If you are thinking about planning a summer farm wedding in Cincinnati there are some important facts to consider. I’ve photographed many farm weddings in the summer over the years and the heat can play a major role in your day. Think about planning the ceremony later in the day to beat some of the harsh hours midday. Also make sure to offer guests amenities like fans, bug spray, lots of icy drinks, and a place to cool off. When its time for your bridal portraits I always, always recommend waiting until it cools down to sneak away and capture the moment. Coddling and touching each other covered in sweat is not fun for portraits. If you wait until the sun dips down it makes the experience much more memorable for everyone.

Katie + Dylan’s summer farm wedding was absolutely beautiful!! The clouds were out, there was a light breeze, and we all had a blast exploring Dylan’s parent’s property through the woods, in their fields, and around the barn. These two are so perfect for each other-very sweet, and had to wait a long time for their big day. They met at Bonnaroo, Katie is from Canada, and Dylan is from Ohio. With lots of distance and traveling the rest is history.  Katie is a fiber artist and handmade many of the details for the day. If you have the talent and time its really special to add handmade touches to your event. As you can see they danced the night away under the stars (of course they were handmade stars). Its not difficult to take a great photo of Katie! Her beautiful smile lit up the room all day and into the night.

Looking for more inspiration? Here’s another outdoor barn wedding I photographed here in Cincy for an artistic bride.

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