Here’s the thing about going on maternity leave as a creative business owner—you can never really turn the business off completely (Arden was born on December 29, and early January is the single busiest time of the year for booking weddings), but you do have to choose which things you’ll let slide while adjusting to […]
I got together with Ariel and Mike at Lincoln Brick park last November, and we were lucky enough to walk into the perfect fall evening for their engagement session. These two met at Michigan State (which happens to be the same place where I met Jeff). They’re getting married this July at Ariel’s aunt and uncle’s property—a small Michigan vineyard. I can’t wait to catch up, and I’m so glad that I won’t be seven months pregnant next time I take their photos 🙂
I knew I liked Jenna as soon as I talked to her on the phone for the first time. I’m pretty sure we were still driving back from the lake after taking Zel out for her first sailboat excursion, and Jenna was totally patient with the chaos of my evening that night as we made plans for her wedding with Derek on the shores of Lake Michigan up in Muskegon this June.
And no, that’s not an optical illusion. Derek is really, really tall. Remind me to bring my step stool to the wedding 🙂 Jenna and Derek, I can’t wait to see you again soon! And I’m SO excited that your wedding is going to be in Muskegon. That’s our “someday we’ll get a sailboat and go up there as often as possible” dream place.
I heard a quote recently that really stuck in my head. It was something like, “As a wedding photographer, you’re doing more than taking pictures. Your lenses are the eyes of the couple’s future children. They’ll see their parents’ wedding day from your perspective.”
In the case of Jenny and Stephan’s wedding, I also had the honor of being the stand in eyes for Jenny’s extended family. Many of them live in Cuba and weren’t able to be there in person for the wedding day. This was such a sweet, lighthearted couple with family and friends that were incredibly kind and warm. And I love a wedding party with a great sense of humor (one look at the bridesmaids photos below says it all).