Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Pretty 'N Pink Styled Shoot (Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer)

February 7, 2021

I would love to get a chance to do more winter weddings, but let's be honest, in Michigan, winter is such a "who knows" type of season that they just don't happen very often. I mean, it's probably a good thing, right? I need a break after the holiday season, which is RIGHT after wedding season. Phew! Talk about exhaustion! But without fail, sometime in February I start getting excited for spring and wedding season. 

Yes, already! 

So when a friend of mine invited me to hang out a photograph with her during her styled shoot, I was all about it! Bonus, another of my friends/second shooters was there too, so honestly, it was a great little afternoon get together. Thoroughly enjoyable all around.

Sam has a wedding blog and she's also a wedding photographer, so she has a lot of ideas when it comes to weddings and styled shoots. She planned this fun, punk, and PINK wedding styled shoot and it was a perfect little respite from all that winter "BLA". She had a gorgeous bouquet created, jazzed our lovely model up with a leather jacket, Dr Martens AND a pink veil, and even had drink service and treats to make it that much more perfect!

It was tons of fun hanging out and shooting with Mandy and Sam, I would love to do it again! Thanks ladies, for including me! And now... time for the photos!!!

Styling - Samantha Joy Photography
Venue - West End GR
Hair/Makeup - About Face of Grand Rapids
Model - Hilary Berens
Florals - Alice Hatch Floral
Drinks - Punch
Cake/Macarons - Amethyst Bee Cakery
Dress - Second Dance Grand Rapids
Jacket - Alter Aura Designs
Boots - Dr Martens
Veil - Samantha Joy Photography

I ate quite a few of those macarons ;)

How beautiful is this bouquet?!?!


Hilary was the perfect model. She could do serious, but more importantly, she pulled of the carefree attitude perfectly!

Back to HAPPY!

The only treat we didn't get to sample :)

So fun!!! Thanks ladies!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Erica: GLAM Maternity (Grand Rapids Maternity Photographer)

February 6, 2021

I am IN LOVE with doing GLAM maternity sessions. Mamas deserve a little bit of pampering, especially with all they go through during pregnancy. Most recently, Erica joined me in the studio with her little man in the making. She actually won a contest through my boudoir VIP group and I was so excited when she won! This poor lady has had to postpone her wedding THREE times now, but she's making the most of it by bringing a new little one into the world this spring. 

Not everyone can pull off red, but Erica made it look easy in her dress. We also tried one of my new Nylon Swish robe gowns, but the red certainly took the spotlight. Erica, you are gorgeous and I'm so excited for you and your family! I can't wait to see your little man when he finally makes his debut into the world. 

Best wishes for a great pregnancy!

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