Wedding: Kelley & Tim

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Most folks who have lived, visited or simply driven through Waitsfield, VT are likely to be well aware and fully enamored with the all-too-gorgeous Round Barn Farm. It’s such an amazing venue, for weddings or just a weekend away from home, in any season, for any reason!  As a photographer, my task was made easier by the stunning vistas offered by the Round Barn as well as the beautiful and charming faces I was lucky enough to find in front of my camera this past November at Kelley & Tim’s wedding.  These two were having a blast all day with friends and family and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

We started at Afterglow day spa on rte. 100 in Waitsfield.  By the time I arrived mimosas had been realized, several times :)

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Headed over to the Round Barn after everyone felt sufficiently beautiful, and they were! I could spend a day just shooting the grounds at the Round Barn, just so much to see and capture, details were everywhere begging to be shot.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

They do an incredible job making you feel welcome and cozy, both inside and out.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

I found Tim upstairs, all set and fully prepared! Love this image of him in all his glory, the light in the bedroom was wonderful, fully illuminating Tim and revealing the rustic character of the building.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Wedding crasher.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

For a photographer like myself that prefers to shoot natural light when possible, the “getting ready” shots are often a fun challenge.  I have to be on my toes to find the light, maybe open a shade or two to encourage more light getting in, but most of all position myself to take advantage of this available light while at the same time staying unobtrusive and letting things happen naturally.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

The mystery of the lone shoe in the bride’s path before leaving for the reception.  Still unsolved to this day? Perhaps, but definitely a good omen for a wonderful day and happy marriage!

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

This is Kelley clearly on her game, ready to roll, and waiting for other VIPs to get in gear! She was an awesome bride!

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Kelley & Tim originally had chosen a church in Waitsfield but Hurricane Irene came through and rendered several buildings, including the church, unusable.  They found St. Andrew’s Church in Waterbury, Vermont as a great alternative.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Love when this happens with light…this gentleman was waiting very quietly for the ceremony to begin, I saw this solem moment and a second later a shaft of light shone through and lit him up.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

She’s not happy or anything, ..right?  :)

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

One of my goals during the ceremony is to capture several different vantage points. This is great for me because I hate staying in one place for too long, even without a camera in my hand!  I always take several shots from each aisle in the church, And when possible I get up onto the balcony for some wide angle, aerial shots.  The story is told so much more effectively this way .

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

No, this is not a Photoshopped picture.  A few times during a wedding I like to have a little fun with my zoom lenses.  The image was captured by zooming my lens in at the moment I clicked the shutter.  Definitely more editorial than photojournalistic, but I love the look!

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

I’m NEVER the only photographer!  I love how many people have a passion for great pictures!

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Kelley looking very happy to be in the limo with her first cocktail as a married woman!

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

We made it back to the barn and I grabbed this image of the B&G coming down to the back yard, they didn’t see me… love it!

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Kelley & Tim were so playful and relaxed.  These moments show it.  So great.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

It was cold and a few bridal party members took advantage of the extra apparel ;)

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

No doubt the honorary member of the wedding party.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Love how the sun was sitting just above the roof for this image, barely making it to our wedding party here and filling the scene with a warm glow.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

The Round Barn has a really interesting floor plan. The bottom floor is an open area for cocktails and receiving guests, while upstairs we find the main room.  Too cool!

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

As a rule I never partake of libations (unless I’m off the clock :) , this was very tempting, though.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

The folks at the round barn did a such an exquisite job with design, decorations and catering!

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Kelley & Tim had the brilliant idea of setting up a Polaroid camera and several hilarious props for guests to have fun with.  More people got into it after a few drinks, not surprisingly.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Waiting to be announced, loving every minute of it.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

1st dance was outstanding, simply stunning in this venue.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Kelley & Tim, gracious as they are, went around to each table and spent much of their time connecting with friends and family.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

They didn’t disappoint the those occasional spoons on wine glasses either.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Dancing started with a lively crowd and the floor was still bouncing as I left for the evening, it was my pleasure!

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Round Barn Waitsfield

— Posted on February 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm

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