September

Chris & Jessica's Black Barn Vineyard Wedding

Chris and Jessica's day was blessed with sunshine, family and friends from all over the states, and so much to entertain! It was the perfect day!

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When we arrived the Barn was absolutely stunning and the girls were all dressed in matching flannel shirts.!They were so cute laughing, getting emotional, and doting all over Jessica. It was adorable to see how close they all were! 

Growing up their families attended church together and it was at this very church where they first met each other. So prior to the ceremony, tucked away without seeing each other they took a moment to pray. And as guests were seated upstairs you could feel the excitement and joy of the two families ready to come together. 

At Black Barn Vineyard (BBV) everywhere we we went was picturesque! While guests enjoyed the cocktail hour, the bridal party explored the grounds and we made our way into the vineyards. 

Dinner was so delicious! The speeches were hilarious (including the best man's who couldn't be there but gave his via live video chat courtesy of the DJ), everyone enjoyed the sunset while playing lawn games, and talked into the night on the open bar patio. As the sky grew dark everyone filled the dance floor and the photo booth.

And before anyone could get tired (With exception of the little people), the S'more Bar was lit and everyone enjoyed sweet treats from The Oak Tree Lounge. Everyone stayed until the end of the night when it was time to say farewell and Chris and Jessica ran off into a flurry of bubbles to their honeymoon!  

Chris & Jess, it was such an honor to be a part of capturing your day!  You are truly blessed with so much love surrounding you and I'm so glad to know that you have God as your center. Much love and God bless you in your new life together! 

And last but not least, THANK YOUS!
A huge thank you to my incredible colleague, dear friend, and 2nd shooter, Jennifer Jacobs! You are my 2nd half! My mind reader! You do such amazing work! Thank you to Marilynn & Travis for having the cutest kids ever! To the staff at the Oak Tree Lounge, Thank you for the beautiful display of cocktails, wine, and s'more bar. You kept everyone so happy! To Wendy, Lloyd, and the staff of Black Barn Vineyard & Winery, thank you for how you took care of everyone, everything, and created such a beautiful space to celebrate! I hope to work with you all again! 

Further Credit:

Flowers from Horrocks & designed by Deb Ramirez

Hair & Makeup by- Megan Jones & Beth Miller at Salon J'adore

Dinner- Rollin Stone Wood Fired Pizza

Appetizers, Cocktails, Wine,  S'mores Bar- Oak Tree Lounge Catering

Venue: https://www.blackbarnvineyardandwinery.com/

 

 

 

Sneak Peek! Riverwalk Family Portrait Session

I love this family so much! Can't believe how much their kiddos have grown since we last took pictures! Here are just a few of my favorites from our time on the Battlecreek Riverwalk. Charis and Jeremy, you guys are adorable! Can't wait to share the rest with you soon! ~Lindsay

Sarah & Patrick's Vintage Lake House Wedding

Sarah and Patrick's day was absolutely stunning, but what you must know about these two, is that whatever they do they do whole heartedly! Sarah in my book wins bride of the year for making her own wedding cake (blueberry and thyme cake with lemon curd filling, and butter cream frosting) and sewing dresses for their daughter and all the little flower girls. Together they even home brewed their own pale ale for their guests! This all being done for their Michigan wedding while living in New York! 

These two have been in love for quite some time and as the ceremony began you could already tell how much the two families had already become one.  The girls carried bouquets filled with the lovely scent of sage and the flower girls carried baskets with rosemary and lavender. The weather was perfect and everything looked, felt, and even smelled beautiful!

Following the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktails (created by the bride & groom), hors d'oeuvres, and a family style dinner catered by Katherine's Catering. Everyone enjoyed dancing while the sun set over the lake and the celebration concluded with a large group photo and bouquet toss! It was an absolute pleasure getting to spend the day with this couple and their kind, generous, and sincerely cool family and friends. 

 

Congratulations to you Sarah and Patrick! You two are amazingly talented and you and your family are such beautiful people inside and out!

A huge thank you to Jennifer Buehrer and her team for their incredible coordinating of the ceremony at the Hillsdale Arboretum and complete set up of the lake house reception. You all made the vision come alive!  And a special thanks to my wonderful friend and assistant Erica McIntosh for the beautiful photos you take. And to Jennifer Buehrer again for the untouched reception and cocktail hour shots you were able to sneak in before the party started! You are both so amazing to work with! We make a great team!

Credits: 
Catering: Katherine's Catering Co.  Ann Arbor, MI

Hair: Kali Kleam and Adrienne Looper of Flip Salon

Makeup: Kim DeCovich with Mary Kay

Flowers: Angel's Floral Creations  Brooklyn, MI

Rentals: Grand Occasion Coldwater, MI & The Rental Co.  Holland, MI

DJ: Fairy Tale Productions

Coordinator: Jennifer Buehrer of Luna Dulce Photography

Balloons Of Fun & Turning One!

Sharing a whole lot of cuteness on the blog tonight! Hope this little guy brings a smile to your face. He loved his birthday balloons so much he got all tangled up in them! He was super happy to be in daddy's arms and even gave mommy some kisses. He is such a sweetheart!