November 4, 2017

Lakota’s Farm Wedding Photos | Sara + David

Back in September, I had the opportunity to photograph a wedding for the first time at the Wedding Barn at Lakota’s Farm in Cambridge, NY.  It was a fabulous day!  My clients, Sara and David, were wonderful to photograph, and The Wedding Barn is truly spectacular!  Yes, it is a rustic, barn wedding venue.  But it is also so much more!  The owner, Kim, has thought of every detail.  It is not only visually beautiful to photograph, it is a comfortable place to hang out for the day.  You really feel like you are more in someone’s home instead of a wedding venue.

I asked Sarah to share a little bit about how she and David met.  Below is their story:

Lakotas Farm Wedding Photos
What a lovely place for Wedding Photos!

David and I met shortly after I moved to Eugene, OR to teach at the University of Oregon. As an academic who is always thinking and sitting at a computer, I immediately loved that he was an organic vegetable farmer, and with his grounded personality we balance each other out.

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Sunflowers and a big, red barn–what a perfect setting!
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Floral details–the floral design for the wedding was by Samantha Nass.  Can you spot the carrot foliage in the bouquet?
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His and Hers details. Sarah got ready in the Bridal Suite and David got ready in the Man Cave.
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The Bride wore cowboy boots–fun!
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Don’t you just love the expression on David’s Mom’s face while she was watching Sarah get ready? Priceless!

Adirondack Groom Wedding Photo

Man Cave Lakotas Farm
There is a little cabin called the Man Cave for the guys to use to get ready.

Adirondack Wedding Photos

Rustic Wedding Groom Photos
So many great places for photos!
Groom Inspiration Photos
Handsome guys!

After two years in Oregon I had to take another job across the country in Massachusetts. This might have seemed impossible, but instead David proposed shortly after I moved.

Barn Wedding Bridesmaid
The Bride’s sister wore cowboy boots too!
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First look with Dad–so special.
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I really like the way the barn incorporates knotty pine and vintage doors.  Sarah’s dress is from Something Blue and is by Watters.
Vintage Chic Farm Wedding Photos
Sisters. These two are so fun!
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Family Photos in the Bridal Suite area.

Rather than waiting for things to somehow “work out” we decided that we were going to be together no matter what.

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There are lots of little areas at the Wedding Barn that are very cozy and home like.
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Guests arriving for the ceremony.

A huge life lesson for us has been that life is too short to wait for things to fall into place, if you want something to happen you have to make a choice and then orient your life toward it. For us, that meant that being together and starting a family despite the fact that we currently have jobs that are across the country.

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The wedding ceremony incorporated Buddhist elements. Friends of the couple created the ceremony space.

Unique Wedding ceremony details

Naturalistic Wedding Ceremony elemants
Elements of Nature were used on the altar.
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That moment of anticipation before the ceremony starts.
Buddhist wedding ceremony
The Bride walking down the aisle is always very special.

Wedding Ceremony Photos Upstate NY

Wedding Ceremony Photos Lakotas Barn

Hands just speak to me.
Alternative Wedding Ceremony Photo
Reverend Joy Burke incorporated a hand fasting ritual in the ceremony.
Wedding Bouquet with Carrots
Carrots–of course!

Wedding Ring Exchange Photo

Rustic Upstate NY Farm Wedding Photos
We had the most perfect blue sky that day!
Outdoor Barn Wedding Ceremony Photo
First married kiss.

We are figuring out where we will eventually settle, but in the meantime we couldn’t be happier knowing that we will be together. Follow your dreams and don’t think you need to everything all figured out in advance!

Bride and Groom Photos Upstate NY Barn Wedding
Picture perfect locations everywhere.

Rustic Bride and Groom Wedding Photos
Picture perfect locations everywhere.

Rustic chic Bride Photos

Wedding Portrait Bride Groom

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My take on American Gothic, but they look too happy. LOL.

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Rustic Barn Wedding Floral Design
The floral design was stunning, don’t you agree?
Rustic Dairy Barn Wedding Photo
Selective focus can be fun.
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Such pretty cards!
Barn Wedding Food
Food was catered by Lily and the Rose.
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I loved that there was a special spot for the kids to hang out.
Wedding Reception Wedding Barn
Introductions–so fun!

Wedding Reception Photos Upstate NY

Wedding Reception Photos Cambridge NY

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Dairy Barn Wedding Reception Photos

Vintage Chic Wedding Reception Photos

Wedding Ring Photos Upstate NY

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Great panorama view.

Country Wedding Photo Upstate NY

Upstate NY Wedding Photos

Barn Wedding Reception Photos

Barn Wedding Cake Cutting Photos

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One of my favorite images from Sarah and David’s wedding.  The end of a perfect day.

We hope you enjoyed this blog post.  May we suggest this Real Wedding Blog Post?

Wedding Vendors for Sara and David’s Wedding at the Wedding Barn at Lakota’s Farm:

Wedding Photography | Blackburn Portrait Design       Wedding Officiant | Joy Burke

Catering | Lily and the Rose                                          Floral Design | Samantha Nass

Entertainment | Saratoga Sound DJs                           Wedding Attire | Something Bleu 

Stylist | Joanna Romanzo, Lipstick N Lashes

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