Barn at the Backwoods Wedding | Austin & Claire

Austin and Claire's wedding at Barn at the Backwoods in Thornville, OH was such a memorable day. I fell in love with this couple, and I think if you continue to scroll through their story and pictures you'll see why! Austin grew up as best friends with Claire's older brother, and her teenage admiration of Austin soon turned into mutual admiration, respect, and love as they grew older. It was such an honor to witness these two commit their lives to each other.

Claire designed and handmade so many of her wedding details, including her lavender flower crown that I'm still swooning over! Her sweet, simple, lovely designs matched the aesthetic of Barn at the Backwood's rolling fields and white barns perfectly. I also love how one of Claire's wedding bands was passed down from her grandmother -- how precious is that?!

One of the sweetest things from this day was the excitement of both families about this perfect match! There were many happy tears shed, but one of my favorite moments was when Claire did a first look with her dad. The loving emotion of those pictures gets me every time.

I can't thank Claire, Austin, and their friends and family enough for welcoming me into their day so warmly. I left feeling like I had known these sweet people for years! I am cheering on this marriage and truly cannot wait to see what adventures are in store for them ahead.

Special thanks to Faith Hesterman for being my second photographer on this one!