• Ian + Jennifer

She emailed me and said that she was getting married on her parent’s farm in West Virginia and I was so excited! I love weddings that take place at home! Our wedding reception was held in my parent’s backyard and I couldn’t have imagine it anywhere else. As Michael and I pulled up to the quaint yellow house overlooking the field where the reception would take place, it reminded me so much of our wedding day. Friends and family were running around prepping last minute details and as I talked to Jenny’s mom, she told that it took an army of friends to pull this wedding off. As hard as DIY weddings are, there is something so wonderful about getting married in a place that means so much to you. I loved seeing to-do lists around the house and I watching friends, cousins and other family members pitch in throughout the day. Their labor of love truly paid off because Ian and Jenny’s day couldn’t have been more beautiful.

The weather was gorgeous through the ceremony and their portraits and then the rain came for only 20 minutes and really cooled everything down for the reception. I don’t know what we loved more, the awesome setting, the amazing people or the baby chicks that guest could hold during cocktail hour! I mean how cute is THAT?! I’ve seen a lot of things at weddings but baby chicks was a new one for me! Not only were there chicks present, ALL of the animals on the farm had red bow ties and they were adorable!

Ian and Jenny’s wedding couldn’t have been more fun and we loved being a part of such an amazing celebration in such a special place!! I’m already late posting this today so I’ll let you get to the pictures but I just have to thank Jenny and Ian again for allowing us to be there! There are so many photographers that would have been closer to the venue and yet you chose us to be a part of your day and we are truly honored. Congratulation you two!!! Enjoy your new life as husband and wife!!!

This may be my greatest balancing act yet on the left!

She has such a unique ring! 

The boys checking out what’s happening outside! 

LOVED Jenny’s dress!

Ringing the bell! Ceremony time! 

The ceremony took place down the hill behind the house on the shore of the river. 

Love this shot of Jenny’s dad right before he gives her away:)

Smiling at her parents:)

Jenny you are stunning! 


Love their small, intimate bridal party! 



One of my favorites!!

Such a fun little spot for portraits! 

How cute is the bow tie?! 

Love tree!

Jenny’s sister made these awesome lights that hung over the bar!


Love that lighting display!!!

Ceremony | Taproot Farm
Reception | Taproot Farm
Dress | Designer: Augusta Jones  From: Anna Be
  DJ | Joshua Horevey
Hair | Jessica Brunot of The Hair Company
Makeuo | Genevieve Hollingsworth of Glow Skincare & Makeup
Invitations | Love Vs Design
Catering | Top Flight BBQ
Other Vendors | Photo Booth



xoxo, Katelyn
39 Comments Weddings
  1. Megan Garrison reply

    Katelyn!! This is one of my favorite weddings you’ve shot – so lovely!

  2. Michael & Carina Photography reply

    Perfect! Love the shots of the dancing in the barn! And uggghhh the details are out of this world! Gorgeous couple, too! Just awesome! :)

  3. Carrie logan reply

    oh what a cute and cozy wedding!! so creative and unique! i love that shot of them sitting on the hay bales — it’s like little barn bleachers! ;) ahhhh all the reception lighting is amazing! also, i love that the bottom of her dress is muddy by the end of the night… the sign of a fun day :) beautiful as always!!!!

  4. Tara Peddicord reply

    Oh. I love this wedding. Maybe my favorite part is how dirty the bottom of her dress got by the end of the night. :) so perfect.

  5. Kristen Burtch reply

    Every picture tells a story. I LOVE it!

  6. molly stillman reply

    uhm this wedding is amazing!!!

  7. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    This is such a charming wedding!! Gorgeous portraits and details, Katelyn!! :)

  8. Brittany Marie Photography reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  9. Rebekah Carter reply

    I love how the blue mason jars match the wedding color. And baby chicks & farm animals w/ bows? so cute! The bride’s dress is gorgeous also.

  10. Matoli Keely reply

    wow! i love this wedding! this is probably one of my favorites, just simple and beautiful!

  11. Emily reply

    I can smell the yummy wet hey just looking at these. Love that this bride wasn’t afraid to get her dress dirty! You captured this day perfectly.

  12. Kristina W. reply

    This looks like such a fun and intimate wedding! I love that they had all the animals involved too! Their portraits are fantastic.

  13. Megan White reply

    KAtelyn!! I’m agreeing with the other Megan! This is probably one of my favorite weddings you’ve shot. How cool to have been apart of it! This DEFINITELY going to be “pinned” over and over and OVER! I will be checking back for the vendor list ;-) SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!

  14. Spicytee reply

    Love,love! Beautifully captured! You had me with the details.

  15. patti lashomb reply

    what a beautiful setting! and pies! great photos

  16. Vladimir Dostalek reply

    Beautiful wedding and couple captured so perfectly! Stunning!!

  17. Digna Toledo reply

    I love everything about this wedding. Awesome pictures.

  18. Erin reply

    I love EVERYTHING about this wedding!!!

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  20. Anna reply

    I knew from the start that this was going to be a favorite! =D beautiful wedding, and beautiful images! I LOVE the one you chose to put in the header for this post!

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  22. Shauna Youngberg reply

    I absolutely love this wedding!!! It’s so charming and elegant. Pure happiness and contentment. The details are amazing. Such a perfect wedding to photograph and you captured it extraordinarily well and to it’s fullest! Beautiful, beautiful!

  23. Becca reply

    Seriously?! This is such a CUTE wedding!! Loved every picture!

  24. Virginia Hose reply

    The most beautiful wedding pictures i have seen. The entire wedding was perfect.

  25. Robyn reply

    The love of their family and friends shines thru the pictures! Perfect!

  26. resi reply

    Beautiful wedding, beautiful people, beautiful pictures. Wow Katelyn, these photos are amazing! One of my favourite weddings that you have photographed so far. Jenny and Ian look like the nicest people too :) all the best for them!

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  28. Marcia Barham reply

    Katelyn, You two were amazing on Jenny and Ian’s Wedding Day! You captured the essence of the whole “feel” Jenny wanted. It was a wedding of community. Thank you for capturing the priceless moments forever.

  29. Becca reply

    Katelyn! I love these! If only we could get baby chicks to ours – one of the most unique ideas I’ve ever seen!

  30. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Oh, I love these farm weddings! I love the uniqueness of the bride’s blue sash as well. My favorite pics are probably the ones down by the river.

  31. Annetta reply

    Great job, Katelyn! Love the ones in the tall grass.

  32. Jackie reply

    What a beautiful wedding! Congratulations to you both. I am a friend of Ian’s from college and I am pinning almost every picture! The photos are stunning and the wedding looked like such an amazing time!

  33. Samantha L reply

    Love this wedding! You captured it beautifully! I love all the little details! This is probably my favorite wedding! So unique and charming!

  34. Lindsay Brayda reply

    These photos are all sooo amazing! I love your work Katelyn. you are a huge inspiration to me. The photos from this wedding are breathtaking – awesome wedding, beautiful couple! every detail shot to formal shot…perfection. This is a favorite for me too!

  35. Abby Grace reply

    I love that the bottom of her dress has a bit of mud on it, and I don’t mean that sarcastically- I really do love it! THey are a BEAUTIFUL couple. I love his attire, and her hair? Oh my. Stunning.

  36. ashley link reply

    this is definitely a new favorite wedding!!! :LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

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  38. Mandy reply

    One of my new all-time favorite weddings! I love the continuity and beauty of all the details!!! Such a creative vision to tie everything in so well! You did a great job shooting everything and getting gorgeous light shots KK! :) Gorgeous!

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