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

 

Freezing Weather Flashback – Polar Bear vs Viking

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).

Viking and Polar Bear epic battle photo shoot 1

Viking and Polar Bear epic battle photo shoot 2

Viking and Polar Bear epic battle 3

Viking and Polar Bear epic battle photos

 

Check out this victorious Viking at Planet Japes (subscribe, it’ll be worth it!). Get out and go shoot. -eB

Summer Senior Portraits – Marissa at the Fountain

Summer senior portraits fountain heels

If you’ve followed my photography for any good length of time you’ve seen this young lady before – on stage, dressed to impress, and followed by my brags of all kinds. Add to the brags a mega dose of pride as she’s graduated high school and headed off to college this fall! Congrats, Marissa, and best of luck in your studies!

Summer senior portraits dress fountain

Summer senior portraits posing fountain

August senior portraits fountain

Summer senior portraits fountain idea

Summertime senior portraits plaza

Drop me a line to set up a Senior Session of your own! Summer took its time to get here, fall colors are ahead – reserve a spot today!

May the Fourth – Bridal Party Portraits

Disclaimer: Completely biased opinions and geekery expressed below.

Star Wars Wedding Portrait Bride and Groom
Space hair, don’t care. Anakin’s gauntlet… duck face?

Star Wars Wedding Portraits Newlyweds Vadering
The newlyweds find your lack of Vadering portraits disturbing.

Star Wars Wedding Portraits Bridesmaids Movie pose
Bridesmaids (the humans, and possibly a rip off the movie poster poses too)
Star Wars Wedding Portraits Breakfast Club pose
The Groomsmen Breakfast Club

Star Wars Wedding Portraits with Light sabers
Nary a Star Wars Day is complete without light sabers!

BONUS: photobomber Phil makes all the ladies swoon derp.

Wedding portrait photobomb animation

Warm Weather Wedding Flashback – Tracy and Andrew

east race bridge newlyweds bridal party kissHappy (extended) Valentine’s Day weekend! As snow graces northern Indiana once again this morning I ran across this warm, colorful, endearing portrait of newlyweds Tracy & Andrew while perusing a catalog of my favorite wedding photos. This moment of warm smiles & toasty temperatures comes from a sunny Saturday in July 2007. Enough of this winter weather, I think we’re all ready for spring.

 

Stay toasty! -eB