Let me preface this blog post with the fact that I had always wanted and dreamed of shooting in a historical venue such as The Greenfield Village. For those who don’t know what it is, The Greenfield Village is a literal village built in Dearborn, Michigan, where historic homes of famous people have been moved and restored so people can tour them, enjoy the old sights, and learn about our rich history. Many homes within the village are over 250 years old, so its truly an incredible sight to see. You can tour Webster’s home and see one of the first ever Merriam-Webster dictionaries, tour Thomas Edison’s home and workshop, get a horse and carriage ride, or, even better, be driven around in an authentic restored Model-T. Everybody is dressed in clothes representative of the time period and the whole place is quite magical, yet informative. I can’t forget to mention that the whole place is set on over 80 acres of pristinely maintained grounds. What a cool place to hold a wedding!
Amy & Alan had their ceremony at the Martha-Mary Chapel within the Greenfield Village, with a stunning candle-lit reception within the historic mid-1800s Eagle Tavern. We rode around in a Model-T for their portraits and just had an absolute blast that day! The part I think I enjoyed most was the photographic challenge – people were walking everywhere, the tavern was dark and it was exceptionally bright outside during portrait time; but nonetheless, a really beautiful collection of images was produced....I won’t keep you waiting; check out their images below. :)
Big shout out to my second photographer, Cary, for capturing the groomsmen getting ready and other fun stuff.