Shannon + Jordan: Bessie's Barn Wedding


This past fall I was blessed to work with Shannon and Jordan yet again, but this time I photographed their wedding day. You may remember their engagement session here.

Their wedding was in Centerville, Iowa at a venue called Bessie’s Barn, a venue I had always heard about, but never had the pleasure of visiting. Needless to say, it did not disappoint and, if you’re looking for a country chic or rustic venue, this is your place. The venue and surrounding property was absolutely gorgeous and offered a lot of beautiful opportunities for photos.

Shannon and Jordan started their day in close proximity by occupying neighboring houses at the Maple Street Inn, which worked beautifully for the getting ready portion of the day. After they got dressed to the nines, we headed out to the barn to get the party started. The rest of our day was a breeze as we got through the family photos, wedding party photos, an emotional ceremony, sunset portraits, and hilarious toasts. We capped our magical day off with a beautiful first dance under a canopy of string lights and then partied late into the night to some great music.

Photographing this wedding was such an amazing experience and I wish I could do it all over again. The bond these two share is beautiful beyond words and I’m so lucky I could work with them to tell their story.