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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Schwering

Meg + Jacob: Wedding Day


I am BEYOND excited to share another 2019 wedding day blog post with you! Writing blog posts to recap all of the unique details of each of the wedding days I have the pleasure of capturing has officially become one of my favorite parts about my job. I'm so excited to finally take you along and show you how Meg & Jacob's day came together! I've worked with Meg several times in the past and it's always been a blast. It was such an honor that she also asked me to photograph her wedding. To start the day, I headed over to Meg's parents' house to take photos of the girls getting ready. Meg was actually a bridesmaid in one of the first weddings I photographed last year, so she asked if I could take a picture of her and her bride tribe upstairs on her mom's bed, just like we had a the wedding last year. After they all finished with hair and makeup, we headed upstairs to do just that. Wedding days are obviously so unpredictable and this was the moment the fun started! As soon as everyone sat down, the bed broke under them and they were automatically in a fit of giggles! It ended up being an easy fix, but we took a few photos of the group outside just in case :)

While I spent my morning with the girls, my awesome second shooter Amanda (with AC Photo ltd.) was busy taking photos of the guys. After getting ready at home, Jacob and his crew took a few fun photos out at the fields & in a local bar. I absolutely LOVE going back through the photos Amanda gives me because seeing how drastically different both of our mornings were just makes me laugh. The guys look like they had an absolute blast and I always find myself smiling going through all of the candid and goofy shots. Speaking of shots, jello shots & tequila?? They were ready to celebrate!

After spending some time at the bar, the guys met us at the venue. Meg & Jacob tied the knot at 1913 The Heartland Barn in West Harrison, Indiana. I've photographed quite a few weddings here and it's always one of my favorite venues. It's so easy to get a wide variety of shots without having to travel very far to the ceremony gazebo, white barn, railroad tracks, and swing. When we got to the barn, the girls finished getting ready and the guys headed out for a few more group photos. Meg & Jacob did not want to have a first look, but we did arrange a first look between Meg & her dad and then between Jacob and Claira (Meg & Jacob's ADORABLE daughter!) Meg and her dad's first look was absolutely precious and so, so emotional, but Claira had other plans during her first look with Jacob. She was absolutely adorable throughout the day and I'm so glad that we were able to capture so much of her personality in these photos.