I had never shot at Beckendorff Farms before and WOW, was it beautiful! I usually stick to my little Brazos Valley bubble, but was introduced to Katie by a friend of mine (who was a bridesmaid in the wedding). Katie was so sweet when we met, and Beckendorff Farms was so gorgeous, that I decided to make the trek!
Spoiler alert: It was worth it.
Beckendorff Farms is a photographer's dream, with backgrounds ranging from grey walls, distressed brick, and a whitewashed front facade. Katie had chosen a palette of soft blues and pinks, which was perfect for a barn that really speaks for itself. It certainly didn't need an abundance of decor brought to it, just little touches to compliment the historic barn reception hall. I loved how they chose a combination of both round and farmhouse tables, which gave the evening a "homey" feel, despite a large number of guests.
Katie and David were a joy to watch on this day because they really took in the moments and enjoyed themselves. It was also one of the best "parties" I've witnessed at a wedding in the recent past! Guests were not just out on the dance floor all night, but were really letting loose and showcasing some unique and enthusiastic dance moves. They also had a live painter at the event, and it was SO neat to watch! I've included an image of the almost finished painting, and you can see how many unique details were painted in.
And folks, I cried twice at this one. Once on Katie's walk down the aisle, because she looked at her Dad as much as she looked at David. Check out the black and white below of her Dad trying to catch his breath when asked "who gives this woman to marry this man?" I was crying then too, but I count that as the same incident. The second set of tears came during the mother son dance (sorry, I'm a boy mom and this just happens). Luckily for all my clients, I'm excellent at shooting through tears. This ain't my first rodeo, after all.
Katie and David, I sincerely thank you for letting me be a part of your family for a day. I hope these photographs bring you as much joy as it brought me to witness the moments.