Thursday, December 12, 2019

Kris & Tricia: Engaged! (Northern Michigan Wedding Photographer)

October 26, 2019

Part two of my fall weekend trip up north was to take engagement photos for Kris and Tricia. Tricia's sister got married quite a few years ago and I was thrilled when she contacted me to do her wedding as well! She and Kris brought their pup for a few shots (and a cute little announcement for their "getting married"-ness!). He's their pride and joy and a bundle of energy who had a blast for the whole session.

They also chose Kris's family's property in Traverse City up on the Old Mission peninsula. Oh. My. Goodness. I haven't been up there in the fall in a long time and I forgot how beautiful it can be up there. Despite being the end of October, there was still a TON of fall color (even more than in the middle of the state!) and we were able to make good use of that (see the leaf tossing photos at the end!).

Tricia and Kris are tying the knot next August, so you'll see them again in no time!

^So happy together :D

^Loving this location!

^ :D :D :D

^Fall beach shots? Kind of!

^He's must about over it... ;)

^She'd have been up there two if she hadn't hurt her foot the week before the session!


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

David & Lisa: Engaged! (Mid Michigan Wedding Photographer)

October 26, 2019

If you can believe it, I still have a couple more engagement sessions to share! I did a bit of traveling at the end of October and got to see a little more of the fall color before it disappeared for another year. My first stop was to meet Lisa and David (as well as son Connor and all their doggie family!). I may have gotten slightly lost on my way there, but we didn't let that stop us from having a good session.

David and Lisa recently had some tough times, but it was great to be a part of recording them at a place so special to the two of them and their family.

Lisa told me that she's not a big fan of photos but had a great time during her session. Win! And we also had a doberman (theirs, of course) chasing us around for most of the session, so that made for a few extra laughs and smiles as well.

Congrats to the two of you, David and Lisa, and I hope life is finally looking up for you both!

^This friend was following us around so we let him in the shot ;)


^Other favorite!!!

^Lisa's dad built us a fire which we used for only like 5 minutes but we love the shots. Thanks Dad!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Jeff & Stephanie: An October Wedding (Central Michigan Wedding Photography)

October 19, 2019

As the year winds down, I realize that soon I will be out of wedding photos to share. Of course this makes me sad, but at least weddings like THIS one remind me that what I do have left to share is beautiful. I'm particularly proud of this wedding and I can't wait to share it with everyone.

I first met Stephanie as a bridesmaid for her sister's wedding over 10 years ago! Now her sister, Sabrina, and her husband, Evan, have two adorable little boys who were there to watch Aunt Stephanie marry the love of her life, Jeff! I won't leave out Jeff's niece and nephew either. All the kids in the wedding did a wonderful job, and the whole group was tons of fun to work with, which is always a pleasure.

Most important, however, was seeing the happiness on the faces of the bride and groom. As soon as we did the first look, Jeff was on cloud nine, admiring his gorgeous bride-to-be and smiling the biggest smile ever. Stephanie said no kissing before the wedding but we still got SO MANY shots that really show the love between the two of them. I can't even handle all the love we captured!

The ceremony was perfect (perfect weather, perfect officiating, perfect humor!) and afterwards, Jeff and Stephanie made a point to serve drinks to their guests as cocktail hour began. What an amazing idea! We were able to borrow the two of them for a couple more quick shots before dinner and FOR REAL, people, what a great day!

Congrats, Jeff and Stephanie! It was my absolute pleasure to be there with you on your amazing wedding day!

Venue - Grand Ledge Opera House, Grand Ledge
Hair - Brush Up Boutique, Grand Ledge
Dress - Becker's Bridal, Fowler
Flowers - Flower Designs by Amie
Officiant - Peter Spadafore
Videographer - Lily Pad Productions, Lansing
DJ - Grand Hendrickson, Entertain You Productions, Lansing
Catering - Adeline Leigh Catering, Grand Rapids

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