Michael + Kellen // Wedding at the Farm
One of my favorite things to do is to collaborate, connect, second shoot, learn and make friends with creative people! In this situation, I was here in Phoenix, doing my thing, and I got an email from the lovely Jessica of Jessica Renea Photography out of Saint Paul Minnesota asking me to shoot her sisters wedding with her! What an honor. I was so excited to meet Jessica and bring our artistic efforts and perspectives together. Its totally amazing how two people, in the same moment, with similar intelligent camera equipment, can capture the emotion, the scenery and the light in completely different ways to tell the story differently. It was fun swapping back and forth so she could jump in some shots....oh, did I not tell you??? The girl doubled as a bridesmaid and the photographer! Talk about talent. Not only did she rock the wedding walking down the isle, supporting her sister, dancing and mingling but she also captured the day with such grace and total beauty. You would have never guessed she was in the wedding at the same time! Flawless.
I simply loved how well we worked together seamlessly swapping back and forth to capture the day without missing an opportunity for her to jump in and join in the excitement of the moment. It really was such an honor and privileged to be able to assist Jessica in this beautiful event for her family....Now for the bride and groom. Kellen and Michael were absolutely adorable. They met through a friend while studying abroad. One of those moments you only see in movies where her best friend says "You would love this guy Michael, he would be perfect for you!" and where his guy friend says "You would love this girl Kellen!" They met, they fell in love, and the rest is history. We started the day on the farm as Kellen got her makeup, hair and beautiful dress on and prepared for the days events! The funny thing was, while she was doing that, Michael was arriving in style....in a school bus. Thats right. They rented a school bus for some rockstar photos with their bridal party! It was so fun! After that, the day went rather smoothly as we spent the afternoon on the grounds of the farm, capturing beautiful photos of their reveal (my favorite option for a wedding day by far!), their bridal party and sweet intimate photos of the two of them together. I seriously loved every minute of it! They are some of the most sweet, laid back and down to earth people. It was so beautiful watching their gentle, fun-loving and REAL love unfold before my lens. Take a look below at the delicious sunshine, sweet kisses and I DOs among the trees!