Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Walt & Melanie: An Engagement

June 19, 2010

Last week I made a huge purchase for Jenna Rose Photography, and it's already won me over. I am now shooting with a beautiful Nikon D3 that I purchased from John at Coastline Studios. It's an amazing camera and I can see it paying for itself in months. The shots it has given me (so far) are phenomenal, the color is through-the-roof bright and bold, and the clarity of the images... oh man, don't get me started!

Without further ado, let's get to my first D3 engagement session! I met Melanie last year on the 4th of July. She was a bridesmaid in her friend Sabrina's wedding. I was thrilled to hear (from another of the bridesmaids, my future Trash the Dress client and a wonderful designer) that Melanie was getting married this fall. I was even MORE thrilled when she chose me to be her photographer. She and her fiance, Walt, wanted to do some beach photos for their engagement session, so after some schedule fixing and location finding, we chose Silver Lake... what a great choice!

We started at the Little Sable Point Lighthouse, which we climbed to the top and braved high winds and messy hair, then did some photos along the beach. The sky was so bright, and the colors were great! The beach shots turned out wonderful (thank you D3!). We made a pit stop at the Whippy Dip (check out the photos below :) for lunch and ice cream before heading to the dunes. I've never been to any of the dunes along Michigan's coast... and it's really a shame that I've missed out for so long. They are BEAUTIFUL! We climbed up there and it looked like a desert, and I was just floored at the view.

Walt and Melanie were pretty much up for anything, including climbing up and running down the dunes. And although I blinded Walt with my flash all afternoon, we turned out with some great shots. I cannot wait for their wedding n October!

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