Morgan & Bryant's Holland Farms Wedding

When we met with Morgan to talk about her wedding, one of the things that stuck out to me was that she said she was going to be having PIZZA at her reception... which spoke to my heart in all different levels, because ya girl loves pizza! Hungry Howies catered their wedding, which is one my favorite pizza restaurants. You could say I've become well acquainted with that place!

Their wedding was held at Holland Farms in Milton, FL, in a charming little venue called Heaven's Trail Event Barn, which sat right next to a corn field. They got married outside in front of the entrance under a rustic archway, cherry stained chairs surrounding them. That was one of many things that caught my attention; the color of the chairs. Usually we see brown or white, so seeing the cherry was refreshing. I just love that color wood!

I've said this before, but I'll say it as many times as I want! One of my favorite things to witness during a wedding is the groom's expression upon seeing his bride. Bryant teared up when he saw Morgan walking toward him, but he got even more emotional when he was saying his vows to her. Needless to say, it had me tearing up behind the lens! Fun fact: Gnats were EVERYWHERE during the ceremony. So not only was I tearing up while shooting, but I also had gnats flying up my nose! But alas, I powered through! Now that I look back on it, it's actually pretty hilarious to think about!

Morgan made it known to us that capturing a little extra photos of her niece was of utter importance. Right next to the barn was a tree that had a rope swing hanging from it, and there we snapped a few shots of sweet little Ellie. She was the cutest little thing and performed so well! 

By the end of the night, once everyone was just about cleared out, we were able to get a shot of them in the barn entryway. It was so lovely getting to shoot such a romantic shot of just the two of them in an empty barn!

As we said our goodbyes, we were gifted with an entire pizza and box filled with leftover cupcakes...which I was really ecstatic about! I already expressed my love for pizza, but I also have a sweet tooth. So, getting to take home some of my favorite treats on top of shooting a beautiful wedding was really the icing on the cake! (No pun intended.)

 

 

 

 

5 Tips For Lighting Wedding Receptions

5 Tips For Lighting Wedding Receptions

Because frankly, where the light is may not matter, if that's not where the parties going on

Kirsten & Josh's Engagement Photography in Pensacola, FL

Kirsten & Josh's Engagement Photography in Pensacola, FL

Trying to dodge mosquitoes the size of baseballs, we made our way to this giant trailer that Josh got a little too cozy with. It was actually pretty hilarious!

Styled Shoot at Live Oak Plantation

Styled Shoot at Live Oak Plantation

The Bride's getting ready area is located in The Cotton House, by the way, and is completely gorgeous in every way possible. Like, I wanted to live in there and be fancy.

Rachel & Kevin's Engagement Session Pensacola, FL

Rachel & Kevin's Engagement Session Pensacola, FL

When that flight-suit and that red dress came traipsing down the street, it was kind of like walking right into a vintage 50's film. We just had to take this cute couple straight over to some outdoor table and chairs and get that classic feel!

Caitlin and Jonathan's Wedding

Caitlin and Jonathan's Wedding

And let's face it, we LOVE being able to crack joke with our clients without getting awkward stares!

Leah and Josh Pensacola Beach Wedding

Leah and Josh Pensacola Beach Wedding

We knew the moment we arrived this group was going to be a lot of  fun! It's nice to instantly be able to laugh and have a good time with everyone, as it makes everything a little less awkward for the whole group...especially when we have to photograph all the happenings!

Katie & Mark's Engagement Session Pensacola, FL

Katie & Mark's Engagement Session Pensacola, FL

Them being so comfortable in front of us actually made our job a little easier, and they came off more natural than posed, which is something we aim for with all of our couples!

Ian and Taylor's Wedding

Ian and Taylor's Wedding

Once they reached the end of the arch, they blocked in Ian and Taylor with their swords only letting them pass after a final kiss!

Michelle and Jeremy's Wedding at the Barn at Water Oaks

Michelle and Jeremy's Wedding at the Barn at Water Oaks

Michelle pulled out a big, shiny, white binder, and my heart about skipped a beat! (I, too, had a binder when planning my own wedding!)

Wedding Anniversary Engagement Shoot

Wedding Anniversary Engagement Shoot

After the mosquitoes started to attack, we quickly got out of there and moved on to downtown Pensacola. Dani was then in her wedding dress and looked absolutely beautiful!

Niki and Taylor's Engagement Pensacola Florida

Niki and Taylor's Engagement Pensacola Florida

Taylor had a sense of humor, which of course made Niki smile and laugh, and in turn gave us even more opportunities to catch candid moments of them just being with one another. 

Hailey and Tyson; Pensacola, Florida Wedding

Hailey and Tyson; Pensacola, Florida Wedding

we took a few snaps of the unbelievably cute Flower Girl in the Bride's shoes, per request. Let's just say she could've stolen the show!