Saturday, May 31, 2008

Virginia + John : : Married!

This weekend marked my first weekend of two weddings, today being an outdoor ceremony at Wabasis Park for the lovely Ginny and John. Again, total score with perfect weather and the perfect park setting. Look for their preview gallery later this week!

Congratulations you two! made such an ethereal bride...gorgeous!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Elizabeth + Blair : : Married!

When I woke up this morning, I have to admit I was a little nervous with the crazy storms that were pouring over western Michigan, but as I headed to Coopersville to photograph Elizabeth and Blair's wedding, the clouds parted and the sun started shining through.

This wedding was totally fun and I can't wait to share the preview with you all later this week. This train...totally fabulous! I think Coopersville is one of my new favorite places to photograph in! There is nothing more romantic than train tracks.

Congratulations Elizabeth and Blair!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Becky + Matt : : Wedding Preview!

The Details : :

Saturday, May 24, 2008
Calvin College Chapel

The Summary : :
When I shot Matt and Becky's engagement session last year, I knew their wedding was one that I was going to totally enjoy shooting. My intuition was not wrong! Becky, the totally organized and creative bride, had so many personal and fabulous little touches throughout their wedding that I was going crazy with the detail shots. My favorite...the old-fashioned typewriter used by the guests to type out their wishes for the happy couple.

The ceremony was touching, personal and warm. The reception was a mid-day luncheon followed by the family and guests having the opportunity to go outside afterwards to mingle on the lawn. The whole wedding was over by 4 p.m. that day and I almost couldn't bring myself to pack up my gear and head out for the day! Such a perfect and beautiful day by a gracious and loving couple. Cheers Matt and Becky!

Angie, my second-shooter, literally climbed up this tree to shake flower petals all over them like little snowflakes. She's fabulous!
Totally original. Totally loving it.

Barb Hoek of Sweet Cakes has done it again!
And total score for me (and Matt and Becky!), having Aletha from Pearl's Events keeping everything in check again this week.
The toasts were so heartfelt and loving. What wonderful people this couple has in their lives!

And the table arrangements and details were fabulous...all different, all elegant and amazing.

After dinner, the guests sauntered out onto Mangiamo's expansive lawn to enjoy some time outdoors. It was perfect with the chairs set up the sun brightly shining.
And I snuck the couple away for a few pictures by themselves.

Becky is a competitive skater and you can't have a whole team together on one's wedding day and not get some team pictures!
Random adorable kid.

Do these earrings rock or what?!

Here's to a long and happy life together. Enjoy your preview!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Amy + Grant : : Married! Again!

Ok, so Amy and Grant weren't technically married again today, but they did get all dressed up like they did and I got to recapture their fabulous day!

I know what you're thinking...why did I do that?

Well, Amy and Grant were married on April 19 last month at the beautiful downtown Peninsular Club. They had an amazing day and went on an amazing honeymoon afterwards. But when they got their wedding pictures back from their wedding photographer, they weren't as stoked as they could have been and gave me a phone call. I was totally excited because this is my favorite part of any wedding...photographing a couple in love and in their beautiful wedding attire. So we headed back to the Pen Club and surrounding downtown areas soaking up the lovely afternoon sunshine and documenting this special time in their lives.

Amy is absolutely stunning! Her hair and makeup were flawless!

Grant isn't so shabby either!

You know how I love making couples jump for joy. This picture totally cracks me up!
Amy had two of her friends with her...her 'maids for the day...making sure everything was 'just so'. They were fabulous!
Congratulations Amy and Grant! Again!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Lynn & Bryan : : Celebrating the Bump!

Lynn and Bryan will be welcoming a baby boy very early as next week in fact!...and I was honored to come and document this time for them at their lovely home on the river.

They are such a wonderful couple and are going to make amazing parents. So excited to welcome your little one!

This is one lovely mamma-to-be. cute are they?!