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Thursday

18

April 2013

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A Beachside Lake Michigan Wedding Photography – Tammy and Chris

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Lake Michigan Wedding Love Kiss Studio FinchBeing a Michigan native, when Tammy inquired with us that she was having her wedding on Lake Michigan and getting ready at her parent’s blueberry farm, I immediately gushed for joy.
Tammy and Chris live in Chicago, so we opted for the city (Chris’ motorcycle and all) for the engagement session, and basked in the beautiful nature surrounding us for their wedding photography in Michigan. Seriously. It was a gorgeously sunny day for Michigan wedding photography. From jars of blueberry jam to colorful lake-shore sunsets and beach-side fire pits, it couldn’t have been anymore perfect of a wedding day for Tammy and Chris.

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Friday

12

August 2011

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Jennifer and David’s California Ventura Beach Wedding!!

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Now for Jennifer and David’s amazing and long awaited Ventura Beach Wedding Post!  It was an amazing tropical palm tree contrast to their heroic early spring engagement shoot. I loved everyone from Jennifer’s dress, to the palm trees, to the wedding colors perfectly matching the palm-filled SoCal wedding location.  Aqua and Orange indeed! 🙂 Jennifer’s family and friends were fantastic as well, with the array of conversations to be had, from her lovely sister being pregnant, to David’s dad’s trip to Yosemite. And- we can’t forget to mention David’s friend Tim, who has a passion for hamburgers. (Our new favorite being In-N-Out- AWESOME)

If Jennifer wasn’t an art teacher, I would say she should be a researcher, with her amazing finds in Ventura Beach, and the reception being held in the courtyard of Tutti’s off Main. (Not to forget to mention- they have an array of amazing lemon and lime trees!) Enough being said- on to the wedding!

If you look ever so closely at the bouquet, you will spot a picture of an adorable little doggy!

If you only knew that she is 4 months pregnant.  Amanda- you are the tiniest pregnant woman ever! Kudos! 🙂

Tad bit of info from David- Ventura has one of California’s oldest piers.  In case you were wondering why it looks so awesome.

 

See? Check out those trees! 🙂

Jennifer and David- you guys are gorgeous! I wish you two many beautiful babies and the best of luck in the rest of your future and your move to Michigan.  Cheers!

Friday

5

August 2011

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Cassie and Justin’s Wedding in Kure Beach, NC

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Meet Cassie and Justin- Blackwelder.  As you may remember, Cassie had all of the details of her Kure Beach wedding ready and prepped out on her blog post. Justin and Cassie had their festivites at the Fort Fisher Aquarium, near Kure Beach and just south of Wilmington.  The fantastic aquarium, and surrounding towns are a bit of a tradition for these two lovely folks, heading down for a yearly vacation with their closest friends.

So the details from Cassie’s blog? Check it out!  I think my favorites were the seastars on top of their cake, or the shoes- but hey, who doesn’t love a good shoe. 😉

Grandma’s ring? Perfect fit!

Cassie- you are absolutely beautiful!

Excellent superhero pins as boutineers. 🙂

The happiest baby Hammerhead Shark ever? Indeed.

Adorable cupcake toppers made by Cassie herself!

Cassie and Justin, we feel so lucky to have met you guys.  Congrats! You two make a fantastic pair!  If Justin ever has another contract near Chicago, come and visit! 🙂

Saturday

7

May 2011

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Matt & Millie’s Wedding in Bethany Beach, DE!

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So- first off….. Millie is one of the most considerate people I’ve ever met.  Seriously though!  Matt and Millie rented out a grand beautiful beach house named Seacolt in Bethany Beach and housed a large chunk of their guests at their Bethany Beach wedding.  I remember when we arrived that she wrote out exact times of shuttles plopped in goodie bags accompanied with delicious crab spiced UTZ chips, salt water taffy, and bottled water.  On top of that- they were totally game for my idea of waking up during sunrise to take some fabulous ocean shots. EPIC!

Matt and Millie had their family formal ceremony on Wednesday at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Baltimore over in Little Italy.  Now for today- they had a wedding for all of the fun friends and family, with Matt’s childhood pastor/friend as their officiant right on the delightful warm and sandy beach.  Excellent! Oh! Did I mention there were dolphins out when we took photos in the morning?

The space served as a fantastic house party filled with sand, drinks and plenty of cheer to go around.  After the festivities were over, Matt and Millie were able to enjoy the place to themselves for an extra couple of days.  Excellent mini-honeymoon destination indeed.

Matt and Millie, if you guys are ever in Chicago, hit us up!!!  We would love love love your visit!!  You guys are great. 🙂

Before the ceremony, we headed over to Delaware Beach, just up the road and over to the Indian River Inlet, where Matt spent many fun warm days throughout his childhood.

AND!! Last but not least- my favorite shot from the photobooth-

The story? So while the photobooth is coming along fabulously, Matt’s friend, PJ, comes up to me and asks “So… when’s the topless portion of this party?”

Unsure of what to say- I glance down at my watch and reply “um… 9:15 sounds about right.”  And about right indeed- all of the sudden the guys show up, lock the door and quickly pull off the photo while the ladies are banging on the door. Excellent. 🙂