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James and Natalie | Grosse Pointe War Memorial Wedding

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This venue was a perfect fit for these two! So Romantic. This is my ideal wedding. Emotional, fun, Romantic, and just beautiful all around.

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The first look…

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James… you make me smile Sir.

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This tree line!! It was a warm day (just the right amount of warm) with fall accents. Doesn’t get any better.

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Pretty Girls! The colors are perfect!

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Natalie you are precious! I just love your beauty and your sense of humor!

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My favorites!

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Dapper James! I am such a fan of beards! So glad you kept it! (notice all the guys have beards)
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Wedding Party was so easy to work with and so ind. Thanks guys!

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The ceremony! The tears! Oh-I lost it when I saw the flowers girl cry. Annnnnd… then again when the Officiant cried… Yeah.. There’s love there.

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I got some extra time to photograph them! Yes, please!

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Love this!

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Annnnnd this

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Are you seeing this reception! So sweet. Family is important to them. Family made the amazing butter that was on the table. It didn’t last two days in my house. It went in my yogurt, on my toast, on my spoon… ok.. enough about me…
There were photos of parents on their wedding day. Loved looking at those. Who gets the first bite of cheese cake? The flower girl of course. =)

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Thank thank you for being so awesome!!! I hope to run into you again very soon!

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Brynn and Chris | Planterra Wedding

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Ahhhh! This was a niiiiiice wedding…. NO… An Incredible wedding! This wedding has set the bar high for next year. I was inspired by them and their attention to detail. The cake (the little ‘BC’ on the cake), the flowers, the hair, the gifts, the colors, the Michigan beers… So many pretty and meaningful things. Chris and Brynn have a special place in my heart. They involved me in so much of the process. I spent a good long time getting to know them personally. Even on the wedding day I learned so many great things about them. I will be seeing these two again! I left this wedding late and smiling big. Thank you for being so grateful and open minded/hearted!

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Getting ready location: Baronette renaissance hotel
Venue (flowers, food, and design): Planterra
Cake: Zingermans
Second shooter: Erin! Schmidt! Thank you so much friend for your eyes and talent! Once again you awed me.

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Diane and Conor | Orchard Lake Country Club Wedding

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Wedding season is over! Bittersweet… Conor and Diane’s wedding was perfect. Everything fell into place. The weather turned out chilly but beautiful! Worked with Owen Video (the whole crew!..mini party in the vendor Room), Amazing amazing amazing music by  Elysium Experience (DJ Greg and violinist/entertainer Rodney Page), Photobooth by Edward Maurer (who did awesome.. I literally squealed with excitement when I saw him entertaining the photobooth guests!), Fantastic Filet Mignon/chicken/and (yes, I said and) Shrimp filled our bellies…..  My excitement comes from simply this… My favorite vendors working together in my favorite venue Orchard Lake Country Club came together to photograph the funnest, and kindest, and most adventurous/trusting,  most creative couples I have had the pleasure of meeting. I loved the guests, the families, and anyone I had met were super awesome.
Enough on how great of a time I had….
Check out this wedding. What a perfect season to blog this too!
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Check out the details! So many! All are personal to them! Grandpa! So cute!
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I love first looks. These two did it well.
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Check out the socks! The one with the cape kills me haha.
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It was supposed to rain all day so the ceremony was moved indoors… I am glad it was. It was fitting.
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More pictures? OH YES!
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THE VEIL! I was inspired!
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Check out the dinosaur and the unicorn on these amazing invites! Are you drooling yet! Isn’t this a fun wedding! Not done yet…
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A little bit Harry Potter… I didn’t try the jelly beans…I was afraid they were really booger flavored. I was curious though.
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The DJ was on fire! Everyone was on the dance floor… all night… I feel like I was pretty close to being one of the last to leave haha.
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Didn’t get enough? Check out Andy’s trailer!

