Saturday, November 28, 2009

i'm going on vacation... but coming soon :)

It's November 28, 2009... which means, IT'S MY WEDDING DAY!

I know, I know... you're probably thinking, "Jenn, turn off your laptop". I will, I will. But, right now, I'm just calmly waiting while the ladies get their hair done... so I figured I'd give you a little taste of what is to come in a week or so after we return from the HONEYMOON!!

These wonderful couples shared their wedding month with me and I'm so excited to share their previews!

Russ & Cate {married} in Howell, MI

Marcus & Erin {married} in Jenison, MI

Ok, laptop is being put down. I'll return in a little over a week, friends! Much love!

Monday, November 23, 2009

baby megan {5 weeks old!}

Remember this adorable family from October? Kim and her boys were eagerly anticipating the arrival of a new baby girl, but they took the chance to sneak in one last session as a family of four. Shortly after I posted the preview, baby Megan entered the world, making their family a family of five!

It wasn't too long before Kim contacted me again for Megan's photoshoot! I spent the morning a couple weeks ago with Megan and her mom capturing this special time in her life! While Megan wasn't too fond of the whole session (what naked baby is? :)), we had a great time and were able get some adorable images!

Thanks Kim and Megan! Enjoy the preview :)

One of my favorites!

Megan always calmed down when her momma picker her up...

One last thing... let's talk about this AMAZING baby room!! Megan's dad lovingly designed and painted the whole room for his little daughter. So cool, right? Way to go, Andy!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

lars & christine {married}

It was a beautiful October afternoon and it was with great anticipation that I drove to Holland, MI to meet Christine and her ladies as they prepared for the day. They were getting ready in style - Hair @ engedi salon and makeup @ Smooch Boutique, both on 8th street in downtown Holland. Christine was nervous, but looked ravishing and was so excited to see her fiance, Lars!

After hair & makeup, I headed over to the chapel with the ladies to finish getting ready and meet up with the boys for portraits. Lars & Christine chose to do a first look which is SO great. This allowed us to have more time for photos before the ceremony so we weren't pressed for time before the reception! Love it! The ceremony was held in Dimnent Chapel on the Hope College campus and the reception was walking distance away at the Holland Area Arts Council. Two great locations and a wonderful celebration for the new bride & groom!

Lars & Christine, thank-you so much for allowing me into this special day of your lives! I thoroughly enjoyed the day and it was so fun to photograph all the unique details! Enjoy the preview!

"Welcome to the navy, Christine!" ;-)

Details, details, details! I loved all the crafty, unique touches that Christine put on the day!

Christine (with the help of family and friends) folded almost 1,000 paper cranes to hang around the room

What a great venue for a wedding reception!

Yes, that's a sword to cut the cake!

Coming up next... Baby Megan!