Journal

A blog of our current photography work.

Marionne and Juan

Marionne and Juan had a gorgeous winter wedding at Company 251. It ended up being a really cold and snowy day but we braved the weather and sneaked outside for a few quick shots. Their intimate ceremony was held on the first floor where their dog, Henry, stole the show as the ring bearer. After a few cocktails everybody went upstairs for the reception. While the guests were eating, the first floor was flipped and fitted with a collection of mirror balls for the dancing. The effect was stunning and made for one of the prettiest first dances we’ve seen. Congrats to Marionne and Juan on a beautiful wedding, we are so excited for you to welcome your baby this coming spring!!

List of vendors:

Venue: Company 251

Hair and Makeup: Ann Chellie Yvonne

Mirror calligraphy: Wildheart Creative Company

Cake: Wild Pastry Chicago

Graphic Design: Sage Glow Studio

DJ, drapes and mirror ball: MDM Entertainment

Photobooth: Fotio

Wedding Website: soliswedding.com

Kara and Brian

Dogs, beer, and Pictionary. Kara and Brian’s wedding was one of the most fun days I’ve been a part of! Brian owns Sister Lakes Brewing so my day started with the guys drinking craft beer and then I met up with the girls who, instead of getting their hair and makeup done, were having a dance party in robes. We did a first look at Kalamazoo College where we did a ton of photos with their dog (who made it into the reception night as a cardboard cutout). After portraits we went to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts to get ready for their ceremony but by “get ready” I really mean a quick game of Pictionary. Their art gallery ceremony was concluded with a unity beer that was infused with basil grown in their back yard. The beer at the reception was flowing by none other than Sister Lakes and Kara and Brian’s intro and first dance was done as the Blue’s Brothers. I don’t know how they fit so much awesome into their day but I’m happy they chose me to capture it all!

List of vendors:

Ceremony and Reception - Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Coordinator: Laurel Day

Dress: BHLDN

DJ/MC - Two Producers

Hair and Makeup: Jessica Ann Bridal

Catering: Mangia Mangia Kalamazoo

Dessert: Edible Arrangements

Bar: Sister Lakes Brewing Company