Alyssa + Matt – Michigan Anniversary

Anniversary Session  |  Dow Gardens – Midland, MI  | July 2017

Summer is officially here which means it’s time to head back to the Mitten and see some of our favorite SBP clients!  What better way to celebrate than to share one of last summer’s lovely anniversary sessions.  Alyssa and Matt were two of our early engagement clients, and after a few years of marriage they were due to get back in front of our camera. This sweet session was our first time at Dow Gardens, and we can’t wait to go back and explore some more. See you soon, Michigan!

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Katie + Matt

Wedding  |  Bay City, MI  |  June 2017

These two  ❤  Let’s just start by saying that when one of your second shooters calls you to shoot her wedding you get a little bit giddy! I was so honored that Katie wanted me to be a part of her big day especially since I know how well she understands all the ins and outs of a wedding day (and is a fabulous second to work with on all fronts).  She and Matt are an infinite amount of fun – as was their wedding party – and despite some touch and go weather, they were both calm and clearly enjoying themselves throughout the day.  The morning was full of beautiful details, sweet gestures, and funny moments that really set the tone for the rest of the day, and I hope for the rest of Matt and Katie’s marriage.  I could go on and on about this couple and what a blast their wedding was, but perhaps it’s better to just let the pictures speak for themselves.  Congrats and much love to the new Mr. and Mrs.

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Venue:  Doubletree by Hilton – Bay City, Riverfront  |   Dress:  Becker’s Bridal    |    Bridesmaids’ Dresses:  David’s Bridal    |    Hair:  989 Salon    |    Makeup:  Makeup Artistry by Sarah    |    Bouquet Charm:  Courageous Keepsakes    |    Cake/Donuts:  Peachy Pastries – Rachel Anibal    |    Flowers:  Village Florist of Flushing    |    Musicians:  Musique de Chambre   |    Coordinators:  Hayven Events    |    Video:  Fairytale Productions    |     DJ:  Entertainment Solutions of Michigan    |     Second Shooter: Richelle Marie    |

 

Kristen & Jason

Mini Session  |  Mount Pleasant, MI  |  June 2016

I’ve been trying to get Kristen and Jason in front of my camera for a few years now, and every other time I’ve been in Michigan we haven’t been able to make it happen because of our crazy-busy schedules or the fact that it was sleeting/snowing/miserable outside.  Finally though, we stole a few moments.  And goodness I’m so glad it did.  Lucky for us they live in a beautifully tree-lined neighborhood and evening summer light in Michigan is beyond lovely.  I even snapped a few with their wild and lovable pups and of the house that they’ve been slowly renovating/flipping since they moved in. Fingers crossed that this won’t be the only time I get to photograph my lovely friends!

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Katelynn & Pierce

Wedding  |  Lansing, MI  |  June 2016

It is every wedding vendor’s not so secret wish to have brides (and grooms) who are calm, nonplussed, and kind no matter the circumstance, and in all regards Katelynn was a dream.  From our first meeting, I knew that Katelynn would be a breeze to work with, and the way Pierce lights up every time he looks at her says more about their relationship than words ever could.  Their day was full of beautiful details and plenty of laughter — as I can only imagine their married life together will be!

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Thanks to my second shooter Katie for capturing this moment of me behind the camera

|  Second Shooter: Katie of KeatonCreative  |  Wedding Venue: MSU Alumni Chapel  |  Reception Venue & Catering: University Club  |  DJ: Jump Start DJs  |  Flowers: Van Attas Greenhouse and Flower Shop  |  Cake: A Piece O’ Cake  |  Hair Styling: Alicen of Steven L. Marvin Salon and Wellness Spa  |

Summer & Joe

Wedding  |  Mount Pleasant, MI  |  May 2015

Tradition says that rain on the day of a wedding is a good omen — depending on the source, it’s said to be a sign of fertility, renewal, and unity…which is all well and good, unless you’re having an outdoor ceremony in a location without a lot of indoor options.  I have to give this couple props though!  Despite the constant state of drizzle outside, both Summer and Joe were calm and rolled with the last minute changes and adaptations to their plans.  Not that I’m particularly surprised — you may recognize these two from their engagement session last summer — this couple is so grounded in their love for one another. Gorgeous details, an energetic wedding party, and a happy crowd of family and friends helped make the day perfectly lovely despite the weather.  I think it’s an even better omen that we were rewarded at the end of the evening with a gorgeous spread of sunset colors.  Congratulations and here’s to many anniversaries (rainy and otherwise)!

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|  Wedding Venue: Buck’s Run Golf Club  |  Catering: Buck’s Run Gold Club  |  DJ: Entertainment Solutions of Michigan  |   Her Shoes: HandPainted29  |  Flowers: Alma’s Bob Moore Flowers |  Cake: Tasty Layers  |   Chair Coverings: The Chair Cover and Linen Collection