When you think ‘Backyard Wedding’ do you imagine a giant forest, full of towering pines and evergreens? Pockets of light warm up the most perfect ceremony space? Or perhaps enough space to basically feel like your shooting on a conservation? Yea, me either. But let me tell ya, this backyard had it all and so did the couple.
Okay, so this blog post has been a long time coming, and I am writing this with as objectively as I can. So, the pandemic happened. We don’t need to get into it any more than that. Let me dive into something far more incredible, positive & heartfelt.
W+Z planned an intimate wedding when they first booked me a year ago. They reached out and asked for just a couple hours coverage. Nothing crazy, just some genuine coverage of their ceremony, some snaps with family and a nice little portrait session with them in the Distillery District. At the time when they booked me, our schedule was PACKED was 10 hour day weddings, giant bridal parties, huge family photo lists and all that good stuff most weddings include. These two were different though, and I jumped on the opportunity to get to be apart of what they are about.
Now, fast forward a year later, and this damn pandemic smacks the world hard, changing all of our plans. Especially everyone’s wedding plans, including these two. Now they aimed for the exact same wedding, something simple and intimate. And let me tell ya, it was hella all of the above and more. They were able to keep their original wedding date, able to have their closest around them, and especially able to celebrate their sweet little buns off. No, it wasn’t in the historic distillery district, but I have to admit, I preferred their backyard far more. 1. Their property is bananas. 2. How special is it to have these memories and recall them by looking out of your window. I love that and I love that these two had the best day. Grateful for people like W + Z for reminding me why I love this job, for laughing and being present and enjoying the day. Ps. They only booked me for two hours. Now take a look at what a backyard ceremony and two hours of photography coverage can capture. I have a feeling the wedding industry is going to change, and I am not mad about it. Without further ado, the beautiful backyard wedding of Willa & Z.