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 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

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, 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