Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Three Generations (Grand Rapids Portrait Photographer)

August 2, 2019

Nothing is more exciting to me than getting to see multiple fabulous ladies get made up and dressed up so they are EXTRA fabulous and spend time together in the studio! A great way to make it happen is to grab the women in your family and put together a generations photo shoot, and that's just what Kellee, Donna, and Kennedy did.

I first met these women back in 2012 when Kellee was getting married up in Charlevoix. Since then, I've seen her and her husband, Leo, a few times, but when she said she was interested in a generations GLAM shoot, I was thrilled! Kellee, her mom, Donna, and daughter, Kennedy, met up at About Face of Grand Rapids to get their hair and makeup done, then met me back at the studio to dress up and pose.

These shoots are so much fun. No matter how many women, the interactions are just great, and the photos are priceless. I would encourage any family (or even group of friends!) to get together and schedule a fabulous GLAM shoot sometime soon. It'll be an experience you won't regret or forget!!!

Thanks Donna, Kellee, and Kennedy for getting GLAM with me! I had an absolute blast with you lovely ladies!

^Just a couple casual shots before we go GLAM.


^Work it, ladies!


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Jacob: One Year and Counting (Grand Rapids Children's Photographer)

August 1, 2019

We first met this little cutie as a newborn just last year. What a sweetheart! Now, Jacob is much bigger and has a much bigger opinion on things. I had a great time with his mom, dad, and pup when we met up for his one-year portraits. He loved the balloons we got for him and even though he wasn't thrilled with how many time we stuck the camera in his face, he was a good sport and gave us tons of smiles anyway.

It was great seeing Dan, Heather, and Jacob again. I love watching little ones grow. I hope to see you all again soon!

^He hasn't noticed the balloons are right above him yet ;)

^Tickles and kissies!

^A very stylish toddler!

^He did NOT want to show us what we had written on the chalkboard!

^There we go :)

^Finishing the session with a high-five!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Kenny & Megan: A Gorgeous Grand Rapids Wedding (Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer)

June 8, 2019

The final wedding of my BIG June wedding streak was this fabulous event with Kenny and Megan. I first met the two of them last fall for their engagement session. They were a cool couple, definitely, but I had no idea how much awesomeness their wedding would hold!

I met Megan and the ladies of her bridal party at the salon. It was going to be a long day, but it was by no means all that rough with so many great people around. Megan herself was even helping me with her dress photos. She was such a fabulously easy-going bride! After the ladies were all beautified, we headed off to the church to finish getting ready. I met the guys and my second, Mandy, there just before the ceremony.

Finally it was photo time! One of the bridesmaids set us up to go to New Hotel Merten's in downtown Grand Rapids for some rooftop hanging out. This afforded some time for some cool photos way above the city, what with the gorgeous day we were having. After that, we headed to Blythefield for photos on their beautiful grounds. Then... party time.

This group of people certainly knows how to have a good time. Kenny's family is very musically inclined and there was to polka music in addition to some jazz and rock from Kenny's mom, dad, brother and Kenny himself. Next, Kenny's band, Rebel Swain, then took over for a few tunes before turning it over to another great local band, Three's a Crowd (who we had the pleasure of a quick but enjoyable dinner with!). Between all the dancing, we were even able to sneak out with the bride and groom for sunset photos which turned out simply stunning, so all in all, a pretty much perfect end to a perfect day!

Congrats to the two of you, Kenny and Megan. I am so glad I got to be a part of your wedding day!!!

Invitations - Minted
Hair - Krystle Waivio, Grand Rapids
Makeup - Jessica, Beautifully Balanced Make-up Artistry, Kentwood
Bride's Dress - Becker's Bridal, Fowler
Bridesmaid Dresses - Renee Austin Bridal, Grand Rapids
Flowers - Kate, Half Moon Floristry, Grand Rapids
Church - St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Grand Rapids
Party Bus - Uptown Limo & Party Bus, Grand Rapids
Reception - Blythefield Country Club, Grand Rapids
Band - Rebel Swain, Three's a Crowd

^Fancy :D

^Yes, that's a tattoo of the groom's face!

^Matching rompers :D

^Not everyone can rock a top hot and tails but Kenny can!

^You are so beautiful, Megan!

^Time to have some fun!

^Work it, you two!

^The amount of breeze and the floofy-ness of this dress was at perfect equilibrium ;)

^A little assist from the bride ;)

^None traditional wedding dance :D

^The Swain Family: )

^Rebel Swain

^Three's a Crowd


^Amazing :D
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