Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Eli & Kali: A Muskegon Wedding (LGBTQ Wedding Photographer)

June 21, 2019

I don't do a lot of second shooting anymore, but given the strangeness of my wedding schedule this year, I was happy to take a second job with Sam of Evelyn Vaughn Photography toward the end of June. Eli and Kali got married on a warm, sunny day in Muskegon and though not everything went quite as planned, it was a lot of fun! I especially enjoyed getting to help with my first LGBTQ wedding, in addition to working with Sam for the first time.

I can't share too many extra details as it wasn't my wedding, but I've got lots of images to share! Check them out!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Lareau: Family Dynamic (Grand Rapids Family Photographer)

July 13, 2019

I first met and photographed this family back in October of 2016, and since then, I've gotten to know Sarah a lot! We've done quite a few shoots together at this point, and so I was all in when she wanted to do an updated set of family photos. She and the family have gone through some changes, especially in this past year, but they are very tough and doing everything well despite the challenges. So here they are again, looking cool and awesome and generally just pretty much a great group of people. I hope to see you guys again soon!

^"Hey, what's up?"

^They've mastered the art of the 'look and laugh'

^Album art...?

^This photo just TOTALLY looked like an album cover so... (don't you LOVE my album title? ;) 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Miria & Toni: A Bright, Colorful Lakeside Wedding (West Michigan Wedding Photographer)

June 7, 2019

There was so much about this wedding that made it EVERYTHING I love. The venue (as always) was great. The colors and flowers were bright and every detail was pretty much perfect! Toni and Miria's big blended family was a joy to work with. The kids were adorable and sometimes a little feisty, so never a dull moment. What else can I say? It was a beautiful day and we have beautiful photos to show from it!

After the first look, Toni, Miria, Sam (my second) and I went around taking portraits and then we did tons of fun family photos for the couple. They both have adult children, many of whom have already families of their own, and we luckily were able to get everyone involved. I loved seeing these two surrounded by so many loved ones. Once the reception got started, we ended up doing a ton of extra group photos to celebrate their relationships with all the guests. It certainly was a love-filled day.

These two spent the day exactly as newlyweds should; enjoying themselves and each other and making the most of a gorgeous day at a gorgeous place. And dancing. That's important too! Congrats Toni and Miria. It was a pleasure to meet the two of you and work with you. Thank you for getting that particular busy wedding weekend off to a beautiful start!

Venue: The Boathouse at Bay Pointe Inn, Shelbyville
Bridal shop: A'doraBelle Bridal, Waterford
Bridesmaids dresses: Azazie
Florals: Eastern Floral, Grand Rapids
DJ: Yon, Party in a Box DJ, Grand Rapids
Cake: DreamScape Desserts, Comstock Park
Cookies: Just a Bite, Owosso

^Fabulously colorful flowers by Eastern Floral

^Aren't they an adorable couple?

^Tons of beautiful shots care of my second shooter, Sam. It was great to get to work with you for the first time!

^This little sweetie many have showed up in quite a few shots...

^The grandkids!

^THIS is a guestbook :D

^Well done, as usual :)

^Time to dance!

^Thankful for another beautiful wedding at the Boathouse!
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