June 4, 2016 -
It was the quintessential summer day; the wind rustled bright green leaves in trees that reached up to greet a jovial blue sky. I arrived with plenty of time to explore the property, which only seemed to make me smile more and more with each step. Dodgin's Barn served the day with beauty and dignity: A rustic-chic property where expansive, luscious green fields meet a fresh-faced barn.
After shooting Summer and Phillip's engagement a few months prior, I felt like we had been friends for years. Walking around with these two and seeing their excitement build from their engagement shoot to the wedding made this day special to me as well.
From the girls getting ready with champagne and early 2000s jams, to the guys piled into an air-conditioned room with beer and laughter to escape the afternoon rays, this group welcomed me into their ultra-relaxed, gorgeous day with ease.
The sunshine graced us with her presence until the last possible second. Phillip and Summer giggled as the sky darkened during the ceremony, the thunder practically enunciating the "I Do"s. I have never taken post-ceremony pictures so quickly! Drop by drop, the sky began to open up. The second Summer and Phillip stepped inside the reception tent, it monsooned!
Rain or shine, this group knew how to celebrate life, love, and laughter.
Congratulations Summer & Phillip!