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A Windy Hill Barn Wedding in Simpsonville, SC

Oct 8, 2020

It has been my dream to photograph weddings … and I don’t know if I’ll make it through typing this blog post without tears of joy.  It’s been a long journey and a lot invested to get to this point … not just financially, but the time invested in taking several photography courses and all the practicing and editing along the way.  The timing though, has never felt more right.  Caleb and Megan were the first Proposal I ever photographed … AND … also the first full service wedding I ever photographed … making this blog post very special to me!  Megan and Caleb chose the beautiful Windy Hill Wedding & Events Barn located in Simpsonville, SC.  This charming venue in the Upstate was the perfect backdrop for their ceremony and reception!  Shortly after they booked their wedding date, the pandemic hit and what a ride it was for them as they were planning … but bless Megan and Caleb, they held out for their original wedding date and I am forever happy that they were able to have their dream day!  As I share this blog, it’s SO much fun to relive the day!  Let me first say – I’m officially a fan girl of Michelle of Ever Weddings – I felt such a kindred spirit and loved working with her!  The girls started the day with Hair + Makeup by the fabulous Cotton Rouge & Company team at the most peaceful Airbnb not far from the venue.  Megan found her gown here in Charleston at the sweetest boutique downtown called, Magnolia Bride.  Once everyone was dressed, we traveled over to the venue for Megan’s gown reveal with her sweet Father.  Yes, it was one hot summer day, but the heat never crossed my mind as we continued photographing the bridal party up on the gorgeous hillside overlooking the barn.  One of my favorite moments of the day was Megan + Caleb’s Letter Reading.  Instead of a First Look, the couple chose to meet at the barn doors, backs to each other, and read the sweetest letters.  The ceremony followed up on the hill under the gorgeous oak trees … and oh my heavens, the look on Caleb’s face as Megan walked down the aisle with her father had everyone in tears!  Their ceremony was so, so beautiful on that perfect August afternoon … and the dinner reception and dancing that went on into the evening was so much fun!  I embraced every moment and had so much fun capturing the beauty of their day.  Cheers to this incredible couple … I feel so honored to finally share images from their wedding day!




Ceremony + Reception Location: Windy Hill Wedding & Event Barn, Simpsonville, SC || Planning: Ever Weddings || Photographer: Jen Keys Photography || Videography: Ridge Films || Gown Boutique: Magnolia Bride || Hair + Makeup: Cotton Rouge & Company ||


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