I thought I could do a typical end of year post and post my best technical shots, but this year I decided on something different…
I am privileged to meet not only great couples, but their amazing families every year. So, I thought I’d share some of my favorite emotional, funny, passionate and overall great moments as a photographer last year.
To start, Jen and Doug. Both of their mothers passed away from cancer and I couldn’t even imagine growing up without my mom. (oh here come the tears) Jen used a piece of her mothers wedding dress as the flower on her dress, given to her by her grandma. They had a special memory table at the reception filled with pictures and memories. It was the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen.
Jessica and Andy. Andy proposed using his iphone. How tech savy! No, not over the phone, haha. I know what everyone is thinking. He took a picture of the ring box and texted Jessica to come downstairs. Then he got down on one knee. Adorbs! This shot reminds them of that day.
They also had this adorable little man at the wedding. He’s three, can you tell?!
I have never met such a strong and beautiful family then I did at Jill and Matt’s wedding. These candid moments during family formals are the best!
I also loved this family shot of the dance floor!
Jill’s dad’s band jamed out the entire reception. Great music and lighting for the whole show!
Ahhh, Bridget and Mike! I love these two kids so much!! I say kids because I knew Bridget when she was about 10 and I would go over to hang out with her older sister, Diana who went to high school with me. Hours of dancing to Britney Spears in their basement and doing each others hair… oh memories! These were during family formals with Bridget and Diana; I love the way they laugh!
Bridget’s mom is a riot! But always willing to help with last minute dress fixes.
Bridget’s dad is also amazing and hilarious. I just love the love between this family.
Mike’s parents cracked me up as well. We got to the church to find them dressed and ready to go, calmly reading the newspaper. No biggie.
But seriously, when these two look at each other, it’s electric….
Kind of how Bridget’s dad looked at her mom during the ceremony. Adoring love. It doesn’t get much better.
OOOh Beth and Charlie!!!! It’s hard to love a couple as much as I love them. We met in college and it was an amazing honor (and a little nerve wracking) for me to photograph their wedding. My assistant snapped this beautiful shot of them walking out of the ceremony together. Cute-ness to the max.
Also, standing up the the wedding was my good friend, Carolyn and she wasn’t always obeying the rules of posing!
Oh, hey! we got married toady, no biggs!
Possibly the best cake topper I’ve ever seen!
I think they get their sense of humor from their parents!
This is Charlie’s mom, Diane. She is the nicest woman I have ever met. I love her so!
Beth’s mom gave a beautiful toast and I was tearing up behind the camera. I admit it, I’m a sap.
John and Diana had a beautiful wedding in Grand Haven. Diana’s dad was able to walk her down the aisle and pose for some adorable family photos.
I also loved the way Dian and John did their vows. They said them together in unison. Words that they wrote themselves. It was breathtaking.
This guy was hitting the dance floor like nobody’s business!
Theresa and Nick. Love, love, love every minute of them. When a couple drives and hour in a snow storm to meet with you, that’s a true bond. They are hilarious and now married, like whoa!
Did that just happen?! Also, best bridal party collage of all time!
They know how to boogie too!
This groomsman came to party…
Loved their photobooth.
Then, I was ambushed at the end of the night! Because everyone knows I so love having my picture taken… but for them, anything!
At Chris and Emily’s wedding, things got funky when Emily started DJing like a pro!
Steve and Sam’s wedding was epic, mostly because of Steve- who told me afterward that he was now considering male modeling… (j/k!)
However, I think Sam might have a better shot. I loved these intimate moments my assistant captured with Sam ans her sister.
So, so much love to all my beautiful, amazing couples and their families. Thank you for making 2012 another great year!
To all my 2013 couples… I can’t wait!!