When it's 10 degrees outside you skip being outside in the bitter cold and enjoy the beauty of a nice warm studio. I honestly don't have the chance to shoot in the studio as much as you'd think, so when they told me they fell in love with my studio and had that vision for their engagement session I was pumped. Every couple has such a special and unique love story, I really enjoyed meeting Julie and Sam, laughing together, and just hearing more about their love story. These two are proof that meeting on Tinder can lead you to your soul mate ;)
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It's still very surreal to think that I was in Golden Colorado for Amy & Tyler's amazing mountain wedding. What an amazing couple they are and what an amazing day we had. Luckily I was able arrive a few days early to scout some spots for pictures and have the opportunity to do an engagement with Amy & Tyler before wedding day. It was a WINDY and chilly evening but with beautiful gold sunset light, an amazing mountain backdrop, and two people in love, who could complain.
This wedding is a little extra special because I've known Amy for quite a few years. She was a bridesmaid in a wedding I photographed way back, early on in my business, and since then has been in few more. They've become much more than clients over the years, but an incredible group of friends that I've photographed from the engagement session to the birth of their babies. I think I've become an honorary bridesmaid ;) I was so excited to hear that is was finally Amy's turn to walk down the aisle and after meeting Tyler it's very clear how special their relationship is, and just how much they love each other. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding day, stress free travel out to Colorado, the most beautiful 70 degree wedding day with bright sunny skies (crazy story though because the next day it dropped to the 30s with a snow storm), clearly the most awesome wedding party every, and a amazing couple in love enjoying their day and willing to hike a mountain for great pics. Beth and I flew in a day early, scouted all the sweet spots for pictures, which of course were at the top of a mountain edge with amazing views of the snow capped Rockies, but then I spent the night having nightmares about Amy slipping on the loose rocks and falling over the mountain edge. Luckily, despite 6 inch heels, rugged terrain, and a few stumbles we safely made it through pictures and partied the night away. Nothing could have made it more perfect. Thank you Amy and Tyler for trusting me enough to fly me halfway across the country to document your wedding. I'm so incredibly honored and grateful that I got to be an honorary bridesmaid with a camera on your special day too. Wishing you many wedding blessings in your new beginning together.
Amanda and Chad were married downtown Grand Rapids at one of downtown's most beautiful churches in a fairy-tale inspired wedding. It was definitely a fairy-tale day surrounded by a wonderful group of friends and family, full of emotions, joy, and laughter. My favorite part of the day was the sound of the church bells chiming as the newly weds ran out of the church doors...and the cupcakes....still thinking about those cupcakes, yum! Congrats to Dr. & Mrs. Parkes
Ceremony: Fountain Street Church | Reception : Watermark Country Club
Photography: Studio Phrené | Florals: Rueben Antonio Floral & Events
Cupcakes: The Salted Cupcake | Band: Bluewater Kings Band