When we arrived at Willow Lake Farm in Windom, Minnesota for Anna and Mark’s wedding, the photo station was to be set up in a small ‘milking station’ in the barn. The room had a structural post right in the middle of the shooting area and a board running over a trough in the ground. I knew this would be crazy-different than the first photo station I ran in a near-brand-new reception hall – but of course, it was still going to be a blast.
I knew from working with Anna and Mark over the past 9 months how important the farm was to them. It came up numerous times in our conversations while planning, from their awesome custom wedding website, to their engagement session photographs, the ‘Willow Lake Farm’ was a constant topic of discussion.
Walking around a bit, it became clear to me that even the photo station pictures needed to have a sense of ‘place’; an anonymous backdrop just wouldn’t be right. So I moved a few tables and some tools, and decided to use this gnarly wall instead. Everyone dug that idea, and I agree that it worked out amazingly well.
I love how the photo station really gets everyone’s personality front and center. And man, Anna and Mark had some ‘personalities’ at their wedding, for sure. Great times. 🙂