In March I kicked off the 2019 wedding season with Jasmine and Deion’s special day! It was a beautiful sunny (yet cold) early spring day and the whole wedding party was willing to brave the cold air to take some photos outside. Their ceremony was held at Kentwood Community Church and the reception at the beautiful Stonewater Country Club. It was my first time at Stonewater Country club and I always enjoy seeing new wedding locations around my own city! Congratulations Jasmine and Deion, thanks for letting me be a part of your wedding - enjoy this preview of your photos!
On a rainy Saturday I drove down to Indiana with an assistant to photograph Heather and Dale's wedding. I don't often work with an assistant but knowing we didn't have a lot of time for pictures on this day I was very thankful Dale and Heather had asked for two photographers! Despite the bad weather the wedding party were in good spirits and the tent kept everyone dry during the ceremony. Their reception was at a cool old courthouse downtown within walking distance of the backyard wedding - plus the rain stopped long enough for a few photos outside before the reception started. Enjoy this preview of some of my favorites!
Zach's sister is a good friend of mine and Stephanie works for the same company I do so when I was asked to photograph their intimate wedding ceremony I happily agreed. Although our first attempt to take photos at a park was quickly stopped by swarms of mosquito's the wedding party were good sports and we managed to find some good locations outside the church for photos. Zach and Stephanie had punch and cake then a bonfire (which I didn't photograph) rather than a traditional reception, but it was clear they are loved by many friends and family! Here are some of my favorite images from their wedding.
About a month ago my youngest brother Matt married Sarah Ruth who he met while working at Camp Beechpoint a couple years ago. It was a humid day, but thankfully the rain held off until the end of the reception and we all stayed dry! Though I didn't have an official "job" at this wedding I had a great time catching up with people from the church we grew up in and friends from camp. Plus, my older brother was home from his job teaching in China so I got to spend some time with him as well. Of course had my camera with me and since their photographer left before a lot of the dancing started I decided to capture some of those shots for them :)
Tim and Anna's wedding was such a joy to photograph! They were ahead of schedule all day (which never happens), the weather cooperated, we had some great photo locations, and everyone in the wedding party was so helpful! Plus, it seemed like everyone was having fun at the reception because I don't think I've ever been to a wedding with so much dancing! I've known both Tim and Ana several years, they were high school sweethearts and were dating when I first met Tim and took his senior pictures. I love that they are both so comfortable in front of the camera and that they trusted my ideas for locations and poses. It was definitely a challenge to narrow down my favorite pictures from their wedding to make this blog post and I can't wait to finish editing everything else. Enjoy this preview!
My first wedding of 2017 happened to be my younger brothers wedding! I've always wanted a sister and I officially got one on a beautiful May day in southwest Michigan. Their ceremony and reception were at the Lawton Community Center which was very pretty and the staff were incredibly helpful. There was even a small museum that guests could tour during the cocktail hour. Congratulations Mike and Tonya, I'm so happy that you let me photograph your special day! Enjoy this preview of your pictures :)