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 Björnen’s Day Off or
Dudes in Costumes Scaring Tourists On the Beach
(or your own title).
Check out this victorious Viking at Planet Japes (subscribe, it’ll be worth it!). Get out and go shoot. -eB
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 their guests from having an unforgettable time along the lake shore.
Tiki torches lined the aisle to their ceremony in the sand.
Congratulations, Emily & Drew, and happy anniversary!
BONUS – the nontraditional wedding ceremony runner.
This guy was making tracks along the shore during the ceremony and made his way back during portraits. “Runner” shirt, running shorts, headband, headphones, sunglasses, knee wrap, high socks, gleaming smile… He was way too accessorized NOT to get a photo with the groom & groomsmen.
Nick and Jami share their joy and excitement and joyness of taking all sorts of cutest couple engagement portraits!
I managed a few
standard cliche posed normal usual expected nice photos too. Instead of being so cliche it hurt, we laughed until it hurt. Often. And for that I thank you!
Many more photos ahead. Congrats, Soonlyweds!
UPDATE! See many more outtakes & usual photos here!
Throwback Thursday – some of my absolute favorite images from the sunny Weko Beach, Lake Michigan engagement portrait session with Amanda & Justin, summer 2008. Warm wishes as winter continues! -eB
We had a blast celebrating with Gena and Bob and their families out in the sands of Indiana Dunes yesterday. With the waves of Lake Michigan in the background and sand in our toes we gathered under the newlyweds’ favorite trees to witness their ceremony.
The record for quickest wedding ceremony I’ve photographed was set by Gena’s daughter Kristyn in 2007 in 7 minutes’ time. Sunday Gena and Bob broke the record in 3 minutes 12 seconds. (I checked the photo capture times to be sure it was the new record before announcing anything!)
Happy Labor Day weekend everybody, hope it was a great holiday!
I put together a quick sample of our work for a friend of ours planning a summer 2009 wedding and thought I’d better share the summery favorites from last year’s engagement sessions. Nice warm thoughts from the toasty beach shoots should warm up this odd weather December. The shoreline was definitely this year’s favorite location – hard to beat working barefoot!
We had way too much fun on these shoots taking a break from wedding planning and hanging out with our couples to limit this session to just one package so now it’s included in ALL of our Wedding Photography Packages!
Have a great New Year!
It’s official – the class of 2009 is here.
Last week we had an awesome Senior Session shoot with Brandi to celebrate the last days of summer at the beach. What a perfect afternoon and evening of fun, photos and great weather!
Nothing like a golden summer sunset!
For the final shots of her session, Brandi brought along her Prom dress for some very classy sunset and dusk photos.
While we’re out celebrating with Amanda and Justin, enjoy some of our favorites from their Engagement Session earlier this month! Form the Engagement Session there is a link to the wedding day gallery. Enjoy!
On our way down the beach Justin saw this sand bar and he and Amanda were awesome sports and walked out into knee deep Lake Michigan water to stand on the sandbar.
Click a photo or CLICK HERE to view the Engagement Session and Wedding Day galleries!
Saturday I spent the late afternoon and eve with Jacqueline and Zachary in Michigan City for their Engagement Session along Lake Michigan. This was my second time dipping my feet in the Lake in the last 2 weeks and it’s gotten at least a little warmer. (That, or the nuclear power plant just inland was keeping things nice and toasty, hard to say.)
Dancing in the sand
There was a great storm front moving across the lake. Last time I shot at Washington Park we had to run from the rain. This time the storm stayed over the water and moved along to bring some terrific dramatic skies before sunset.
Throughout the session when beach-goers would ask if we were shooting an engagement session Zach would tell them “that’s what we’re calling it. Really we’re rock stars…”
That being the case, this one is for the magazine cover. 🙂 You guys rocked!
Click a photo or CLICK HERE to see the slide show gallery. Enjoy!
Wow, I’m beat. Turns out running with photo gear in sand will wear you out. Also turns out shooting a hilarious couple to photograph against some dramatic skies will make you forget you’ve been sand running. True story.
I spent the later afternoon into evening with Jacqueline and Zachary at Washington park in Michigan City. It was a great day for a Lake Michigan engagement portrait session! It wasn’t humid or scorching, the skies had dramatic clouds, and I don’t think we stopped laughing through the entire session.
Here’s a quick instant favorite from the evening. Many more to come early next week.
And lastly, since I’m still up after midnight into Sunday…
Happy Fathers’ Day to all the dads out there, mine’s at the top of that list.