the bride and bridesmaids posing together. Dark suits with burgundy dresses
The wedding party smiling in a line in a field and then cheering in a group around the couple.
The wedding party walking and smiling together.
Piano being played, flower girls and ring bearer walking down the aisle and the groom hugging his parents.
The bride walking down the aisle with her dad while everyone watches then prays.
Photos of a ceremony reading, vows being exchanged, and the couple being pronounced.
Wide photo of the bride and groom looking at each other while standing in front of a blue grey barn with hydrangeas.
Photos of reactions during toasts and a rose gold and white cake with twinkling lights behind it.
The bride and groom twirling and dipping in front of golden sunset light.
The bride and groom holding hands and dancing in front of golden sunset light.
Collage of the first dance in front of the barn.
Wide shot of the bride and groom dancing in front of the barn with lights strung above them.
Collage of the mother son dance and father daughter dance.
The bride and groom dancing with friends then standing outside under string lights.