Sunday, June 3, 2012
There are more "perks" to my job than you could ever imagine. No, I'm not talking about financially, but spiritually and mentally. One of my most favorite is when I get to reconnect with people that I knew years ago. When I worked as a bartender at a resort, I never imagined that the girl at the front desk and the boy in the gift shop would ever end up getting married, but that goes to show you what I know. Jeff and Shannon are the epitome of what unconditional love is. I left their wedding feeling like anything with love is possible. I hope I never take for granted the fact that people are willing to allow me to come and be apart of such an intimate day. If I ever do, that will be the day I walk away from photography. So, thank you, thank you, thank you Jeff and Shannon for opening your hearts and letting us all get a glimpse of your love through photographs! God bless you and your marriage for many, many years! And on a side note, please give it up for my second shooter Savannah of Savannah K Photography who totally rocked it out! Don't worry, you'll be seeing much more of her!
Saturday, May 26, 2012
As I get older, I realize how true it is about things coming around full-circle. People move in and out of your life, but even in the brief encounters become somehow part of your life. That is how it is with Laura and Charlie. I had known Laura from working together in Frankenmuth for a few years. I never dreamed that the day that I quit working with Laura that years later I would be taking her wedding photos. Seriously, how fun is that?! Laura and Charlie are just one of those couples that you're immediately comfortable with. Charlie is cracking the one-liners and Laura is making sure he has a filter :) We had such a great afternoon together climbing through possible poison ivy, wadding through water and finding a creepy little farm to capture some great photos. You two seriously are the reason that I love my job so much!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I love my job. No, seriously. I. Love. My. Job. If there were mountaintops in Michigan, I would totally shout it from one. Anna and Tim are one of the prime examples of why I love it so much. I hit the road Saturday morning with little expectation for good weather, but high expectations for great pictures. I went to high school with Anna and so I was familiar with her natural gorgeousness and although Tim said that she tends to tense-up in front of the camera and get the cheese-grin going, I figured I could coax some natural smiles out of her. No coaxing necessary out of either of them. It was a dream! Amazing weather, amazing couple, amazing pictures! Tim, no offense, but you don't know what you're talking about. Not only did we have a blast driving and walking all over the beautiful city of Traverse City, but then we went back to the house and played games until it was well past this mama's bedtime. Tim, Anna... You are one of the most warm, inviting, fun and up-for-anything couples I have ever had the privilege to work with. If the engagement pictures are this good, I can only imagine what the wedding pictures will look like!