Naples and Fort Myers Wedding Photographer | Heather + Chris Colorful DIY Farm Wedding

I’m so excited to finally get a chance to share this amazing wedding that I photographed in June!!

Heather and Chris contacted me last year to photograph their wedding.  They live outside of NYC and were traveling back to PA to say their vows.  That was quite a coincidence because I used to live in NYC, and their Erie wedding was being held at the Fairplain Farm—literally just down the street from where I grew up in Lake City!! On top of being held at a farm, the theme was “colorful” which, if anyone knows me – I heart farms and I heart colorful.  It was like it was destined to be, so I hoofed it  back up to PA from FL and it was totally worth it!



I am still totally in love with Heather’s bouquet. A colorful hodge-podge that just came together beautifully. All of the florals were done by Mrs. Bigwoods.  2013-08-24_0012

The wedding itself was an informal affair, so after everyone was ready we jumped right in to get family pictures and a few portraits done before the ceremony. 2013-08-24_00142013-08-24_0015




I LOVE the lemonade stand that the couple set up. It was perfectly placed so that guests could grab a drink to carry with them as they walked down the long dirt road leading to the ceremony site. I am also in love with the programs the couple designed and printed themselves.  Not only did they design their own programs, but they also made their own save the dates, invitations, RSVP’s and thank you’s!  How incredibly talented are these two?!



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After portraits we headed back to the tent where there was so many awesome little details. It was gorgeous.


Check out this light up sign that Chris made. I was already impressed by his graphic design skills… but this sign confirmed his awesomeness. 2013-08-24_00672013-08-24_0068

Chris enjoyed his first taste of alcohol EVER during the toast. And we got proof!  I love his face in the last of the series. haha!2013-08-24_0074

Catering was provided by Make It Fabulous Catering. It was as delicious as it looks.


Nothing says farm wedding more than a homemade pie.  Chris’s mom baked a delightfully juicy pie, and the guests got their own mini pies for dessert. 2013-08-24_0076 2013-08-24_0075 2013-08-24_0078 2013-08-24_0077






The photobooth was a huge hit at H&D’s reception, as well as the customized fake tattoo’s that once again, H&D designed.  The rest of the night was spent as it should be – enjoying the company of family and friends and dancing like rockstars obviously.




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Had such a great day with these two… and had so much fun going through the pictures again to re-live the day and create this blog post! If only every wedding could be as creative and personalized as this one.

XoX – Nikki

Vendor Love:

Planner / Stylist / Decorations: DIY

Location: Fairplain Farm

Brides Dress: Saja Wedding 

Grooms Suit:  J. Crew

2nd Photographer: Abbey Lynn

Florist: Mrs. Bigwoods Floral

Paper Materials ( Invitations, Programs etc): DIY

Catering: Make It Fabulous Catering


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Categories: Photo Booth, Weddings


Nikki is a Naples and Fort Myers, FL based photographer specializing in Weddings, Portraits and Kicking Ass. Please visit my website for more information.

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3 Comments on “Naples and Fort Myers Wedding Photographer | Heather + Chris Colorful DIY Farm Wedding”

  1. August 24, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    beautiful work, Nikki! I love every bit of this wedding! Bravo, sister!!!

  2. August 24, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    Woooow! Your images are stunning! They recreate the good vibes of this wedding, congratulations you did an amazing job! 🙂 This couple is very lucky to have this precious pictures. 🙂 have a nice day!

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