The Hottest Barn Wedding Trends to Look out for this 2019

Throwing a spectacular themed wedding requires great planning and a touch of creativity. Ever since the emergence of Pinterest, couples have tried and tested a great number of themes. Some have been great hits while others were pure misses.

This upcoming wedding season, barn weddings are turning into a rage and we can totally relate as to why. The shabby chic and rustic vintage vibes that come alongside barn venues are totally worth the call.  From outdoor wedding photography to rustic wedding décor and all the planning that comes along, here are the hottest barn wedding trends to look out for this 2019.

Take your rustic décor to a world of its own with some homespun barn inspiration

From burlap and lace to chic modern day accessories worth taking notice, there’s a lot that can be done to transform your traditional rustic wedding into a special world of its own.  Transpiring from the outdoors, rustic décor can be elevated gracefully into something that’s beautiful and rustic with a hint of vintage too. We’re talking the brilliant use of wooden beams and hangings, lots of luscious greenery and nature themed decor, raffia ribbon draped chairs, mirrored details and color schemes that revolve around royal emerald greens, sepias and gold.

Feathers can transform your barn themed wedding by lining those wedding aisles, being incorporated into wedding bouquets, adorning wedding invites, as a focal point in your table centerpieces or simply by making their way into the groomsmen’s boutonniere.

Take the romantic ambiance level up a notch by using lots of candles and fairy lights against your venue’s setting. Place burlap inspired welcome boxes or weaved baskets for guests at their seats and fill them with your favorite treats. This is a sheer source of delight indeed.

From shots of the sun setting and its rays peeking through the rustic wooden beams of your barn venue to breathtakingly beautiful high vaulted ceilings that have been dressed using shimmering string lights, barn weddings truly make for beautiful wedding photography.

Outdoor wedding photography at barns are on a whole new level

There are hundreds of acres of lands worth discovering with the serene countryside view being a great treat for guests and the couple to enjoy. In such a magnificent setting, couples can take full advantage of naturally graceful backdrops for their photographs. It’s truly a blank canvas that’s waiting to be developed using the couple’s vision of their picture perfect day.

Countryside catering trends: Finger licking food and wine for guests to enjoy

If you thought southern fried chicken, beef jerky and cordon bleu with a giant helping of apple sauce gravy and corn on the cob is what country food catering is all about, think again. Couples are going all out with catering at their barn weddings, ensuring every meal served has a class of its own.

Today, it’s all about self constructed salad bars, an array of different kinds of meats being carved for guests to enjoy and tables comprising of pasta sauté. And just when we’re done with that, salad bars were soon being transformed to dessert bars to satiate the sweet tooth of guests involved.

Heartwarming buffet systems are coming back in sheer style with guests helping themselves with what they like. It’s good wholesome food that revolves around a good conversation starter for family and friends to get right into.

Let’s not forget about Desert
cocktail carts are sure to make it big on this year’s list of trending barn wedding trends. They’re innovative, movable and oh so fabulous to look at when adorned to perfection

As far as the wedding cake is concerned, deconstructed cakes are raging. You won’t be surprised to find several cakes of unique flavors that are seamlessly decorated and short in height. This way, guests can now devour the wedding cake flavor of their preference.

There ya have it.  Midwestern barn wedding at it’s finest!  We would love to be a part of your vendor crew!
Contact us to find out more about how to reserve your wedding date with TellaStory Photography.
We love fairy tale endings and eating cake too.

12 Days of Christmas ~ A Christmas Song Parody

12 Days of Christmas
A Christmas song parody retold by TellaStory Photography

A fun way to reflect upon the past years events.  We have seen just about everything, but I gotta admit, I love my job.  Thank you to my past clients for entrusting your memories with our creative eye.  We wouldn’t exist without you.

Stick around, we plan to remain in the industry for a “few more years”  It’s been one heckuva ride the past 14 years!  I’m looking forward to the new adventures & new faces we will meet this year.

Enjoy our Christmas recap of a fabulous year!

Happy Holidays!

 

On the 12 Days of Christmas my Photographer brought to me.

