Everything about Cody + Julie's wedding day at Johnson Park was perfection. Their love is obvious and it made my job SO easy. There were a lot of beautiful emotional tears throughout the day and you all know that is my absolute favorite thing; so automatically this wedding was a win. As Julie walked down the aisle, Cody had the best expression. I am pretty sure that every bride dreams that their groom will react the way the Cody did when Julie came down the aisle. But can you blame him? Julie looked stunning! Congratulations to the new Mr. + Mrs!
Amanda and Bryan are just incredible people, and even more so together as a couple. You may remember their lovely faces from our engagement session last February. Hanging out with Bryan and Amanda there is never a shortage of fun and laughter. I think my favorite memory from the day was their first look. It was sweet, tender, romantic, emotional, joking, and laughter all wrapped up in one. Honestly I think there were just too many incredible memories throughout the day and hopefully these images speak for what my words fail to describe. Thank you so much to you both and your families for including me on such a special day, it was truly an honor.
Venue: Bay Pointe Inn | Photography: Studio Phrené | Florals: Vivianos Flower Shop
Makeup: Erick Gerson | Hair: Ashlee Allen | Cake: Arnold's Home of Sweets
Katy + Ryan had the most beautiful day for their wedding at Black Star Farms in Traverse City. Katy + Ryan's love is so effortless. They are in love and it is obvious, which makes my job easy. From photographing them all day, I felt like they were truly soaking up and enjoying every second of their wedding day; whenever I looked at them there were happy tears or huge smiles on their faces. My favorite part of the day was at the end of the reception when Katy surprised Ryan with having the DJ play one of his favorite songs, "American Pie" and all of their guests surrounded them as they danced in the center and everyone sang the entire song; it gave me goosebumps... it was so beautiful. In that moment you could see how much all of their guests adored this couple. It was truly a joy to be a part of such a genuine day of love. Congratulations Katy + Ryan! I hope you are able to relive your wedding day over and over again with these images.
Tracey + Steve had a picture perfect wedding day at the old Douglas school house. Pretty much all of Tracey and Steve's guests were traveling so they had an entire weekend of celebrating with their guests. Tracey's look was absolutely flawless; from her adorable custom made tea length dress, to her hair, to her sparkly Kate Spade shoes, to her super fun colorful florals. Some of my favorite details were all of the Tracey's sentimental details that honored her grandmother. She had a piece of her grandmother's sweater sewed into her dress, a photo of her hanging on her bouquet, she wore her ring, and her and her sister have matching tattoos of their grandmothers handwriting. And best of all Tracey + Steve had their wedding on her grandma's birthday; so many great ways to honor such a special person in Tracey's life. The day was filled with fun, love, beautiful details, great people, a TON of dancing, great food, and the best weather. Cheers to Tracey + Steve!
Photography | Alyssa for Studio Phrene
Florals | V.S. Flowers
Hair and Makeup | Valerie Edgerton of J. Graham Studio Salon