Monday, August 30, 2010

the hayes family!

One thing I have not done well during my first summer as a West Michigan resident is take advantage of the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan as much as I could. We have been able to go a few times for dinner on the beach, or to peruse the pier and splash in the waves a bit, but we definitely could have gone many more times. Fortunately, aside from the personal time on the beach, I have had plenty of opportunity recently to enjoy our state's beautiful beaches as I photograph families and couples in the sand and water under the golden summer sun. One such family was this adorable family of four. They met me at the Holland State Park recently. Here is just a preview of the fun we had that morning...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

juho & kendal {married!}

Every time I have the opportunity to capture a wedding, I am blown away by the couple's uniqueness and they way they incorporate their personalities perfectly into their wedding days. No two weddings are the same just like no two couples or their love are the same. I recently had the chance to spend a Sunday afternoon with Juho & Kendal as they said their vows to each other in an intimate ceremony and celebration in Ann Arbor, MI. It was a beautiful, sunny (and yes, very warm) afternoon at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens... with an outdoor garden ceremony and reception in the neighboring nature center. All the unique details put into the day were so fun and perfect and the day was bursting with love and smiles. Here is a little preview of their August union...


Then it was inside to the reception...

Before the newlyweds cut their wedding cake, they made sure to recognize two special little ones' birthdays with their own little cakes!

Congratulations, Juho & Kendal!!