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    |

 

Closs Family

Family Session  |   Mount Pleasant, MI  |  June 2016

This family… they made my job so easy!  Though they were quick to take direction and happy to give me big beautiful smiles on command, this crew would have been delighted to spend the whole session joking and laughing with one another as if I wasn’t even there.  Obviously we’re big believers in having family portraits taken often to capture the changes as little ones grow up and families evolve, but we also love that the hour or two you spend with your photographer is an opportunity to preserve all the laughs and smiles and just what makes your relationships so special year to year.  I absolutely loved seeing this family enjoy their time together — it certainly shows in their photos. Do me a favor and blow a few of these up to hang on your walls, okay guys?

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Mallory & Chris

Anniversary Session  | Blanchard, MI |  June 2016

Sessions with past wedding couples are one of my favorite things.  Weddings are magical and beautiful, but taking time to do an anniversary session a year after the big day can be a chance for a more relaxed experience.  I love that an anniversary shoot is also an opportunity for a couple to reconnect and reminisce about their first year or marriage.  These two were such a treat on their lovely wedding day AND during our twilight summer session.  What a treat to see both their little family and their beautiful relationship growing month by month!

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