Such perfect color and light at Ella Sharp Park! I have“fall”en in love again with this all too familiar park! A few years ago I took pictures for this adorable family here and almost ruled it out for this year, but there are so many beautiful colors and lots of fun memories for them here. I love love loooove taking pictures for this family! It’ always so much fun! Thank you Bakers for always being flexible and willing to catch great light with me and for being such a sweet loving family! God bless you guys! ~Lindsay
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!
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!
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
A handful of bridal party favorites from Chris' and Jess's lovely Black Barn Vineyard wedding! There were so many gorgeous magical moments! I can't wait to share more soon!
So excited to share favorites from last Sunday's session with the Haroff family! Their love for each other is so sweet! Their youngest just turned two and he is an absolutely precious wide eyed explorer. And their oldest is so caring, kind, and patient. I love these guys! Aren't they adorable?!
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!!!
So in love with the golden spring sunshine we had last night! I had planned to only share one or two of this beautiful couple real quick last night but there were so many sweet moments! Aren't these two so adorable!? Cannot wait to celebrate their I do's come this September!
Spring peaked just in time for Alex and Alexandra's beautiful Michigan wedding! These two have traveled from Michigan to Texas and back again to be with each other and could not wait for this amazing day to come!
While an intimate group of friends and family gathered in the sanctuary, Alexandra's father waited to see her in her wedding dress. His expression was priceless!
After a beautiful ceremony, family hugs, and pictures we headed to downtown Jackson for pictures of just the two of them.
There were so many beautiful touches to their day including the beautiful bouquets that Alexandra made with a bracelet in memory of her brother.
Following pictures they were joined by their family and friends to celebrate with dinner and dessert (Complete with traditional Flan!) at The Grand River Brewery.
Alex and Alexandra, your day was so beautiful! I am so glad you two have found your soul mate (Tu media naranja)! Congratulations and God bless your beautiful life together!
Gosh I love this couple! They are so adorable together, they make each other (and me) laugh a lot, and they are such great people to hang out with. So glad we were able to hang out again and capture some engagement photos before autumn's end. Here are a few of my favorites from their session. Congratulations Jennifer and André! Can't wait for your beautiful wedding day!
The weekend is almost here! Happy Friday!
Loved seeing this little one and her family on Tuesday! So many cute pictures to choose from I can't wait to share more soon! It's been truly wonderful to see so many of you this fall and to see how much your little ones have grown! Thank you for making time for pictures and for choosing me to capture all your smiles.
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So glad I was able to catch up with this wonderful family last Wednesday before their daughter heads back to college. The evening was just perfect for pictures and it was fun getting to capture a bit of what they all love to do together.
Thank you MJ family for having me out to your beautiful home. It was a lot of fun and I just adore your little dog! Blessings to you as you all start another new school year!
Cuteness! Cuteness! Cuteness!
Yesterday these little ones simply stole my heart! This family is so sweet and loving together and I just loved watching how Larissa and Aaron truly enjoy and adore their kids. Just looking back at these I can't help but smile. Aaron and Larissa I am so grateful to have met your sweet family. It was a sincere pleasure to capture these moments for you. Take care and blessings as you send your little J off to Kindergarten!
It is always wonderful to take portraits in a place that holds a lot of meaning for my clients. For this beautiful family, some very important moments have taken place in the setting of an apple orchard! I have been wanting to take portraits at an orchard and was very excited to know it would be the perfect way to incorporate a bit of their story and to know that every time they look back at their portraits they would be reminded of such key moments in their life.
Mr. and Mrs. F you are such a fun and easygoing family! I absolutely loved taking portraits for you! Thank you again for choosing me to photograph your beautiful family! God bless you as you continue in the work that you do! ~Lindsay