Samantha and Adam's wedding was a wonderfully fun Vermont country wedding at Grace Farm, Fairfax, VT. The view was outstanding and the weather, although a tad on the warm side, still beautiful! They are also professional photographers so I was super pleased when they chose me to photograph their wedding! In fact Samantha wrote me an awesome review for Wedding Wire and you can read it here: wedding wire review
Samantha got ready in the main house and we were also able to photograph a lot of the details there. It is so great to have the time to get creative with the details and the getting ready photos and Samantha allowed us more than enough time before the ceremony for this. Wedding details are so important when you want an album as they tend to add an editorial feel to it. I try and photograph them in the same style so they work together. In this setting the hall was fairly dark but the window allowed a shaft of light that made for a very dramatic setting:
I loved that we could hang the wedding dress in the hallway and photograph it though the doorway and then move it inside the room to get a shot of it in the mirror.
I do not usually include a lot of the bride getting ready photos in my blogs but in this case, the light was amazing and the room perfect for some dramatic photographs of Samantha and her bridesmaid.
Samantha and Adam opted not to have a First Look before their wedding ceremony, so it was important to get Adam's expression when he saw Samantha in her stunning wedding dress for the first time.
The wedding ceremony site at Grace Farm has spectacular views across Northern Vermont and luckily it was the perfect day to capture the scenery as well as the colorful ceremony.
After the wedding ceremony the bridal party headed for the woods for the "formals" add we also had enough time to get a few candids as well. I honestly believe the natural, candid photos tell so much about the wedding day and the couple as well and I always try to shoot as many candid photos as I can throughout the entire wedding day.
After all the formals, Samantha and Adam took a break and then we went back out for their romance session. I love being able to spend time on tis part of the wedding day and always encourage my couples to allow at least 30 minutes, preferable 45 for this fun photo session.
Then the ice cream truck arrived and everyone enjoyed the traditional Vermont Maple Creeme!
The wedding reception was inside the rustic barn which also had sweeping views of Northern Vermont and Samantha and Adam danced the night away with their friends and family.
As we walked back to the car, I was just so amazed by the beautiful light and countryside here in Vermont and felt so blessed to be able to do what I love and live in one of the most beautiful states in the US.
Rustic, Vermont country style wedding photographed by top Vermont wedding and elopement photographer Sally Carpenter, Woodstock, VT.