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|Jessie & Tyler| Ludington Wedding

Saturday we were able to stay right in our little beach town of Ludington for Jessie & Tyler’s wedding! It was a beautiful sunny day and had the perfect breeze coming off of the lake.

When I first met Jessie & Tyler last year, they were in the midst of dental school. I remember them bringing Jessi'e’s sweet dog Lady with them to their engagement shoot! Naturally she was apart of their wedding day! She is one of the most well behaved dogs I have ever interacted with.

One of my favorite parts about photographing weddings is getting to know the couples, their friends, and their family! It is so evident how each couple has impacted those around them, especially on a wedding day! Tyler and Jessie have definitely impacted so many! I loved seeing the love and support that came bursting from their family and friends!

My favorite part of Jessie & Tyler’s day was their first look. They wrote their own vows and read them to each other during this time. It is such an honor to be a part of such pivotal moments.

Jessie & Tyler we loved spending the day with you both!

Vendor Information

Reception- The Lake House, Ludington, Mi

Catering- Table 14, Ludington, Mi

Florist- Bela Florals

DJ- Adam Knudsen

Brides dress- Madison James

Cake- Britters Twisted Whisk

Videographer- Adam Wheeler, AW Film and Photo

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|Alex & Kylee| Wedding day

Saturday was nothing short of perfection! Kylee & Alex’s wedding day was so full of love, support, and amazing moments! This sweet bride was missing an important person on her wedding day, her sweet momma. This incredible lady was most definitely not forgot. There were little nuances of her in every aspect of their wedding day! Kylee wore her mommas shirt while she was getting ready, there was a photo of her tied to the bouquet, Kylee laid her favorite flower next to a photo of her during the ceremony, and Kylee and her dad danced to her mom and dad’s first dance song. There were so may other little mentions, memories and moments that described the amazing woman she was. Although she wasn’t physically there she was constantly thought of, mentioned, and remembered throughout their wedding day!

The weather was pretty much perfect! It was a little warm, but there was a breeze that kept everyone comfortable. Can we just talk about Kylee’s dress. It was literally made for this sweet bride. Her sister-in-law Amanda was superwoman. She did hair, bridesmaid duties, her four beautiful kiddos were in the bridal party, and she helped Kylee into her dress (and about 4,000 other things throughout the day). Pete (Kylee’s older brother) officiated their wedding and it was so well thought out and heartfelt. It was traditional, but not the standard go to wedding ceremony. Kylee & Alex wrote their own vows to each other and killed it (and I don’t think either of them cried). Kylee’s younger brother Dillon was her Man of Honor. He was Kylee’s “kick-stand” the entire day; getting water, meeting vendors, speeches, noogies (yes you read that right, see photos below), and so much more. Donald (also Kylee’s brother) and his girlfriend were heavily involved with making their day amazing as well.

Kylee & Alex we can’t thank you enough for having us be apart of your wedding day! It was such a joy to work with all of you and your sweet families. Enjoy this extended preview of your day!

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|Eric & Jackie|

I first met Eric in 6th grade. We went to the same school for a year. Our family changed churches when I was 16, and I met dear, sweet Jackie during that time. She has always been the kindest young lady! It has been such a privilege to see Eric’s life grow to where he is today. Tony and I are so proud of who he has become! Jackie, you are the perfect fit for Eric. I have loved seeing you two together… how you work together and fill the missing pieces each of you had. Jackie, you challenge me to be a better person. Your daddy’s speech was a true testament of the incredible, godly woman you have become.

Saturday was the perfect July summer day. We got some great outdoor shots before and after, but an indoor ceremony and reception with great a/c was welcomed! And how cool was it that Jackie & Eric got married at the same church they had both grown up in.

Hope you two are enjoying your honeymoon! <3

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|Lindenau| 25 year anniversary

Tony & I met Big E and Lacey about two years ago! We were contemplating moving up to Ludington for school for Owen and church for our family! The Lindenau family was nothing but inviting, kind, and made us feel so at home, even before we had moved. Lacey & Big E have the incredible gift of friendship. They make anyone feel like they are a part of their family. They love my kids and invest in them which means SOOO MUCH. Lacey is a fantastic listener, and if your having a bad day Big E will say like two words and have you laughing hysterically. These two have been together since they were teens! They have both done a fantastic job with their two now-adult children! Their kids are both incredibly kind, responsible, and hard working people (which they have no doubt learned from their parents).

