So, it's no secret that I love shooting at Oak Hill Weddings, outside of Galena, IL. It really is a perfect spot for a wedding. There are so many great locations for weddings, the barn house is amazing to get ready in, the tent is lovely for receptions, there is an old schoolhouse, an adorable little chapel in case of rain and a perfect little general store. Plus the staff and owners are amazing to work with. So, any time I hear from a couple that is getting married there I do a little happy dance. It was no exception when I first talked to Amanda and Brad. And then I got to meet them for their engagement session last fall and I adored them as well as their venue and I knew their wedding day would be great. And it did not disappoint.
There is just something about love….something about the way it makes a couple smile and the way it makes family and friends just glow with happiness for a couple. Love can carry a wedding day along and make it shine…just as it did with Amanda and Brad's day. I will admit that their wedding was on the hottest day I have ever photographed on. Just ask Brad how many times he had to blow his vest dry after being in the heat. But you know what? It was still a perfect day. Because Amanda and Brad are two lovely people and because it was such a joy to watch them interact on their wedding day.
I have to give a shout out to my second shooter and helper extraordinaire, Christine Dopp of Natural Intuition Photography. Some of her photos are above, where noted. (not only did she take some absolutely gorgeous photos she also was a seamstress, florist, food getter, and all around huge help to EVERYONE. you rock girl!)
Thank you Amanda and Brad for letting us be a part of your day. It was an honor!