I give Ken and Brittney credit for being the most enduring bride and groom to date. As it got closer and closer to Brittney and Ken's wedding day, the forecast was looking less and less optimistic. And for the wedding day, Ken and Brittney had to put up with on and off rain showers from beginning to end. However, this did not slow them down or stop them from doing the outdoor portraits and ceremony they desired. We started at the MSU botanical gardens in Lansing, Michigan and then made our way to Howell to a lakeside park for more portraits. Even with uncooperative weather, Ken and Brittney still had a beautiful day to remember and we enjoyed being a part of it.
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Thomas and Courtney lucked out with a very pretty and sunny day for their wedding. We started off the day at Studio 9 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. However, a sunny day in May can sometimes mean a sweltering day, and that's exactly what is was! In fact, it was so hot that I'm sure Courtney felt like she was melting! But, with the help of her personal fan, she was able to handle the heat; even though the church, National Shrine of the Little Flower, did not have the air condition working well! Throughout the rest of the night, Courtney and Tom had a wonderful time. The prettiness of the day made for some stunning and dramatic images; and because Courtney is so creative and detail oriented, not a single detail was missed. In fact, she had crafted or arranged almost every decoration in detail at the reception. We wish you the very best, Tom and Courtney, and thank you for choosing us as your wedding photographers!
We've known Sophie for many, many, years and were thrilled when she called us up and said she HAD to have us as her wedding photographers! Jeff is a youth pastor at Rochester First Assembly, and Sophie is a very talented hair stylist. A fact demonstrated by her own hair she styled for her wedding. The day ran very smoothly; and even though there were threats of rain, the skies held back all day. The reception was probably the highlight of the night, besides the fact that Jeff and Sophie are married now of course. The dance floor was always packed and could never seem to hold everyone! There were more flips, twirls and spins than any wedding we have photographed before! And, believe it or not, without a single drop of alcohol! There were also some very personal touches during the reception like a song sang to Sophie by her brothers and a special choreographed dance as her daddy daughter dance. Sophie and Jeff's friends and family were such a blast to be around and we really enjoyed the night!
How beautiful it is when innocent flirting grows to infatuation and then blossoms into everlasting love! Even better that this beautiful love story came true for Jessica Green and Justin Borchardt. Jessica and Justin met years ago when working at Kensington Metro Park in Milford, Michigan, pursuing their way through college. They ended up dating for many years as they both continued to go to school and finally graduate. Jessica has just recently graduated as a doctor from Michigan State University.
The wedding day was sunny and warm! We started off in Chelsea, Michigan at Gemini Salon. After each girl had her hair and make-up done just perfect, we made our way to Oak Pointe Country Club in Brighton, Michigan. Oak Pointe is one of our favorite venues for many reasons. The facility is gorgeous; the staff are amazing; Kendall, the wedding and event coordinator, is personable and on top of everything which makes her the perfect fit for her job. The country club doubled as the ceremony and the reception venue. It is very nice when photographing a wedding where almost everything is under one roof. It makes for easy transitions and the opportunity for a smooth schedule.
Although there were a few small bumps along the way, Justin and Jessica's wedding day ended up beautiful and certainly a day that their friends and family enjoyed.
Kenneth and Jennifer were married back in December, on what was forecasted to be another snowy day in Michigan. However, the light drizzle turned into heavy drizzle which turned into a heavy sleet-y, snowy, mess by the end of the night. Thankfully, the power was not lost until all festivities for the day were over with, but we definitely had a scary drive home.
We met Kenneth and Jennifer through one of Kevin's former coworkers - Jennifer's brother, Chris. Kenneth and Jennifer got married at the Meridian Historical Village in Okemos, Michigan. Everything pertaining to the wedding was kept indoors for the most part. However, the bride and groom were brave enough to go out into the progressing storm to capture some pretty cool images documenting the night.
After the wedding, there was a small, intimate family reception at Gilbert and Blake's, a Seafood and Steak Grille. It was not until May that the newlyweds had a big reception where all of their friends were invited. This was a picnic-type reception held in Petersburg, Michigan which is just north of Ohio. Contrary to the wedding day, the reception day was absolutely perfect.