12 Photo Booth Props Hanging on the tree

On the 11th Day of Christmas my Photographer Captured these:

11 Groomsmen Goofing

On the 10th Day of Christmas my Photographer Captured these:

10 Friends a Dancing

On the 9th Day of Christmas my Photographer Captured these:

9 Friends a Cheering!

On the 8th Day of Christmas my Photographer Captured these:

8 Jumping Groomsmen

On the 7th Day of Christmas my Photographer Captured these:

7 Dresses Hanging

On the 6th Day of Christmas my Photographer Captured these:

6 Ladies a Laughing

On the 5th Day of Christmas my Photographer Captured these:

5 Funky Socks

On the 4th Day of Christmas my Photographer Captured these:

4 Must-have Wedding Accessories

On the 3rd Day of Christmas my Photographer Captured these:

3 Leaping Lads

On the 2nd Day of Christmas my Photographer Captured these:

2 Love birds kissing under the tree.

On the 1st Day of Christmas a photographer captured me:  1 photographer hiding in a bunch of weeds.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Your Story is Unique.

We would be honored to be a part of that.

We wholeheartedly love to capture moments in a candid & relaxed way.
Contact us today to start creating your custom photo session.

 

 

TellaStory Photography’s 2nd Annual Fall Mini Sessions

Reserve Your Mini Session Time Here

Professional and Creative Photography, Family Sessions, Fall Mini Sessions

TellaStory Photography is hosting our 2nd Annual Fall Mini Session Date.
We are only offering ONE day – due to a very hectic schedule.  Space for these mini’s is limited.
If you are interested please contact us ASAP to reserve your time.

Mini sessions are currently offered only once a year.  It is a great way to update your photo collection, add a few last minute photo opportunities of the family as we prepare for Christmas Card season.
BONUS:  We Get outside and enjoy our beautiful fall surroundings!

Bring your kids, bring your dog or your best friend; anything goes.
But don’t be late.  With limited time together we want to make the most out of our session.

What’s Included?
30 minute session
2 digital images
$65.00

Details:
**Call or email to reserve your mini session time.
**I will contact you with more details roughly one week before.
You will be updated on location details and other things to help make your mini session a success!
**October 22 is our current date.  IF – it rains the back-up date is October 29.
Please mark your calendars if you are reserving a time.
**Location will be somewhere in or near Osceola WI ~ I’ll admit, I’m still shopping around for the ideal location
-this will be dependent on the fall colors available at the time.  Don’t fret – it will be amazing!

How does a Mini Session day work?
1. Arrive on-time (preferably 10 minutes early).  Bring props, or just bring yourselves. Either way- we will have fun.  Remember it’s only 30 minutes (quick & painless)
2. Roughly 2 weeks after our date, I will post 15-20 images on-line in a private gallery for you to view.
3. Once you have your access code to your gallery, you may select your favorite images.
4. Included in your session fee~ you get to choose 2 images for digital downloads with a printing release.
This can all be done on-line or in person.
5. Can’t choose only 2 images?   Schedule a complimentary ordering session
I am more than happy to help you create beautiful prints from this session.

I am truly excited to offer this amazing opportunity.  Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Happy Fall Y’all
~B

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The Traveling Camera Sack

The Traveling Camera Sack.

The perfect way to protect your gear on the go!

This week I found myself with a few spare moments to do something for me ~What is that?!!
Unheard of in my hectic mom-life & Crazy kids schedule.
I certainly don’t know how to sit still for very long!  My creative brain is always running, so I dug out my sewing machine, found my fabric stashed away and set out to create.
I didn’t have a project in mind when once I had the machine & fabric set up, but I found myself piecing together a little something for my camera gear.
Feeling Crafty
This product I feel is something most of us “mom-tographers” can relate to.
I like to bring my camera with me, but I dislike carrying the bulky camera bag & all the unnecessary items that I don’t need.
I prefer to travel “light” without excess baggage.  I wrap my precious cargo into a kitchen towel and toss it into my oversized mom-bag.

Behold.  The camera sack was created.  It’s a custom fit wrap for your camera when you want to travel lightly and efficiently with a stow n’ go philosophy.
The inside of the sack is lined with fleece and a small pocket for a spare battery or Memory Card.
I’ve tested it out on a few of my camera set-ups and found it to fit my gear (small lenses, large lenses and lens hoods included, battery grip).
The outside has a velcro closure with an adjustable fit.

