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Collin and Pete are beautiful artists.  I met Collin when she shared my studio for a season and I still miss seeing her face every time I go into work.  Their engagement session was a dream and their wedding was pure fairy tale of goodness.  Every little bit from the camping out with friends and family the week of the wedding to the crazy first dance to the hugs and kisses time with their puppy love (who was featured on the cake!) reflected their awesomesauce.  Too many photos for one blog post but I can not help it… I’m weak that way especially with those I love… I hope you enjoy looking at their wedding images just even a fraction as much as I enjoyed being there!

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Rebekah inspires me every time I see her smile, then I see what she can do with her mind and her body and I’m even more gobsmacked.  She asked me to photograph her for a forthcoming website and I couldn’t wait.  She is amazing at yoga, and one of the things she does is bring yoga into the Crossfit Box!  So we shot both at the Gym and at the Yoga studio!  So excited for her and her awesomesauce!  Thank you Bek for letting me celebrate you!


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  • Betty - Wow! Beautiful photos of a strong, sparkly yogi. :)October 28, 2014 – 12:44 am

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Yes there are some more GORGEOUS sunset photos, and part of the reason I wanted to do the second part was to get in just a FEW of the dancing shots, two families and friends going crazy on the dance floor, the band “50 amp fuse”  were rocking as always!! but out of all this please be sure to check out the cake!! No traditional cake cutting one of the fun surprises at the reception was a Cake Pinata!! It was a great hit (pun not intended but I’m keeping it in there cause it’s funny)… so please enjoy a few more from Anna and Noahs’ wedding day!

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Anna and Noah’s wedding was a perfect example of planning and pacing.  They didn’t want their day to be “about” taking photographs, but they wanted to be sure that the wedding was photographed and all the images and moments they wanted to remember could happen organically. What they did is they planned for time.  Down time, family photo time, portrait time, bridal party time, ceremony time.  The schedule rolled out in a relaxed paced way and the photos, there are plenty, reflect that.  While at the same time most of the actual events were shot candidly, there was no rushing from place to place and this allowed everyone to enjoy being with each other and stay mindfully in each moment.  I’m going to share their images in two posts!  The dancing and reception will be shared on Monday but for now the getting ready, first looks, portraits, ketubah and ceremony as well as a great collection of details pulled together with grace and style and shot magnificently by Kerri.

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the rest of this amazing day will be posted on Monday!

Venue Misty Valley, Ann Arbor MI
So Flowers and some rental furniture was Liz from Parsonage Events (aka. my goddess)
Day of Coordination was Kate McClellan at Purple Clover Events
Rental Furniture including the farm tables was Kaylin Scott from A Touch of Whimsy Events
Invitations and Welcome Note were Jenna Rainey from Mon Voir
Catering was Carolyn Berry from 2Unique
Calligraphy on signs was Lisa from Pot and Box
Place card calligraphy was done by a friend and flowers glued on by yours truly!!!

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The best compliment a photographer can have is having families staying with them and being able to document not only their engagement, and wedding but their growing famlies!  When Sharon and Gerald contacted me to photograph their family I was over the moon, their wedding was beyond wonderful and so getting to catch up with them was even better then I could have hoped!  Beyond all that feel good stuff they have two beauitufl babies and one fast dog baby and we captured some love a few weeks ago I had to share!

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I love engagement sessions, I love getting to know and fall a bit in love with my clients, I love that they are in love.  I love sessions where we just go out and see what we can find because there is always something cool around every corner if you know where to look!!

These two were up for anything and we explored and had a crazy amount of fun doing it!! I have to wait for next year for their wedding but we have these to tide us over until then!!

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