Archive for September, 2013

{kalysta&michael} engaged! – 9.21.13

And post 2/2 of the night!

 

Did I mention how many fun beautiful people I get to photograph all the time? Because seriously… These two were amazing. We shot both her sister’s senior session tonight right along with their engagement session and everyone was just working so well together. Starting in the city I could tell these two REALLY needed to be out in the country more. With a barn. As it was tooootally more them. But the shots we got downtown are definitely among some of my most favorite of their entire session :D. Michael was keeping things lighthearted with his joking around, and Kalysta was trying to keep him in check… haha. Their joy was infectious and I seriously cannot wait for the wedding in November. Please enjoy their sneak!

 

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{madison} Senior 2014 – 9.21.13

Welcome to the last day of official summer! It’s been such a fun and crazy weekend full of such wonderful people. Madison (and her sister, and her soon to be brother in law, and her mother) was so much fun. We started off both sessions downtown G.R… Well… actually a little bit away from downtown because Art Prize is a crazy thing FULL of people :) and moved our way out to one of my most favorite shooting places. Madison was a super great sport (especially downtown, which isn’t her biggest love :D) and I got some really fun and beautiful portraits of her. Please feel free to enjoy!

 

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{hope&chad} married! – 9.20.13

It’s nearing the end of busy wedding season, and boy did it end with an AH-mazing wedding. Today had everything – broken down cars, threatening clouds of rain, grasshoppers (and tree frogs and other various critters), amazing people (I’m looking at you wedding party and families of Chad and Hope!), limos, small (talkative!) children, and most importantly an enduring love that will certainly last forever. Hope started off her day in Muskegon, MI at her hotel with her super fun sisters, friend, and hair stylist. She then finished getting ready at Chad’s parent’s private residence, that also happened to be their beautiful ceremony space! We ended our day at The Lake House back in Muskegon. You know a wedding’s good when you feel like a part of the family when you leave, oh and when you feel like dancing to that classic Backstreet Boy’s song – with a little N’sync at it’s side. Thank-you everyone for the fabulous day, and congrats to both Chad and Hope!

 

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{dana&nick} married! – 9.14.13

What a fabulous day. Seriously guys, this one was fun! The weather was crystal clear, not too hot, and I got to shoot with a very good friend of mine: Amy (some of these shots are hers!). We started off downtown Grand Rapids at Ah-nab-awen Park for their first look and family pictures and then walked over to the ever famous blue bridge for some more formal fun. We finally arrived at our ceremony and reception destination at Bistro Bella Vita for game time! Dana and Nick are such a sweet couple, please enjoy their sneak!

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{mentor.session} 9.11.13

I had a mentor session with an old friend today! Now, apparently those of you who know these people know that this couple ISN’T actually a couple… but I feel as if they were lying to me the whole time because they worked so well and naturally together ;P We walked around Rosa Park Circle and enjoyed our evening of questions, shooting, and just plain fun (including some interesting times with GRAM staff being goofs :D – LOVE ittttt, now if they’ll only do that for an actual engagement session, I think I’d die a happy person :P). If you’re interested in a mentor session, please let me know and I can send you some more information about it :)

 

Enjoy!

 

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