Archive for June, 2011

{ashley&steven} married! – 5.28.11

Good evening!


So I’ll jump right in to this blog, because quite frankly this wedding was fun! Not that all of my weddings that I shoot are not – this was the first time I had ever been in Flint, MI. :D You may actually remember Ashley and Steven from their wonderful engagement session in Mt. Pleasant.

Ashley and Steven had a elegant afternoon wedding in the beautiful West Flint Church of the Nazarene. Driving in to the parking lot I KNEW I was going to love it! This church had some of the funnest little areas, like a little ‘town’ where kids had Sunday school, a room with a fireplace (uh, awesome!) and the extra bonus? They were able to have their reception in the awesome (and very large!) two leveled multipurpose/gym room. Ashley and Steven are the kind of people you know are deeply in love with each other and they are the type of couple I love to shoot because basically every frame is cuter than the next. But less me talking, and more pictures!

P.s. I love a wedding dress with straps!

Always important to brush your teeth – haha. I got a slightly better one with a different focus – but I just love the maid of honors expression in this one!

So they actually choose to not see each other before the ceremony – But we got some great formals before, and even more fantastic ones after!

Fierce wedding party, no? :D

And if you haven’t noticed, I really really really like reflections.

A sweet and simple first kiss – eee adorable!

So when all the festivities died down a little, they had one final send off with hand made Mr. and Mrs. t-shirts!


Thanks Steven and Ashley, for letting us photograph your wedding. Paul and I had a great time – Enjoy!


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{rachel&matt} engaged! 6.12.11

Time for one more post today! Again – I certainly hope that this weather today decides what it wants to do… I see sun, then I see clouds, then I hear thunder, then it’s sunny again. Decide sky! Decide!


Anyway! Rachel and Matt actually heard of me not by the ‘usual’ means. I was actually at a meeting with other clients and they over heard what we were talking about, and I suppose obviously liked it! It’s always overwhelming to decide who you want as your vendors, so it must have been great to have me just ‘fall’ into their laps! Anyway, Rachel and Matt remind me a lot of Paul and I, and it was very apparent while we were shooting! We were all thinking on the same level for ideas for poses and locations that we thought would work, joking and laughing the whole way through. And we were actually super cold, strange for a mid June morning! Thankfully the coffee shops opened around 8 so there was a little warmth through that :D

So we started at one of my favorite places in the world, Rosa Park Circle. It was a cold Sunday morning – So thankfully I didn’t have to work around a ton of people!

So after a coffee run, we walked on over to the blue bridge for some more romantic portraits. And that ivy wall, oooh I LOVE that ivy wall!

Oh and p.s. I totally forgot to mention her adorable circle coat… soooo cute!

And there is always time for the Amway!

And what good are Grand Rapids pictures without the Calder as a prop? Loooooove it!

So then we decided the tire swing also had to be used… I mean, we were already there right? :P.  And p.s., don’t ask me how we fit all of this in to one walk! I just realized that all of these things aren’t that far away from each other, but holy cow we got a lot!

And another lovely idea from Matt below – He certainly had a lot of them! (which I always enjoy!)

P.s. every shot they had such a different cute face on… lol, it made for some hilarious editing! :D

So there you have it! Rachel and Matt, it was a pleasure… I can’t wait till next April! Enjoy!



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