This wedding. Not even sure where to start. I guess I'll start with Stephanie. This girl and I went through the photography program at Grand Valley together all those years ago. We were in a group together in studio photography and had a great time in those few other classes we were lucky enough to share. I was thrilled when I found out she and Alex were getting married. I was EVEN MORE thrilled when she told me that she wanted me to do her wedding. It's a little bit intimidating to do another photographer's wedding, but I thought I would be up to the challenge.
Another thing I was excited about was Stephanie's dress. Did you notice it's purple?!? And perfect in every way. I heard a little about when she picked it out and how she had tried on all the standard white and slightly tinted dresses and liked a few but when she found this gown, she lit up. It's amazing and I had a ton of fun getting to capture her in it.
Then there's their family and friends. I felt welcomed and part of the group from the beginning. Mandy and I had lots of fun at the reception and everything that led up to it. I made sure to break out the off-camera flash and with all that awesome uplighting, all the images turned out exactly how I had hoped! Everyone danced the night away, and though this big pregnant lady was exhausted by the end, I couldn't have thought of a better way to end the 2016 season!
Alex and Stephanie, you guys were a pleasure to work with and I wish you the very very best in your future. Thank you SO much for letting me be a part of your wedding.
Invites: Wedding Paper Divas
Hair: Shears to Ya, Commerce, MI
Bridesmaid dresses: David's Bridal
Bridal Gown: Sareh Nouri ("Orchid")
Bridal Shop: L'Amour Bridal, Novi, MI
Tuxes: Men's Warehouse
Ceremony & Reception: Edgewood Country Club, Commerce, MI
Flowers: Flower Girls, Detroit, MI
Cake & Cupcakes: Sweet Treats by Erin
DJ: Music in Motion, Farmington, MI
|^Here begins my love affair :)|
|^Mnady and details are like "Whoa".|
|^These little ladies were so fun!|
|^Favorite! I wonder where it will be in this year's Top 100?|
|^Stephanie, you are adorable!|
|^Mandy got to do the boys' photos. Looking good, guys.|
|^Quite the crew we've got here.|
|^We ALMOST missed this awesome moment, but luckily Mandy was not far and able to grab it.|
|^Awwww he likes her.|
|^There wasn't a TON of fall color just yet, but we found a little bit on the golf course!|
|^Loving the sun flares.|
|^A couple great ones from Mandy while I did... something else...?|
|^Here we are being weird. Still not sure what we were doing on the right. I was trying to steal the dress perhaps.|
|^Reception details!!! :D|
|^I had two :)|
|^She looked a little worried before she saw what the surprise was. A little Hall & Oates :)|
|^Very theatrical :)|
|^We missed sunset but I figured a few late night shots would suffice!|