Ann Arbor Wedding Photography

MAURELLA & TEDDY // A SUMMERTIME BACKYARD WEDDING IN ANN ARBOR

 

There is nothing quite like getting married in a place so personal that all of your family heights have been recorded on the inside of the doorframe.  Childhood portraits line the walls.  Your sister was married in the backyard years earlier and today you see your niece and nephew running around on that same lawn.  Now you're marrying the love of your life there - telling jokes in your vows, cutting a cake that your mother-in-law made with painstaking care, eating tacos from your favorite restaurant, having a great friend DJ.  For Maurella that fairytale came true on Saturday.  Teddy and Maurella wrote the most personal vows and danced the night away under the stars.  It was truly a pleasure and we were privileged to be a part of it.  I hope you were taking those mental snapshots all day, but I sincerely hope these photos help you remember even more.

Wedding Coordination: Crystal Broome // Hair & Makeup: Christy Lindsey // Florist: Enchanted Florist // Rentals: A1 Rental // Catering: Maiz // DJ: DJ Joey P // Dessert: Teddy's Mom (Queen of Hearts Bakery) // Bride's attire: Mimi's Bridal // Groom's attire: President Tuxed

 

MADDY & MICHAEL // ANN ARBOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

MADDY & MICHAEL // ANN ARBOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

These two are clearly inseparable.  From the minute they saw each other they could not stop chatting and laughing... and not only that, they were saying things like 'I hated being away from you this morning' and 'We're finally getting married!!!" and Michael kept repeating how beautiful Maddy looked... That blend of excitement and sheer happiness is what I hope everyone gets to experience on their wedding day.  They also have an AMAZING group of friends (I have to give a shout out to Kirsten and Dan now - who at this point have referred some of the most fun, loving, and amazing couples to us including these two).  Oh, and if you're wondering why there is a picture of Michael holding a croquet mallet, that is because on the morning of his wedding he played a childhood game invented with neighborhood friends that resembles a cross of soccer and field hockey, using the mallets.  We loved EVERYTHING about this personal, emotional, beautiful day - Cheers to Maddy & Michael!

MARIBETH & JOSH // ANN ARBOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER // MICHIGAN STADIUM

Michael and I met at the University of Michigan.  We went to school together there and spent the first few years of our relationship together in Ann Arbor.  I went to high school across the street from the stadium.  My mom and uncle were both athletes at U of M and watching Michigan football on Saturdays has been a family tradition since I can remember.  That all sounds super sappy, but let me just tell you that Michael and I geeked out a little bit as we walked onto the field at The Big House for Maribeth and Josh's wedding.  These two have been together for over 10 years, Josh is a former U of M football player, and Maribeth's parents have had season tickets for so long that she has only missed 4 home games since the age of two.  So to say they are fans is probably a giant understatement.  Don't get me wrong, we are more than happy to photograph the weddings of fans from other schools (in fact we have actually documented a wedding where Sparty walked the groom down the aisle!), but I must say, this wedding was particularly special for us.  GO BLUE!

 
 

Florist: Wedding Flowers by Heidi, Catering: Katherine's, Band: Bluewater Kings, Dress: The Wedding Shoppe in Berkley, MI

LAUREN & JOE // ANN ARBOR ENGAGEMENT // PREVIEW

Spring is in the air, or at least it is in Ann Arbor!  Lauren and Joe fell in love while at U of M's law school, so it is only fair that we spent some time in the law quad for their session.  While we were there, we witnessed one of the craziest things that I have ever seen happen during an engagement session.  A peregrine falcon swooped down out of a tree and dove into a bush after a squirrel.  After several attempts, and a couple passes through the law quad, it flew off with empty talons.  We stood there shocked for an excessive amount of time before taking photos again (in some super gorgeous golden light).  Life is full of amazing surprises.  I'm thankful I get to witness some of them with awesome clients.  Happy Sunday folks!

 
 

EMILY & MATT ENGAGEMENT // PREVIEW

On a beyond hot day last weekend, Emily, Matt, and I ventured into The Arb in Ann Arbor for their engagement session.  The hot and humid weather couldn't stop love and giggles.  These two are just awesome - here's their preview!

 
 

MARGARET & KEVIN // ANN ARBOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY // PREVIEW

A little rain can't stop true love and I'm glad that's true because this year we have had a lot of it. Even with rain, Margaret and Kevin's wedding day was absolutely gorgeous.  UMMA was gracious enough to let us take photos inside and the Michigan League never disappoints.  We are so happy to have been a part of this celebration.  Cheers to Margaret & Kevin!

 
 

Ceremony: St. Mary's Student Parish, Reception: The Michigan League, Additional photos taken at UMMA, Bride: Watters/B. Ella Bridal, Hair: Amber of Encore Studio, Groom: The BLK Tux, Catering: Unions Catering, Cake: Jefferson Market and Cakery, Band: Joe Fee Trio

COURTNEY & EVAN // SPRING ANN ARBOR WEDDING // PREVIEW

Two absolute sweethearts coming home to Ann Arbor to get married surrounded by family.  Simply put: It was a pretty wonderful day.  Cheers to Courtney and Evan!

 
 

Hair & Make-up: Danielle at Fran Coy Salon, Florist: Whimsy Floral Design, Transportation: Arbor Limousine Worldwide, Caterer & Cake: Weber's, DJ: Bryan of Bee Entertainment, Dress: Allure Bridal, Groom's Attire: Brooks Brothers

 

KELLY & MATT // WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PREVIEW // ANN ARBOR

I don't know what to write to express how special Kelly & Matt's wedding was.  These two have a very genuine bond which was very apparent in their laugh out loud funny ceremony.  But their day was also the perfect mix of funny and beautifully emotional.  I don't think there was a dry eye in the house during Kelly's dad's toast.  Congrats you two, we wish you only the best.

 
 

SHANA & CALEB // ANN ARBOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

It's hard to beat a beautiful couple and fall weather.  Shana & Caleb met up with me in The Arb on Friday for their engagement session.  I had a great time getting to know them better and I cannot wait for their wedding next June!

 
 

NATALIE & EUGENE // WEDDING PREVIEW // ANN ARBOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Natalie and Eugene were married on a gorgeous sunny day in the Arb last weekend.  A close group of friends and family were in attendance standing or sitting on blankets up front.  We feel very honored to have been a part of this day.  Natalie and Eugene have a great sense of humor and promised to grow old together disgracefully in their vows - we wish them all the best in their journey together.

 
 

 

Prep Location: Weber's Inn  Ceremony: The Arb (Nichols Arboretum)  Reception: Zingerman's Events on Fourth  Flowers: done by Natalie!