Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Andy & Kristin: Sneak Peek

February 23, 2013

My great friend, Kristin, got married last weekend. I was in the wedding, but I couldn't help but bring my camera along. I am editing the photos that I took, as well as their official photographer, Misty Minna's work, and there are lots more of her photos of course, but I thought I'd should off a few of mine before I share everything! Congrats Kristin and Andy, and have a great time on your honeymoon in Frankenmuth!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Gabriel: Turning 1 (Grand Rapids Children's Photographer)

February 16, 2013

Little Gabriel came to visit me with his big brother, David, and his mom, Amy, a few weekends back. He's a little cutie, just learning to walk, and he's almost one-year-old. His birthday is coming up in March and to celebrate, here is his blog post! What a cute little guy he is!

^Awww, look at that face!

^Gabriel was a lucky boy! Someone left HUGE balloons in the studio for us to play with!

^This is his "serious" look!

^His eyes are gorgeous! I'm sure he'll be a little heartbreaker someday!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wes & Carrie: A Winter Engagement Session (Grand Rapids Wedding Photography)

February 10, 2013

Though the weather was threatening rain, I made it to my second session on Sunday with Wes and Carrie. They did their engagement session with me back in the summer, but they also wanted a few snowy shots to go along with the warm and sunny ones. We met at Calvin College (this was my first time shooting there) and found a spot to start. We wandered around for a bit, I fell in the snow, and it did start raining, but we managed to get a very nice wintery session of the two of them. I love working with these two, and can't wait for their wedding in August!

^Smooching on the bridge!

^These two are so much fun to work with! And I love Carrie's hair!

^Probably my favorite from the whole shoot.

^Hanging out behind the ice wall.

^Blowing snow right back in your face... oops!

^Another fave! Such a cute pair.

^Trying to stay snuggley warm.

^Very cute and candid. :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Josh & Samantha: Afterglow (Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer)

February 10, 2013

Last year, I photographed my first December wedding ever (and then my second but we're talking about the first here!). I was hoping for snow, but the way Michigan winters have been the past few years, I wasn't terribly surprised when it rained the entire day. It didn't seem to phase Josh and Samantha, and though we had a few roadblocks to work around, we still got some awesome shots at their wedding! However, it was a little disappointing not to be able to get a few awesome shots in the snow. That's what afterglow sessions are for!

For those of you who haven't heard of 'afterglow,' it's a session you do after your wedding, either still wearing your wedding attire or just another cute couple session. Of course, my favorites are the ones in the dress and suit, and that's just what Josh and Samantha opted to do. It was chilly and we made it quick, but I'm crazy about all these snow photos. I encourage EVERYONE to schedule an afterglow (or even a fun Trash the Dress) session to get them most out of that formal wear! So much fun! Take a peak!

^Our setting for the shoot, the gorgeous old manor house at Aquinas.

^A shot we kind of missed at the wedding.

^I think this is one of my favorites.

^We're really getting cold now!

^A perfect winter backdrop.

^The weather kept us from getting this shot before. Now we've got it!


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