Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Baby K at 2 weeks!

I LOVE shooting babies. Somehow that never sounds quite right! It's always such an incredible pleasure to see my wedding couples a few years later once they start having babies. This couple live a long ways away, so I set up my own studio, turned up the heat to 90 degrees hoping to eventually sleep the newborn... which she never did! She was wonderful... absolutely wonderful. My favorite newborn baby photo from the day is one where she is scrunched up, naked and reflected. If you look carefully, you'll see why she's so peaceful... she's peeing! Enjoy and thanks Amanda & Greg 2006 for sharing your pride and joy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lake Orion Backyard Wedding ~ Stephan & Patrick

Stephan & Patrick lucked out big time with a beautiful day for their outdoors Lake Orion wedding. It had everything I love about backyard weddings; homemade and personal touches, beautifully handcrafted gifts and lots of love! My very favorite thing about weddings that take place in backyards is that it requires a group effort and that group participation means everybody's invested in making it a grand event. The more people who help, the more people seem to love the event they helped create. Stephan & Patrick certainly did more than their fair share of the work that day, but I loved that they were able to relax and enjoy all the love they got back from their friends and family. Hopefully that comes through in all their wedding photos. I loved the jumbo sized fireworks... gotta love what google can come up with! If you'd like to see more wedding photos from Stephan & Patrick's Lake Orion backyard wedding, please check out my other blog at www.themichiganweddingphotographer.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Greystone Golf Club Wedding Photos - Kristen & Rob

Perfect weather, perfectly hilarious ceremony and Greystone Golf Club was the perfect place to host Kristen & Rob's wedding. I hope you can gather from just these few photos how much fun Kristen & Rob had during their wedding at Greystone. If you'd like to see more wedding photos from their outdoor Greystone Golf Club wedding ceremony, please check out my other blog at www.themichiganweddingphotographer.blogspot.com!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Beth & Alex's White Lake Oaks Wedding

Father, forgive me for I have fallen hopelessly behind in my blogging duties!
This may be the last of my super long wedding postings. I know, I know, I think I said the same thing about a month ago, but I've realized what could I possibly have to show when I get around to updating my wedding website in "off" season if I've already posted everything here?! So Beth and Alex got married in a wonderful methodist church in Clarkston. If any of you are blog stalkers (and I know I do have some!), can you figure out from last year's photos who Beth's cousin is? Hint.... same wedding location and they both used White Lake Oaks for their wedding receptions! I think I have that couple pop up here or on my other blog at www.themichiganweddingphotographer.blogspot.com. Can you figure out who they are? I love this church, love the reception hall and love their DJ, Mary Anne Ross from Mary Ann Productions. I don't get to work with her as often as I'd like... she always does a great job. Thanks and congratulations on pulling off a great party Alex & Beth!

Friday, September 24, 2010

What a babe!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

St. Johns Inn - Katie & John

Ah... my last installment of the McBride family (insert sniffs and sighs)! I've had SO much fun with this family and if you care to look back to last July to see Shannon & Jesse's wedding and this past April to Katie & Mike's wedding you'll see I've been so blessed to spend a lot of time with this incredible family! Katie got ready at her house, then we headed over to see what John and the boys were up to at St. Johns. The ceremony was in St. John's chapel and their reception was in the Atrium at St. Johns Inn as well. Because this family is huge and fun and slightly crazy, their extended family decided to create their own family dance to "Tonight's Gonna Be A Good Night" (is that the real name? I'm not sure!) and filled the entire dance floor with young and old who danced to a fabulously choreographed dance. So cool, so fun and as always with the family... so unique. Love the love they all provide... it's contagious! Kurt from Mike Staff Productions DJd and everybody and I mean EVERYBODY had a blast! To see more wedding photos from this St. Johns Inn wedding, please check out my other site at www.themichiganweddingphotographer.blogspot.com.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Destination Wedding -Chicago with Lindsay & Mike

The wedding for Lindsay & Mike in Chicago was one I'd looked forward to all year. If you look in my banner of jumping bridal party, you'll find Lindsay in there. She knew as soon as she got engaged that I was going to be her wedding photographer, even if that meant having me come out to Chicago as a destination wedding photographer! Despite sweltering heat, a massive thunderstorm that flooded much of downtown Chicago, the skies cleared up, and we stayed in the shade as much as possible so the 98 degree heat didn't bother us too much and we were able to shoot some amazing photos from their hotel's patio including getting some of the set from Transformers 3 (you can see more of this at my other blog, www.themichiganweddingphotographer.blogspot.com).We headed into the beautiful, very dark and impossible hot Holy Family Parish Church in Chicago which I was able to light enough so the photos would look like what your eyes see... something that was a great challenge and I was happy with the results! We then headed next door to St. Ignatius where Mike had gone to school for the elegant wedding reception. Good times had by all490