Archive for October, 2014

{kaitlyn&brian} engaged! – 10.26.14 – grand rapids engagement photographer

What a perfect weekend for shooting! Those darn leaves all left the trees to early this month, but we totally worked it with a few that kept a few on strong!


Kaitlyn and Brian were a dream to work with this evening, I barely even had to pose them! It was almost like they were reading my mind, haha! We only had a half session tonight, but it totally rocked out like a full one with some amazing sun at Fallsburg Park. We started at the bridge and had a fun little surprise visit from her parents and the family pup (which of course we had to get em’ into a shot or two!) Then we moved down to the the other part of the park for some amazing finishing touches complete with the last tree in the park with leaves for some pop of color!

kbbloglogo-1001 kbbloglogo-1002 kbbloglogo-1003 kbbloglogo-1004 kbbloglogo-1005 kbbloglogo-1006 kbbloglogo-1007 kbbloglogo-1008 kbbloglogo-1009 kbbloglogo-1010 kbbloglogo-1011 kbbloglogo-1012 kbbloglogo-1013 kbbloglogo-1014 kbbloglogo-1015 kbbloglogo-1016 kbbloglogo-1017 kbbloglogo-1018 kbbloglogo-1019 kbbloglogo-1020 kbbloglogo-1021 kbbloglogo-1022

{simply.bridal} stylized wedding fun – 10.25.14 – grand rapids wedding photographer

Had a fun simple shoot tonight all thanks to Simply Bridal, a few sisters, and a little elbow grease! I’ve been picking away little bit by little bit at a LEGO inspired stylized shoot for the past month or two … starting with grandiose plans that slooooowly melted into a much smaller shoot than anticipated. We’ll just call this round one inspiration for a much larger shoot later? I was provided a beautiful chiffon dress from Simply bridal and played a few details off from the flowy playful look it provided. The belt and headpiece were playing off the colors and flowers in the bouquet, and the boutonniere supplied a small dose of all the other elements from LEGO to playful ribbon, colors, and florals. AND we got the best day of October weather yet! Bonus. As for the hair we decided to play off a inside out french braid wrapping around her hair that was tucked into her hair piece. I just LOVE how everything fell together so beautifully! Now next time… I’ll be sure to show up MUCH earlier than what I did … whew … stylized shoots take lots of time and energy I didn’t know they needed!

sbstylized-1001 sbstylized-1002 sbstylized-1003 sbstylized-1004 sbstylized-1005 sbstylized-1006 sbstylized-1007 sbstylized-1008 sbstylized-1009 sbstylized-1010 sbstylized-1011 sbstylized-1012 sbstylized-1013 sbstylized-1014 sbstylized-1015 sbstylized-1016 sbstylized-1017 sbstylized-1018 sbstylized-1019 sbstylized-1020 sbstylized-1021 sbstylized-1022 sbstylized-1023


Dress :: Simply Bridal :: Dina Gown (be sure to check the rest of their stock too – amazing dresses at really great prices!)

Shoot Location :: Wilcox Park, Grand Rapids, MI

Photography :: Emily-Waid Photography

LEGO accesories :: Jennifer Haverkamp

Florals :: Jennifer Haverkamp

Hair and Makeup :: Louise Nunn, Jennifer Haverkamp (inspiration found here!)

Shoes :: Nine West Outlet

Model :: Liz Leo

{alex&aaron} married! – 10.18.14 – kalamazoo wedding photographer

Alright now followers of my blog! I’m going to quick blog this gorgeous wedding from today before I collapse into a heap :D. Shooting two weddings in a row is a lot – Shooting two weddings in a row with a COLD is a whole different story! It’s been a long weekend if you couldn’t tell :P (but not a bad one!)

It’s crazy to think it’s been exactly a year since I shot these two’s engagement photos all the way out in K-zoo! It seems the weather prepped us perfectly as… the skies stayed overcast. Haha. But it was beautiful anyway! The trees all exploded with color this week so we were able to use fall to it’s FULLEST potential. Alex and Aaron balance each other out with their energy levels so well, it’s crazy fun to work with them and their posing style. Pretty much I had to scrap whatever I thought was going to look good because they always just did something that looked WAY better than I could have imagined. So, before I fall asleep here at my computer (to which I have done before… awkward :P) I’m going to load these puppies up for you to see for yourself!

