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Down on the Farm

By August 23, 2013photos, Wedding

Man, what a day. Patrick and Brittany’s day was a perfect one. Lots of family, friends, and happiness. Their reception took place at Botzum Farm which is hands down one of my favorite venues in Ohio.Botzum Farm Wedding PhotographerThe fence image above is one of my favorites. The clouds really pop, not to mention a good lookin’ couple.Wedding Photography at Botzum FarmBotzum has a few really cool barns that we shot in. The image above is one of my favs.Botzum Farm Wedding Photographer Their wedding day was down to Earth and DIY. Those are the best weddings…a lot of work, but so incredible.Modern Wedding Photographer in AkronI really enjoy shooting shoe shots. THOSE are some high heels, Brittany…and you rocked ’em!Candid Akron Wedding PhotographerMorning “getting ready” candids are a great way to share the story of the morning and it’s progression.Candid Akron Wedding PhotographerThe guys and gals both got ready at the hotel so I was able to bounce back and forth between the two.Fun Wedding Photographer in AkronI’m not even sure the ties needed ironed…I think Patrick may have started feeling the butterflies and needed something to keep his mind occupied and keep those butterflies away ๐Ÿ˜‰Modern Wedding Photographer in AkronThe gents were having a good time in the morning. Chris (above) was Patrick’s best man.Fun Wedding Photographer in AkronOh you know, Patrick was just practicing for gettin’ that garter later in the evening ๐Ÿ™‚Creative Akron Wedding PhotographerThey both wrote each other letters and read them to each other for their first look. It was pretty emotional.Candid Wedding Photographer in AkronBrittany found a pretty amazing dress for her wedding day. Doesn’t she look great??Akron Botzum Farm Wedding PhotographerI’m a sucker for two things: Barns and first looks. And they had both…shwinnnggg!!!Akron Botzum Farm Wedding PhotographerThis first look. Amazing. It was incredibly heart felt and simply raw. Loved it.Wedding Photographer at Botzum Farm AkronI consider Patrick and Brittany good friends of mine now. It was an honor to shoot their wedding.Botzum Farm Wedding PhotographerI told them after their wedding…one of my favorite things about their wedding was how genuinely happy everyone was. All of their friends and family were there for them and in full support. It was a really beautiful thing to see them tie the knot and begin life together.Botzum Farm Wedding PhotographerWe had a really good time during our creative session. We had lots of time to create some great images.Botzum Farm Wedding PhotographerWe were able to explore the farm and create some stellar imagery prior to the ceremony.Candid Akron Wedding PhotographerAfter the creative session, we headed to the church for the ceremony. Time to make it official, right?Modern Wedding Photographer in AkronAnd then we headed out for yet another creative session, booyah!Botzum Farm Wedding PhotogapherThe light was outstanding prior to the reception…things seemed to fall together perfectly for these two.Botzum Farm Wedding PhotographerThere’s just something about shooting in the country that makes things feel real and beautiful.Akron Botzum Farm WeddingTheir DIY details were dead on. I loved them. Great job Patrick and Brittany, you killed it!Botzum Farm Wedding Reception PhotographerThey had even collected a handful of beer, wine, and whiskey bottles to display as center pieces.Botzum Farm Wedding Reception PhotographerEvery aspect of this barn setup was amazing. I want to eat dinner here every night of my life. Botzum Farm Wedding Reception PhotographerAnd the party began. Lots of laughs during speeches…so fun ๐Ÿ™‚Wedding Reception Photography at Botzum Farm AkronTheir cocktail hour was pretty neat. They set up corn hole and games for guests to play prior to dinner.Wedding Reception Photographer at Botzum Farm Akron
These two even took dance classes for their first dance. It was fantastic…if you get the opportunity to watch the video from this, you should. They choreographed it perfectly. Seriously – it was ridiculously amazing. Botzum Farm Wedding Reception PhotographerHoly dancing crowd. There was LOTS of this happening. That always makes photographing receptions fun.Botzum Farm Wedding PhotographerThis image was taken right outside the barn that held their reception. What an amazing sunset.Botzum Farm Wedding PhotographerI always finish off receptions with ring shots…I think these turned out pretty cool! Patrick & Brittany – you two are the best. Thanks for having me on your special day. I’m so happy for you two!

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