summer time portraits

The thing about a farm wedding in July is....HEAT. So what my job is, is to make sure that 1. you get your portrait time completed + beautiful memories to keep forever and 2. you're comfortable doing it. When I work with a couple on their timeline, I make sure to point out. you might not want to do photos at 4pm on July 22nd. What is the point of me taking your precious wedding day time when you're just.sweating.your.face.off!? When the thing I say over and over is "get closer" and the couple is looking at each other like, I love you but no thank you!!

I wanted to share some of my favorite portraits from the year so far with you and point out these weren't done when they were *supposed* to be done. It was just too much to do these after the ceremony. So, we improvised. The couple went to cocktail hour, enjoyed themselves, COOLED OFF, and then after they ate their dinner, we skipped outside and did all our portrait time during sunset-ish golden hour. Everything lined up perfectly, and we're left with some of my favorite portraits! (shot on digital and portra 160)