Sometimes couples wait until their wedding day to make that promise… and sometimes that happens way before. For Kelley and Nick, a lot led up to their Salem, Oregon farmhouse wedding, but it couldn’t have been any more perfect!
From the COVID-19 pandemic to wildfires that swept through the area and forced the couple to reschedule, it seemed like the odds were stacked against them. Then, when they finally settled in to their new date, the fog rolled in.
But I feel like I’m jumping ahead of myself. Let’s wind it back a notch.
Well, that was easy. Nick’s parents have the most stunning little blueberry farm that they knew would be the perfect venue. In the months leading up to the ceremony, the family even built a large wood deck outside their home that would double as a dancefloor for the reception. It was destined to be a great time!
Convinced that they wanted to have an intimate first look, I settled on the fields that were laden with fog before the ceremony. Then, just as Kelley and Nick walked out, the sun burned through the clouds giving way to the PERFECT DAY. Literally moments before we were about to start shooting, the sun came through for them.
The first look photos captured everything from their first touch to the big reveal. Kelley and Nick are the most magnetic, genuine, kind and hilarious people and the fun and love that they have with each other shone through these photos.
Family is incredibly important to the couple. So, Nick chose to do another special first look with his niece, who doubled as the flower girl. *I’m not crying, you’re crying!!!*
If these had been the only pictures I captured that day I would’ve been satisfied. But, there was still a whole day of once-in-a-lifetime moments ahead to shoot.
The ceremony was STUNNING! With a hand-built rose archway and fields of blueberries in the background, the setting was dreamy. So dreamy, that it’s hard to believe that it was all in Nick’s parents backyard! Nick and Kelley’s furbaby, Daisy walked down the aisle with them and was the best pup-of-honor. Then, after the “I do!”s and a walk back down the aisle as husband and wife, we got the family portraits started.
Since it was already an intimate backyard wedding, both families were able to take their portraits in the fields after the ceremony. You can really feel the love in a micro wedding because each person is so tightly connected with the bride and groom. Each portrait is a tearjerker.
And then it was time to party.
From toasts to the first dance, Kelley and Nick had all the traditional staples of a large ceremony in their micro wedding. They even had a cake cutting and a sparkler send off!
They were an absolute joy to follow around their blueberry field and get down on the dance floor with. The candid smiles, fun, and love just flows through their photos. It’s easy to see how authentic and organic their love story really is. Any scroll through their gallery is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
And with so many moments to capture, they’re able to relive the joy of their wedding day over and over and over again.
If you’re looking to capture the joys of your microwedding get in touch! I’d love to help you celebrate your special day in a big way.
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This was written so beautifully. What a special day and you captured them perfectly.