Valley View Farm Wedding:
Molly & Justin

Monday, Jan 10, 2022Weddings
his was my first wedding at Valley View Farm in Haydenville, MA and I am absolutely obsessed with this place. The grounds are such a stunning backdrop for a rural farm / barn wedding in central mass and the space has been so thoughtfully designed so guests feel immediately comfortable. Molly & Justin had a winter wedding and it was SO cold that day, but they were determined to take advantage of the grounds and I was so excited that they were game to freeze for the sake of their photos! Molly & her friends got ready with Danielle Keefe doing hair and makeup on the second floor of the reception space in a cool loft that was full of character and awesome decor. Once her dress was on, I was excited to take a few solo portraits of Molly in this space before we headed out to meet Justin for their first look. I knew the farm vibe was important to them, so for the portraits I tried to take advantage of the rustic aesthetic and hit as many of these spots as possible outside while we could still feel our fingers! After a few requisite horse portraits, Iaritza (my second photographer) and I had a game of "who can hold on to the electric fence for longer"...and I definitely lost. Shocker. The wedding party braved the cold for as long as they could, but we eventually headed indoors to take the rest of these portraits before doing a few more with Molly & Justin upstairs in the cool loft space with the weathered red wall and stairs. As their guests arrived they were greeted with hot cider and warm blankets and I loved capturing the hugs of friends who hadn't seen each other in a long time as Molly & Justin waited upstairs out of sight. The ceremony and reception spaces were decorated by their florist The Botaniste and the DIY feel of the centerpieces really complimented the rustic barn vibe of Valley View. After a few toasts, Nathan from Audible Chemistry rocked the house and had all their guests out of their seats and on the dance floor. A huge thank you to Molly & Justin for including me in their special day, and to my good friend and associate photographer Iaritza Menjivar for all her talent, help and hard work to make this day such a success!