Last week I finally got the opportunity to meet with Halee Davis and Jake Slater. Most of the time, I get to meet the couples before the wedding, but Halee and her family were into photography and did their own engagement session (which turned out great by the way). I could tell just in 15 minutes of knowing them that they were going to long and happy marriage. On the day of their wedding, we started out at "Hair it is" in Mattoon. Halee's mother, Tina, owned this salon and couldn't have been nicer to us. She brought us towels to dry off from the short walk in the rain and told us to make ourselves at home. Halee's stylist for the day was actually one of Kelley's friends from cosmetology school. She did a fantastic job and got all of the girls ready on time. Once the girls were done at the salon, they got in a limo and headed for Richard's Farm. We haven't had too many opportunities to shoot at Richard's Farm yet, but the ones we have had were incredible. The scenery there is incredible and the staff is all very kind. It's a perfect venue for a wedding. Unfortunately, there was enough rain early in the day that the wedding needed to be moved inside, so the bridal party and some family helped move everything inside to set up a gorgeous ceremony site. This pushed us close on time to get everything done before the ceremony started, but we managed to be ready just in time. The ceremony was short and sweet with an officiant who had close connections to both Halee and Jake from when they were young. After the ceremony, we had perfect clouds and no rain for a quick outdoor session before the reception. Back at the reception, Jake and Halee had a choreographed dance they learned over a few sessions of bride and groom dance classes. It seemed very complex and they managed to do the entire dance without any mistakes. The dance was beautiful and I took one of my favorite candid shots ever during it. Kelley and I were so thankful to be a part of this beautiful day and can not wait to show you all of the images and videos we captured.