Monday, September 18, 2017

Sneak Peek: Josiah & Amber (Southwest Michigan Wedding Photographer)

September 16, 2017

It definitely did NOT feel like September over the weekend (and from the next week, I hear!) but it still was a beautiful wedding at Rush Lake Memories on Saturday. Josiah and Amber and their families and friends were wonderful to work with, our schedule was adjusted but for the better and we had a great time. I am so excited to edit more but for now... here is a sneak peek!









Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Becca: Class of 2018 (Grand Rapids Senior Photographer)

September 1, 2017



We were able to sneak in another senior last minute at the start of September! Becca came to her session solo, but she was well prepared. She was all about trying for the interesting shots in the interesting spots. I even decided to dub our session's theme "Adventurous" because of all the climbing and "breaking in" we did. My sister was out of town and her condo is awesome with a whole wall of windows so while we were in her neighborhood, we snuck into her condo and took a few shots. Worth it!

We even scaled the fence outside her building to get a couple shots by the murals painted on the other side. Gotta say, I appreciate a girl who doesn't mind working to get the good shot. Becca was awesome and I wish her the very best of luck in her last year of high school!

And to be honest, I had a key to my sister's place ;)



^This is where the climbing started!



^Beautiful eyes!




^Avoiding the poison ivy for this shot!


^Loved this faded door. One shot did the job.


^You are beautiful, Becca!




^We couldn't get into my studio for this but I think we did okay either way!



^Thanks, well timed breeze!



^Couldn't get enough of this shot, can you tell?




^This is after we went up to my sister's condo.


^Balcony shot!





^What a fun shoot!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Michael & Jessie: A Downtown Detroit Wedding (Metro Detroit Wedding Photographer)

July 30, 2017



When we arrived at the site of this wedding on Belle Isle, we were amazed. I'm not sure I've ever been to Belle Isle, and the whole island is very cute and perfect. But the casino where Jessie and Michael were holding their wedding was so beautiful. There isn't a lot to the old building, but the architecture (arches, arches, everywhere!) and light that comes through the windows is nothing short of stunning. Needless to say, we couldn't get enough.

Though there were a few of the usual hiccups (and maybe one or two unusual ones), Michael and Jessie's wedding day was absolutely gorgeous and I couldn't be happier with all the amazing portraits we were able to get. The light, the shadow, the location, the fun, quirky and generally awesome wedding party... the SUNSET. Yup, it pretty much all went into an absolutely wonderful day.

Michael and Jessie are both very very talented musiscians, as well as educators, so they have had a lot of stress leading up to their wedding day, But honestly, I could tell how well they belong together with how they rolled with every punch... together. That's the way it's supposed to be done! Thanks to all of you for such a great experience! I hope you LOOOOVE your photos and have an absolutely wonderful life together, both you and the girls!

Invitations: handmade by the bride and groom
Ceremony & Reception: Belle Isle Casino, Detroit, MI
Tuxedos: President Tuxedo
Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie
Bridal gown: Casablanca from Victoria's Bridal and Boutique, Dearborn Heights, MI
Quartet: Il Segreto
Flowers: Kathy Rice
Cake: Stephanie Batman
DJ: Freddie "Freddie Freeze" Robison


^Hello there, Detroit skyline!


^Ahhh the architecture! :D


^Details by my fabulous second shooter, Mandy!




^These little ladies are so cute!


^Stress is no match!



^Matching shoes.



^Shinola.



^Guitar pick boutonnieres. 







^Obligatory album cover shot. They are all musicians in some form or another!





^I love it when the bride glows!






^"Love you, Daddy!"






^Trying to steal the show ;)














^That sky!






^Il Segreto. 

^Taking advantage of that vantage point.



^Can you tell we couldn't get enough of these arches. And that ivy!!!







^So cool!









^Making it official.







^They take care of each other.


^With a backdrop like this, how can you resist a sunset shoot?


^Mandy breaks out her fisheye!







^Lovely light.


^Michael is silly!




^This just makes me say "ahhhhhh" :)


^We know how to party on a Sunday night!





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