Saturday, January 16, 2010

Suzi and Steve are Married!

My first wedding for 2010, wow where did the time go? Suzi and Steve were married on January 2, in Kalamazoo, MI on one of THE coldest days of the winter so far, yikes! We began the day getting ready at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo then made our way to a beautiful evening ceremony at the Kalamazoo First Assembly Church and finished the night with an elegant dinner at the Kalamazoo Country Club. The place was still decked out with a beautiful Christmas tree and twinkles lights galore, loved it!
Despite the sub zero temps we managed to rock out all the pictures inside where is was warm and toasty, not that is was hard. Suzi was such a gorgeous bride!
Suzi and Steve, you two were such a sweet and loving couple. Thank you so much for choosing me to share your special day. May God bless you and keep you safe as the military takes you both to London.
An extra special thanks to my dear friend Melissa for coming along for the day. It was so great to have you along, after second shooting with you back in my early days it was great to team up again!

Suzi was so cute, she looked in the mirror and realized "I'm getting married today" ... couldn't stop the tears at this point :)
the flower girl was a little shy


We kept telling her she looked amazing and when she saw her reflection in the window it was a a moment of realization "Oh my gosh! I look like a beautiful bride!"

Such a sweet first moment together, she couldn't wait to see Steve.
So glad Melissa snagged this angle, love the reflection in the mirror!

Ha, too funny. Steve must have had an important phone call, we had to take a quick break so he could answer his ringing phone.

Suzi said she was a huge fan of my ring shots, so here you go Suzi...these are for you! :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Suzi and Steve are Married!

I'm back!! Yes, it's true I've been on quite a lengthy hiatus from blogging. Not because I had nothing to blog, quite the opposite. I found myself so engulfed with editing and shooting that something had to give, it happened to be my blog. I'm excited to say that I'm finally caught up on all my 2009 editing and ready to go for 2010. It's been such an amazing year with so many personal and professional accomplishments. 2009 was a year of incredible growth and I have to say a special thank you to all my 2009 brides and clients. You are the reason I am going strong and growing rapidly. Thank you for your support, encouraging words, and willingness to share my work with others. Your response of excitement and sentiment when you get your photographs is the real reward in what I do.
It's hard to believe it's already 2010 and that I've already shot my first 2010 wedding! I love winter weddings, especially Christmas weddings. There is something so incredibly majestic about Christmas decor and twinkle lights, particularly at night. This last weekend I, along with my talented photographer friend Melissa, shot a beautiful wedding for Suzi and Steve. Here's a sneak peek from the evening, I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Published Again!!!

Soooo excited to share the news!!! I recently received my box of Kalamazoo Bride magazines, opened the box, and giggled like a little girl to find one of my recent brides on the COVER! Dionna was such a beautiful bride, there's no doubt in my mind why they chose her for their cover. I give her all the credit, all I had to do was push the button, she did all the rest. The beautiful bouquet was done by the equally awesome Sebesta Designs. Corrine is fabulous and her designs reflect the exquisite quality and creativity that is Sebesta. I'd highly recommend her for the creative and discerning bride.
This is my second bridal magazine cover within the year, to be honest it feels a little surreal. I am incredibly flattered that my work was chosen, thank you again to Jake and Kelly at GRB Ventures Publication. These magazines are such a great resource for brides, in fact I found them so useful when I was planning my own wedding a few years back. Get your copy here, you'll see another of my beautiful brides, Julie, on their home page.

For all you brides out there planning a wedding in southwest Michigan, this weekend the Kalamazoo Wedding Affair is the bridal show to attend. Below is a coupon to get you future brides into the show. I'm thrilled that they chose to use another of my images to promote their show.