Wednesday, December 14, 2011

~Laura & Jay : Wedding Photography~

Laura and Jay were married on October 15, 2011, in beautiful Sutton's Bay, Michigan.  The day started with lots of rain, but by the time the ceremony got started, the skies cleared and it turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous day!  We were able to get outside and capture some of those beautiful fall colors that northern Michigan is famous for.

Laura and Jay, and their entire bridal party, were so much fun!  We had a blast galavanting around the Traverse City area with this crew.

I want to give a quick shout out to my partner in crime, Emily Hutson, who made the trek north to shoot this wedding with me.  A huge thanks to her for all the wonderful images she helped capture!

There are so many great images that I want to share, so please get comfortable because there are A LOT.  Enjoy!

St. Michael's Church - Sutton's Bay, MI

getting ready ~ beautiful Laura

Laura's FABULOUS shoes

the detail on her dress was just gorgeous.

ceremony time!  that's Jay on our left.  notice the sheer happiness on his face.  :)

mr. & mrs.

Jay, Laura and their peeps.

i loved these custom-made shoes that the guys wore.

the crew.

next stop...willow vineyards & winery.  what a gorgeous setting for photos!

the vineyards were exploding with fall colors!

onto the reception!

one of my favorites from the day!!

Congratulations to Laura & Jay...I hope you love your sneak peak!  Thanks everyone for looking!  ~Denise 

Friday, October 28, 2011

~Kirsten : Senior Portraits~

I am beyond excited to share this post with you!!  I recently had my first opportunity to do senior portraits, and I am SO happy with how they turned out.

The subject of these photographs, the lovely Kirsten, made my job incredibly easy.  As you will see below, she is just gorgeous, with amazing eyes and a beautiful smile.  And after spending just a couple hours with her, I could tell that Kirsten is just as beautiful on the inside.  She was so fun to work with, and I truly enjoyed every minute of our session.  She was a trooper wouldn't know it from the pictures, but it was actually quite COLD that day!  I'm so glad we shot when we did though, as we were able to capture some great fall colors.  

Below are a few of my favorite images.  It was really hard to narrow these down...I seriously could not take a bad picture of Kirsten.  ;)  Enjoy!

absolutely beautiful : kirsten

smiling or serious...either way she looks amazing!

a little attitude :)

i wasn't sure if we'd get many fall colors, as our session was early in the season.
then we walked onto this bridge, and we hit the jackpot!

such a great smile

aren't her eyes just amazing!?

i always appreciate a little comic relief from the sidelines.
kirsten's mom, lisa, did an awesome job getting kirsten to laugh :)

couldn't forget about the varsity jacket!

hands-down, absolute, top favorite.  gorgeous!!

Kirsten and Lisa...thank you SO much for choosing me to capture these images.  I had so much fun, and I hope you did too!  Enjoy your photos!!  ~Denise