Rustic Country Wedding │ Stephen & Janelle

I’ve been looking forward to this wedding forEVER!! Janelle is the baby sister of one of my very best friends, and I was so excited to be asked to shoot her wedding!! I got to meet her fiancee Stephen at their hilarious engagement session, and couldn’t WAIIIT for this day!
I started at Janelle’s house where Haley Logan was working her makeup magic. Not like Janelle needs magic… The girl is flawless!! I got some detail shots, and some photos of Janelle getting her makeup applied, and then we made our way over to Dash Salon where Janelle got her hair done. They did an amazing job on all the girls’ hair! I loved Janelle’s gorgeous loose curl and sparkly headband! Once everyone had hair and makeup completed, we met back at Janelle’s house to get dressed, and prepare for the first look!
My awesome friend, and amazing 2nd shooter, Kerensa Leigh Photography, hung out with the guys at Ramada Hotel where they were getting ready.
Once everyone was dressed and ready to go, we set up a first look in the back field! Stephen, you cut a rather striking figure in that tux, my friend!!
I think he likes her, whaddya think?
After the first look and family photos, we went to this AMAZING property offered to us by someone who saw my plea for an old barn on my facebook page! It was hot, dusty, and dirty, but SO WORTH IT!! We may have had to run to the grocery store afterwards for some Tide to Go 😉
Kerensa’s shots below – that one on the left makes my heart pitter patter!!
and mine from the exact same spot.
The whole crazy crew!!
We had to showcase that amazing floor length veil – i’ve been wanting to try this shot for a while and am STOKED about how it turned out!!
Ugh swoony-swoon.
After hanging out with the mosquitoes for a while, we then headed over to Cornerstone Church for the ceremony! The ring- and sign-bearers, and the flower girl were ADORABLE, and kept us thoroughly entertained throughout the ceremony!
The reception was held at the beautiful Ramada Hotel. I love covering receptions at the Ramada. The staff is excellent, the food is amazing, and it’s just really pretty!! We started off with a fantastic dinner and some great, heartfelt speeches. Then moved to some hilarious skits and the shoe game, which initiated a dance off between Stephen and Janelle! Sorry Janelle, but Stephen’s rendition of the worm totally beat out your cute little booty shaking 😉 Then the first dance, and the best daddy daughter dance EVER!! They started off with a classic song, and a sweet slow dance. All of the a sudden the music switched to another song without even skipping a beat. Janelle and her dad stopped dancing and kinda looked around awkwardly while the DJ struggled with his system and was like “I’m sorry, I don’t know what’s going on!” All of a sudden, at a certain spot in the song, they both started ROCKING out to this amazing choreographed routine!! It was hilarious and awesome and made me wish for those couple minutes that I was a videographer!! Stephen and Janelle, you guys are both awesome, and Kerensa and I loved hanging out with you both for the day!! Hope you’re having an amazing time in Hawaii!!

Full list of vendors involved in Stephen & Janelle’s day:
Catering: Ramada Hotel
Ceremony Location: Cornerstone CRC
Reception Location: Ramada Hotel
Floral Design: She’s My Florist
Hair Stylist: Dash Salon
Makeup Artist: Haley Logan
Photographers: Urban Fig Photography

  • This wedding was Epic!! Thank you Jete for inviting me to tag along! As usual we always have a blast 🙂 This wedding day had me laughing so hard and Stephen and Janelle’s families were so kind and inviting 🙂 I think you may have me convinced to get the 14-24 lens with that bridal party group shot by the barn! You are such a talent Jete and a pleasure to hang out with!!ReplyCancel

  • b-e-a-utiful wedding and b-e-a-utiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • So beautiful! I love the bridal party outside the barn, those colors just go with everything so perfect.ReplyCancel

  • I’m such an addict for vintage! Beautiful wedding!!! Love all of these images!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous!! I love the shot of her putting her dress on and the one of the bouquet. Oh and those little ring bearers!ReplyCancel

  • Look at the big smile and happiness on the groom’s face when he sees his bride! Such a set of wonderful images!ReplyCancel

  • WHOA! That veil! 😀ReplyCancel

  • Shannon

    WOW Jete what a beautiful wedding!!! I love your black and whites. The kids are adorable


  • Love your perspective for the shots of the bride getting ready. And that veil photo is to die for!ReplyCancel

  • If I could redo my own wedding, it would look like this! LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • Veil shot is epic!!!!! Love this wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Such a fun and beautiful wedding!!ReplyCancel

  • The veil shot has to be my favorite one of them all!! Gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

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