Sauk Valley Farms Resort Wedding – Brooklyn, Michigan – Amanda & Ben
MR & MRS BARNHILL
I met Amanda & Ben at their engagement session last fall. Can I just start off this blog by saying, this is hands down THE SWEETEST couple. From the beginning, they have been so kind, caring, & great to work with! Their wedding was a dream. Packed full, Sauk Valley was the PERFECT venue for these two and their family & friends to celebrate! The weather was crazy. If you live in Michigan, you know we have had nothing but rain for the last ten years.. ok, maybe just a month, but feels like an eternity. It hailed and stormed a few times. But God was smiling down on these two and gave them BEAUTIFUL weather for portraits and no serious issues, thankfully.
Join me in this blog post to share along with these two on their wedding day!
Here are some of my favorites!
I love this dress so much!! The detail was stunning, and the subtle blush underneath just added a touch of romance!
This might be my favorite black & white bridal getting ready shot. Just so calm, slipping on her heels to go get married to the love of her life!
Ben's father was his BEST MAN! *insert tears*
He was so sweet, had the biggest grin on his face, and gave such a heartfelt best man speech, about his BEST FRIEND, his SON!
Chelsea escorted Amanda out to do a first look with her DAD!! *cue more tears*
His smile lit up when he saw her. Tears welled up in everyone's eyes. It was a sweet moment!
The gorgeous girls did a few photos before the ceremony! How adorable is that beautiful red head flower girl. I am a sucker for red heads, being one myself!
I cannot say enough good things about Tamara Terry's Florals! She is a dream to work with!!
& it's time to get MARRIED!!
Ben was taken back by Amanda walking towards him. You could see his eyes swelling with tears of joy and excitement. When I arrived to the venue he said to me "Lindsay, I am so nervous. I haven't eaten or slept good." He was genuinely so happy and nervous at the same time, but in such a great way! These two will go the distance. I just feel it in my soul!!
You are now Husband & Wife!
I LOVE this one of them with their parents!
This bridal party was SO MUCH FUN to work with. All day everyone was so supportive, attentive, and kind. They all wanted to have the BEST day, and we all sure did!
AMANDA! You just radiate beauty!
I typically try to do a 'sunset sneak out / night time portrait' shots if I can. Well I saw the beautiful pink sky and thought "I'll save that for real sunset, it will be bolder, prettier, etc"
I AM SO GLAD I CHANGED MY MIND
I said to them "No, let's just do a few now in case!" & I'm so glad I did! They turned out stunning. *see the last photo for my current favorite wedding photo EVER*
Amanda's AUNT made her cake. It was beautiful, so sweet and perfectly made!
First dances at a wedding are just so special to watch! You finally get a moment to soak it in, tangled up with your new spouse and just enjoy a breathe.
& you KNOW they CELEBRATED the rest of the NIGHT!!
Amanda & Ben,
Thank you SO MUCH for choosing Lindsay Adkins Photography, Michigan Wedding Photographer, to celebrate and capture such a beautiful love story! I can't wait to watch your beautiful future, and hopefully share in more life moments!