Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ryan & Maggie are MARRIED!!! Tecumseh, MI Wedding Photographer

On July 4th Ryan and Maggie had a GORGEOUS... but HOT day where they tied the knot!

The invites
The shoes!
Maggie's sister and her mom helping her get dressed. Some very special and beautiful moments.
Her mom got right to it by sewing Maggie's embellishment onto her dress
It's moments like these I think every bride and groom should have a first look for their wedding day.
Emotional and so sweet. Here is Ryan (below) checking out his bride.

And their mother's looking on... can't you just FEEL the pride?
They have such a unique, fresh, fun and true connection... nothing short of amazing.

Ryan's gift to Maggie....
And Maggie's gift to Ryan.... um pretty sure it was PERFECT! He didn't waste any time!

I have to give this wedding party the BIGGEST thank you ever... it was (NO LIE) about 105 degrees outside with the heat index. Not one of them gave me a hard time about having to be out there in BLACK tuxes with 4 layers in the blazing sun. You were all seriously the best! Thank you thank you thank you.

The most amazing vows and she was so articulate, only comes from true love guys!

Flowers by: Liz Tinter Cutting Gardens (Brides Aunt)
Maggie and her sister Rachel. I love their sister connection too!
Ryan and his twin brother... oddly enough, he looks more like their other brother who is not his twin ;-)

Cupcakes were delicious! They were filled with a coordinating filling that corresponded to the top. Like the one with the red cherry looking topping, they were filled with cherry filling. yummy!

Cupcakes by: Gwen's Cake Decorating (Saline)

Since it was 4th of July... table decor included SPARKLERS!!! The bride and groom put all of this together with their own vision! Good work you two!
A surprise for their guests... I absolutely love it when couples do this. Their dance was SO much fun!

And the kids had a blast with the pinata!

Table assignments... brides, take note, I know it is a lot of work to plan seating like this, but truly it is really nice to know WHERE you will be seated!

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Ryan & Maggie Cobbins!!! Thank you for allowing me to be part of your big day. It was beautiful!!

Flowers: Liz Tinter, Cutting Gardens
Coordinator: ATC by Rachel
Ceremony/Reception location: Maggie's childhood home
DJ: John Hess
Cupcakes: Gwen's Cake Decorating & Etc.
Catering: Dan Kolander
Bride/bridesmaids hair: Diana Ku (Saline)
Tent Rentals: ABS rentals

Monday, July 19, 2010

Baby Chase's parents ;-) - Brooklyn, MI Maternity Photographer

I had such an amazing time with Kelsey and Christian. I met Kelsey last year at a bridal show and really didn't even get the chance to talk to her, but... every photo I took of her, she looked amazing in. It's true, some people really have a way with the camera, and Kelsey is definitely one of those lucky ones. Put me on that side of the camera and it's a train wreck, so Kelsey... YOU are my hero. It's not easy when it's 90 degrees outside, sun is blazing, your 9 months pregnant and feeling it. Can I just say... ROCKSTAR? seriously internet... is there a better word, because it just doesn't get much better than this!
Baby Chase is a lucky little guy and has wonderful parents with a unique love for each other just waiting to meet him! I have to tell the story for memory's sake... I asked Kelsey and Christian how they met, it's obvious to me they have a really neat connection between the two of them just watching them it makes you all happy. It's a really comfortable protected by each other kind of thing... and if you know me... you know... I LOVE LOVE. Anyway, my point... they told me when I asked, that they met on an online dating site... and I giggled a little, but it's funny because lately, a lot of my new clients have met that way. The last wedding I did, was a e-harmony couple and Kelsey and Christian now... they were Plenty of Fish... so internet... don't knock the whole online dating thing, because it's two for two in my world and im lovin' it!
Alright baby Chase... feel free to make your appearance any day now, your mom and dad are ready! ;-)

Thank you K & C for being so wiling to try anything... you are the best!
Oh, and lastly... I can't forget to give a shout out over to the girls at Kelsey's work Patrone's Day Spa & Salon. They were so kind to give her the gift certificate for the belly 2 bebe' package! If you are in the Brooklyn, MI area, and need a great place to get your hair done... Patrone's is the place!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sometimes we do things... JUST.FOR.FUN. - Jackson, MI photographer

My 13 year old has been at church camp all week and it's LATE at night and I am awake because I am so excited to go get her first thing in the morning that I can't sleep! ahhhhhh.... Thank you God for coffee in the morning! Who needs sleep anyway?

I was ordering a proof book for this family, and I came across these images, I had forgotten all about them in the busyness of the last few weeks of summer session... nothing says summer like....


I had visions of smiles and fun while they ate their watermelon.... BUT... they were SO hungry by the time we sat down to eat it... that they were serious about eating and even devoured it!!! Owen was hungry on his way to the session, but mom wouldn't stop to get him something to eat because she was worried about him getting something on his clothes!!! Little did she know, I had this little watermelon trick up my sleeve... and they got LOTS of watermelon on those clothes. I had to tease Kyle (their mom) for not feeding her kids... it seemed they had not eaten in about 3 months ;-) Kidding of course!

But this just brings up a point I should share with you anyway. I remember doing the same thing with my kids when we would go get photos taken over the last 13 years... don't MOVE because you might wrinkle or spill or get dirt on that picture outfit I would say to Kenedey.... and they look SO cute when they are all coiffed!

Well, that's the beauty of Photoshop (and im not afraid to use it)... especially with the little toddler sized kiddos. When their hungry... it's a lot more difficult to get happiness and smiles out of them when their bellies are growling... so... if you need to feed them after they are dressed and in the car or whatever the senerio, do it (note to parents though... stay away from things like teether biscuts or really messy things)! I really don't mind having to edit a spot or two off their clothes... its MUCH easier to do than forcing smiles that aren't natural. You will thank me for it... I PROMISE!

Goodnight everyone... I am off to try to sleep through the excitement!

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