Lacey & Big E - Tony and I cannot thank you enough for being the friends you have been to our family! We love you both, and here is to the next 25 years <3

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|Landi & Jake| Bella Maria's Event Center

I was so excited for this past Saturday’s wedding to be able to spend the day with Landi & Jake. Landi is so hilarious. I am quite gullible (so some of her sarcasm goes right over my head), but that almost made it more comical. Landi & Jake have been together since they were 14 and 15, and 11 years later they tied the knot. They have both worked their way through nursing school and medical school while planning their wedding!

They had both mentioned they weren’t good at photos, but SERIOUSLY have you seen them in the images below?!?!?! Well you can’t say that anymore you guys!!

My Favorite part of their wedding was hearing Landi’s sister and Jacobs brother’s speeches. There were lots of laughs and even some tears. I learned much more about them during those speeches! Landi & Jake have made an impact on a lot of lives, and it was evident on their wedding day. SO MUCH LOVE & SUPPORT was there for them! Landi’s dad also wrote a speech for them and can we just say…tears….

I hope you enjoy these images from their gorgeous wedding day!!

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|KYLEE & ALEX| ENGAGEMENTS LEWIS ORCHARD WEDDINGS

GAHHH!!! These two are the sweetest! Kylee & Alex are living in Colorado, and had flown in for a wedding this weekend. I had met Kylee several years back through a mutual friend, but because of the distance and conflicting schedules I hadn’t been able to meet Alex until now!

In prep for their upcoming wedding in July, we did a little mini engagement session, so I could spend some time with them and get to know Alex. It was so fun! It was partly cloudy when we first arrived at the orchards, and all of a sudden the wind picked up and the sky became so dark (and creepy)! We were able to stay out for about 35 minutes before it started to sprinkle, but with the wind and sky we thought we had better call it a day! I am SO glad we did because about 10 minutes later it started POURING! No exaggeration; it was crazy.

Kylee & Alex I can’t wait for your wedding day it is going to be perfect <3 Enjoy your images!!!

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|Justin & Keeley| Spring Wedding, Coopersville, MI

WHERE DO I BEGIN with these two!?!? Saturday was filled with so much love, thoughtfulness, and the best kind of gifts! We started the day with Ziva & Chester (their doggies) getting ready with floral colors and tux tops. They were actually a part of the bridal party and stood (well Chester laid) with the bridal party up front. It was cracking me up; every time I walked past ziva she would stair me down, ha ha! I may have snuck a few pets in as I passed by her!

Keeley & her daddy’s first look was so touching to watch! Galen (Keeley’s daddy) sang to Justin and her as he walked his littler girl down the aisle. There were a lot of sniffles going on. At first I didn’t realize who was singing. I was trying to look around the room without drawing attention and finally realized it was her daddy!

Keeley & Justin wrote their own vows (I just love it when couples do this)! They both referenced Keeley’s love for rescuing animals and made certain promises pertaining to that as well.

During the reception, one of their good friends (that was unable to attend) was streamed via a special video to congratulate them! One of my favorite parts was the shoe game (not traditionally a photographers favorite part of the day ha ha!). Keeley had planned out an epic surprise for Justin! He had always wanted a golden retriever, and Keeley delivered. The last two questions of the shoe game were…. “who is better at keeping secrets” they both raised Keeley’s shoe, and the final question was “who is getting the puppy they have always wanted”. Justin looked so confused at first. He said he thought Keeley had gotten herself another dog as a wedding gift…well boy was he wrong. Keeley greeted him with the most adorable golden girl! I added a few images of that whole experience below! They are so precious!

Keeley & Justin - thank you so much for having me document your day! We enjoyed getting to know your friends, family & incredible bridal party; everyone was so helpful and kind! Have the best time in Gatlinburg <3

Wedding gown: Beckers Bridal