AAbloglogo-1001 AAbloglogo-1002 AAbloglogo-1003 AAbloglogo-1004 AAbloglogo-1005 AAbloglogo-1006 AAbloglogo-1007 AAbloglogo-1008 AAbloglogo-1009 AAbloglogo-1010 AAbloglogo-1011 AAbloglogo-1012 AAbloglogo-1013 AAbloglogo-1014 AAbloglogo-1015 AAbloglogo-1016 AAbloglogo-1017 AAbloglogo-1018 AAbloglogo-1019 AAbloglogo-1020 AAbloglogo-1021 AAbloglogo-1022 AAbloglogo-1023 AAbloglogo-1024 AAbloglogo-1025 AAbloglogo-1026 AAbloglogo-1027 AAbloglogo-1028 AAbloglogo-1029 AAbloglogo-1030 AAbloglogo-1031 AAbloglogo-1032 AAbloglogo-1033 AAbloglogo-1034 AAbloglogo-1035 AAbloglogo-1036 AAbloglogo-1037 AAbloglogo-1038 AAbloglogo-1039 AAbloglogo-1040 AAbloglogo-1041 AAbloglogo-1042 AAbloglogo-1043 AAbloglogo-1044 AAbloglogo-1045 AAbloglogo-1046 AAbloglogo-1047 AAbloglogo-1048 AAbloglogo-1049 AAbloglogo-1050 AAbloglogo-1051 AAbloglogo-1052 AAbloglogo-1053 AAbloglogo-1054 AAbloglogo-1055 AAbloglogo-1056 AAbloglogo-1057 AAbloglogo-1058 AAbloglogo-1059 AAbloglogo-1060 AAbloglogo-1061 AAbloglogo-1062 AAbloglogo-1063 AAbloglogo-1064 AAbloglogo-1065 AAbloglogo-1066 AAbloglogo-1067 AAbloglogo-1068 AAbloglogo-1069 AAbloglogo-1070 AAbloglogo-1071 AAbloglogo-1072 AAbloglogo-1073 AAbloglogo-1074 AAbloglogo-1075 AAbloglogo-1076

{emily&matt} married! – 10.17.14 – grand rapids wedding photographer

Oh boy, I will definitely let these images speak for themselves tonight! One of two weddings for this weekend and I’m already pumped up for tomorrow because today was so amazing!


You may remember Matt and Emily’s engagement session from labor day.  That day it was supposed to downpour but didn’t…. ah, how I wish we could have traded the weather from then to today! But we trucked through some super fun portraits anyway… so take that late October clouds! I could tell from their session too that their wedding day was going to be crazy awesome by how fun and creative they both were… And I kept saying today (okay, and then and ever since then) how darn I was excited to be shooting a wedding at the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids! What a beautiful place to promise your love to each other. Emily and Matt – thank you! Definitely one I’ll remember forever :D

embloglogo-1001 embloglogo-1002 embloglogo-1003 embloglogo-1004 embloglogo-1005 embloglogo-1006 embloglogo-1007 embloglogo-1008 embloglogo-1009 embloglogo-1010 embloglogo-1011 embloglogo-1012 embloglogo-1013 embloglogo-1014 embloglogo-1015 embloglogo-1016 embloglogo-1017 embloglogo-1018 embloglogo-1019 embloglogo-1020 embloglogo-1021 embloglogo-1022 embloglogo-1023 embloglogo-1024 embloglogo-1025 embloglogo-1026 embloglogo-1027 embloglogo-1028 embloglogo-1029 embloglogo-1030 embloglogo-1031 embloglogo-1032 embloglogo-1033 embloglogo-1034 embloglogo-1035 embloglogo-1036 embloglogo-1037 embloglogo-1038 embloglogo-1039 embloglogo-1040 embloglogo-1041 embloglogo-1042 embloglogo-1043 embloglogo-1044 embloglogo-1045 embloglogo-1046 embloglogo-1047 embloglogo-1048 embloglogo-1049 embloglogo-1050 embloglogo-1051 embloglogo-1052 embloglogo-1053 embloglogo-1054 embloglogo-1055

{} portrait time! – 10.16.14 – grand rapids children photographer

I’ve been watching this family grow for three years now! All the way back when little Elise’s parents got married underneath a golden maple tree in 2011, now they are celebrating little Elise’s next portrait installments in this chilly weather all over again :D What troopers… Did a little running around to keep ourselves warm too of course! Oh and of course there was fist bumps and high fives galore. So cute!

