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Pasco County Weddings
Photography Pasco & Hernando Counties
Weddings at Pasco County’s most popular venues, Lange Farm, Heritage Springs Country Club, Barrington Hills Farm and more.
Tampa Bay is a popular Destination Wedding location because of our beaches; however when it comes to weddings, our photographers love the spectacular sharp contrast and variety of wedding venues in Pasco County. In this blog we’ll explore 4 of the most popular venues, Heritage Springs Country Club, Lange Farm, Laurelwood Gardens, and Barrington Hills Farm. The further north you go into Pasco County, the more hills there are with the terrain, and as a photographer, we love the rolling hills in the background.
At Lange Farm, you get a sunset peaking through the moss on the oak trees, when you face the west. Laurel Wood Gardens and Barrington Hills Farm you get some spectacular sunsets with the rolling hills and trees off in the distance. The trees provides so nice distant silhouette features, as the sun goes down. I also love the string white lights that both The Lange Farm Antique Barn, and Barrington Hills Farm have. They provide the perfect amount of lighting, when using the right low light lenses. It makes the atmosphere very intimate, perfect for a reception. Barrington Hills also is prepared for inclement weather, as they have a good size covered room, which is underneath the Plantation Style House. They will have dinner tables set up inside for dinner, and then the dancing takes place outside under the string lights. Barrington Hills Farm, will have a bon fire for guests to roast marshmallows, “how cool is that”. At the end of the reception, they will do a sparkler exit as the bride and groom come walking out of the Plantation House, down the steps onto the dance floor.
One of our favorite Pasco wedding locations is Heritage Springs Country Club in Trinity, near New Port Richey, Florida. The antique wooden bridge with a Lake Waterfall provides great backgrounds for wedding photography. The bridge sits right next to a dense area of tall trees that provide plenty of shade, which is important for taking pictures in the middle of the day. Heritage Springs also has a Gazebo further out on the golf coarse. Michelle and staff at Heritage Springs take care of every detail, very good to work with.
Barrington Hills Farm, is very conveniently located in Dade City, although alittle further up north from Tampa, it sits right off I-75 in Pasco County near CR 41, so a a very convenient location. Upon entering Barrington Hills, the first thing you notice is the White Southern Plantation House which sits on a hill, looks like the movie set from “Gone with the Wind”. On a beach wedding there is the sand, the ocean, maybe a sea oat blowing in the wind; however at Barrington Hills & Lange Farm, there is so much more to work with, so much to be creative with. Green is a great color for a photography background, because it will make your colors “pop”. The contrast is richer, than it is with just an open sky or white sand, or even a blue ocean. Many times, we will be shooting on a beach wedding in the middle of the day, when the sun is very bright, and the bride will say she wants pictures with the ocean in the background, and we have to inform her, that it is too bright right now for that. We have to explain that it would be better to shoot where we have something other than open sky in the background, because the backlighting is too strong. On a Country Wedding, however, we do not have that issue. We can shoot in the middle of the day, and with trees or rolling hills in the background, the backlighting is not as nearly intense, and as a result, there is more contrast with the colors of the wedding. There is also the comfort issue with your guests in summer. At Barrington Hills Farm you have trees to provide shade, whereas on a beach, you cannot hide from that direct sunlight. At Barrington Hills there is so much variety, as well as the valley of bright green grass, there are bales of hay, Farm Fencing, horses, big sprawling Oak Trees, dirt roads, and a swing, which all make for a textured background. On this wedding, the staff offered to provide a horse for the bride, but the bride wanted to start the reception at that point, so declined to get shots on the horse. At Barrington Hills, you can go right into the horse stable, so you get more contact with the horses than you do at the other farm wedding venues.
If you are looking for an ideal country venue, to get some great wedding photos, you may want to check out Barrington Hills Farm, Laurel Wood Gardens, or Lange Farm. If you have any questions about any Pasco County wedding Venues feel free to contact us.
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