Kristin & Mike’s home is it’s own little farm in a way. They have two dogs, two horses, a miniature horse, cats, and a fainting goat–it’s truly fantastic. We are so happy that they invited us to photograph them at the house with their amazing animals, it really added to the photos–plus what’s not to love about being around so many great pets? After all the fun with the animals they took us on some nearby trails heading to the river. The lush forest and slow moving river made an excellent backdrop for Mike & Kristin’s engagement pictures. Their fun personalities, witty humor, and love for each other shined through in the photos and made for a lovely session. It has us even more excited for their wedding next year. Thanks again Kristin & Mike for allowing us into your farm life and for all the fun. Enjoy!
This year we have been so lucky to capture not only Angela & Jason’s special day, but also Angela’s brothers wedding as well (you can see that wedding by clicking here). We truly adore their family and friends and have loved photographing both of their special days. For Angela and Jason’s wedding we traveled to East Lansing and happen to have the perfect day for weather. The couple started out by doing a first look/reveal on campus and it was beautiful. We loved seeing Jason’s reaction to seeing his beautiful bride-t0-be! Afterwards the happy couple joined up with their bridal party for some portraits around campus and then it was off to prep for their ceremony. The MSU alumni chapel was not only beautiful, but it also held importance to Jason because his parents were married there years ago as well. During their unplugged ceremony the guest were able to take all the wonderful moments enjoy and sit back and enjoy what was going on. Since all the portraits were done prior to the ceremony the bride & groom went right from saying “I do” to enjoying cocktail hour with their guests. The reception was an absolute blast with wonderful music, delicious food, and a fantastic location. We especially loved borrowing the newlyweds away for a few moments of sunset photos–and oh what a glorious sunset it was! HUGE thanks again to Mr. & Mrs. Baumhover for being so wonderful and allowing us to capture all the magic. Enjoy!
This might be the greatest sign ever made. Thank you Angela and Jason for making our day that much easier and letting your guest truly soak in all the wonderful moments that happened!
Ceremony: Michigan State University Alumni Chapel
Reception: Hawk Hollow Golf Course
Transportation: Brewer’s Party Bus & Limo
Wedding Planner: Sarah at Entertain You Productions
DJ: Grant at Entertain You Productions
Florist: Smith Floral
Cake Artist: Naomi at Hawk Hollow
Hair & Makeup: Amanda Newton at Salon Vivesta
Justin and Nicole’s wedding was a bit of country with a whole bunch of class.The happy couple both got ready at the church they would marry in. Justin and his groomsmen looked sharp in their suits. The ladies and Nicole were gorgeous in their dresses. Building up to the ceremony there were so many emotions and beautiful moments. It was such a lovely moment watching Justin see his bride for the first time down the aisle. After the newlyweds kissed and made their union official it was off to a special place for them–their camp. The weather may have reached around 90 degrees, but it didn’t stop us or the bridal party from having a great time. Their camp had so many fantastic locations between the apple orchard, barn, and tall trees we truly could have spent all day photographing them there. Once we were finished though we all were off to their wedding reception. So many of their family and friends joined them in the celebration! Between the drinks, dancing, cupcakes, and food it was truly such a wonderful time. We were even lucky enough to borrow the happy couple away for a few more pictures in a nearby field. Thanks again Mr. & Mrs. Madalinski for the lovely day! Enjoy!
Ceremony: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Reception: Island Resort and Casino
DJ: Double Trouble DJ’s
Transportation: Elite Limo
Florist: Carried Away Floral
Cake Artist: For The Love of Cupcakes
Hair & Makeup: Paige at Salon West Spa
We traveled to Green Bay the night before Jen and Dannah’s wedding and stayed at the bed and breakfast they were getting married at. We woke to a delicious breakfast cooked by the owner of the Astor House and explored the beautiful property. It was easy to see why Jen and Dannah chose that location for their ceremony. Bride 1 & Bride 2 (as stated on the shirts they wore while getting ready) decide to prep in different rooms and have a first look afterwards. It’s such a special moment for couples and we adore capturing it. Afterwards it was go time for the ceremony and the sun was shining down. They set up a unique backdrop of old doors and had a unity candle to lit during the ceremony. As soon as they were pronounced Mrs. & Mrs. the music jammed onto “I’m coming out” by Diana Ross. They visited with their guest, snapped some photos on the property, and then we were off to Marquette for their wedding reception. Between their decorations, food, and drinks their wedding reception was amazing. We especially loved the Friends reference in their cake topper. One of the most unique parts of their celebration was the nacho bar! Guest could either choose between Jen & Dannah’s signature nachos or build their own–they even had dessert nachos. Their day truly was a day of celebration and we were so honored to be able to capture it. Huge congrats again to Jen and Dannah! Enjoy!
Ceremony: Astor House
Reception: Ore Dock Brewery
Day of Coordinator: Janice at Panache Decorating
Catering: Twist Catering
Cake Artist: Sugar Fix 906
At a castle in Indiana Katie & Sean became husband and wife. The lush grounds, peacocks roaming free, and gorgeous sunlight made their wedding like a fairytale come to life. Sean and his groomsmen looked handsome in their sunset, even with the 90 degree heat. Katie stunned in her dress accented with her blue hair and pink flowers. The bridesmaid’s blue mismatched dresses fit perfectly into the style of the wedding. Their ceremony had the most amazing sunlight peeking through the tall trees as the said “I do” to each other. Afterwards their guest enjoyed cocktails while the newlyweds went around the castle for portraits. At the reception their fairytale continued; the chandeliers, gnomes, fairies, candles, and flowers mixed with the beautiful white draped hall perfectly. Once the music started the dance floor was packed! Katie’s 90 year old uncle didn’t leave the dance floor for a moment. It was such an incredible celebration filled with love, laughter, and happily ever after. Congrats again Sean & Katie! Enjoy!