Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mike & Ashley: Engaged (Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer)

August 20, 2014

These two are getting married in less than a month! In fact, to celebrate the one month mark, we did a little engagement session with the two of them. Mike works with me, and he and Ashley are a cute pair together. They also have a cute daughter who I can't wait to see in her flower girl dress! I'll keep this one short and sweet and get on with the photos. Congrats, you two! Only about three more weeks now!

^Love these shots, Ashley's reaction was perfect.

^A little backlighting please!

^A little more backlighting please :)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Adam & Lauren: A Country Club Wedding (Rochester Hills Wedding Photographer)

July 19, 2014

Two weddings in one weekend? Phew! This was my first of two double weekends for this summer and though it's a little tiring, it is always worth it in the end. Adam and Lauren's wedding as no exception. It was absolutely gorgeous! They chose the gorgeous Great Oaks Country Club as the backdrop for their big day and even with a few rain clouds threatening, the day went off pretty much without a hitch. There were hiccups here and there, which is to be expected, but these two were so excited to get married, nothing could deter everyone from having a wonderful day.
I had my good friends and assistants, Kristin and Misty, helping out on this one, and it was so nice, being pregnant and all! We got a ton of great photos even with a slightly smaller time frame (that willow tree was THE BEST SPOT EVER), and had a BLAST at the reception. These people know how to have a good time.

On another note, this is the third wedding I've done for Adam's family. He's the last of three siblings to get married and have me share the day with them, which is a first for me. His parents, sisters, and brothers-in-law have been such a pleasure to work with, and even though I'm sad it's over, it was so much fun. His and Lauren's fabulous wedding was a great way to wrap it up!

Bla bla, Jenna, time for photos! Check out all the great details and fun below. And congrats to Lauren and Adam!

Hair and Make-up: Lydia at Andrew Marke Salon, Rochester Hills, MI
Dress shop and designer:
Bellissima Bridal, Rochester, MI

Designer: Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaid dresses: A'doraBelle Bridal, Waterford, MI
Men's Warehouse
Wedding and Reception: Great Oaks Country Club, Rochester, MI
Event Planner: Andrea Dean Events
Flowers: Vivianos, Shelby Township, MI
Officiant: Pastor Steve Porter
Home Bakery, Rochester, MI
DJ and Photo booth:
DJ Crashers, Lake Orion, MI

^Getting ready time is ALWAYS fun!

^Bottom right by Kristin. Nice shot, dear!

^Absolutely perfect!

^A great gift from the bride to her groom... getting to hang out with retired Tigers (if I remember correctly). Lucky man!

^These guys were definitely enjoying their pre wedding festivities. But good sports for photos, so we all got along ;)

^Two awesome shots by Misty of Lauren and her dad. Love them!

^The sun peeks out just in time for the ceremony.

^Third and final installment of the Grubius family wedding party jump photo :)

^The most perfect couple photo spot, probably ever!

^Definitely one of my favorites.

^Awesome details by Misty (although that's MY cake photo, I LOVE cake hehe)

^Let the fun begin! Or maybe I should say continue!

^Lantern send-off to finish the evening. Perfect.
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