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The Grandview Intimate Wedding

October 23, 2020

Hudson Valley Weddings | Poughkeepsie | NY

When I first met Elizabeth & Sean, it was during the summer of 2019. Pre-covid. They had lots of ideas and plans for a big wedding at the Grandview for August 2020.

And then Covid happened. And affected their ability to have the original wedding Elizabeth & Sean wanted!

Over the course of several months, we spoke at length to figure out ideas. Trying to decide what any couple should do is hard enough. And it’s never been my position to tell a couple what they should or shouldn’t do. But being there to listen, hear them, and work together has always been the root of my relationship with each couple.

Elizabeth & Sean decided to move the big party to summer of 2021! But chose to still share an intimate wedding to celebrate their love to each other!

On a hot summer day in August, these two married in front of 25 of their closest family & friends! Our timeline was short, but no less emotional! And definitely sweet!

Being there to witness, and capture it all, was a solid reminder that love is not dead. And that we will persevere through this.

Xoxo, Summer

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Venue The Grandview

Photography: Summer Barnhart

Dress: Majesty Bridal/ Allure Bridal

MUA: Carla Genova

Hair: Boho Beauty Guru

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MEET Summer

Photographer, artist, mother, outdoor lover, inspired by movement & motion, good light, and you.

I 'm a wife and mother. I love lazy Saturday mornings with a cup of coffee. I prefer nights on the couch with my family but also enjoy craft beers and apps in a swanky bar. I love being outdoors and I'm eternally grateful I get to experience all four seasons! I dig personal touches & homemade items over commercial goods. Admittedly, I also love shopping on Amazon Prime.

When I'm not in the Hudson Valley, you can find me enjoying time up in the Adirondacks at my second home. I find myself drawn to nature and the world we live in and often let it act as my muse when shooting.