I met Katie about 5 years ago when my younger sister started her freshman year at Grand Valley. She and Katie lived in the same dorm, and they were fast friends. I hung out with Katie when she lived in the same apartment as my sister, when she and Nate had their BEAUTIFUL daughter, Madison, and in the past year, she and I love to get together and do dinner or take Madi to the park to play.
Of course it was exciting when I heard she and Nate were engaged. They've been together for years and its always fun when everything comes around full circle. Katie asked me to do her wedding and I was uber excited to do it. I was even more excited about three weeks ago when Katie and I met up for dinner and she suggested we might go to Mackinaw to do photos... YES PLEASE!
The Kristins (Oole and Thome... although Thome is now Mrs. Huyck!) agreed to come along for the ride with me as my assistance. Oole (who is also my roomie and occasional model) has never been a photographer (except when we are hanging out and I pass her mine to snap a photo of me evrey now and then) but she did a great job throughout the whole day.
Katie looked so pretty! A beautiful bride, so obviously Nate is a lucky man. We had a hot and humid day to work with but the rain from the morning burned off in time for us to get some awesome shots of the bridge. Best wishes to Nate and Katie, and hopefully I'll get to go play with Katie and Madi in the park again soon!
^Mama and Madi, with their pretty hair done!
^Isn't she just stunning? I LOVE this photo.
^Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Cheybogan was a beautiful place for a wedding.
^ Amazing shot of the Mackinaw Bridge by Miss Oole.
^The girls do a little vamping for the camera ;-)
^And I'll say it a hundred more times... I LOVE THE COLOR!!!
^I really hope Katie decided to do a trash the dress... the camera loves her!
^Bridal party stampede!!!!
^And a beautiful aged shot is perfect to wrap up the portrait session.
^The decorations on this cake were awesome.
^Daddy/daughter dances are always so happy!
^Love this one from Thome, they look so grown up... and still so cute!
And of course, its always fun to see even more photos by checking out Nate & Katie's fast and fun video!