Thursday, October 17, 2019

Caleb & Brittany: Engaged! (West Michigan Wedding Photographer)

September 18, 2019



I've been looking forward to meeting Brittany all summer. I could tell she is a very detail oriented person, as am I, and I love meeting other people who like to make sure things are right on track! She and I started talking back in July but it wasn't until September that we finally we able to get her and Caleb's engagement session in the books. We managed to end up with the absolute PERFECT evening for photos, though, as the sunset was beautiful in Coopersville!

We chose this location because it's wear Wyatt the horse is boarded and he was our third subject! Brittany loves horses and though Caleb isn't the biggest fan, he was a good sport of the photos with the three of them. And I think including Wyatt was worth it! Though Wyatt wasn't the most thrilled about his big photographic debut, we managed! Caleb led Wyatt around with Brittany riding, and they were both able to hop up for a couple quick shots, even if the first attempt up didn't go as planned!

These two are a fun couple and I had a fun time throughout their session. I'm certainly looking forward to working with them on their wedding next summer! I don't think Wyatt will be there, but I'm sure he'll be there in spirit ;)



























Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Kevin & Sara: Engaged! (West Michigan Wedding Photographer)

September 12, 2019



My engagement adventures often took place at "golden hour" with the sun just setting and fabulous sunlight filtering through the trees. But even though Kevin and Sara's day was a bit cloudier and the lighting was much less dramatic, I do love cloudy days for the beautiful quality of light that is created, as well as the rich colors you are sure to get!

Kevin and Sara are not fans of doing photos, but they both showed up, ready to go, and we had a good time wandering around some of my old favorite spots near the dam in Rockford. Kevin even took us on the newly constructed section of the boardwalk that was not even open to the public yet! These two may not like their photo taken, but I'm certainly glad I got the opportunity to meet them for their engagement session. Meeting great people is the best part of this job!



















Friday, October 11, 2019

Jacob & Amanda: Engaged! (Chicago Wedding Photographer)

September 20, 2019



My second awesome Chicago couple was Amanda and Jacob, who are the perfect combination of affectionate and fun together. It's so obvious how in love these two are with one another. It's always refreshing to find these souls who are so in tune with one another!

Amanda and Jacob were so easygoing and ready to pose just about wherever, including a sketchy stairway we stumble across toward the start of our session. Even though poor Amanda had an injured foot, she still toughed out the whole long walk through the city. Jacob was more than happy to kiss his bride-to-be, even without my prompting. Oh, and I'm pretty sure Jacob's favorite location was probably when we randomly came across the Oscar Meyer Wiener mobile. Who'd have thought?!

Though I was a touch late meeting with them (as I misjudged the walk to their location!), we still got to spend a lot of time exploring some areas by the river and then heading back to Michigan Ave and getting some amazing architectural shots, with just the right amount of nature mixed in. Just like these two, this shoot was the perfect combination!

Oh, and it looks like I'll be doing their wedding next September so you'll see them again, yay!!!

It was so much fun meeting some new people that I never would have had the opportunity to meet otherwise. And shooting in Chicago is always a pleasure, despite the crazy long drive! Maybe I'll have to make this an annual event!

^Of course we start at the first ivy wall I find ;)


^City love.




^Sketchy people wandering by didn't stop us.




^Under the bridge dancing.

^This one is all for Jacob ;)



^Gorgeous downtown Chicago!



^Just a little playing with light over here...





^This church courtyard is perfect. I stumbled on it a few years ago and was thrilled to get to go back with a couple!







^Found a cute beach. Let's hang out!

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