candid wedding photographer

Seed Mill Barn Wedding

North Carolina

Logan & Robert were the absolute bomb to hang out with and photograph! We had the best time capturing their wedding at Seed Mill Barn in Monroe, NC, and couldn’t help but feel a little sad when it was all over and we had to say goodbye.  They reminded me of Amy & Justin that I covered at Julep Farms Wedding in Dillard, GA.

Seed Mill barn is such a beautiful venue; the venue was surrounded by lushly forest areas where you couldn’t go wrong selecting a spot for group or portrait sessions. I could shot here all day without tiring of finding a suitable backdrop. The sad part was that I didn’t even get to use the entire venue!

Getting Ready

The adventure begins at Robert’s house, where Logan is getting ready at. Since it was a small wedding during the covid pandemic, they kept the wedding small. So it was only Logan getting hair and makeup done.

Logan and Robert are the types of couples who want photos but are not too keen to capture all the shots according to the traditional wedding shot list. Loved that! With this out of the way, I can focus on capturing some fantastic photos and being creative with my approach.

I mostly do candid throughout the day, and that’s what Logan got. I was a shadow she couldn’t get rid of. Even when she was throwing trash out, I captured it, as well as her running to the hair salon to get her hair done, which she didn’t know until the time came.

Seed Mill Barn Ceremony & Reception

Arriving at Seed Mill Barn wedding venue in Monroe, NC, I was filled with joy to see so many cool spots for portrait sessions. I could shot photos here all day and not get tired of finding a good location. But I noticed a lovely barn that I want to create an image with if we had time.

Robert was putting his suit here at the venue, so I headed straight to him to make their story complete. After all, we do need some of the groom’s photos as well.

The ceremony took place right in front of the reception area, giving it an excellent destination vibe to the entire scene. I love it when the ceremony is so open, and it gives the photographers plenty of room to jump around from one spot to another.

However, the reception was a bit hard for me to overcome. The wedding reception area was built with tree logs, which made bouncing light a nightmare. But there was nothing I can do with that, so I popped a flash on the camera and started shooting.

Since this was a relatively small wedding, Logan & Robert skipped the garter toss and bouquet toss, leaving a short wedding reception. They did end the day with the sparkler exit, which I recommended we do in the front.

Creative Shot at Seed Mill Barn Venue

Upon driving to the seed mill barn venue, I notice the barn. I already had a vision of what I wanted, so I just needed Logan & Robert to be up for the task. Lucky for me, they were, as I suggest we do this after the sparkler exit.

I quickly set up the barn lights and made sure the light was perfect before I called them in. Once I was happy with the morning, I promptly grabbed Logan and Robert, and we were done within 5 minutes!

Quick epic shot for those who are willing to bear my creative ideas. The barn shot is probably the best shot for this wedding, and it sums up Logan & Robert’s story.

Make sure you also check out Julep Farms and Breckinridge Banquet Hall wedding that I covered in Georgia!