It’s good to see friends. It’s good to get creative. Seeing friends in their creative element? That’s some magic of its own. When that element is comedy, well that’s just icing on the cake.
While I’m not specifically a follower of pro wrestling, the laughs during the podcast recording did not disappoint. I even threw in a few dad jokes while snapping behind the scenes photos of the guys talking shop on their 24th episode of the Perfect 3 Podcast (episode link below).
By the end of the set I was a bonafide fan. I’ve got (autograph) papers!
If your guy Japes looks familiar, it’s not a glitch in the Matrix. He’s been around over a decade of shows, shoots, and creative foolery. Maybe you saw him as a Viking or fancied up at a rock show wedding, and Underground Cafe shows since it was a basement venue. His earlier podcast about comics, pop culture & laughs got me into podcast listening before Serial dropped and the trend surged. Well done, good sir!
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 but the expressions, body language, and camera tilt turned out an intimidating snapshot of this rather imposing trio.
(One serious time warp I noticed looking back 10 years is that while there are guests holding cameras as the bride enters, there are not swarms of illuminated phone, tablet, and small television sized screens at arm’s length capturing her every step to be tweeted, live streamed, and hashtagged. Those were the days…)
Congrats again, newlyweds, on your first decade! Here’s to all the years ahead!
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.
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. Some of my favorites are below…
I’ve enjoyed seeing so many different takes on the traditional unity candle symbolism in wedding ceremonies and this unity tree planting was the first of its kind for me. The bride, groom, and their parents joined in planting a tree during the outdoor wedding ceremony.
The morning’s rain stayed away for the outdoor wedding ceremony, gave overcast lighting and a glimmer of moisture to all the lovely floral decor. (Photo tip: rainy days yield saturated colors and contrast!)
Finalizing the list of personalized decorations is this Indiana University IU monogram cake table piece, complete with the newlyweds’ wedding date. Go Hoosiers! Congrats, again, newlyweds, and happy anniversary!
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Congrats to Meredith & Chris! We beat the rain to celebrate a fantastic outdoor riverside wedding on a fine September evening! Tons more photos to come from this colorful day!
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This was our undisputed favorite poster print at Art Beat.
You’ve seen and probably made snow angels – this is a water angel.
So many more photos to come from this fantastic 2-day shoot. Patience.