What an incredible day for a wedding! Adam and Andrea are the best. Their family’s and friends were wonderful. Ceremony and reception at The Piper in Holland. So many things come to mind making the day ideal. The one that sticks out the most is Andrea’s giggles…you knew her groom, her planning, her day, was perfection.This last picture was only taken to put a smile on Andrea’s face. Freeze the Visine and pick all the cashews out of the fudge.
Meet Zoe. She just turned ONE last week. This first picture pretty much says it all. Zoe was high-energy, fun, and entertaining. She checked out my camera numerous times to make sure I was paying attention and it was working. I may just need to hire this little gal as my new assistant.
You don’t think she’s messing with me do you?Later this afternoon I had the opportunity of meeting our new Youth Pastor, Tom Holloway, and his family for their church directory portrait.
My kids instantly fell in love with their older two, and I have to admit I’m pretty sweet on that little man.
Sunday morning I had the opportunity of getting to know Chelsea and James a little better during their engagement session at Tiscornia beach in St. Joseph. They could not have picked a more fun morning to spend at the pier. A once a year photo opportunity of the TRI-State Sailing Regatta leaving the harbor was amazing. Less than a year till your big day!
Sunday morning the TRI-State Sailing Regatta was due to head out during the 9 o’clock hour. Playing with my new fisheye lens the morning started with a self-portrait. You can never have too many pictures of the Tiscornia pier.During the engagement session with James and Chelsea I had told them my goal for the day was to get a picture of the “Nitemare” boat from the evening before. Wouldn’t you know it! They came sailing by as we were taking pier their pictures!!! If you look to the upper right of this picture you will see the photographers on the Silver Beach side of the pier that made it into The Herald-Palladium Labor Day edition newspaper. I had to check the paper to see if we happened to make it into their picture…no luck.lol After I said good-bye to James and Chelsea I spent the rest of the day on the beach at Grand Mere with the kids south of St. Joe. My kids were able to see all the sailboats headed to Michigan City, IN. What a beautiful sight for such a beautiful day.
Back home in Stevensville for a couple of days during this beautiful holiday weekend. As we were wrapping up dinner Saturday evening my mother had mentioned that the sailboats were in St. Joseph for their Annual TRI-State Sailing Regatta. The trip starts in Chicago, spends the night in St. Joe and the next morning heads for Michigan City.
Tossed my back-up camera at mom and we headed down for sunset. These are only a few images that I caught last night. With the session I have scheduled for this morning I’m hoping to catch them as they leave at 9am. One boat that I wanted to get pictures of last night was just not working for me due to lighting. I have a goal this morning…
These little ones grow up way too fast! Seems like just a couple weeks ago Ethan came into the studio for portraits with plans for birth announcements. He’s got a great little personality…and I know half of where he gets it from! Entertainment in the studio STAYS in the studio!The “you’re still here?” picture. I just love this little man.
Friday afternoon Jarrett brought his mom and his oldest sister, K.C., into the studio with him. He was fascinated with the lights. Already rolling from side-to-side he found ways of entertaining himself and had very little interest in the camera. To go along with some amazing pictures I had the opportunity to cuddle with one very sweet little man.