This seems to be a year of former wedding clients reaching out about family portraits, and I'll tell ya what: I'm 100% ok with that. I was basically jumping for joy to hear from Kendall about setting up a session with her extended family while they were vacationing at Camp Michigania on Walloon Lake. I've followed along with Kendall, Tim & Ellie on social media since their wedding and I've also run into her mom at a number of local events here in TC. This family has the best sense of humor and their laugher was contagious. Given they don't all live in the same place anymore you could just tell how precious this time together was. My job is just the best - I'm so grateful for families like these.
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
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!
Margaret and Kevin - I mean how cute are these two?! I had such a great time meeting up with them in Ann Arbor last weekend for this shoot. We found some fun spots around campus for photos, proving yet again that winter sessions are awesome! Thanks you two.