Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Scott & Adrianna: A Lakefront Wedding (West Michigan Wedding Photographer)

October 10, 2015

Everyone knows that in October, Michigan is a mixed bag of good and bad weather. Cold, wet, hot, windy, snowing, who knows! When Scott and Adrianna met with me last year about their wedding at Bay Pointe Inn, I was ecstatic to get to work with them at such a beautiful place. I've been wanting to do a wedding there forever!!! And October can be a wonderful month. It can also be a messy, messy month... But we got lucky because their wedding day was absolutely perfect. A nice breeze, lots of sun, cool but not cold temperatures. Perfect.

Our schedule didn't work out as planned, but I couldn't be happier with all the gorgeous photos we got. So many pretty details, such a great couple, so many family members, it was a great day. There was lots of love and emotion by the lake during the ceremony. Nothing but big smiles for Scott, a few tears from the ladies in the wedding. And so many photos! My awesome second, Kate, and I got so many amazing shots as we stayed mostly by the Boathouse. The lighting got to be tricky in places but I don't think it held us back in the end.

Scott and Adrianna had a wonderful reception. Wine, cake, good friends, singing and dancing family members, and a band makes for a nice evening. I am so glad I got to be part of this wedding. What a great way to end the season! Congrats to Scott and Adrianna... and enjoy the photos!

Pre-Wedding Prep: The Boathouse Villa, Gun Lake, Shelbyville, MI
Ceremony &; Reception: Bay Pointe Inn, Gun Lake, Shelbyville, MI
Hair: Janet Dosenberry
Make-up: Alisha Harkes
Dress Shop: Renee Austin, Grand Rapids, MI
Bridal Gown: Casablanca
Tuxes: Men's Warehouse
Floweres: Kim Blanchard
Band: JGJ Bandhttp://jgjband.com/, Grand Rapids, MI

^Told you it was perfect ;)

^Kate and I took SOOOO many detail shots. Not sorry.

^Looking good, Adrianna.

^Kate was in charge of the guys getting ready shots.

^Favorite! Nice one, Kate.

^Finally ready for our first look!

^Such a calm lake. Beautiful.

^We were both playing with the light a lot in this location. Still not sorry ;)

^I love the color palette these two chose. And their wedding party was a great group too!

^Oh Kate, look what you've done!!! :D


^The girl on the top right is someone I haven't seen in YEARS. Surprise! Great to see you, Val.


^Can't get enough of the bride!

^Wine ;)

^The sunset lighting was working. Wish I could have gotten more color but I'll take it!


^A quick nod to the Boathouse. Such a cool place.

^Thank you guys so much for letting me photograph for you!!!

^I had some fun with the off camera flash for the dances. Yesssss.

^Until next season... :)

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