With a cool breeze, temperatures in the sixties, and a high blanket of clouds giving a bright overcast, this Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn wedding in January could not have been any more perfect. The venue, Welfare Cafe, with its perfect combination of pastures of farm animals and a restored barn, lead it to have a rustic feel with vintage undertones.
I had a blast from start to finish photographing Kendra & Jon’s wedding because there was just so much to take photos of. It was totally was my kinda wedding. Just about everything was made and put together by Kendra and her maid of honor. Even the jacket for her dress was made by her! By the way, if you haven’t already seen her bridal session, go check it out!
When I first met with Kendra, she told me about their story of how they met and how Jon wound up proposing to her at an Avett Brothers concert. Inspired by one of their favorite Avett Brothers’ songs, “January Wedding”, led them to setting their wedding date in January.
It was beautiful to be able to document all the love I saw that day. And like every wedding I photograph, I felt as if I was just a friend that had known them for a long time, who just happened to be documenting it all.
Kendra’s daughter, Fallon, is just too darn precious. During the ceremony she ran up to both of them crying in excitement. And after the ceremony, both of them surprised Fallon with a necklace. Fallon then says, “Oh thank you! I’m going to wear this for the rest of my life”. I literally had tears running down my face after that. It was so adorable. At that point, I couldn’t really see what I shooting. I was just hoping they were in focus.