Photographing weddings is always fun and we truly believe that some of the most enjoyable events to shoot are those where the whole wedding party is invested in creating great photos to commemorate the day. Amanda and EJ's wedding in Altamont at Settles Hill Banquets and Events was a prime example of such a fun wedding to photograph. Everyone was so enthusiastic and there were so many happy (and sometimes goofy!) faces as we rolled through the day capturing each special moment. Whether surrounded by friends and family or simply taking an intimate portrait, the couple was radiating true in every shot. Here’s a glimpse of the lovely wedding!

Creating Memories For Our Special Couple

When Amanda and EJ first approached us to capture their wedding day, one thing was immediately clear - Amanda's love of sunflowers! In fact, it seemed that she settled on a sunflower theme from the beginning. So, we knew that their save-the-date photo session needed to include a sunflower field, but with the unpredictable weather and due dates in bloom it was no easy task. But here at Ken Clough Photography we go above and beyond for all our couples; the save-the-date session happened in the nick of time before the sunflowers began to wilt. Taking a look back at those photos taken in the last blazes of summer sunshine is a delight - we have some absolutely stunning images set against rows and rows of colorful sunflowers. It was worth every moment spent creating something beautiful especially for our amazing clients.

A week before the big day, our team was going over the timeline with the couple, discussing the wedding schedule in great detail - from photographing the bride getting ready to the ceremony. It was then that they mentioned that EJ, EJ’s best man, EJ’s father, and EJ’s grandfather were all going for a round of golf early in the morning on their wedding day. They thought it would be nice to get some photos of EJ teeing off with his golf party. Of course we agreed and committed to meet them at 7:30 AM sharp at the first tee; the couple was incredibly appreciative that we were down for this extra photo op. It was a great opportunity to create cherished memories for our clients and we wouldn’t have missed it for the world!

Amanda And EJ’s Wedding In Altamont 

We started our day photographing EJ's golfing excursion at 7:30 AM. It was quite an experience capturing the groom's fun moments on the green on his big day. Later we documented the beautiful bride as she got ready for her special day. It was so much fun watching Amanda and her bridesmaids enjoying each other's company. Amanda looked stunning in her wedding dress and did a quick first look with her bridesmaids. The wow moment when they all turned around to first look at the bride was so gentle and emotional. All of those beautiful expressions and energy between them had me feeling ecstatic to have been able to document such a special moment.

Photographing Amanda and EJ's beautiful sunflower themed wedding ceremony and reception at Settles Hill Banquets and Events was a real treat. This beautiful venue had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony area with lush greenery that served as the perfect backdrop for the couple’s big day. It was love in the air as Amanda and EJ exchanged vows of “I do” in front of their closest family and friends. It was all truly romantic! Even better, the stellar team at Settles Hill made sure that everything ran smoothly; from seeking after every small detail to setting up for all their guests - they were so delightful and accommodating.

We also took some lovely portraits of the newlyweds and their wedding party. It was an absolute joy to capture all of the happiness on everyone’s faces throughout the day– from excited guests to joyful embraces between the newlyweds. Amanda and EJ had an incredibly memorable celebration. 

As the reception began, there was an invigorating energy in the air, from their glorious grand entrance to their beautiful first dance. The celebration’s joy and excitement rose as the couple cut their wedding cake - with the added fun when Amanda and EJ smeared cake over each other's face. To top off the night, it was a wonderful sparkler exit for the couple - adding an extra special touch and one that will be remembered for years to come.

Weddings With Ken Clough Photography

Amanda and EJ, thank you for choosing us to document your wedding day.  It was a wedding filled with lasting memories and an absolute honor for us to be able to capture all your special moments. Congratulations again, and we wish you both a happy married life. 

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Amanda and EJ's Wedding in Altamont

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