ebloglogo-3001 ebloglogo-3002 ebloglogo-3003 ebloglogo-3004 ebloglogo-3005 ebloglogo-3006 ebloglogo-3007 ebloglogo-3008 ebloglogo-3009 ebloglogo-3010 ebloglogo-3011 ebloglogo-3012 ebloglogo-3013 ebloglogo-3014 ebloglogo-3015 ebloglogo-3016 ebloglogo-3017 ebloglogo-3018 ebloglogo-3019 ebloglogo-3020 ebloglogo-3021 ebloglogo-3022 ebloglogo-3023

{megan&james} engaged! – 10.12.14 – west michigan engagement photographer

Hello again! Funny seeing you all again so soon :P Well, I suppose it IS October and the leaves are beginning to change… which means it’s photo time for everyone! (why, I have two sessions and two weddings this coming week alone!) Anyway!


Those of you who have been following my blog from the beginning will probably remember my cousin James’ senior session. To spare us all the embarrassment, I wont be linking back to that one – BUT I’ll give you a recap, it was super fun. Tonight was not different when we added his beautiful fiancee Megan into the picture (hah, no pun intended :P). We ended up shooting at Hoffmaster State Park (first by the visitor center, then by Lake Michigan of course) and got a superb set of images. Time went by so quickly that I hardly realized that the sun was almost gone by the time we finished! Let’s just say, 2015 weddings are already looking preeeeetttty amazing so far!

mjlogoedits-1001 mjlogoedits-1002 mjlogoedits-1003 mjlogoedits-1004 mjlogoedits-1005 mjlogoedits-1006 mjlogoedits-1007 mjlogoedits-1008 mjlogoedits-1009 mjlogoedits-1010 mjlogoedits-1011 mjlogoedits-1012 mjlogoedits-1013 mjlogoedits-1014 mjlogoedits-1015 mjlogoedits-1016 mjlogoedits-1017 mjlogoedits-1018 mjlogoedits-1019 mjlogoedits-1020 mjlogoedits-1021 mjlogoedits-1022 mjlogoedits-1023 mjlogoedits-1024 mjlogoedits-1025 mjlogoedits-1026 mjlogoedits-1027 mjlogoedits-1028 mjlogoedits-1029 mjlogoedits-1030 mjlogoedits-1031 mjlogoedits-1032 mjlogoedits-1033 mjlogoedits-1034 mjlogoedits-1035 mjlogoedits-1036

{jess&mike} married! – 10.11.14 – grand rapids wedding photographer

Oh boy oh boy, what a day! It was so beautiful outside, yet we had so much fun stuff inside we never even really needed the chance to use anything outdoors! You may remember Jess and Mike from their G.R. engagement session. This super adorable couple did not disappoint at all with how amazing their wedding was. I loved every detail from the bright red sparkly shoes, all the way to the batman pin that adorned Mike. I’ve never shot a wedding in the Grand Rapids Public Museum before, and was so pleasantly surprised at how much we were able to shoot in one space. We started the day off a touch late, but everything worked out so beautifully in the end :D congrats again you two – I can’t wait to get to editing your photos!!

JMphotobooth-5001 JMphotobooth-5002 JMphotobooth-5003 JMphotobooth-5004 JMphotobooth-5005 JMphotobooth-5006 JMphotobooth-5007 JMphotobooth-5008 JMphotobooth-5009 JMphotobooth-5010 JMphotobooth-5011 JMphotobooth-5012 JMphotobooth-5013 JMphotobooth-5014 JMphotobooth-5015 JMphotobooth-5016 JMphotobooth-5017 JMphotobooth-5018 JMphotobooth-5019 JMphotobooth-5020 JMphotobooth-5021 JMphotobooth-5022


