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Tiffany and Jimmy – First United Methodist Church, Jackson

on April 30, 2012 in April Weddings

This weekend, I had the honor of photographing Tiffany and Jimmy’s wedding at First United Methodist Church in Jackson. Saturday was rainy and COLD. It reminded me so much of the day I got married, eight years ago when, on May 1st, it was in the 30s and pouring rain. Fortunately, the only plans for outdoor activities for Tiffany and Jimmy’s wedding were for taking photos of the bridal party at the train station, which would allow us to stay out of the elements for the most part.

The ceremony was beautiful, with the message of two being better than one and I especially liked the music they incorporated, particularly the song “Can’t Help Falling in Love” which was sung by a friend of the couple with the most angelic voice.  Once the vows and rings were exchanged and Jimmy and Tiffany were pronounced husband and wife, we photographed the family groups and then headed to the train station to photograph the bridal party. The rain had stopped by then but the wind was pretty vicious.  I worked as quickly as possible so everyone could head back to the warmth of the limo. There were some goosebumps and some chattering of teeth but not a single complaint! It wasn’t long and we were headed to the reception at Hugo’s.

Maid of Honor, Samantha and Best Man, Cody gave heartwarming toasts and a wonderful dinner of chicken and lasagna was served. After dinner, Tiffany and Jimmy cut the beautiful cake, made by family friend Karina Rowley. The couple shared their first dance as husband and wife, danced with their parents and then Pro DJ’s got the party started and the dance floor was filled with happy guests.

Thanks, Tiffany and Jimmy, for choosing me to photograph the beautiful day you planned. Enjoy your sneak peek below!

Ceremony – First United Methodist Church, Reception – Hugo’s, Flowers – Designs by Judy, DJ – Pro DJ’s, Limo – Norris Limousine, Bride’s Dress – AnnMarie’s Brides Beautiful and Tuxedo Shoppe, Cake – Karina Rowley – (734) 646-0637

Tiffany gets dressed.

The beautiful bride puts her earrings in.

Tiffany's father walks her down the aisle.

Tiffany meets Jimmy at the altar.

A view of the ceremony from the balcony.

The kiss!

The entire wedding party at the train station.

Jimmy and Tiffany share a kiss at the train station. I love her flowers by Designs by Judy.

The guys have some fun!

A portrait of the couple.

The girls laugh through chattering teeth.

Tiffany and Jimmy head back to the limo.

The gorgeous cake by Karina Rowley.

Best Man, Cody, toasts the bride and groom.

Tiffany and Jimmy feed each other cake.

The first dance.

The couple cheers on bridesmaid, Lindsey, as she places the garter on groomsman, Billy's leg.

The guys get wild and crazy on the dance floor.

 The GIRLS get wild and crazy on the dance floor at a reception at Hugo's in Jackson, MI.

The GIRLS get wild and crazy on the dance floor :).

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Engagement Photos at McCourtie Park

on September 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

Tiffany and Jimmy won an engagement photo session from me at the K105.3 Bridal Fair and I had a great time getting to know them yesterday at McCourtie Park. The weather was perfect! It was warm but not too warm, there was a slight breeze, the light was beautiful and there were no bugs!! As [...]


My Best Friends’ Wedding

on September 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

One week ago, Kevin and Julie were married! It was an amazing day in Clark Lake with great venues, delicious food and beautiful flowers. I was honored to be both Matron of Honor and photographer for the day. A special thanks to Torrence Allison for shooting the moments I couldn’t as a member of the [...]

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A Wedding at Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey

on September 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

We had a great weekend in Petoskey photographing the wedding of Travis and Julie. I don’t have time to blog all the details tonight but will before long. For now, here’s a sneak peek of the photographs from the big day. Enjoy!


A Backyard Wedding in Ann Arbor

On Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing Nick and Michele’s intimate ceremony at the Ann Arbor Farmhouse, followed by a reception at the Gandy Dancer. Michele had each of her bridesmaids choose a black dress from White House Black Market and the guys kept things simple with white shirts and black pants. I am totally [...]

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A Portrait Session in Under 20 Minutes

on July 30, 2011 in Portraits

I was very, very fortunate to spend three weeks with three of my wonderful nieces this month. They moved out of state last year and it’s been very difficult with them living so far away! Three weeks seemed like a long visit until we were living it. We were so busy with sleepovers, swimming, eating [...]

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Angela’s Baby Shower – A Teddy Bears’ Picnic in Grass Lake

on June 14, 2011 in Baby Showers, June Events

Last weekend was a my sister Angela’s baby shower and friends and family gathered at the Whistle Stop Park and Grass Lake Depot for the festivities. Ang collected teddy bears when she was growing up so the decision was made to have a Teddy Bears’ Picnic theme. We wanted everything to be bright and colorful [...]

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Kevin and Christina – An MSU Wedding

on May 15, 2011 in May Weddings, Unique Ideas

I had a wonderful time yesterday documenting the wedding of Kevin and Christina. We started off the day with photos of Christina getting ready at the Holiday Inn Express in East Lansing before hopping a 40 and 8 ”train” to travel to the MSU Demonstration Gardens for bridal party photos. After spending some time at [...]

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Shedding Some Light – Real Estate Photography

on April 6, 2011 in Real Estate Photography

Last week I was contacted by Jen, a long time client of mine. Her house is on the market and she wanted me to come out and photograph it for the real estate listing. Of course, the listing agents are usually the ones to do this and hers already had. However, most real estate agents [...]

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K105.3 Bridal Fair

On February 19th I spent 6 hours meeting and chatting with couples planning their weddings at the K105.3 Bridal Fair, held in the American 1 Federal Credit Union Events Center at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. I’ve done the show several times in the past and it’s always a fun day full of cake samples, fashion [...]

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