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Barkcamp State Park Formal Wedding Photos

Happy Thursday! I’ve got a wedding tomorrow so you know what that means…you’re getting a wedding blog on Thursday because we need to celebrate this sweet couple before tomorrow! Caroline and Nate tied the knot last weekend and some of these faces MAY just look familiar. So, give these two newlyweds all your Hannah Barlow Photography love and ENJOY! They are Mr. & Mrs. Conaway now!

Collage of Wedding Photos at Barkcamp State Park

Lacey and I started off our morning trying to find the Harrison household (which…ironically…I’ve been to before). I probably didn’t listen to my GPS or it just thought it’d be funny to drive us in circles, but we were “lost” for a minute after taking our exit. Nonetheless, I knew I wasn’t going in the correct direction and we made about five wrong turns before I recognized the neighborhood…finally! So, that’s where we started – the Harrison household. It was a total blast from the past! The ladies were finishing up hair and makeup so we captured those moments.

Black and white photos of bride getting makeup done

Then, we got right down to details. Bodnars always gives me the prettiest flowers to photograph and they much such a great accent for these photos.

Bridal details with greenery

I ran down to the basement and caught the men getting ready. The Best Man told me he wasn’t getting ready yet. He had something he needed to do. I didn’t know what that thing was YET!

Black and white photos of groom getting ready

Lacey knew I was super excited to photograph this group again so she let me take alllllll the photos! First, the ladies had their photos before they went and got dressed!

Bride and Bridesmaids pose for photos pre ceremony

Then, I HAD to have Caroline’s mom and aunts come out WITH Grandma. I mean…how often do you get this opportunity?!

Bride mom and aunts pose for photo before getting dressed

Then, Caroline’s sister (who is also her twin) helped her get ready! This sunroom is still 10/10 perfection for getting ready photos!

Twin sister helping bride get ready

Well, here’s the “thing” I was telling you about earlier when the best man told me he couldn’t get dressed yet. I was cracking up. This has been a trend for some time BUT I’ve never actually photographed it myself. Crazy, right?! I also wish you all could hear the audio more…all of us grown women were yelling “take off your SHIRTTTT!” HA! Nate had no idea what was coming! The first look was sure going to be interesting!

Groomsman getting in dress for a high jinx first look

But we had other things we needed to do first! Caroline’s parents are adorable. It was an “accidental” thing four years ago when I had Dad all ready to go and Mom (Hi, Sharon!) popped her head out to make sure everything was a “go” for the first look. She was there. We saw an opportunity so we ran with it and did a Mother of the Bride and Father of the bride first look. Well, fast forward four years…we made it a tradition!

Mother and father of bride have first look

Then, Caroline and her dad got to have their moment.

Father Daughter First Look Outside Childhood Home

THEN, Nate THOUGHT he was going to have his moment with Caroline. WRONG! I giggled the ENTIRE time!

Groomsman dressed as bride to surprise groom at first look

You can’t blame a guy for being hesitant this time!

Bride and Groom First Look

It was his bride though! He could relax.

Bride and Groom embrace after first look

Off we went for formal photos! Caroline and Nate requested Barkcamp State Park for photos and it was perfect! The light, the green, the weed line with those beautiful flowers…it’s all the things I love! That guy on the far right?! You probably recognize him as a former Hannah Barlow Photography groom too from…2018?! I think it was 2018!

Groom and Groomsmen in black tuxes pose for photo

Full bridal party!

Full Bridal Party Portrait

…and now, the beautiful ladies! The light was perfect. The colors and that “weed” line with that Queen Anne’s Lace was perfection!

Bridesmaids in pale blue dresses pose for wedding photos

There is something so special about photographing someone you’ve known for a while.

Bride poses for wedding photos by Queen Anne's Lace Flowers

Bride and Groom formals coming at ya! Caroline liked the idea of the red barn so we started there!

But, of course, I needed more of those white flowers in my wedding photographer life! I’d JUST told my husband, “You know, I haven’t gotten to photograph those yet this year [pointing to the ones in our own back yard].” The Wedding Gods said, “Ask and you shall receive!” September is one of my absolute favorite months to photograph couples!

Bride and Groom wedding photos with Queen Anne's Lace Flowers

Somehow, we got ahead of schedule. THIS NEVER HAPPENS! I’d not been stressed. I’d not had heart palpitations yet (and I never did)…it was such an amazing, laid back day. It totally makes sense though. Caroline and Nate are SO laid back too! So, while the couple and their bridal party got to head out for some fun in their limo, we went to the reception hall to photograph all the details.

Wedding reception details

Then, the bridal party arrived later and did some finishing touches before the ceremony.

Black and White Photos of Bride and Bridesmaids Doing Makeup

Let’s get them married!

Indoor wedding ceremony photos at Ebbert Farm in St. Clairsville Ohio

Immediately after, we did some formal photos. I’ll highlight the sibling groups on both sides! I always say that I hope my children’s wedding photographer does sibling photos! We took a WHOLE bunch of family formals too…but again, we had all the time in the world to do whatever the heck we wanted. Lacey and I kept looking at each other and saying, “Are we missing something?! WHY IS IT SO CALM?!”

Siblings standing together for formal wedding photo

…and because we had extra time, WHY NOT?! Let’s go to the pumpkin patch!

Bride and Groom Standing in Pumpkin Patch

The couple was then announced into their reception and they went right into their first dance.

For speeches, we had one heartfelt speech…and then the Best Man made us laugh…and literally gave the couple “toast”. I can NOT. Those are always the best kinds of speeches!

Bridesmaid and groomsman making toasts at wedding reception

Then, we got right down the the PARTTTYYYYY!

Guests dancing at wedding reception at Ebbert Farm

This wedding was such an amazing breath of fresh air. It’s always a weeeeee bit exhausting this time of year. I’m 20+ weddings in at this point so this wedding was everything we wanted and needed. Like I said, Caroline and Nate are SO laid back and that was definitely reflected on their wedding day. We had such an amazing time and it was very touching that Caroline asked me to be her wedding photographer after I did her sister’s wedding four years ago. There are two more sisters too…just saying!! It could be a whole THING! I hadn’t seen the whole Harrison family sine 2018 and I felt like I was back with family! It’s an amazing group. CONGRATS TO THE CONAWAYS!


Venue – Ebbert Farm St. Clairsville, Ohio

Bride’s Gown – Henri’s in Minerva, Ohio

Bridesmaids’ Attire – Azazie

Men’s Attire – Men’s Wearhouse

Hair/Makeup – Salon 2212

Cake – Olivia Scott

DJ – Andy, The Market

Catering – Theos

Limo – Heavenly Coach

Officiant – Eric Costine

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