Shout out to farms and weddings being held on them. You really get that perfect rustic beauty with plenty of land to explore for photos. Erica & Ben’s Blooming Hill Farm wedding hit on all the points you could want during a perfect summer’s day. This was such a gem of a Hudson Valley wedding venue that even exceeded my lofty expectations. There is something just special to me when you can juxtapose the elegance of a wedding with the rawness of a fully functioning farm. I also loved how Blooming Hill Farm ran things. From Erica’s bouquet, which was grown and picked right from the property (probably a first for me) to all of the food, which was self-sustained by the farm. It was also insanely delicious. I’m supposed to be talking about a wedding right now and not food but I digress.
Start to finish this was an incredibly fun day for me to document photographically. There was lots of excited energy early on and as chill and relaxed as a bride as I’ve ever seen. Lots of powerful emotion during the ceremony (Dad tears always gets me). And even after all of that, there was somehow even more energy on the dance floor, which is downright shaking beneath my feet. Alright, on to the photos.