Drew and Kim!! There are no words to express how awesome they are! I didn’t meet them until the rehearsal so my excitement and curiosity level was immense!! I was rewarded for my patience in meeting them! They satisfied my love tank!
I loved shooting this wedding… You are about to find out why!
The day started at a beautiful hair salon. (Hair-i-tage salon.. clever) It really was a dream to shoot there. It was so pretty that the girls decided to get ready on the third floor suite (it used to be a house!)
(I know you didn’t just pass over those photos without saying…”oh my… she is beautiful!”… yeah… I’m super lucky!)
Drew and Kim chose to see each other before the ceremony. The sweetest first look ever. You could tell that they bring comfort and warmth when they are together.
I was thrilled to be able to shoot a couple hours with this fun group of friends! I’m in love with the abandoned building shoot!
A trolly took us to the backyard ceremony perfectly placed near the water! Kim’s boquet was so beautiful. It is one of my favorites!
Also! (Get your wedding planners out girls) The bridesmaids did not have flowers… they had teal purses that matched their shoes! How perfect!
The ceremony felt like home. The restaurant set right on the lake. You could walk out to the deck and have a drink. As the sun set almost everyone stood outside to watch the sky turn red and orange behind the sail boats. It was soooo beautiful.
Other ceremony favorite details: The place cards were stamped with cows or fish to remind you what you ordered for the meal. I had the Walleye… I bragged about eating walleye to my friends and family for weeks (they didn’t get my excitement.)
The tortes!! The apple was my favorite but the chocolate was the most popular… yes… i ate one of each. Small pieces…. small. =)
The guest signing tree was super adorable!
They both had perfect smiles! Beyond perfect!
And then my most favorite photo: Amy (Cousin of the groom, a past bride, and now great friend of mine) and I ran a half mile to get to the dock to shoot this before the sun completely disappeared! If your photographer asks to take you outside for a few minutes during golden hour (It can’t be over cast)… go for it. It is the best time of the day for photography! You will get the best photos!
I am the luckiest photographer. Beautiful couple, beautiful light, amazing location, and WHOOT I got some birds in the background!
i have this photo in a frame now… yessssss. I love Michigan! I love Drew and Kim! I love everything about that day!
Reception: The Lake House Waterfront Grille Muskegon, MI
A special thank you to the dock security guard for running with us to get gates unlocked~ you rock!