I would love to offer these up for grabs if anyone is interested in protecting their gear in style.
Colors on hand are limited (see images below).
I am also taking requests, if you are looking for a color scheme to coordinate with your camera bags.
These are not just for professional photographers, they are great for the everyday mom-tog who wants to throw & go while protecting their gear in style.
Camera Sacks are available for $25.00 including Shipping & Handling.
These bags are up for grabs on my etsy store, click here

The images listed below are the styles & colors on-hand & ready to ship.  I’d love to hear your thoughts!!

Camera Sack Camera Bag

Camera Sack Camera BagCamera Sack Red Plaid Green Purple CirclesCamera Sack Camera Bag

Camera Sack Camera Bag

my lovely daughter rocking the camera sack.

Message me if you are interested or feel free to drop me an email: [email protected]

Vanessa and Jeff Engagement – Gorgeous Spring Afternoon!

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Vanessa and Jeff Engagement – Gorgeous Spring Afternoon!

Their paths crossed at a friends birthday party.  After learning more about each other early in the relationship they knew it was meant to be…

They enjoy spending their time together renovating homes and relaxing side by side.  Working movie quotes into everyday conversation.

These two sure have a quirky side that I adore.  I knew that we would would click when they told me they knew every word to Home Alone!

Lake Nokomis Engagement Session

With a surprise proposal on Thanksgiving Day, Jeff got down on his knee and asked to make it official after 6 years!
Their kitty cat may have been in on his little secret.

Check out this happy couple during their engagement session.
We walked around their neighboring park on a gorgeous spring afternoon!
Nokimis Park was busy, but that didn’t stop us from capturing a few simple moments between these two love birds.

 Vanessa and Jeff Engagement

Lake Nokomis Engagement Session

Lake Nokomis Engagement Session

The Wedding Plans can be described in four words: Fun, Relaxed, Romantic & Beautiful.
Congratulations & Best of Wishes on your Happily Ever After

XO
~B

A-Year-In-Review 2015 – Tellastory Photography

 

A-Year-In-Review 2015 – Tellastory Photography. The ending of the year also means a new beginning.  This year has been such a huge transition for myself as an artist.  As a mother & a tight rope balancing act of all things in between.  If I could find that scape napkin that held my resolutions for 2015, I’m sure I would have tackled each item with vigor.  Somehow the napkin was misplaced and I set course on a path of my own.  When it comes down to the bare bones of it;  I’m finding my voice and learning to craft stories thru my lens.

As 2015 is near the brink of completion; it certainly doesn’t seem that long ago.  365 days to be exact.  As usual, we pack as much as we can into each day, each week, each minute.  From camping & road trips with my kiddos, to a full wedding season and meeting new families.  I am daring to dream bigger for 2016!

I want to thank each of my clients that have come along with me on this journey in 2015 and entrusted me with telling their story.  You’ve let me cry at your wedding, laugh with you during sessions, and run around with your families.  Watching your life unfold through my lens and archiving your memories has been a sincere privilege.

A huge thank you to my 4 amazing kids!  You make me kinder, more patient and open my eyes to see life with simplicity.  I strive constantly to be the person you see through your eyes.  I want to lead the way to your dreams and show you by example; you can do anything if you set your mind to it.
Thank you to my amazing parents.  Through thick and thin, you have been a huge driving force.  Leading by example, displaying the meaning of unconditional love and your generous support has opened a new world and a life of happiness for myself and the kids.  I couldn’t do this without you.  I know these simple words may seem trivial for all that you’ve done for me.  Thank You. I love you.

And to my future clients.  I simply can not wait to document your stories.

And I finish typing out my final words.  Tears flowing freely and my heart soaring with hope.  We are on the threshold of 2016, I hope you find the simple moments to be the most fulfilling.  Reflect, embrace & enjoy.
Godbless
XOXO ~B

OH YEAH!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Here is a collection of 2015 Stories.  My heart will be forever full with these memories.

 

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From My Family to yours.  Sending love & Happy New Year.