Friday, October 29, 2010

Dooge's X-mas Photo

Today, I went to my day job and took some big group photos for our company Christmas card. Everyone at Dooge Veneers was a great sport, and even let me orchestrate a jump photo. It probably won't make it as our final choice for the Christmas card, but hey, it was a good time! Thanks everyone!

^Our first "jump shot"!

^Love it! These guys are awesome!

^And the landing, haha!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall Photo Contest

Vote Now on Facebook!

It's that time again, and it's a big one this time around. As my big jobs and all the weddings have finished up for the season, it's time to vote and see which photos are the fan favorites!

The rules are as follows... "LIKE" my facebook page if you haven't already, and find the Fall Photo Contest photo album. There are 11 photos to vote from (take a look at the entries below!), and each person gets THREE votes. To vote, make a COMMENT under the photo you wish to choose. Only one vote counts per photo, but you can vote on three photos. Don't just LIKE a photo, those don't count, you have to comment.

To get a sneak peak at the entries in the photo contest, take a look below. The contest ends on November 16 and the winner with the most votes receives a mounted 11x14 print. There's a second prize available too, so even if you don't take first, you still have a chance to win! Vote today!

^Cindy and Terry beat the rain before their wedding ceremony.

^Jason and Cheryl having a good time together on Grand Haven beach.

^Pam and Bob after 40 wonderful years of marriage.

^Angela and Daniel getting ready for their wedding ceremony.

^J'aime, Jennie and their little baby on the way in Florida.

^Jamie and Dave making their exist to the sound of bagpipes.

^Melanie and Walt under a beautiful willow at their wedding reception.

^(Most of) the Cunningham family hanging out on the beach in Grand Haven.

^Shawn and Jesica sharing their first dance as Mr. and Mrs.

^Erin and Jeff looking sassy after their wedding, waiting for the rain to let up.

 ^Billy and Shannon with their wedding party, right after tying the knot!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shawn & Jesica: A Wedding

October 16, 2010

In year's past, I've always had a good chunk of weddings from back in the mid Michigan area, where I'm from. However, this year, there was only this one. And I've never met Shawn and Jesica, until the day of their wedding. You never know what to expect with a couple until you meet them, so it's a little frazzling to not have any idea what you are getting into. However, I had been chatting back and forth with Shawn's mom, Tammy, for quite a few months now, so I knew she had everything under control.

And I was pleasantly surprised. The bride and groom were both very easy going and fun. In fact, they were having a blast as we did their portraits post-ceremony. We trekked from Coleman, where the ceremony was held, to Gladwin, which is, as you may remember, where I have quite a bit of family. We went to my Aunt Charlotte's house to do photos by the river. Shawn was being silly, and Jesica kept telling him they weren't going to have any good photos of them because he was being such a goof. But, I was pleasantly surprised to find that all his silliness created some photos with some great character, and there are tons of great ones!

The reception was held in Gladwin, at the Sage Township Hall, a place I've actually shot at before. It was decorated beautifully, and I was crazy about the cake! Shawn and Jesica are a very outdoorsy couple, and they had the coolest cake design. It was decorated like birch logs! Robaire's in Mount Pleasant did an amazing job.

It was a beautiful day and a wonderful wedding. I was very happy to be a part of it! Congratulations to Shawn and Jesica!

^These guys were crazy! But very well behaved considering! Thanks to Kristin Oole for this fun shot.

^Shawn said he wasn't used to having his photo taken like this,
thus he was laughing throughout his portrait session!

^A very handsome groom.

^And a beautiful bride! Jesica is gorgeous, don't you agree?

^The ladies know how to have a good time too.

^I always love it when the wind cooperates.

^The whole crazy wedding party!

^Shawn "looking off into the distance". So wonderfully dramatic!

^So glad we used the birch trees, it went great with reception theme.

^The leaves were no longer on the trees, so we got down in them!

^These two are so cute, and they were having a great time together. Love it.

^I love charactures, so of course I think this is just awesome!

^The birch tree cake, complete with carved in initials.

^Another good one of the bride and groom by Oole.
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