Monday, August 31, 2015

Sneak Peek: Kevin & Jessica

August 29, 2015

Another wedding, in the books! This one started out a little rocky but once it got going, Jessica and Kevin's day was just perfect. A couple great photo locations and definitely a good looking couple makes a photographer's life easy! Our sneak is up right now, but keep your eyes peeled for more in the coming weeks. Congrats, Kevin and Jessica!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Julianna: My Seventh Month

July 30, 2015

I'm a little late with this one, but since the blog has been pretty slow, I figure I could catch up. Julie turns 8 months this coming weekend, but here is her photos throughout her growing into 7 months!

27 Weeks
^Mommy got back to wedding season in Julie's 27th week, so she's wearing her assistant's shirt.


28 Weeks

^Crazy face because she loves photo day!

29 Weeks
^Happy little baby!

30 Weeks
^This was the week she started swim class. Hooray for swimming!

7 Months
^Getting SO big!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

J. (Grand Rapids Boudoir Photography)

April 24, 2015

Despite what some may think, a boudoir session does not have to be very revealing. I have a lot of clients come to me a little nervous about the session, but just about all of them leave with a smile on their face after having a fun time with it. J was okay with only sharing some of her images, but as you can see, these ones are more innocent and cute as opposed to revealing and sexy. Your session is meant to show off you! Some of her others, which were a gift for her husband for their wedding, were a little more sassy, however your session can be whatever YOU want it to be and what YOU are comfortable with!

^So cute!


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bryan & Lindsey: A Downtown Kalamazoo Wedding (West Michigan Wedding Photographer)

July 11, 2015

It's been awhile since my last wedding. And now I've FINALLY got another one to show you. I must have been anxious to get back to wedding season because this wedding gave me trouble in culling down the amount of images. Or maybe it was just because Bryan, Lindsey, and their amazing wedding party were just such great subjects. We may never know for sure, but we DO know that it's time for this wedding to show it's face on the blog.

It was pretty warm out for Lindsey and Bryan, but there was lots of air conditioning in between photos, and even FREE slurpees (7/11 Day, for real!) that we went out of our way for after we had our portraits done. The wedding was wonderful, the photo locations were perfect, the slurpees were delicious. What more can I say? Well, I can say that Bryan and Lindsey are a great couple, so cute and so in love, and it was a pleasure working with them, their family and friends. I had a blast at the reception. It's always great to have a group of people who like to have a good time.

Thank you both for having me be a part of your wedding. And now... on to the images!

Hair and make-up: Eve Salon, Portage, MI
Bridal Gown: Sophia Tolli
Dress shop: House of Brides
Church: St. Catherine of Siena, Portage, MI
Reception: Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, MI
Cake: Marsha Henry
Flowers: Park Place Floral, Kalamzoo, MI
Videographer: Departing Line Studios, Davison, MI
DJ: Wiser Productions, Portage, MI

^The PERFECT place to shoot the invites.

^A special ring and a few other details.


^I love this color combo. That pink POP is perfect!

^She tried to steal the show ;)

^Lots of tears were shed on this wedding day, but they were all tears of joy!

^What a fun group of people!



^Thanks for these, Jess, who helped out with this one.

^Celebrating with free slurpees. An enduring tradition for their anniversary in the future!

^The store owners were so geeked when a whole wedding party showed up. Awesome.

^Thanks to our bus driver for this awesome location. I'll be back in the future, I'm sure!


^A house divided, such a cool "guest book" idea. Go Lions! (sorry Dahlquist family ;)

^The rally towels fit perfectly with this reception.

^LOTS of speeches, but they were all amazing.

^A husband that loves to dance can be a rare find. Good work, Lindsey.

^I'm getting a lot of good garter toss shots this year :)

^The bottom two are two of my past couples! Check out their weddings: Lauren & Kyle, Devin & Justin.

^I suspect their life will be fun :)
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