Bride School // Now Enrolling October 28, 2014 1 Fabulous Comment
FIRST COMES LOVE. THEN COMES BRIDE SCHOOL
Calling all Brides-to-Be…this is a workshop you are not going to want to miss!
And just what is Bride School? In a nutshell, it’s an intensive workshop for brides who want to plan their own wedding, are budget-savvy and want insider tips from leading pros in the industry. This workshop is the brainchild of the talented and super creative duo of Jamie of HeyDay Event Lab and Kaci of Just Delightful Events. Want more information? Hop right on over the the Bride School Workshop website and learn what it’s all about, purchase your ticket, and begin to get excited. It’s even more fun with a friend so bring your maid of honor, your mom or your bestie and enjoy a fun and interactive day together and come out ready to plan the wedding of your dreams.
Ashley + Matt // Wedding Preview // Lansing Wedding Photographer October 14, 2014 Leave a Fabulous Comment
July 2014 - Lansing, MI
As I looked back at these images this afternoon, I was transported back to day overflowing with emotion. That morning I witnessed and photographed a birth. If that wasn’t enough for my day, I then ran home, grabbed the rest of my gear and drove to meet Ashley and Matt and to document their beautiful, love-filled day.
Upon meeting Ashley, I was greeted with the brightest smile and happy heart I might have ever met. This girl…oh Matt…I see why you married her! What a joy! No nerves, no rushing around last minute. Just a joyful happy girl ready to go meet her groom and get their day started. As you will see from the following images, that smile and laughter did not leave these two all day long. Not only was their day well planned and lovely, it was just a joy to be a part of. Ashley + Matt - I miss you two. Let’s catch up soon.
Ceremony + Reception - The English Inn
Floral - Petals and Forrest
Wedding Gown - Ezoani ‘Dakota’
Bridesmaid Dresses - J Crew
Cake - Confectionately Yours Bakery
Cake Pops - Desserts by Donna
Videography - Daryl Hawkins Video Production
Photography - Amy Carroll Photography
The Nesbit’s // Family Lifestyle Session // Grand Rapids Family Photographer September 30, 2014 2 Fabulous Comments
Family sessions are popular. Moms and dads want recorded evidence of happiness, growth, smiles. That can often come with wardrobe stress, ‘are my little ones going to smile at the camera’? ‘I hope they don’t get a black eye or scratch themselves on accident right before the session’.
What if we recorded life as it actually was? What if we captured the every day nuances of life? A family activity and the fun of working together? That is exactly what Heather and John wanted for their family session this year. They cultivated and grew a garden this spring and summer at their home. And when it came time to harvest, they invited me over to document it. In fact, they invited MY family over to document it and then eat dinner with them afterwards. Talk about a lovely way to spend an evening!
This family of 6, plus their dog Stafford and John’s mom and dad, all got in on the fun. We harvested the garden. Heather baked a pie. John’s parents Nancy and Gary helped make dinner and set the table. It was a beautiful evening and the results are relaxed kids, lots of fun and the documenting of childhood. This may have been one of my favorite family sessions to date.
Heather is also one of my beloved second shooters this season and it has been wonderful working with this busy mama of four. I adore the friendship we have and felt honored to capture this for her. Do you want your own session in a similar style? I’d love to capture this for you and your family!
Lindsey + BJ // Wedding Preview // Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer September 25, 2014 Leave a Fabulous Comment
July 2014 // Ann Arbor, Michigan
Lindsey+BJ just may be one of the most in love couples I’ve ever met. When I met them last year during their engagement session, I knew immediately that these two were meant to be. The way the BJ looked at Lindsey…there was no pretense. No facade. These two are the real deal.
Lindsey and BJ were married at a church that has a lot of history for the both of them. In fact, the place where they had their first look the day of their wedding? It was the very spot that BJ proposed to Lindsey! Their reception took place at a venue I immediately fell in love with…Red Tail Farm…and all of their touches they included in their day were purposeful and meaningful. One of my favorite touches? A map set up at the reception that guests could pin their favorite place in the world and make a case why Lindsey and BJ should travel there someday. Brilliant!
Enjoy their recap of their wedding day. Love to you both Lindsey + BJ!
Church: First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor
Reception Venue: The Red Tail Farm in Dexter, MI
Florist: Lori Secord
Cake & Cupcakes: Jefferson Market and Cakery
Wedding Dress: La Raine’s Bridal Boutique (Atlanta, GA)
Bridesmaid dresses: JCrew
DJ: Mike Staff Productions
Photography : Amy Carroll Photography
Rachel + Jason // Wedding Preview // Detroit Wedding Photographer September 10, 2014 Leave a Fabulous Comment
June 2014 // Detroit MI
Rachel + Jason were married among the pines on the most beautiful of summer days. Their vintage glam wedding was as sweet as a summer wedding should be.
Ceremony + Reception - Stonycreek Metropark
Event Planning and Coordination - Exceptionally Chic
Videography - Epic Motion
Floral - Breath of Spring
Cake - Holiday Market
Photography - Amy Carroll Photography