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Congrats Rachelle and Josh – 10th Anniversary Flashback!

On a sunny April Saturday 10 years ago today I joined Rachelle & Josh for their springtime wedding celebration at the Morris Estate Chapel in Niles, Michigan. Colorful tulips were in bloom outside the former Centre Meeting House, now a country chapel where the newlyweds were married. As they celebrate their anniversary today, here are some of my favorites from their wedding day story. Enjoy! Congrats, newlyweds!

Bride and groom inside the Morris Estate Chapel

Bride and groom inside the Chapel

Bride, Groom and Bouquet in the Morris Farms Chapel

Bride, Groom and Bouquet & pearls

Bride and Groom with the Father of the Bride officiating the wedding at Morris Farms Estate

Bride and Groom with the Father of the Bride officiating the wedding at Morris Farms Chapel

Newlyweds outside the Morris Farms Estate Chapel

Newlyweds Rachelle and Josh greet guests outside the Morris Estate Chapel, tulips in bloom on their April wedding day

Morris Estate chapel wedding guests

Guests congratulating the newlyweds outside the chapel at the Morris Estate

Bride and groom wedding portrait ideas with bench

A quiet moment between the newlyweds

Groom and Groomsmen Country Club Portrait ideas

Groom and Groomsmen on the Country Club Green

Newlyweds wedding portrait by fireplace ideas

Congrats to the newlyweds!

Bridal party portrait ideas Morris Farms Estate Chapel

Newlyweds and their bridal party on the steps of the Morris Estate Chapel

Morris Estate Chapel spring wedding newlywed portraits outdoors

Newlyweds Rachelle and Josh on the country road alongside the Morris Estate Chapel


Check out The Morris Estate and Chapel here or see more Wedding Day Stories here. eB



Previously Unpublished – Holga 35mm at Shiojiri Niwa – Spring 2009

Holga 35mm film sprocket photo end of roll

While rummaging for some #ThrowbackThursday images to Instagram I noted several rolls of unmarked, processed 35mm film I had set aside in 2012 and all but forgotten about until early 2015. Holding the negatives to light I instantly recalled the moments I took with my Holga but was surprised by the images I had waited […]

Freezing Weather Flashback – Polar Bear vs Viking

Viking and Polar Bear epic battle photo shoot 2

Nothing like a great day to hit the beach, set up some lights, and get a photo shoot going! And weather like this is nothing like one! For your polar vortex snow day entertainment, fresh from the archives of the Work In (Infinite) Progress files… outtakes from VIKING vs POLAR BEAR Ferris Bj√∂rnen’s Day Off […]

Fall, in Love – 10 Septembers Ago – Rose and Jeremiah

Indianapolis log lodge evening wedding altar

Today marks the first decade milestone for this photo hobby venture turned career move as I began telling wedding day stories through digital images and design. But enough about me… Happy 10th Anniversary Rose & Jeremiah! My slanted hip shot of the father of the bride and two groomsmen. I hoped to catch them candidly […]

Fall, In Love – September Wedding on a Lake Michigan Beach

lake michigan silver beach wedding tiki torch

The time machine is still churning, back to before this blog was up and running. Eight years back I joined Emily and Drew as they celebrated their September wedding day at Silver Beach along Lake Michigan in Saint Joseph, Michigan. A stormy day may have dampened the dunes but it didn’t stop the Newlyweds and […]

Fall, in Love – Outdoor September Autumn Wedding with Handmade Decorations

September outdoor autumn wedding newlyweds by the river at dusk

Autumn has been in the air around here since at least last weekend. Warm jackets are out, the colors on the trees are starting to turn, and apple cider is a regular beverage. My favorite season has begun. Meredith and Chris’ wedding day was full of beautiful handmade personalized decorations, sculptures, pottery and floral arrangements. […]

1945 Pinup and Sailor Themed Engagement Portrait Session

1945 Pinup and Sailor Engagement Portraits Old Glory

I’m a fan of incorporating my clients’ ideas into their photo sessions. The more excited about your photos and involved in the creative process you are, the more my energy behind the camera is fueled back into your photos. One of my favorite conversations about a customized engagement session turned out to be a time […]

Summer Senior Portraits Finale

Summer senior portraits backlight greenery

This year’s busy summer winds down and September sneaks up with Labor Day weekend again. A few last favorites from Marissa‘s summer Senior Session find their way online for a fitting way to wrap up the season. Drop me a line here to set up a customized Senior Portrait session of your own.

World Photography Day (Shutterbug Family Portraits)

world photography day family portrait

Grab your gear. Go shoot. The last day of summer vacation winds down as the exposure dials hit their limits and rolls of film wind back into canisters, the last of the instant film ejects, and a memory card is downloaded. Today was a naturally great day for making photos. Plenty to look back on […]

Summer Senior Portraits in Black and White

Summer senior portraits black and white close up

Sometimes an image is just made to be seen in black and white. Textures, patterns, and details all fit together for a perfect recipe of monochrome magic. Drop me a line or a call for a portrait session as creative as you are.