Hallie & Adam
My wedding season has mostly come to an end, and I'm left reflecting on some of my favorite moments from an incredible summer and fall. September was crowded with weddings-- 11 all in all. It was a fast paced, challenging, yet extremely rewarding month for me. Hallie and Adam's family & friends focused farm wedding (holy f) was a very sweet and bright spot in a whirlwind of a month. Like many weddings this season, Hallie is an old friend-- we swam together as kids on swim team and ended up going to high school together. Hallie witnessed the beginning of my interest in photography and I saw her develop a passion for labor justice which has led her to working on behalf of unions.
I had never met Adam until their wedding morning. He was in the kitchen of the main barn helping finish appetizers, surrounded by busy relatives and friends donning aprons, holding flowers, carting around cone-shaped bunting. It became clear to me throughout the day that Hallie anchors Adam and slows him down. There is a nonverbal language that flits between the two of them that only they understand. Hallie's eyes crinkle when she looks as Adam every single time. It was sweet to witness. I felt like I was slowing down with them that day-- they seemed to have that effect on a lot of people.
The owner of York farm took me on a tour of the grounds when I first arrived. He fed me every kind of table grape they grow. I already knew this was going to be a good day. Guests strolled around the property all day and into the evening after pitching their own tents. Adam's mom performed reiki on the two as they got dressed quietly together. Then, a sweet and thoughtful ceremony followed by a warm and cozy barn reception. There was pizza from the pizza oven, a bonfire out front, golf cart rides packed with children to and from the pig pen. The night ended with Hallie running around in the twilight checking on friends and gathering people to dance. As I walked out, I shot the final image of the night at the end of this collection. I hope some of the feelings I witnessed translate to these images.
Happy, you two.