Friday, December 11, 2009

russ & cate {married}

Back in November (um, how is December here already??), I had the pleasure of witnessing the union of Russ & Cate in Howell, MI. Russ & Cate were an absolute JOY of a couple and it was such an honor to be apart of such a beautiful day. Cate flawlessly designed such a personable ceremony & reception. From the vintage broach on her dress to the cake topper - it seemed like every little detail was meaningful to the families in one way or another! Luckily for them, like most of the November weekends (ours included :)) the weather was GORGEOUS so we took full advantage of being outdoors for portraits!

The ceremony was held in the Historic Wedding Chapel in downtown Howell and the reception was right across the street at the Howell Opera House. I loved venues and they were perfect for them! Thanks for allowing me to be apart of your lives, Russ & Cate! I wish you the best and enjoy your preview! :)

Russ & Cate had the cutest first look! I love "first looks" because they really relax the couple and allow us to have more time for fun portraits!

Cheers for an awesome wedding party!

The textures and details in the old Opera House were AMAZING! I could've spent all afternoon with them there!

No, this was not posed....  :)

How beautiful is Cate's wrap?? Her friend custom-made it for her!

After the ceremony, Cate & Russ lead everyone over to the reception!

Russ & his mom... love it!

Thanks you two! I had a blast on your wedding day!! (Cate, trash-the-dress this spring?? ;))


Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures Jenn! I love the gold sweater/coat the bride is wearing...and the bridesmaids dresses too!

k.culver said...

i must say, being an artist and all, i've seen tons of photography and your work is just astonishing. you truly have a talent with that camera and even in post. wonderful work!