Friday, June 24, 2011

Wedding: Ethan & Laura

I just did a wedding shoot for a young couple from church. They both went to school for dairy farming, so they wanted a simple, country wedding. A call was put out to the groom's small community, and many friends and neighbors contributed beautiful flowers from their own gardens for the wedding and reception. Everything looked wonderful and had the fresh, beautiful scent of nature's bloom!


Garden Flowers

The groom's mother prepared small bouquets to adorn the ends of the church pews.

Pew Bouquets

Flower Girl

Bridal Gown

Bridal Shoes

The wedding rings were forged by the groom's aunt, herself a goldsmith; made from his father's broken wedding band.

Family-Forged Rings

A glass commemorating the occasion was given to each guest attending the reception; the antique, glass milk bottles once belonged to the groom's great-grandfather.

Glasses and Milk Bottles

Cake Top

Wedding Party

Bench Kiss

The church's neighbor was kind enough to allow us the use of his barn as a backdrop.

Ethan & Laura

The groom's mother loves taking photos and had many wonderful suggestions regarding both location and pose; such as this field with mountains along the horizon as well as having the bride hold out her skirt. It made my job easier. :)

Country Bride

Bridal Bouquet

Through Fields and Over Mountains

Glancing Back


  1. Awesome!!!! You did a lovely job, Rene!!! Absolutely lovely!

  2. These are fantastic Rene! You did a great job!
    Wonderful location too...

  3. Thank you so much, Lisa and David! :)