There's no denying that I love weddings. My heart literally soars with excitement over all the details, all the emotions and the celebration of two souls becoming one. But being a fairly new bride myself (Here's to a year and a half of blissful marriage!) I am no stranger to the stress that comes along with planning such a thing. Praise the dear Lord for wedding planners (seriously, if you are a bride and not a wedding planner yourself, hire one pronto!). And praise the dear Lord to for all the access to full on I-N-S-P-I-R-A-T-I-O-N we have everywhere from Pinterest to our friends wedding photos. So each year when it comes time for Heartland Living Magazine's wedding issue to come together I jump at the chance to collaborate and point my lens at some of the most inspiring wedding ideas, tips and trends the team pulls together. After hitting the road to the Boca Grande gulf coast beach last year (you can check out that shoot by clicking here) we decided to keep things local and ventured just down the road to The Barn at Paso Fino for some hometown, bright and colorful inspiration complete with gorgeous oversized blooms, citrus themed fun and all the pops of color you could hope for. Thanks to all the folks that came together to make this photographers heart oh-so-happy when peering through my lens!
Heartland Living Magazine
Photography: Caroline Maxcy Photography
Hair and Makeup: Hair and Beauty by Jen (Jen Maxcy)
Attire: Angelique Bridal Boutique
Florals and Design: DHS Design Guild / The Wild Hare Flowers
Event Design and Naked Wedding Cake: Pink Pineapple
Painted Cake: Cookie Jar Bakeshop
Jewelry: Highlands Master Jewelers
Invitation Design: Kristy's Kreatives
Location: The Barn at Paso Fino
Models: Jess Anderson Talent (Models: Abby Sinclair, Dak Murphy, Vanessa Vasquez, Sarah Schermerhorn, Mason Hill, Zakera Barnes)
Film Camera Rental: Contax Rentals
Film Developing and Processing: The Find Lab
I shot thousands (yes thousands) of digital photos along with nearly 5 rolls of FujiPro 400H film in the span of our long afternoon for this shoot. You'll find a mix of both in the images below. See if you can tell the difference! And if you have a hankering for the romance of that film look on your wedding day let's chat about adding it to your wedding day photography package. Enjoy!