Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Ah, yet another fabulous summer day. Go back with me now, won't you?
It was warm on this mid July day, but we had the best damn breeze a girl could ask for- not enough to mess up the hair but just enough to disallow sweat from depositing in certain uncomfortable areas. It was a perfect day.
We started off the day getting some photographs at Cindy's moms house where the girls were getting ready. The house was stunning for outdoor photos- there was a large field and a huge man made pond in the back which made for a fabulous backdrop. You could tell that it was going to rain some point in the day, hence the nice war, breeze and overcast skies. At this point, I was livin' the good life (How does Ricky Martin sing it- La ve da loca? whatever) and capturing as many photos as we could in this delightful weather.
The ceremony took place at the White House Chapel in Warren, which in my opinion is the way to go if you are going to have your ceremony in a chapel. It is AWESOME for photos and on this day was roomy enough for me to move around and get photos- like any chapel- this place can get cramped and make it extremely difficult to move around to get photos.
Once the ceremony was over and we captured all the necessary family photos (thank you Cindy and Wes for getting extra time at the chapel!) we headed over to Memorial Park in St Clair Shores before heading to Barrister Gardens for the reception.
Once at Memorial Park, we could tell it was going to start pouring any minutes so we busted boo-tay and got to work on getting the photos done. Of course, I used my special Amanda Williams tactics to get people in order and on the move so we could get done and get to the hall.
Once we got to the hall, as always it was set up beautifully and Cindy and Wes had an amazing sweet table to complement their sweetness! Aww! I am such a rhymer today!
Congrats my Cindy and Wes! Love you's! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Future Brides Tip: If you are getting married in a chapel and it has pretty grounds for photos, make sure you book at least an hours worth of time after the ceremony to complete photographs.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Since we just got blasted with another 5 inches of snow, let's think warm thoughts now, shall we?
This day is July was hot. Hot. Hot. Hot 23 times over. Maybe 24 times over.
I started off the day at the hotel where Amy and her girls were getting ready- which just so happened to be the same hotel where the reception was being held that evening. After I photographed the details- the invitation, the dress hanging, the jewelry, etc all the girls gathered up in the limo, and we all headed over to the Ann Arbor Botanical Gardens where the outdoor ceremony was to take place.
Once we arrive to the Gardens, the girls headed inside to keep out of the heat while the guests arrives and were seated. Once ceremony began, there wasn't a dry eye in the crowd- due both to the emotional ceremony and the heat!
Once the ceremony was complete, we took care of the group family photos, then just Ryan, Amy and I headed over into the trails at the Gardens for some photos while the bridal party partied a bit on the limo. Once we were done in the trails, I followed the limo over to the Big House for photos on the field. Let's just say this was by far thee most interesting UofM stadium photo session I have ever done- it even came complete with me cracking my head on the cement ground- but luckily I had people there who were concerned for my well being- and Ryan and Amy even called me the day after their wedding to make sure I was OK! Anyways, after the stadium, we headed over to the law quad on campus to finish up the photo taking venture.
Once we were finished with the photos, we headed back to the Holiday Inn for the reception- where the food was fabulous and the company was as well!
Congrats Amy and Ryan! Congrats on having one of the best "break-in" stories EVER! xoxoxoxoxoxo
FUTURE BRIDES TIP: Keep the maker tag on your dress until right before you put it on. If am there to get photos of it hanging, the tag adds character and a story telling feature to the photo.