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Mike and Tara| Port Huron wedding photographer

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These photos are so pretty together.. the colors of this wedding were soooo rich. MMM I am seeing red! Perfect colors for this beautiful couple. Hotties.
Tara contacted me after attending a friends wedding… We were inseparable on the dance floor that night. I never felt so happy to dance with Tara again on her wedding day! What a fantastic party that I won’t forget! Hope to see you guys again soon!

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Thank you Katelyn for your amazing work!!! Love you!

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East Michigan wedding photographer | Zak and Genevie

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Ohhhhhhh Zak and Genevie! I feel like this wedding was set up just for me. It was a dream to shoot… Weddings like this one makes me want to keep pursuing photography… Brides and grooms as genuine and kind as them make me want to surround myself with people like them (does that make sense… I can’t write and smile at the same time). And beautiful! Genevie and Zak you are both beautiful!!! Absolutely!!!

Sigh* The colors, the tree line were the ceremony was carefully planned, the flowers… ohhh! The flowers were like nothing i had seen! The photography location was like out of a vintage story book!
Well done my friends! I hope to see you again and again!
A special thank you to the bride and groom for chasing the sun with me! It was made for you!

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Thank you Lindsay Decker for your assistance in photography.. You worked so hard!!!
And lots of credit to the Parsonage Events from Clarkston, Michigan! The flowers were amazing.. I am so blown away by the beauty (super awesome to match the beauty of the Bride)!
Caterer: Golden Spice Catering
Cake: Backroad Bakery
Band: Johnny and the Fenders
String Music: The Galliard Trio
Videographer: Lone Tree Productions
Flowers/Decor: Parsonage Events
Dress: Roma Sposa
Hair & Makeup: Imagine Three

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Matt and Grace | Hillsdale Michigan Wedding

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This is the hardest part… writing about how much you adore a wedding without making anyone jealous…
No shame.. This was a favorite and special to me. A refreshing classic wedding with classy (and incredibly beautiful) people. Matt and Grace, You are the sweetest couple! I can’t wait to see what gifts come to you in the future!

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Flower’s: (Only the best) Smith’ flowers
Venue: Hillsdale College Howard Music Hall
Catering: (Always the greatest food!) Saga Foods (Marty Morrison)
Cake: Cake Thyme (growing popularity!)

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Adam & Courtney | Milwaukee Wedding

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I’ve had this blog done for a while…. I didn’t know how to start it! I want to express my love to these two.. but the words just don’t exist yet. Since booking their wedding about a year ago, I have learned new things and made new forever friends. I am in love with their friendship and faith! I’ve also fell in love with Milwaukee!
SO… back to not knowing what to say…
On the third “I’ll sleep on it” night I came up with this:

What should I share about Adam and Courtney? The long open conversation at dinner the first day we met? When they introduced me to awesomeness of ricotta on pizza and Dirty chai? When Courtney was there to see my vulnerable side? Should I talk about the time we ran across a draw bridge with the buzzer sounding… ok.. I will stop about there…
How about letting the photos do the talking….

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Tom’s shoes, personalized glasses, and homemade perfume… coolest maid gifts! I loved being apart of this! Everyone was so excited! I was excited!
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Mom is gorgeous right?
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This is so unique and classy… A barber shop! a little shave.. a little trim… Man stuff
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The perfect man gifts.
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I agree.. Adam is pretty cute.
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This was a beautiful first look! Tears, smiles, and the beautiful Milwaukee skyline.
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Let the fun begin!
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When given a moment alone together… there i nothing more important than to pray with each other… I could not express how much happiness this brought me!
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SWOON!
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Pretty cake with pretty things all around!!
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I printed one of these for myself…. my sweet friends! All the best to you! can’t wait to see you again!
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A shout out to all that have helped!!!
My energy: Stone creek coffee
Ceremony (beautiful chapel!): ST James Milwaukee
Reception:Cuvee
Flowers:Flower and Bee
Getting ready locations: Stag Barbershop & Get Dolled Up
Video: The regular Room
DJ: Milwaukee Airwaves
Second shooters: Diana Kleven and Katelyn Wollet! Thank you for your hard work! I couldn’t ask for a better team!