The morning sky was blue bright and beautiful. This September day was shaping up to be gorgeous allowing me to photograph this glorious farm wedding. Days priors it had snowed, and Hoften Farms was covered in the wintery fluffy stuff. Only thing, it was still summer… Thankfully the ground was drying up quickly, and we were set for a fabulous day for Jessica & Arjan to say “I DO.”
I met Jessica and Arjan a couple of years before their wedding. They were recently engaged and so happy it was easy to see why they fell in love. We met at my studio location in Calgary many times prior to their engagement shoot and wedding day. We chatted about their relationship, what they love about one another and about what is important to each of them. This was when I learned how important their farm and animals were to them. Not only did they plan to have their wedding on their farm, but this is where they wanted their engagement shoot to be photographed. I traveled to their Dairy farm and I photographed them feeding and playing with their animals and walking around the gorgeous landscape of their land. I loved every minute of it. Curious to know if a forever session is a must for you? Dig deep here to explore.
These guys built a couple of barns
On the wedding day, I took a brief walk around their ‘wedding venue,’ and I couldn’t believe my eyes. Jessica and Arjan built another barn for the wedding celebration. Seriously, that’s crazy amazing. The amount of work they did on their land in preparation for their wedding day was mind-blowing
Hair and Makeup went amazingly well for Jessica. The guys were a ton of fun too. Once they were both ready, we did their first look. Arjan’s love for Jessica was easily visible and breathtaking. I’m a sucker for romance so getting to witness such joy between two people makes me very happy.
A fantastic day with sparklers
Located outside of their home (literally) was their ceremony. It did not disappoint. Farms are full of fields and trees and in September, the hues offered a warm rustic feel to this farm wedding. And how cool is to have your wedding outside of your home.
After their ceremony, their reception was held in the barn. Barn weddings are a template for breathtaking photos. Despite the unordinary cool temperatures for September, I was able to take these newlyweds outside and create spectacular sunset pictures. I’ve learned in my world of professional photography to create astonishing colors when you have to. A few tricks with the camera and stunning sunset photos were captured. Sparklers were lit and made for an incredible finish to this glorious fall day.
Jessia and Arjan, thank you for allowing me to photograph and share in your fabulous day.