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Adam and Britt met playing volleyball a handful of years ago.
They began dating the following year, and after awhile, Adam and his two girls moved in with Britt and her son and daughter.
Last spring, the two families came together to form a brand new family in an intimate, rustic wedding in a field in central Minnesota.
When Britt explained her plans for the wedding, I was immediately smitten.
As much as I like and appreciate large, celebratory weddings with all the bells and whistles, there’s something very intentional and heartfelt about bringing together only your immediate families, setting up some chairs in a field that holds significance to you, saying simple, poignant vows to each other, and then celebrating by going out to dinner together with your families afterwards.
That’s exactly what Britt and Adam did.
We started the day with portraits; of Adam and Britt, of the kids, and of everyone together.
The setting was perfect, and I would be happy if I could shoot there every day.
Except the ticks… I could have done without those but it is Minnesota after all.
Then, their immediate families arrived, and we took more photos of the group.
A short, simple ceremony followed, with each child taking part in the ceremony with a reading or prayer.
And when it was all over, I said goodbye as they all headed to celebrate at nearby Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge.
Britt and Adam: thank you so much for inviting me into your world to photograph your wedding day. I felt like an appreciated part of your inner circle as we spent the afternoon together, exploring the field, capturing photos of your special day. The way you involved the kids in the ceremony brought tears to my eyes, and I know you will have a very happy life together. God bless you all!