Archive for the ‘wedding’ Category
Because I hadn’t met Phillip and Martina before the wedding day, I had no idea how it would be to work with them. It took all of 2.5 minutes of photographing them to love them and feel their pure happiness and joy. What a lucky girl I am to work with people like Phillip and Martina. Congrats to the very happy couple…and their beautiful little girl!!!
Taken by my friend and assistant, Laura Finley…
Their First Look was perfect and romantic and took place in the perfect setting…the Riverfront in downtown Detroit. For those reading First Look for the first time and scratching their heads in confusion, this is where the bride and groom see each other for the first time before the ceremony. We set up the meeting place, the groom’s spot, and then the bride comes to her groom. The moments after she taps his shoulder is one of the most romantic, beautiful things I could ever photograph. I love what happened here…
I first met John and Laura at their engagement shoot and was pretty much SMITTEN with them. Fun, spontaneous, and absolutely beautiful. I knew that she would look like a princess on her wedding day and that the handsome John would be chill and fun. And they did not disappoint. Although it rained the entire day, they didn’t even blink an eye and the day went on beautifully. Congrats to the happy couple!!!
Location: Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Wedding season is here! I find that photographers either love shooting weddings, or they hate it. There isn’t much in between. I fall on the side of LOOOOOVE shooting weddings. Yes, the days are long, but it is magical for me to capture an entire story throughout the day. I love, love, love my job and love, love, love that I am able to document the most important day of a couple’s life.
Programs and all things paper designed by the oh, so talented Two Pooch Paperie.
Finally! Travis and I have been uber excited to share these images from our shoot with Framed while in Las Vegas. You can see our episode over on the Framed Network here. We love, love, love Framed for the free shows they provide weekly on featured photographers, lighting, post production, and film.
We had so much fun shooting this show and were so lucky to be surrounded by so many awesome people that day! Big ol’ shout out to the Framed Crew who were professional, talented, and oh, so fun at the same time. This whole thing came together because of the amazing people below. We heart them SO much!
Sarah Sutter- “Bride”
Manny Macias – “Groom”
Tanya Toth – “Maid of Honor”
Michael Spadoni – “Best Man”
Hair and Makeup
Annnnnnd, we’re back from Las Vegas.
My cup overfloweth and I feel beyond blessed. Blessed because we get to travel and share our passion with others. Hugely blessed because we get to meet so many crazy awesome people at our workshop.
No words can thank the people enough who are behind the scenes of our workshops…
Workshop Coordinator: Brittni Schroeder
Hair/Makeup Styling: Melissa Moss
Wedding Dress: Katie Jean Designs
Models: Rhett and Kelli Marek
Workshop Staff: Brittni Schroeder, Ken Duffy, Josh Sherwood, Laurel Hogge
Location: Random Las Vegas Desert
2011. The year Carmie, her family, and I became fast friends. It started with Peter and Carmie’s engagement session. And then came along the engagement session of her sister, Theresa and her love, Chris. We moved on to Carmie’s gorgeous wedding shower. And finally, we ended the year with Carmie and Peters UH-MAZING wedding. Oh, and did I mention I will be seeing them all again next year for Chris and Theresa’s wedding?
The point is that I have met them, photographed their very special times, and am in love with this family. They are wonderful people and I knew Peter and Carmie’s day was going to be so beautiful and special. Turned out I was right…times ten. The day was perfect and I am so happy to have crossed paths with this beautiful family.
Congrats Carmie and Peter!!!
My favorite shot of the day. At St. Hugo in Bloomfield Hills…the site of the ceremony.
After the ceremony, we headed to to Oakland Hills Country Club for a cocktail hour. Adore this shot of the groomsmen.
December brings a chilly, slightly eerie, but COMPLETELY romantic feel when shooting outdoors. The colors, lights, everything is just lovely. I SO love these shots of them outdoors and ESPECIALLY the shot on the left of Carmie, taken by Travis.
And last, we ended up at Andiamo in Warren for their reception. Sheesh…words do not describe the transformation from an already elegant and beautiful venue into a sparkling, magical reception site.
The Pine Knob Mansion in Clarkston held the very beautiful and intimate wedding of Jonathan and Tracy. Sigh…everything about the day was so relaxed and every detail was perfect. Makes my job easy :) Congrats to the happy couple!
Pine Knob Mansion photo courtesy of my lovely assistant, Laura.
Their day started at the lovely Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church in Detroit. This church was one of the most beautiful churches I have ever photographed at.
And then we moved on the the reception…held at the Piquette Ford Plant in Detroit. Wow. I told Lauren that if I could do my wedding reception over again, this would be place. And to top it off, they had amazing taste in decor and ambience…
What?!?!? I was in awe of this “detail” at the reception. Kris from Artcasters starts with a blank canvas, and then continues to paint throughout the evening, until he finishes the painting, and then GIVES IT TO THE BRIDE AND GROOM!!! Best. Idea. Ever.
The guys from Startrax were some of the best DJ’s and entertainers I have ever worked with at a wedding…
First comes love (the day before), then comes marriage (wedding day), and then comes THE DAY AFTER!!!! This post wedding shoot wrapped up our time spent with Brett and Erica. All wedding day stress and nerves were gone and we all just had such a great time during this shoot. Adios Mexico!