Last weekend, Bruce and Morgan were married at the Crystal Mountain Resort in northern Michigan. After getting ready, we ascended one of the ski hills for a first look of the bride and groom. Their ceremony was held outdoors in the forest setting of the Michigan Legacy Art Park. I was lucky enough to have spent the day with these two and see their excitement for each other and this day unfold. What a beautiful Michigan setting for a wedding and portraits! Checkout a few highlights from their wedding day...
It was such an honor to photograph Greg and João's wedding on Friday. What a fun wedding and stunning ceremony! The event was held at The Jolly Pumpkin on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, MI. The Grand Traverse Bay provided an amazing back drop for the ceremony while they stood on a grassy hill to say, "I do" in front of their closest friends and family. The reception was filled with love, laughter, smiling faces, and lots of dancing. I'm so lucky to be a wedding photographer and to witness once in a lifetime moments like these!
Last year Nasrullah, a student from Afghanistan, needed a place to stay for the upcoming school year at Kalamazoo Central High School. It just so happened that we had an extra room, so we opened our home and our hearts to Nasrullah. What an amazing experience it was having him live with us. He has such a kind, loving heart, and is one of the most determined people that I know. We know he'll go on to do great things in life. It was an honor to take your senior photos for you. We love you Nasrullah and you're always welcome at our home!
Just a few highlights from Emily and Robbie's engagement session last week. They're wedding will be held at the beautiful Sherman Lake YMCA in Augusta, MI during late September this year. Can't wait to photograph their wedding day!
It all started when Melissa decided to take Evan's hat from him when they were kids. They've both been showing horses since a young age, even competing against each other. With so many memories at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, it just made sense for that to be the special place where Evan would propose to Melissa. He lead her in blindfolded, got down on one knee in the middle of a heart made of flower pedals, and asked her to marry him. I'm so glad Evan asked me to be his photographer!
Highlights from this years Buttermilk Jamboree Music Festival in Delton, Michigan.
What a great time with this family at the Rocky Gap Park Beach in Benton Harbor. Lake Michigan was looking beautiful and so was this huge family!
I could photograph these two forever! I think it's true that happy people attract happy people. These two never stop laughing! I learned this from photographing their engagement session last year in Kalamazoo. From that moment, I knew I was going to love being their wedding photographer.
The day started with breakfast for both wedding parties at separate locations. The groomsmen at MI Mosa in Farmington and the Bridesmaids at French Toast Bistro in Plymouth. We then met back up at the Hilton Garden in Plymouth were the bride and groom finished getting ready. The wedding ceremony and reception took place at Laurel Manor in Livonia. Check out a few highlights from the night!
This is why I love backyard weddings! The intimacy and closeness of all these people is something to envy. The friends in the wedding party all went to Parchment High School together, which is when Heather and DJ started dating 15 years ago! The guys all went to elementary school together! They had about 12 people on each side, making for an enormous wedding party, which also means a lot of help and support in the planning and getting ready for a wedding. It may have been close to 100 degrees outside in the hot sun, but it didn't stop these close knit friends from celebrating Heather and DJ the way they wanted to! Congratulations you two! Check out a few highlights from their wedding this past Saturday in Parchment...