Summer & Joe

Engagement Session  |  Frankfort, MI |  July 2014

Summertime is definitely making a strong case to be my favorite season of the year.  In large part because it’s generally the time of year when I get to travel back to the Midwest and photograph lovely people like this couple!  I’d been looking forward to Summer & Joe’s engagement session for a few weeks, but I got even more excited when I discovered that we would actually be doing their photos in Frankfort. (You may recognize this beautiful beach from Justin & Sarah’s Wedding post last summer!) Not only is Frankfort a lovely little town on the shore of Lake Michigan complete with plenty of cute shops and restaurants, but the beach is stunning and has a great lighthouse pier. We had a lot of fun waiting for the sun to set and trying to keep the cameras dry during their engagement session. I’m ecstatic that I get to photograph these two lovebirds again at their wedding in less than a year — plus it will be summertime again then!

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Justin & Sarah

Wedding  |  Frankfort, MI  |  June 2013

Blogging about my wonderful engagement and wedding couples is usually one of the easiest parts of my job, but I sat staring at the computer screen for a good 20 minutes before starting this post. It wasn’t due to a lack of things to say about Sarah & Justin though — I just couldn’t decide where to start. Should I talk about their incredible chemistry and how readily apparent their love is? Perhaps I should just mention how easy and how much fun they, their wedding party, and their guests were to photograph in perfect weather on the shore of Lake Michigan. I could simply talk about what a gorgeous bride Sarah was and how moving it was to watch her tear up when she first saw herself in her dress before the ceremony. Maybe, I should share how excited I was when Justin told me over a year ago that he was looking at rings because this was the girl and how honored I felt when they said they wanted me to photograph their big day. I’ve known these two for a few years, and maybe it’s enough for me to simply say that they are beautiful people who love fully, laugh often, and are constantly giving to those around them. It doesn’t take a trained eye to spot that they will have a long, happy, and completely love-filled marriage. I’m so blessed that I was able to be there to celebrate the beginning with them. Congratulations you two!

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so happy to have been a part of such a wonderful wedding!

 

|  Wedding Ceremony: Frankfort Beach |  Reception: Mineral Springs Park   | Catering: Central Michigan Catering  |  Ice Cream Vendor: Hill Top Soda Shoppe  |  Videography:  |  Music: Brett Dame  |   Bridesmaids’ Jewelry: Sprouts by Rose Kren  |