Cory and Lisa were my very last wedding of 2008. Ceremony at East Paris Christan Reform in Kentwood with their reception at the Radisson at Ann Street. It was an amazing December day, a bit chilly, but the perfect wedding to end the year!
The day started bright and early at To Cher Salon in Grand Rapids with the amazing Rachel for hair + make-up.
Lisa's dress was GORGEOUS!
This dress was meant for a winter wedding. The detailing was breath-taking!
First meeting...something that I absolutely LOVE. Watching a couple meet for the first time before the ceremony or as the bride is walking down the aisle is always an emotional moment.
LOVE the berries!
Just looking at these pictures gives me the chills.*giggle*
And the closeness of the very first dance.
Corey and Lisa, it was a blessing to capture the first most important day of your lives. Thank you!
This morning as I went to the kitchen sink to start the coffee ritual I looked up and saw this out the window. I dropped what I was doing, grabbed my camera, boots, coat, and out the door I went...wet hair and all. This is straight out of the camera. New camera body met old lens, shot at ISO 200, f16, at 18mm...full frame baby! If you look close at the corners you'll see perfect flare all the way around. My only challenge with this image is the funky flare...but I have gotten past that. It felt good to take two minutes of time to shoot something just for me.=)
I stepped off the elevator to the music of great lungs in search of a room number. The closer I got the louder the music. Master Brayden was in his dads arms testing those new cords.
Baby burrito. I sniffed his melon. We cuddled. I have a prediction...ten months from now there will be a story about how this little man has mastered ripping his diaper off and was caught streaking through the house.
Welcoming a nephew and a cousin. Monday's road trip to the east side of the state with the fun2 was a must. My little brother welcomed a son on Turkey Day. See those squinty little eyes...Rigterink.
And if you know me, you know that I had to strip him down and check him out... ten fingers, check. ten toes, check. Even though Ty missed a couple hours of school, he got a lesson in how baby's eat before they are born. Nyla just wanted to see his belly.*giggle*
Sunday morning before leaving the St. Joe area we met up with Matt and Tracy for their epics! Tracy was a bridesmaid in one of my weddings from August, so it was great seeing her again. Matt, it was great finally meeting you!
These two moved their wedding from June to July due to economic challenges with their original location...something no b&g ever wants to go through. I'm a believer of one door closing and another opening. New location... Mill Creek Barns opening May 2009! w00t!
I found this location months ago and have been dying to use it. Unfortunately, it's 100% poison ivy (both walls + ground). Being I spent eight weeks covered in the stuff last spring I'm not that adventurous.*giggle* Luckily for us, it's November so most of it was dead. See the red on the left wall? So far so good here. Matt?
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