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Beckendorff Family | Beckendorff Farms Photographer

First of all, the moment Stacey of Beckendorff Farms contacted me, over 4 years ago now, I knew I’d love her sweet family. As a Beckendorff Farms photographer, and I’m sure as all photographers that step foot on the property, this venue makes my dreams come to life. Stacey and Blake brought this incredible early American barn with historical significance all the way down from Ohio. Dismantled and carefully shipped to Katy, Texas, it was lovingly re-built on the Beckendorff family property. I can’t believe this stunning barn was originally built between 1856 and 1865! Most of all, the wow factor hits you first thing when you walk in.

Houston needed a wedding venue like this, one with heart, one with history and run by two amazing creative souls. Also, barns of this size are almost unheard of, making Beckendorff Farms truly a one of a kind wedding venue. With Stacey’s incredible eye for interior design, Beckendorff Farms blend the beauty of the old world with a modern, farmhouse style. Their is just something so romantic and unique about the whole wedding venue. From the giant copper doors to the chic farmhouse bathrooms, I so could live here. Also, I wish we could get married again just to have this gorgeous setting.  Maybe one day we can renew our vows here.

The Beckendorff Family

Driving up the gravel road, you can feel the love and hard work that built Beckendorff Farms. It’s been amazing to watch this sweet couple pour their heart and soul into such a successful business. Because the Beckendorff Family has such a great legacy in Katy with all that their family has contributed, I know this wedding venue will build an even more meaningful legacy.

Joyful togetherness definitely describes this caring family. Their two boys ran and played exploring every ounce of the farm with me.  What an amazing life Stacey and Blake have created to raise their children! Stacey was actually pregnant with her sweet baby girl during this shoot with her three boys, even though you totally couldn’t tell. What I wouldn’t give to look like this rockin’ momma! Together, they really make parenting look great. Every time I’m out at Beckendorff, I never want to leave because it’s just so peaceful. Here are a few of my absolute favorites from their family session!  Can’t wait to go back out and photograph their newest addition!


Stacey & Blake, y’all are crushing it!  Thank you for choosing me to photograph your sweet family.  We couldn’t be more grateful for all that you do for us!


Michelle & the whole Cotton team

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