JMphotobooth-5023 JMphotobooth-5024 JMphotobooth-5025 JMphotobooth-5026 JMphotobooth-5027 JMphotobooth-5028 JMphotobooth-5029 JMphotobooth-5030 JMphotobooth-5031 JMphotobooth-5032 JMphotobooth-5033 JMphotobooth-5034 JMphotobooth-5035 JMphotobooth-5036 JMphotobooth-5037 JMphotobooth-5038 JMphotobooth-5039 JMphotobooth-5040 JMphotobooth-5041 JMphotobooth-5042 JMphotobooth-5043 JMphotobooth-5044 JMphotobooth-5045 JMphotobooth-5046 JMphotobooth-5047 JMphotobooth-5048 JMphotobooth-5049 JMphotobooth-5050 JMphotobooth-5051 JMphotobooth-5052 JMphotobooth-5053 JMphotobooth-5054 JMphotobooth-5055 JMphotobooth-5056 JMphotobooth-5057 JMphotobooth-5058 JMphotobooth-5059 JMphotobooth-5060 JMphotobooth-5061


Looking for your photo booth photos? Why, click here of course! They’ll be available on 10.12.2014 :D

{louie} 4 mos – 10.6.14 – grand rapids children photographer

Brrrr! Still so cold out there! Can’t wait for that one random warm October week that we always get :D Until then though – the shoots must go on!


Today was a fun one! Little Louie! What a sweetheart :D We started in their beautifully restored historic home of course – to keep warm and to use some fun natural light through the windows. This was Louie’s first photos ever so he wasn’t too sure of my camera, but I got some smiles out of him. Actually his father’s techniques (mainly an amazing goofy voice, haha) to get him to smile worked much better than anything I attempted :D We also snuck in a few photos of Chance, the families adorable pup. Now time for some photos!

l4mbloglogo-1001 l4mbloglogo-1002 l4mbloglogo-1003 l4mbloglogo-1004 l4mbloglogo-1005 l4mbloglogo-1006 l4mbloglogo-1007 l4mbloglogo-1008 l4mbloglogo-1009 l4mbloglogo-1010 l4mbloglogo-1011 l4mbloglogo-1012 l4mbloglogo-1013 l4mbloglogo-1014 l4mbloglogo-1015 l4mbloglogo-1016 l4mbloglogo-1017 l4mbloglogo-1018 l4mbloglogo-1019 l4mbloglogo-1020 l4mbloglogo-1021 l4mbloglogo-1022 l4mbloglogo-1023 l4mbloglogo-1024

{ali&mark} married! – 10.3.14 – chicago wedding photographer

Why hello again everyone! And what a cold weekend to be out shooting weddings :)


Yesterday Paul and I shot one of the most amazing weddings. Do you all remember Ali and Mark? We had so much fun at their engagement session that I KNEW we were going to have even more of a good time shooting their wedding day. We shot their engagement session in Grand Rapids, but their wedding all the way over in Chicago. The Pleasant Home is one of the most awesomest places ever – but I mean I have such a huge love for all things in old houses. Ali’s wedding colors and styles all matched perfectly to the home with vintage tones in her dress all the way through her grandmothers jewelry. They kept it simple for their ceremony – so many of their reception guests get to see some sweet images from their ceremony for the first time! Their reception was a stones throw away from Pleasant House at the Carlton Hotel (which, Paul and I will definitely be staying in this area again next time we need to stay a night in Chicago – the area was so nice!) and of course there was a little photobooth action and late night hot dogs to fill those appetites from that killer dance floor. I always have such good time shooting weddings – but it’s always great to make some great lifetime friends (who bonus, love cats!)! Now – picture time!ambloglogo-1001 ambloglogo-1002 ambloglogo-1003 ambloglogo-1004 ambloglogo-1005 ambloglogo-1006 ambloglogo-1007 ambloglogo-1008 ambloglogo-1009 ambloglogo-1010 ambloglogo-1011 ambloglogo-1012 ambloglogo-1013 ambloglogo-1014 ambloglogo-1015 ambloglogo-1016 ambloglogo-1017 ambloglogo-1018 ambloglogo-1019 ambloglogo-1020 ambloglogo-1021 ambloglogo-1022 ambloglogo-1023 ambloglogo-1024 ambloglogo-1025 ambloglogo-1026 ambloglogo-1027 ambloglogo-1028 ambloglogo-1029 ambloglogo-1030 ambloglogo-1031 ambloglogo-1032 ambloglogo-1033 ambloglogo-1034 ambloglogo-1035 ambloglogo-1036 ambloglogo-1037 ambloglogo-1038 ambloglogo-1039 ambloglogo-1040 ambloglogo-1041 ambloglogo-1042 ambloglogo-1043


Got your photo taken at the booth? Visit here for a free download of your images!