One Year Ago Today…

I married my perfect match at the Occidental Grand Xcaret in the Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Occidental Grand Wedding

My friend and bridesmaid, Susan (of toilet paper wedding dress fame), made my wedding dress. She incorporated pieces from my mother’s wedding dress into the shoulder strap.

My wedding - getting ready

My wedding - getting ready

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

The bridesmaids dresses were from ASOS (love that shop).

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

While we were getting ready, our friends were enjoying a day by the water.

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Grand Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

We did a first look and read private vows before the ceremony. It was one of my favorite moments of the day.

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding First Look

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding Gazebo

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

Occidental Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding Reception

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding

And who am I to deprive you of photos of our amazing dancing?

Occidental Grand Wedding

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding Reception

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding Reception

Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding Reception

Thanks to Stephanie Reeder for joining in on the fun and photographing our week in Mexico.

Cassandra + Shane | Bay City Country Club Wedding

Cassandra and Shane were married on 9-10-11, a day that turned out to be perfect for an outdoor late afternoon ceremony. Cassie and Shane—you make a stunning couple, and I loved being a part of your wedding day, from sentimental moments to goofiness and laughter. And I’m absolutely in love with every single one of your sunset portraits.

If you were a guest at the wedding, you can view the wedding gallery and order prints in my shop (the password is the bride’s maiden name, all lowercase).

Cassie and Shane flowers and rings

Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

Cassie and Shane, Bay City Country Club Wedding Photography

 

 

Lauren + Rob | Old Town + MSU Campus Engagement Session

My goodness! I wrote down a list of all of the sessions and weddings that I have yet to blog about this fall, and I am way behind! I blame my sister for loaning me The Hunger Games trilogy (that, and I’ve been knee deep in editing, ordering and shipping out tons of beautiful fall photos).

With that, I’m thrilled to share Lauren and Rob’s engagement session from Old Town Lansing and Michigan State’s campus. Lauren and Rob wanted to incorporate their dog, Milo, who played a key role in Rob’s proposal (Milo had the engagement ring tied around his neck and presented it to Lauren). Lucky for all of us, Milo is quite a photogenic little guy.

Lauren and Rob, thanks for a great evening. Looking forward to your wedding next September!

Lauren and Rob, Old Town Lansing Engagement Session with dog

Lauren and Rob, Old Town Lansing Engagement Session with dog

Lauren and Rob, Old Town Lansing Engagement Session with dog

Lauren and Rob, Old Town Lansing Engagement Session

Lauren and Rob, Old Town Lansing Engagement Session

Lauren and Rob, Old Town Lansing Engagement Session

Lauren and Rob, East Lansing Engagement Session

Lauren and Rob, East Lansing Engagement photographer

I love getting back on campus—especially this time of year.

Lauren and Rob, Michigan State Campus Engagement Photos

Lauren and Rob, beaumont tower engagement photos

Lauren and Rob, beaumont tower msu campus engagement photos

Rob and Lauren, botanical gardens michigan state campus engagement photos

Rob and Lauren, Michigan state botanical gardens engagement session

Margaret & Jeff | Detroit Golf Club Wedding

I was able to head to Chicago to shoot Margaret and Jeff’s engagement session back in May, and I knew right away that they were going to have a fun wedding. And was I ever right! These two are surrounded by absolutely amazing friends and family, and they made the day such a joy to be a part of.

Thanks you two! I’ll see you soon.

Vendors and thanks:

  • Church: Blessed Cathedral
  • Venue: Detroit Golf Club
  • Second photographer: Heather Jowett (thanks for hanging out with the guys before the wedding, and for many great detail shots at the reception)
  • Cake and cupcakes: Pink Elephant Cupcakes, Grosse Pointe
  • Videographer: Josh Krzywonos

If you were a guest at the wedding, you can view the wedding gallery and order prints in my shop (the password is the bride’s maiden name, all lowercase).

Shoes and Ring

wedding dress and earrings

Pre-wedding getting ready

Getting Ready

Makeup and getting ready

Putting on the wedding dress

Getting Ready and hair

Bus to Church

Grandma sees bride for the first time

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Sisters!

Sisters

Jeff getting ready

Guys getting ready

Walking down the aisle

Church wide angle

Just married

Bus to reception

Detroit Golf Club

Detroit Golf Club Wedding

Margaret and Jeff wedding portraits

Portraits

Margaret and Jeff wedding portraits

Wedding Males

Detroit Golf Club Details

Speeches

Sister speeches

Cutting the cake

Mother and father dances

Wedding dancing

Wedding dancing

Wedding reception

Wedding reception

Wedding Reception dancing

Wedding Reception Dancing

Detroit Golf Club wedding at night

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