Kristie and Harris are possibly the sweetest couple I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing. They are beautiful people, inside and out, and I was so excited to be asked to be a part of their day. I went to high school with Kristie; where we spent many late nights toiling away in the art room. Kristie is an artist, an organizer, and thoughtful person, so I knew her wedding would be wonderful. I was grinning like an idiot even editing these photos.
The ceremony took place on Harris’ family farm. A real farm. His father, like his grandfather before him, is a dairy farmer just north of the city. It was the most beautiful barn I have ever been in. Banjos, and lemonade, and a rug from the farmhouse. And people crying with happy. And Kristie and Harris riding the waves like the sweetly even-keeled people they are. And at dinner at The Briars, there were cupcakes, and speeches, and laughing. Kristie’s father has been planning his speech for her wedding since she was eight years old. Part of his speech was showing an old family movie from a camping trip, a long time ago, where he asks little Kristie questions about her grown-up future. And then he asks little Kristie permission to play the movie at her wedding one day, and she agrees. The sunset, and screened-in porches, and dancing, and family all around. It was perfect.