This barn wedding at Stonewall Farm and engagement was kind of a perfect storm. I first met with Sarah & Curtis via skype and we spoke about their wedding over in Keene, New Hampshire at the Stonewall Farm. First of all I always get excited when someone is having a rustic type wedding. Secondly, I happened to be shooting a wedding over in Colorado Springs when Sarah & Curtis wanted to do their engagement photos, which was perfect since they live in Denver, Colorado! The engagement session was great and I knew the wedding would be a blast. Keene is awesome anytime of year, and I especially love their town square, it reminds me of Marietta, Georgia (where I just shot another wedding a couple weeks before this one). Driving up to the Stonewall Farm I was excited and my creative juices were flowing. Just walking up to the barn I was thinking of all these different shots we could take advantage of. I knew right away I wanted to try a night shot because there was no light pollution at all; let those stars shine! After introducing ourselves to everyone we got started with the detail shots (rings, shoes, and wedding dress shots). I always like to incorporate all the details with the theme or feel of each specific wedding, so I knew I wanted to hang the dress somewhere showing off the rustic beauty of the barn. We found a great spot in the garage area, moved some unwanted items and boom, epic dress shot! Then some quick getting ready photos of everyone, and right into the ceremony. They picked the perfect time of day and location for the ceremony, right on top of a hill overlooking the woods. After the ceremony, we took all the formal portraits with family and the bridal party, then stole the newlyweds for some portraits. I scouted a couple locations earlier in the day and had a loop we would be doing to bring them right back into their cocktail hour. We started at the tree line and then worked our way into the woods right next to a stream, which was definitely a magical little spot. The reception was perfect with tons of dancing and good times. I do try to steal my couples for a quick 5 minutes sometime during the reception for a night photo or two. It's always great to break up the portraits and I think some fresh air is always appreciated after such a hectic day.
Congratulations Sarah & Curtis!
All the vendors were amazing to work with and really helped the day run along smoothly
- Wedding Venue - Stonewall Farm, Keene NH
- Music - Evin from Sowa Entertainment
- Florals - Apotheca Flowers