Journal

A blog of our current photography work.

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

Giving Back: A Little Announcement

When Jake and I got married, we knew we wanted our little family to be generous of heart, and involved in giving back to our community.  We didn't quite know exactly what that would look like, but soon found a calling in animal welfare and rescue.  We brought home our first foster dog not too long after our wedding, and have been actively fostering homeless animals ever since. To date, we have fostered 93 homeless pets, including 52 dogs, 39 cats and 2 rabbits.  There's a good chance that we'll be throwing ourselves a little party when we hit 100 lives saved!

We are very excited to announce that, going forward, every time a couple books us for their wedding day, Two Birds Photography will be making a donation in their name to one of our favorite rescue organizations: Second City Canine Rescue!  Second City is an incredible organization, one that we are continually impressed with, and proud to be a part of.  We know that these donations will be used to help homeless dogs reach full health, and find amazing forever families.

That feels good.

And you can feel good too, by spreading the word and telling your friends about us!

It is our dream that one day every dog will have a home, and that if someone is looking to add a pet to their family, that they will choose adoption.

Thank you for supporting us on our journey, and thank you for being here to share the news with!

And now, please feast your eyes on a few of the incredible dogs we have fostered and found homes for through Second City Canine Rescue:

Second City Canine Rescue Dogs by Two Birds Photography

xoxo

Jake + Jennifer