Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm

beautiful bride reacting with surprise to something her husband saidWedding photography at Lingrow Farm: It was a beautiful Friday night when Noelle and Bryan had their wedding last fall.  They came all the way from Los Angeles for the wedding and the weather didn’t disappoint.

Wedding photography at Lingrow Farm is always a treat, but this one was unlike any other wedding I’ve done there.

Sometimes Things Don’t Quite Work Out As Planned

I’ll tell you straight up that despite months of effort sometimes things don’t work out as planned.  I am a photographer who works in a documentary style for my clients to tell the story of their wedding day.  So whether an event is pitch perfect or it goes off of the rails, I’m going to photograph it.  Within reason, of course, while I want to tell your story I certainly don’t want to embarrass anyone.  I really struggled with whether or not to even put this post on my website because things went wrong with the electrical power at the venue that night.  I don’t want to embarrass the folks at Lingrow Farm and I trust that they’ve since corrected whatever problem caused the power to go out.  I will say that the staff handled things well and the Gilpin Township VFD were nothing short of awesome.

Update: They’ve fixed things as you can see from this wedding.

Everything Worked Out!

In the end, the evening turned out to be one of the most intense, energetic dance parties that I’ve ever been to!  I guess all of the pent up emotion of having a delay in the party and doubt as to whether it would be able to continue had to come out.  I was blown away by the energy that Noelle and Bryan showed along with their friends and families!

My dear friend Annie O’Neill worked with me that evening and I am so glad to have had her steady hand and fantastic eye to rely on when things got crazy.  In fact, Annie took all of the good pictures in this post 🙂

Enough with the reading and writing!  Let’s look at some photos!

Getting Ready for the Day

Bryan and the guys on their way to the church.

a groom clowns around with his groomsmen on their way to a wedding near Pittsburgh. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.

Noelle got ready at the farmhouse at Lingrow.

a bride gets her hair and makeup done prior to a wedding near pittsburgh in the fall. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.

Bryan’s niece Isabel looked like a little ballerina in her flower girl dress.

a cute flower girl dances before a wedding near pittsburgh

Noelle’s mom zips her wedding gown back at the house.

a bride's mother helps her get dressed before her wedding near Pittsburgh. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.Bryan and his brother waited at the church while Noelle got ready.  These guys crack me up!

a groom looks at his watch because his bride is late to their wedding near pittsburghAlmost ready.

a bride gets ready for her wedding at a farm near pittsburgh. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.

Wash away your sins!

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Noelle’s cousin was her maid of honor.  I guess the hairband was to keep her bangs from flying up 😄

a bride walks with her maid of honor

At the Church

Bryan has a way with words, which brought Noelle to tears when she read a card that he left for her at the back of the church.

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Personally, I’m glad we started a little late.  The light coming through the window was perfect!

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How about that first kiss!?!

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Showing off the ring 💍

a bride shows off her wedding ring to her bridesmaids at a wedding near Pittsburgh.

A Brief But Spectacular Portrait Session

The light was truly spectacular that evening.  We worked really hard for just a few minutes and came away with some pretty amazing portraits.

a bride and groom stare into each other's eyes at sunset in a field outside of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.silhouette of a bride and groom at sunset in a field near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.

Bryan knows what a lucky guy he is👌

A groom knows how lucky he is as he looks at his beautiful bride near pittsburgh in the fall. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.a bride and groom hold hands as they walk through a field at sunset near Pittsburgh. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.an exceptionally beautiful bride in a flowing gown and long veil stands in a field at sunset. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.

Uh Oh!

Just as they were to be announced, the electrical box blew 🙁

sparking electrical box, an angry bride and groom, a fire engine outside of a wedding hall in Western Pennsylvania

The barn had to be evacuated.  The guests were in good spirits and Noelle and Bryan decided that the party had to go on…

a grandmother keeps her granddaughter warm under a blanket outside

…so the guys from the Gilpin Township VFD set up a generator and loaned their gear to the groomsmen!

groomsmen wearing firefighting gear as they drink beer and laugh. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.

An entrance like no other I’ve ever seen!

a bride and groom cheer as they enter their wedding reception with him wearing firefighting gear. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.a groom wearing firefighters gear dips his bride as they kiss. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.a bride and groom share their first dance together during their wedding reception. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.a bride embraces her groom during their first dance as seen from behind the groom with only her hands visible. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.a groom kisses his bride during a champagne toast at their wedding reception. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.

Bryan danced with his mom.

a groom and his mother share a moment on the dance floor at his wedding reception. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.

Couples often ask me how they can ensure that their guests have a good time at their wedding.  See my answer below ⬇️

a bride and groom dance their hearts out at their wedding reception. Wedding Photography at Lingrow Farm.

Guests are going to be where the couple is.  If you’re both on the dance floor, then this is what you get!

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What a night!

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