May The Fourth – Star Wars Wedding Details

As one of my favorite months begins, so does the countdown to International Star Wars Day, May 4th. To kick things off, here’s a handful of my favorite details from Kelli & Phil’s very memorable wedding day.

Enjoy, and May the Fourth be with you! -eB

Star Wars Wedding Details handmade DIY stationary bridal bouquet

Star Wars Wedding Details R2D2 tattoo

The bride’s R2D2 back tattoo

Star Wars Wedding Details ring set and handfasting cord

Handmade stationery bouquet, wedding rings with a braided handfasting ceremony cord.

Star Wars Wedding Details rings handfasting cord

Star Wars Wedding Details handmade DIY stationary bouquet

And what’s a Star Wars day celebration without some small, hard to understand, colorful characters stealing a few scenes? Yoda & Wicket joined in as ring bearer and flower Ewok. Too cute, they were.

Star Wars Wedding Details yoda cosplay ringbearer

Star Wars Wedding Details cosplay flowergirl Ewok Wicket

The ladies wore shoes adorned in decoupage of comics, superheroes, My Little Pony to go with Kelli’s pair of Star Trek Comicon.

Star Wars Wedding Details Bridesmaid Decoupage Shoes

Bonus – Kelli showing off her bridal R2D2 nail art

Star Wars Wedding Details bride R2D2 nail art

…and a bit of nail art from the groomsmen

Groomsmen shoe detail photo

Spring Flashback – While the Newlyweds Wait – May 2005

Wedding Portrait bride and groom alone candid Saint Joseph Michigan

More snow in the air as February winds down warrants another warm weather favorite photo gets dredged from the archives! Today’s post comes from Spring 2005 as the newlyweds shared a moment alone on the country club green in Bridgman, Michigan.

Free photo tip – waiting around for family and bridal party members to arrive for group portraits is not time wasted waiting on great photo opportunities… if you keep your eyes out for these kinds of moments. This photo came together between the bride and groom’s portraits alone and waiting on the rest of the gang to meet up for outdoor portraits. No posing ideas, directing, or forcing a smile needed!

Keep toasty & keep your eyes open for great photo moments! -eB

Prom Portraits in the Park – Marissa and Quin

Disclaimer: slightly biased, highly proud godfather posting.

Near the end of April I joined my goddaughter Marissa and her prom date / cohort in theatrical crime Quin for portraits before Mishawaka High School’s prom night.

You two looked very snazzy, glad to join you for a silly, fun & rarely serious shoot before your fun night! -eB

outdoor prom couple photo converse chucks

outdoor prom couple photo sophomores

outdoor Mishawaka Indiana prom couple photo
“Act natural… never mind, act devious!”

Devious didn’t take any convincing or surprise anyone given Marissa’s theatrical repertoire.

Mishawaka High School outdoor prom couple photo

Shiojiri Niwa Japanese Gardens prom couple portraits

outdoor park prom portrait photographer

Spring prom couple corsage photos

outdoor Spring park prom couple informal portrait

silly relaxed laughing outdoor prom portrait pictures

Check out more favorites on our Facebook page here.

Looking for photo ideas now that prom’s over? Drop us a line for a post-prom shoot in your classy look!

Windy Spring Senior Portrait Sessions – Emily

Spring is in full swing and gusting through Michiana as March is all but gone. Here’s a flashback from Emily’s windy outdoor Senior Portrait Session last April around Beutter Park and Battell Park in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Emily planned a mix of heels to barefoot, jeans to sundress to skirt outfits for her sunny and windy afternoon outdoor shoot. I’m glad to have my subjects involved in the session and I love it when they throw out an idea and I get to make it happen for them. Especially if she was going to walk out on a submerged walkway in cold water or scale a slanted concrete outcropping in heels!

Here are my personal favorites from the shoot. – Enjoy!

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Windy April Senior Portraits Beutter Park Misahwaka Indiana

Windy Spring Messy Hair Fashion Outdoor Senior Portrait

Spring Fashion Outdoor Senior Portrait Indiana Portraits Photographer

Windy Outdoor Senior Portrait Battell Park Mishawaka Indiana Photographer

Drop me a line to set up your spring & summer Senior Session!

Choreographed Wedding Party Dance Medley, Anyone?

Holy smokes, what a celebration with Melissa and Jim earlier Saturday night! If you haven’t seen youtube videos of the bridal party thriller dance, JK wedding entrance (or The Office reenacting it) just STOP right now.

They all just got served.

Melissa, Jim, and their bridal party just stepped it up a notch in the choreographed bridal party group dance department tonight. The newlyweds and the bride’s brother not only choreographed the dance moves for a crazy good dance routine… they mixed the dance tracks too. Snap! Clips from Ice Ice Baby, Hammer Time, The Hustle, N*Sync, Michael Jackson – especially Thriller – New Kids on the Block, Justin Timberlake and more than I can even remember right now… all sliced, diced, and remixed into a huge hit on the dance floor.

Enjoy a couple of favorites from the bridal party dance – tons more from the wedding day coming soon! (And a link as soon as someone’s got a video is online!)

wedding party choreographed group dance medley

wedding party choreographed group dance medley

Keep an eye out on the blog, get a reminder here, and come check us out on facebook here.

Congrats newlyweds! You and your dance crew, er, bridal party tore it up!

UPDATE! See the video here!

Spring Senior Portrait Sessions – Tyler 2011

Met up with Tyler once Indiana’s rainy start to spring took a brief break in early May. I don’t think he couldn’t have picked a day with more sun for the session.

mishawaka indiana outdoor park senior portraits

south bend indiana semiformal senior portraits

south bend mishawaka indiana outdoor senior portraits

Great day for a mix of shirt-and-tie formal then t-shirt casual shots, riverside full sun to stone wall shade and natural light portraits. Always great when my subjects throw their ideas out there and I get to make some sharp photos for them, and Tyler did exactly that. Great to collaborate and personalize!

Congrats on your graduation!

 

Dianna and Brian’s 5th Anniversary! Congrats!

South Bend Indiana Country Club Wedding Couple

Happy 5th anniversary newlyweds Dianna & Brian! We get lots of compliments on the red trimmed wedding dress Dianna styled in her May 2006 wedding! Very vibrant day out on the greens at South Bend Country Club.

South Bend Indiana Country Club Reception Cake Cutting

The newlyweds cut one of the first wedding cakes we photographed with custom topper (or middler) – a model of Brian’s Grand National used the lower tier for parking.

South Bend Indiana Country Club Reception Dance

Did I mention we loved the red trimmed wedding dress the bride picked for the big day? 😀 The new Mr & Mrs out for a first dance sent it spinning!

Congrats newlyweds!