Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Matt & Alaina: Engaged! (West Michigan Wedding Photographer)

August 23, 2021




Engagements are back! I'm super excited to start introducing my awesome 2022 couples and here is one of the first from this end of summer and fall engagement sessions! Matt and Alaina are getting married next spring and it was a pleasure to meet the two of them ahead of time. They even were kind enough to venture over to my side of the state for our session. We were sure to include a lot of nature in their images and I'm even more excited for their wedding than I was before. See you guys soon!




So happy together!


Nature!



That evening sunlight!






I love a good snuggle shot.



Firefighter :)


They braved the climb for this shot. And it's my favorite!



Monday, September 20, 2021

Sneak Peek: Jason & Kourtney

September 18, 2021

OMG, a gorgeous day in Michigan and an absolutely beautiful almost-fall wedding... let's celebrate with Kourtney and Jason one more time (for now!) and check out their fabulous sneak peek from this weekend. What a blast!!!














Thursday, September 16, 2021

John & Abby: An Intimate Summer Wedding (West Michigan Wedding Photographer)

August 21, 2021



Buckle up, everyone! This is a LONG one, but that's because there are just so many amazing shots to share with all of you. From the beginning of this year when I met Abby and John, I have been excited for their wedding. They are such a comfortable couple to be around, and I had so much fun working with them before their wedding day. But we're not hear to talk about their fabulous winter session, AWESOME spring session, or even their fun summer one, we're here to talk about their wedding!

This was a steamy one. Weather at the end of August here in Michigan was hitting some pretty hot and extremely humid points, and this wedding day was no exception. Despite that and all the sweatiness, it was really an amazing day. The venue we were shooting at, Farrand Hall in Colon, is such a gorgeous place with so many perfect photo locations. Everything about it is what I dream of in a venue! And working with John and Abby on their biggest day was really a pleasure. Their family and friends were so much fun and even though we were literally sweating all day long, it was pretty much perfect anyway.

The couple did a first look, complete with lots of fun gifts for Abby from John, and then we did some portraits. We even got their old pup, Baxter, in on it for a bit. He was there for ringbearer duties and was a pretty fun guest to be around for most of the evening. Things were pretty chill and the group was great. They kept things small and intimate in order to make the event more personal and it really went well in that regard. 

It was way too hot for dancing, which was pretty sad, but a few people busted out the s'mores and such and the night still was a great one. Thank you both SO MUCH for choosing me to be there for your big day. It truly was an honor! And now... PHOTOS!

Venue - Farrand Hall, Colon, Michigan (special shout out to Jacob and James for being amazing!)
Dress designer - Galina Signature
Tux - Men's Wearhouse (and Nike Jordans on his feet!)
Officiant - Michael Cirivello
DJ - Diva Productions, Rockford, Michigan
Caterer - Wine Country Catering, Lawton, Michigan



Such a cool place!




Look at that rock!






Beautiful Abby.




Using all the antiques at Farrand Hall :)




She ended up getting a different wedding dress to go more with the venue. Bravo!


Besties (that's water on a day like this!)



So happy!






LOVE!



That pink door though :D







Swing in the woods!


Baxter has arrived!








It's showtime!





This man is so excited to marry this woman!













Family portrait!












All of this provided by James and Jacob at Farrand Hall!


KUDOS to Wine Country Catering. This was all amazing!



Baby ducks :D









The trees blocked sunset, but we didn't' missed Golden Hour!

















S'mores!


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