I had the extreme pleasure of photographing my cousin Julia's wedding this past weekend. She and Trent tied the knot in an adorable, personalized and unique ceremony. They're an incredibly special couple and that was increasingly apparent through the special touches in their ceremony, on the centerpieces, or in the small touches of their personality here and there. It was a terrific outdoor wedding in Brookings, South Dakota, where the two of them went to college. The ceremony and reception were both held in the same place, in the gorgeous and luscious backyard of Trent's grandparent's home.
Throughout the backyard, there were little touches of Trent and Julia everywhere — mason jars filled with flowers from the gardens of friends and family, favorite board games on the reception tables and little hand-drawn signs directing guests to different sections of the celebration. The overall view of the place was breathtaking, but even a closer eye unveiled simple, appreciated touches of the couple.
And of course, in true Julia fashion, she let me let loose on picture-taking, letting my vision guide how I saw the day. It would've been hard to not show the joy, fun and love that everyone was experiencing that day.