celebration

Circus Birthday Sneak Peek

This past weekend I photographed the most spectacular circus birthday party. There were so many adorable details I'll have to share a separate post.  This little cutie just turned one and I hope you love this little preview of how he enjoyed his day. Can't wait to share more soon! 

Congratulations John & Meghan!

Sneak peek from Meghan & John's wedding! Their day, their families, and their love are so beautiful! Can't wait to share more from their spectacular celebration!!!

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

Kevin & Hannah's Michigan Wedding Reception

Labor day weekend was crazy gorgeous here in Michigan and so perfect for celebrating this beautiful couple!

In just a little over a month these two will be married in California where they met! To make sure everyone would be able to join in on the celebration, a pre-wedding reception for family was held at Kevin's parents lake house. The breeze from the lake, boat rides, kayaking, and full service ice cream truck kept everyone pleasantly cool. A special thanks to Lauren from Leave it to Us Wedding & Event Planning for all the beautiful touches you added to their celebration.  Congratulations Kevin and Hannah! I wish you all the best! 

Aaron & Angie's Beautiful Backyard Wedding

Aaron and Angie's wedding was so incredibly fun and gorgeous! They spent months preparing their new home for their big day and they did such an amazing job!  There are so many reasons why I absolutely loved their wedding! There was so much laughter, so many awesome details, and everyone had such a great time!

These two truly enjoy each other and I absolutely loved taking pictures for them! They were super excited about collaborating with me to create pictures that fit their personality and we had so many great spots to photograph them in! Aaron is a Lieutenant for the fire department and we were so fortunate to be able to use one of the ladder trucks and one of the homes they recently extinguished. A huge thank you to the Fire Department for accompanying us at burn site! And a super huge thank you to my assistant Jen who took such gorgeous photos and danced the rest of the night with me! Aaron and Angie it was such an honor to capture your beautiful wedding and to celebrate with you! Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your day!