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Will + Mara // A Walnut Way Farm Summer Simpsonville Wedding


I’m not sure there’s much that words can add to such a gorgeous day, but I have to stop and take a minute to brag on these two. From our engagement shoot last year to the week of the wedding, Will and Mara have been nothing but fun and laughter! Farm weddings are definitely popular right now, but as I’ve seen first hand being out in the country can come with complications. Some venues are just not as prepared as they should be. ¬†The best of both worlds? Let me introduce you to Walnut Way Farms; a hidden gem in Shelbyville Kentucky! Gorgeous, sweeping hillside views, multiple event spaces and honestly the most professional staff I’ve had the pleasure of working with. They are prepared for anything and it was dreamy actually being able to focus on photography and not having to step in to assist to coordinate in other ways.

Mara and Will met in passing working different shifts at a local hospital. They both were totally crazy for each other and after the first date (which took a while to get to) they both eagerly pursued this relationship. Fast forward to June 24, 2017 and they are married! Getting to see so many people gathered around them in a gorgeous venue, with the perfect glowing sunshine, clouds and sunset, really felt like a dream. I’ve never blogged so many images from a wedding, but I think you’ll see why I just couldn’t stop. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Hoagland! Thank you for letting me celebrate alongside you and your families… it was a day I’ll never forget!

These girls were so much fun! They let me laugh right alongside them as we hung out and they got dolled up for the day.

Mara’s engagement ring belong to Will’s mother, Marte. It’s a beautiful family heirloom and I love the design!

These white puffy clouds hung out with us all day long! I couldn’t of asked for anything better!

Walnut Way has a gorgeous bridal entrance option. The ceremony started with all the guests looking to the hillsides as Mara arrived in a horse-drawn carriage! So much class and southern charm! Will’s face was precious when he first saw her from a distance.

The reception in the garden was just as dreamy! Gorgeous trees, lovely floral arrangements, a gentle breeze and the sun setting over the dance floor.

I don’t know that I’ve blogged parent dances before, but the way Will & Marte smiled and laughed as they twirled had me captivated! This entire post is only a snippet of the day, and these next few were just too fun to leave out.

There were so many hilarious dance shots and sweet details as the night went on, but I’ll have to save those for the bride and groom’s gallery. I’ll leave you with my first glow stick send off! Such a fun way to send off such a fun couple. ¬†Congratulations again, Will & Mara!!

Thank you to the following vendors for making this day so special:

Venue: Walnut Way Farm

Catering: Lady Fingers 



  1. Jamie says:

    oh my goodness, what an amazing event!  I love all the special details and Walnut Way Farm is simply gorgeous.  So much fun to see these beautiful images, fantastic work! 

  2. Laura says:

    Such a stunning barn wedding in Kentcuky! What a talented Louisville wedding photographer! Walnut Way Farm looks incredible. Love the details you captured, the location, and that amazing sunset. 

  3. Mercedes says:

    Beautiful, beautiful barn wedding! You did an amazing job documenting this Louisville wedding. Studding wedding photography!

  4. What a beautiful farm wedding in Louisville! I have to say, the way you captured that glow stick exit is epic – teach me your ways!

  5. Laurie Louis says:

    What a beautiful event. I love rustic weddings, especially those in barns. Walnut Way Farm is gorgeous and looks like a great venue for Kentucky. Your work is fantastic!

  6. Gorgeous Kentucky wedding and beautiful photos.  Great job!  And those shoes….

  7. Morgan says:

    What a beautiful Louisville wedding! This venue looks amazing!

  8. Tonna Brooks says:

    Just beautiful, you did an awesome job!!!

  9. Alekandra says:

    I love the sunset images. I also love the horse and carriage images. Awesome work!

  10. annie says:

    WALNUT WAY FARM is the place to be! i almost felt like i was there- love the details and how fun the wedding looked.

  11. Emily Moore says:

    This looks like a classic Kentucky wedding! I love that she came in on a carriage, what a beautiful sight! The sunset images are my favorite — you captured the prettiest colors! Beautiful work!

  12. Dawn Judd says:

    I am at a total loss for words and that doesn’t happen! lol!!! The day was perfect and these photos could not have better captured the day and the love these two have for one another.   So bless and heart is full!

  13. Marte Hoagland says:

    Oh these pictures are more beautiful that I could have ever imagined! 

  14. Heather says:

    Wow, I absolutely love these!! I was in Mara’s wedding and I have to tell you, your work is amazing and you were such an awesome fun filled photographer to work with!! I’m keeping you in mind for whenever my time comes!

  15. Linda says:

    Thank you for sharing a WONDERFUL DAY with us. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Amazing wedding photographer in Louisville Kentucky.

  16. Lee says:

    stunning, Stunning, STUNNING!!!

  17. Kim says:

    What awesome pictures! What a night, everything looks gorgeous! Congrats to all!

  18. Anonymous says:

    I have really enjoyed looking at these pictures. Your whole family has always been such a blessing for me. Congratulations to Will & Mara! Such a beautiful kentucky wedding. Cheers to the photographer!

  19. Rob says:

    Congrats to all of you! Love the pictures!

  20. Gary Judd says:

    I am totally being so biased, but my daughter has to be the most beautiful woman I have seen (not counting my wife on our wedding day.) I am completely in awe of these memories captured amazingly by Uniquely His Photography. We were in all the glory of the day and you miss a lot of what is going on, but WOW! Love you both Mara and Will Hoagland! So proud to call you my son in law and Mara knows that does not come easy from me!

  21. Connie says:

    Beautiful wedding pictures. A lot of wonderful memories forever. Beautiful bride and wedding party. Congratulations to the couple and the wonderful wedding photographer!

  22. Alyssa Bouma says:

    what a beautiful kentucky wedding! it sounds like they were a joy to work with. and you did such a beautiful job capturing their day! 

  23. says:

    What a gorgeous barnyard Kentucky wedding! I love the sunset and all the beautiful colors. So amazing!

  24. Sheryl says:

    These Wedding Photos are Perfection! Such a gorgeous Classic Style and the Walnut Way Farm is an Amazing Venue!

  25. Jiyeon says:

    what a gorgeous Louisville wedding! I’m sure the couple have loved every single photos you took! You did such an amazing job!

  26. Judi Quaife says:

    Beautiful couple in a beautiful setting on a perfect night! You did a fabulous job photographing and capturing the love and beauty of Wll and Mara.

  27. madison says:

    These photos are absolutely incredible. I love the feel of the barn wedding!

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