Raleigh Wedding Photographer | Windy Hill Farm Styled Shoot

 The grooms hugged at sunset during their styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC. 

the beginning

It has been one year since one of my most favorite days ever.  HOLY. MOLY.

Back aways (I mean, a WAYS aways) I met Kevin and Cameron, an amazing couple sooooo in love, whom I met because of a giveaway I was doing in honor of the Orlando nightclub shooting. They were (excuse me, ARE) the bomb. Fun, friendly, and happy, so full of laughter and positivity that I instantaneously fell in love with them. I blogged about their entire session and how much fun we had on the family farm taking sunset pictures in the tobacco leaves, but alas, that was on my old website and no longer exists. BUMMER. 

Anywho, I kept in touch with them, because they became family. And my family, over New Years in 2016/2017, became engaged. EEEEEK!

 

why it happened

One day, I was chatting with my friend Caroline from The Prettiest Pieces, and we were both saying to each other, MAN, I really would love to do another styled shoot together! In fact, wouldn't it be great if we knew someone who got engaged and wants pretty pictures?

BAM! Kevin and Cam flashed in my head. They are just the kindest, most giving souls around, and if anyone deserved another shoot... it would be them. I knew that it would be perfect. However... I'm busy. Caroline is busy. And I had no idea where to even begin! Enter Emily of Emily Katherine Events, a super detailed and super organized wedding planner who knew how to get it done. Not only did Emily take our idea and run with it, but she knocked it out of the park with the most amazing vendors!!! We also had chinchilla rabbits, friendly goats, and the best sunset you could ever possibly ask for.

This shoot has been one of my favorites since we had it last year. It has been published countless times, and is still going to get published in future blogs still! It makes my heart happy to see these photos, and I just can't believe that it's taken me this long to share them all with you in my own blog. How rude of me.

 

the team of awesomeness

And trust me, it really is the team of awesomeness! Here's all the amazing creatives who took part in helping us make this shoot a complete dream:

Photos: Rose Trail Images     Rentals: The Prettiest Pieces     Planner: Emily Katherine Events     Venue: Windy Hill Farm     Attire: Bernard's Formalwear     Florals: Springwell Gardens     Gifts: Southern Oak Gift Co.     Donuts: Monuts     Accessories: Carlisle and Linny Vintage Jewelry     Invite and Program: Wrap Up the Party     Signage: Raleigh Calligraphy & Design

 Succulents adorn the table at the styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC. 
 Succulents, blue glass ware, and driftwood adorn the table at the styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC. 
 Succulents, blue glass ware, and driftwood adorn the table with the groom and groom place cards at the styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC. 
 Succulents, blue glass ware, and driftwood adorn the farm table at the styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC. 
 Groom and groom place cards, along with driftwood and glass wares, adorn the farm table at the styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC. 
 The grooms sit at the farm table during their styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC. 
 The rings and invites sit atop the farm table Succulents, blue glass ware, and driftwood adorn the table at the styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC. 
 Rings, invitations, acorns and flowers adorn the farm table at the styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC. 
 The grooms button up their vests and suits at their styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC. 
 A close up of one of the grooms' boutonniere at their styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC. 
 A close up of one of the grooms' horseshoe cufflinks at their styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC. 
 A close up of one of the grooms' horse head cufflinks at their styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC. 
 A close up of one of the grooms' cream colored boutonnieres at their styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC. 
 A close up of the grooms hands with their personalized wedding bands at their styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC. 
 The rustic table decor at the reception is filled with candles, flowers, and different flavors of donuts, taken by Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The rustic table decor at the reception is filled with candles and poppy flowers, taken by Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The rustic table decor at the reception is covered with different flavors of donuts, taken by Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The rustic table decor at the reception is filled with flowers and different flavors of Monuts donuts, taken by Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The rustic table decor at the reception is filled with candles, flowers, and different flavors of donuts and a sign reading "All you need is love and donuts", taken by Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The rustic table decor at the reception is filled with candles, flowers, and different flavors of donuts, while the grooms feed donuts to each other, taken by Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 A rustic ladder is used as a whiskey station and is covered in whiskey, glasses, ice cubes, and ingredients to make a whiskey sour drink, taken by Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms pour themselves a whiskey sour drink during their styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 A rustic ladder is used as a whiskey station and is covered in whiskey, glasses, ice cubes, limes, and ingredients to make a whiskey sour drink, taken by Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms toast themselves with a whiskey sour drink during their styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms toast themselves with whiskey during their styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms pose in their rustic farm reception decor during their styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms steal a kiss in the middle of the rustic farm reception decor during their styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 There was chocolate and regular milk to go with the donuts at the rustic farm styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms toasted with chocolate and regular milk, along with their donuts, at the rustic farm styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The groom holds a chinchilla bunny outside in the sunset during the rustic farm styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms hold chinchilla bunnies outside in the sunset during the rustic farm styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms hold chinchilla bunnies outside in the sunset during the rustic farm styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The decor is setup outside in the sunset at the rustic styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The typewriter, flowers, and invitations were setup outside in the sunset at the rustic styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The suitcases, flowers, and invitations were setup outside by the barn at the rustic styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The wooden sign saying "happily ever after" was setup outside by the barn at the rustic styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The suitcases and gifts were setup outside by the barn at the rustic styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms gave each other gift boxes with whiskey in them at the rustic styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms kissed on the swing outside by the barn at the rustic styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms kissed in the magnolia tree outside by the barn at the rustic styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms show off their patterned socks on the stone pathway at the rustic styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms stand in the sunset at the rustic styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The red couch is adorned with flowers, gifts, and rustic decor while in the sunset at the rustic styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The goats wander in the sunset at the rustic styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms sit on the red couch in the sunset and give each other gifts during the rustic styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms sit on the red couch and give each other gifts during the rustic styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms kiss on the red couch in the sunset during the rustic styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms feed the goat by the red couch and rustic decor during the rustic farm styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The goat tries to eat the flowers and rustic decor during the farm styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 A close up of the flowers, coke boxes, and rustic decor during the farm styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.
 The grooms pose at the red couch with the flowers and rustic decor during sunset at the farm styled engagement session with Rose Trail Images at Windy Hill Farm near Raleigh, NC.