Traverse City Wedding Videographer

BEHIND THE SCENES IN 2018 // OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY WORK

 

2018. What a year! I’ve been working on curating some highlight posts from our 2018 wedding season. Stay tuned for some of our top fave candid moments, portraits, and detail photos of the year! In the meantime, I also decided to sort all of the photos of us (or our assistants!) that I set aside while culling wedding images. As I look through these - and a few definitely made me laugh out loud when I found them - it really captures how much fun we have doing this work. That even after hours and hours of work we feed off of the energy of weddings. In this post you’ll have the chance to see me shooting the styling skillz of the ELD planning team, wiping up the dance floor with Sincerely Ginger Weddings, adjusting a bride’s hair or veil or dress, and would ya just take a look at Michael’s squat form?! You’ll see the fine fashion stylings of our amazing photo friend, Chelsey, who grabbed her jacket for a drizzly day only to realize that she now had on competing and very dramatic floral prints. You’ll see a lot of crazy faces, our video assistant (Sawyer!) doing his best boy band pose, and tons of shots of me wildly gesticulating and pointing as I direct clients. There was also the morning that Michael had to hug all of the dresses as they hung from Starry Night Barn while waiting for the wind to die down! If you have the dedication to keep scrolling, you’ll even get a chance to see the time my mom photobombed my test shot of Michael at the one wedding we photographed this year where my parents were guests :) At the end of the day, I’m filled with warm fuzzies when I go through these. 2018 clients, we love you all. With deep sincerity - Thank you.

P.S. Most of these are shots to test lighting. So when you see Michael at your head table or standing behind your cake, he wasn’t doing it “just because”. He was there to make sure my lighting was correct - except he can’t seem to take a serious picture to save his life, so in most of them he is doing something weird or cheesin’ super hard.

P.S.S. Huge thank you to Chelsey, Hallie, Josh, Lindsey & Cathy for taking some of these pics!

 

MEGAN & EVAN // A WEDDING TRAILER // BAY HARBOR WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER

 

Wedding Design, Planning & Coordination: Tableau Events // Hair & Makeup: Northern Michigan Beauty // Florist: Sweetwater Floral // Papery Design & Event Branding: Tableau Events // Calligraphy: Leah Moss // Prep Locations: Private Residence & The Inn at Bay Harbor // Church: St. Francis Xavier // Venue & Catering: Bay Harbor Yacht Club // Dessert: Simply Sweet by Jessica // Transportation: Bay to Bay Shuttle & Affordable Limo // Band: Simone Vitale Band // Photography Assistance: Chelsey Granger // Videography Assistance: Sawyer Harris // Check out Megan & Evan’s wedding photography, here.

 

ANNA & JEREMY // TRAVERSE CITY WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY

 

THESE TWO.  Just so much energy, excitement, joy.  As with most video blog posts, I'll let the film tell the story.  It will do a way better job than I could put into words.  Cheers to Anna & Jeremy!

 

SARAH & KRIS // HIGGINS LAKE WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY // WEDDING FEATURE

SARAH & KRIS // HIGGINS LAKE WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY // WEDDING FEATURE

The video companion to Sarah & Kris' wedding is finally here!  We're always thrilled when we get the opportunity to shoot photo and video in the same day, and telling the story of these two amazing people and their families was truly a pleasure.  We could go on and on about Sarah & Kris, but their video says more than our words could.  We wish them all the happiness in the world - they deserve it.

Also, if you missed their photography post, check it out HERE!

MARYAL & CHRIS // PETOSKEY WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY // WEDDING TRAILER

MARYAL & CHRIS // PETOSKEY WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY // WEDDING TRAILER

Watch the video!

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

Sarah & Kris // Higgins Lake Wedding Photography

Sarah and Kris are so very deserving of the amazing wedding day they had last Saturday.  Due to an unexpected family illness, they had to re-plan their entire wedding in a matter of weeks.  Construction was still being finished on Kris' parents home on Higgins Lake, and the construction crew even rushed to have the place done and ready to go for the new date.  And I must say, what they pulled off was absolutely incredible.  Their day was filled with so much joy and heart.  It was a beautiful community effort to witness.  We are very thankful to have been a part of their day - congratulations Sarah & Kris!  Oh, and video is coming soon!  Stay tuned.

 
 

Huge thanks to Dustin for helping out on this one!!  He's the best!

SHANA & CALEB // WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY // MICHIGAN PINE TREE FARM

If you missed Shana & Caleb's photography preview, you can check that out here!

 
 

The Pine Tree Farm // Flushing, MI
June 13, 2015

Music
"Like Ships Need the Sea" by Emily Hearn
"Towering" by Seryn.  
**Licensed from The Music Bed**

LINDSAY & RYAN // WEDDING VIDEO PREVIEW // TRAVERSE CITY

Lindsay and Ryan were married on a gorgeous sunny day, at Ciccone Vineyard & Winery.  The party followed them to the Hagerty Center, for an awesome celebration that lasted late into the night overlooking the lights on Grand Traverse Bay.  The video will do a much better job of showing off this stunning wedding, so I will let it speak for itself!

 
 

Shout out to Allison and the Events North team - thank you!  And it was a pleasure working alongside Jamie & Sarah.

ERICA & JASON // WEDDING VIDEO // TRAVERSE CITY, MI.

We are so excited to share this video with you!  This was one fantastic day, and I will let the video speak for itself.

 
 

Thanks!  Hair & Makeup: Pavlova  Ceremony & Reception: Brengman Brothers Winery  Video Assistant: Shannon Kohlitz  Photography Assistant: Rayan Anastor