Earlier last month I met Michelle+Kirk at a cool little airfield in Marshall, MI. Not only was this a pretty sweet spot for an engagement session, Kirk used to work here! I loved the old planes and vintage feel of the hanger. And of course spending time with these two was a treat! I have had the pleasure of shooting two other weddings within this family and Michelle+Kirk’s next fall will make it a third. To say I think these two are the coolest is definitely an understatement.
Katie + Eric // Detroit, MI
Katie and Eric’s beautiful late-fall wedding marked the official end of my 2013 wedding season and my 35th wedding we shot this year. Phew! As busy as we were, it was another amazing season filled with some of the best couples and wonderful celebrations that I am always blessed and warmed to be a part of.
Katie and Eric were married in downtown Plymouth followed by a reception in one of my favorite metro-Detroit venues, The Colony Club. My absolute favorite part of their wedding day? When Katie+Eric were announced in, they along with their entire 16 person wedding party did a choreographed dance to the delight and amazement of their guests. And myself! It was awesome.
Katie + Eric, you two are such a delight to be around and absolutely perfect together. Your warm hearts and generous spirit make everyone your around happy to be in your presence. All the very best to you both in your years ahead!
Ceremony - Our Lady of Good Counsel, Plymouth MI
Reception - The Colony Club, Detroit MI
Photography - Amy Carroll Photography
Second Shooting - Lizzie Photo
Emily + Mike // Grand Rapids, MI
There is nothing that Emily+Mike did not think of when treating their friends and families at their wedding last month. It was a day full of surprises, entertainment, and most importantly witnessing these two say their vows and share their love with their friends and family.
This entraprenurial duo (Emily is the savvy owner of Richett Media
and Mike started a personal local favorite Doorganics
) are truly perfect together. They are light-hearted together and full of laughter…they love fiercely but don’t take themselves too seriously. They are the perfect balance in their relationship together.
Some of my personal favorite highlights from their day was the amazing entertainment they provided at their reception! Rawlston Bowles
sang the couple a custom song during the cocktail hour, and a cappella group the Spartan Dischords
provided their powerful voices and a cheeky performance during dinner. I loved their venue choice of the UICA
in downtown Grand Rapids and all of the sweet details they made sure to include for those they love. Congratulations again Emily+Mike
! I adore you both to the moon and back!
Ashley + Justin // Baltimore, MD
Earlier this month we hopped on a jet plane over to the East Coast to photograph Ashley+Justin’s nuptials. And from the minute we arrived, I felt like part of both of their families…what generous and loving people!
Ashley got ready that morning at her family’s home, getting hair and makeup done and then stepping into her stunning blush pink (!) gown. Justin got ready in downtown Baltimore with his groomsmen. Arriving to Richardson Farms
later that afternoon for the ceremony, guests were greeted with the last of fall’s stunning color show and a barn filled with beautiful table settings and sweet treats and nibbles for after the ceremony. The cocktail hour was a nod to Justin’s dad Ryne Sandberg
…for you baseball fans, no introduction needed! It was an honor to meet this hall-of-famer. The reception had an incredible band and the music and dancing didn’t stop. It was one amazing party and celebration!
Ashley and Justin have my hearts..they are warm and gracious and fun to be around. I am so excited for them as they begin their journey together as husband and wife!
The Snyder’s // Fall 2013
I’m pretty sure family sessions don’t get better than this.
Aleigha, Stephanie + Jesse’s sweet daughter, has been in front of my camera before, and every time she is just a joy to hang out with. Afterward, I had to go back and look at this session
from 5 years ago to see just how much this little one has grown up!
Fun fact // Aleigha’s dad Jesse is my childhood friend Shannon’s little brother. When I used to hang out with Shannon, Jesse would pester us as only little brothers can. Times have clearly changed and it’s so great to see him as such a loving dad and husband!