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
The bride’s R2D2 back tattoo
Handmade stationery bouquet, wedding rings with a braided handfasting ceremony cord.
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.
Kelli’s May the Fourth SciFi rich wedding day accessories featured personalized shoes with a phasers set to awesome. Decoupaged Comicon program clippings from the Phil’s proposal, The Starship Enterprise, Spock and Kirk, R2D2 blue toenail polish… the works.
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
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!
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!)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!