Where it all began...

Photographer's Playground

Wendy and Sam are not only wedding photographers (www.PhotographersPlayground.com), they also create and rent backdrops for their clients. The idea of New Branch Farms came about in a car ride on the way to shoot a wedding back in the winter of 2014. They were talking about how they really needed a space to set up a variety of backdrops where their clients could come in and get unique and beautiful images in a large studio type building with lots of natural light, a place to get hair/makeup done and change outfits.  As Wendy was designing the building, she had an even bigger idea;  why don't we just build our own Wedding and Event Venue!  The search for the perfect piece of property took a couple of years, the re-zoning took about a year, then they took about 2 years to build their place of residence on the property and fill it with lots of critters to love on.

In October, 2020, New Branch Farms had their first wedding!  It was a beautiful fall tented wedding under a full moon and star-filled sky.  It was absolutely perfect.  Several more weddings/events followed and by February, the building plans were formalized and submitted to the county for the official building permit. They are so excited to see their dream of owning the perfect Wedding and Event Venue finally come true.  You can follow along on the journey from farm to New Branch Farms on Instagram.  

In the mean time, check out Photographer's Playground; Wendy and Sam's photography website...

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