We have had some unnaturally lovely weather the past week. 70 degrees and sunny in March? In Michigan? It’s unreal! Lynn and I took advantage of the wonderful weather and headed over to little Harbor Springs to take some pictures. You’ve probably seen her adorable face around before, she’ s a good friend and a photography+adventure buddy! We poked around Walstrom’s Marina, which is deserted this time of year, and had a generally fun and entertaining time trying out new techniques and catching up with each other.
I shot entirely on my 50mm f/1.4. I’m officially addicted to prime. I don’t even like my wide angle lens anymore.
Early this summer I second shot a beautiful Bay Harbor wedding with Kim Way, owner of Always Photographic. Jeff and Molly are from California, and came to Northern Michigan to have a small wedding on the grassy patio overlooking Lake Michigan. They had a wine tasting featuring local wines instead of a cocktail hour after the ceremony, which was something unique I had never seen before. I love the idea!
A few shots from the reception… Part 1 here.
Jennie and Bryan’s wedding was the first wedding I have the pleasure of second shooting for Kim Way, owner of Always Photographic. Jennie and Bryan had a touching ceremony in Charlevoix, then took the trolley to the Emmet County Fairgrounds for a lively reception!
I had the pleasure of photographing the Jones family around Christmastime. Crystal (the smokin’ younger blonde in the shots ) is one of my best friends, and her mom called me asking if I would take a few shots of the family while they were all together over the holidays. It was very casual and laid back, and we shot around their home and barn. It was so much fun spending the afternoon with them out in the country… Really, they live waaay out in the sticks! We pulled the horses in for some extra fun a little later in the shoot. They are a trail ridin’, cow ropin’ family and we couldn’t leave out these important member of the family =)
Alana and Matt’s wedding was one of the first that I was honored to photograph. I had known Alana from a drama club that we both were involved in, but I never got to know her very well because of our age gap. She saw some of my work on facebook and asked me to do the “pre-wedding” photography as their photographer, a friend from out of state, wasn’t coming in until the actual ceremony. Incredibly nervous and excited, I headed over to her parents home and spent the morning capturing the beginnings of her exciting day as she and her bridesmaids got ready for the ceremony.
For this wedding I made my first “non kit” lens purchase, a 50mm f/1.8 Canon prime lens, and a wide angle 28-135mm f/3.5 Canon lens… I have since sold the 50mm but loved it as an inexpensive starter lens.
Below are the photos from the morning at Alana’s home, and getting ready at the church… Next post will be reception photos!