What a beautiful venue Dave and Karin picked for their wedding! It was our first visit to Hope Glen Farm and there were so many textured locations to shoot. Dave and Karin were up for whatever really, but my favorites might be the plantation / senior portraits we took on the stone wall before the ceremony. Multiple photobombs by Emily were a very close second.
Rain interrupted the party for a bit, but allowed for a gorgeous ceremony in the pavilion. And then the party was on… horseshoes, goats, our new photo booth, Bob’s toast/roast & ribbon wand/tambourine/cowbell extravaganza, “Ballroom Blitz” by Todd, a sparkler tunnel departure, teenage sober cabs, and a pretty incredible party on a gorgeous Minnesota summer Sunday night.
Perhaps what I love most about being a photographer is having a “backstage pass” to document people’s lives. Add into the mix being able to capture such a good friend throughout all the highs and lows of life, and it becomes a pretty awesome responsibility and privilege. After photographing 250+ weddings, Dave and Karin set the new and untouchable record for the longest applause after the wedding pronouncement. It seemed like almost a full 3 minutes, and was a testament to how you live your lives. Thanks for being such awesome people, and allowing us all to witness your wedding day! -Judd and Josh