Mckailey & joe

Ever since I first met McKailey and Joe during their engagement session in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, I knew that these two have an unbreakable love. Despite their engagement session being in the peak winter months in Michigan, their wedding day weather was much more beautiful. It was a beautiful Fall day to celebrate McKailey and Joe's wedding day at Robin Hills Farm and I am beyond thrilled to share it with you today.

robin hills farm | Michigan wedding venue

McKailey and Joe had their gorgeous Fall wedding at the Robin Hills Farm in Chelsea, Michigan. This Michigan wedding venue was founded back in 2014 and thrives to nurture their community and the land that the farm lives on. Robin Hills Farm sits on 129 acres of lush land which is perfect if you're looking to have plenty of space for your wedding guests. Since there is so much acreage at Robin Hills Farm, that also means there is plenty to explore. This includes a pasture barn, their signature "glass house", an amphitheater, an organic on-site farm, four ponds, and even a hiking trail. If you are more of the outdoorsy type and would love your wedding day to be celebrated by embracing nature, then this Michigan wedding venue may just be the perfect wedding venue for your big day.

important information for your robin hills farm wedding

If you do choose to have a Robin Hills Farm wedding, here is some important information that you're going to need to know first!

  • Robin Hills Farm has a max guest capacity of 250 seated guests
  • They provide ample parking as well as private valet parking & shuttles
  • Robin Hills Farm is an ADA-accessible wedding venue
  • All alcoholic beverages must be provided through Robin Hills Farm
  • Indoor & outdoor event spaces are available
  • Getting ready dressing room is available
  • Cleanup and setup services are available (at an additional fee)

You can read more about Robin Hills Farm and there amenities for your Robin Hills Farm wedding here.

getting ready

Once I arrived I began immediately taking photos of the beautiful details that lay there waiting for me. These heirlooms and items were precious to McKailey and it was important to give them the spotlight that they graciously deserved. All of the day's festivities took place at Robin Hills Farm, which made managing our timeline incredibly quick, efficient, and easy. We spent the morning with McKailey and her bridesmaids, who were her sisters! Taking it easy and enjoying a bit of a slow morning before the rest of the craziness of the day was incredibly important and something I enjoy doing with a lot of my couples on their wedding day.

Joe was finalizing his wedding look while enjoying a good card game to calm down any of those pre-wedding day jitters.

first look & portraits

McKailey and Joe wanted to show off the beauty and landscaping of their Michigan wedding venue. Robin Hills Farm has so much beauty and views of the rolling hills behind us, which was incredibly important for McKailey and Joe, especially for their photos. When it came time for their first look we made our way to this open area. Let's be frank, there is a lot of that here. Their first look was beautiful, intimate, and intentional, and did have a few tears here and there which that's how you know it was special.

One of the many benefits of having a Robin Hills Farm wedding is that the sky is the limit when it comes to portrait locations. There is so much open space and land, gardens, and trails that makes getting creative with your wedding portraits that much more fun and creative! When it comes down to it, it is your wedding day. However, I encourage you to take opportunities like this, like having a gorgeous wedding venue, to get creative and have fun with your wedding photographer. You never know what type of beauty you will create that goes beyond what you could have ever imagined!

ceremony in the Glasshouse

We were able to take the majority of their portraits before the wedding and it wasn't until long until we made our way to the Glasshouse for McKailey and Joe's ceremony! The Glasshouse is a beautiful outdoor space entirely covered in windows. You can have unobstructed views of the stunning landscaping of Robin Hills Farm and they also have a large connected patio space just in case you choose to have an outdoor ceremony instead! It was crazy stunning and definitely a highlight feature of this Michigan wedding venue for sure.

McKailey and Joe had the most fantastic lighting coming in during their ceremony, I just couldn't stop shooting. Despite it being the middle of Fall for their wedding, the Glasshouse almost acted as an incubator and was able to keep us very warm throughout the entire ceremony.


Shortly after their ceremony, we made our way to the Pasture Barn for the reception. The Pasture Barn is originally where McKailey was getting ready earlier that day, and the outdoor patio space was converted into their own private reception tent. If I'm being honest, it almost felt like a luxurious circus tent... in the BEST way possible though. It was truly stunning and made this Michigan wedding venue stand out even more.

It is safe to say that this guest list knew how to party. To sum it all up think of dollar bills being thrown around, the dance floor going crazy, cigars being smoked and everyone genuinely having a great time. It was evident the amount of love that came to support McKailey and Joe during their wedding, but you really didn't feel it until this moment and I was here for every second of it. I also have to make a notable mention of the delectable food and even more delectable donut wall that I took way too many photos of. 10/10 would for sure eat again.

It was a beautiful Fall day celebrating McKailey and Joe and I am wishing them all of the happiness and love in the world!

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Photography: Photos by Gayle

Venue: Robin Hills Farm

Wedding Planner: Teresa Kruse

Hair & Makeup: Studio FRWD

DJ/Band: Savoy Entertainment

Dress & Tux: The Wedding Shoppe in Berkeley