Venue

It was a beautiful day despite the cold and moist weather. When I first meet Stephanie and Adrian, they told me how beautiful the venue is. I don’t have to repeat myself and say they were 100% right. It was my first time to photograph a wedding at Prarie Homestead Weddings, and it amazed me how beautiful the venue is. I have no idea if they talked to other photographers or where they got the ideas but let me tell you that, it’s a paradise to photograph there.

First Look

Stephanie and Adrian decided to do the first look before the ceremony. I always prefer it over first look when she walks down the aisle. Let me explain why. If you do the first look before the ceremony its all about you two. No one else is distracting plus you turn around and here he/she is. The emotions and reactions are instant. You can complement each other, laugh, hug, kiss, do whatever you feel. But when she walks down the aisle there is so much pressure; all the people are looking.

On top of that, you see your groom/bride from far, and you have to wait. Plus she walks to slow. Slow for the grooms perspective but to fast from the photographers perspective.  And when your bride is at the front, you have to hold everything back.

That’s what I think about the first look. Do whatever you want and prefer.  You can see a photo from the first look and will maybe understand why I feel that way. When I tell them to turn around to each other, my camera is going like a machine gun to capture the moment.

Wedding

We had a blast and were so happy about the heated tent because we could use it to warm up and go back outside to take some more photos. Everything was well planned and every detail fitted to the other. Earth Buds crafted the wedding bouquet perfectly,  and it suited the theme and the colors. Freemans rented all the tuxes through Coop Fashion.

Prairie Homestead Weddings wagon Fiel

Prairie Homestead Weddings Fall White Chair Leaves Tent

Prairie Homestead Weddings Fall Leaves Ceremony Decoration

Prairie Homestead Weddings Fall Leaves Ceremony Decoration

Prairie Homestead Weddings Flowers Ceremony Decoration

Prairie Homestead Weddings Flowers Ceremony Decoration

Prairie Homestead Weddings Head Table Inside Wood background

Prairie Homestead Weddings Head Table Inside Candles

Prairie Homestead Weddings Head Table Inside Wood background

Prairie Homestead Weddings Guest Table Decoration Candles

Prairie Homestead Weddings Guest Table Decoration Candles Wine Glass

Prairie Homestead Weddings Guest Table Decoration Cutlery Wine Glass

Prairie Homestead Weddings Guest Table Decoration Wine Glass

Prairie Homestead Weddings Tuxedo Purple Tie

Prairie Homestead Weddings Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings Leaves Ring Wood

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Look Leaves Fall Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings Group Photo Wedding Party

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Window

Prairie Homestead Weddings Groom Best Man Fall

Prairie Homestead Weddings Fall Cuddling Mother of Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Flowers

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Flowers

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Flowers Table Fall

Prairie Homestead Weddings Groom Bride Tent Table Flowers

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Flowers Groom Leaves Fall

Prairie Homestead Weddings Holding Hands Flowers Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings Flowers

Prairie Homestead Weddings Ring Beautiful Nails

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Leather Jacket Silos

Prairie Homestead Weddings Silos Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Barn

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Barn

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Barn

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Barn holding hands

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Barn holding hands

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Barn holding hands

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Barn kissing

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom dancing

Prairie Homestead Weddings Groom Portrait

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Portrait

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Portrait

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Portrait

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Barn kissing

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom Barn Head Table Romantic

Prairie Homestead Weddings Groom Portrait

Prairie Homestead Weddings Wedding Party Jumping

Prairie Homestead Weddings Wedding Party Jumping

Prairie Homestead Weddings Red Shoes Wedding Ring Flowers

Prairie Homestead Weddings Mom helping Bride

Prairie Homestead Weddings Ceremony Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings Ceremony Bride lauging

Prairie Homestead Weddings Reception

Prairie Homestead Weddings Reception Barn Tables Party

Prairie Homestead Weddings Reception Speech Raising Glass

Prairie Homestead Weddings Groom with his buddies

Prairie Homestead Weddings Groom Cigar smoke

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Dance

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Dance Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings First Dance

Prairie Homestead Weddings Father Daughter Dance

Prairie Homestead Weddings Father Daughter Dance Hug

Prairie Homestead Weddings Reception Outside Silhouette Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride

Prairie Homestead Weddings Bride Groom

Prairie Homestead Weddings Group Photo People cheering Bride Groom kiss

If you didn’t book a photographer yet for your big day, please do yourself a favor and take some notes from that post.