5 Tips for a Picture Perfect Ceremony

Weddings involve so much planning and so many moving parts, and the day goes by so quickly, sometimes we forget the actual reason we’re all there: the ceremony! Couples worry so much about the reception chair covers, the guest book being in the right spot, and making sure their shoes all match. But remember, your ceremony is the bread-and-butter of your day, and is the most meaningful part. It’s the part that makes you married! So for today’s post, here are 5 tips for a picture perfect ceremony!

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Lumber Yard Event Center Wedding

Lumber Yard Event Center Wedding | Garret & Kallie

I wanted to skip ahead on my blog posts and share more from Garret & Kallie’s Lumber Yard Event Center wedding from July! You might see a lot of familiar faces on this one since Garret is one of my many cousins getting married in the next two years! I may have teared up a little bit when he came out in his suit – they’re all growing up so fast! The groom always looks good in a suit, but I can’t forget how much Kallie absolutely GLOWED as a bride! It was a very hot and sunny day, but you couldn’t tell it by looking at her!

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Rosy Mound Sunset Session | Liz and Colin

I am so excited because Liz and Colin are getting MARRIED THIS WEEK!! WHOOHOO!!! Prepare yourself for what I’m sure is to be an amazing day by checking out their Rosy Mound sunset session!

When Liz first messaged me, I knew it was meant to be. Her inquiry included her and Colin’s love story, which actually had some major similarities to mine and my husband’s. She had seen me at another wedding she was a bridesmaid in, and apparently thought I was cool enough to hire for her own wedding! After some minor Facebook stalking (we all do it, no shame!), I also discovered she knows Robert & Katie – one of my favorite couples that are now my good friends! It was basically a family affair and that we had to work together. Luckily, she agreed!

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How to Include Your Pets on Your Wedding Day | Grand Rapids Weddings

A few weeks ago, I posted some advice on how to include your pets at your engagement session. Well, today’s post is all about how to include them on your wedding day! It’s much easier to have them around for photos, but so much happens on a wedding day that it might not be feasible! Not to mention there might be muddy paws making a mess of your new and expensive attire! So what are the best ways to include your pets on your wedding day?

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Caledonia Backyard Summer Wedding | Sam & Jenna

While 2020 may have been an all around garbage-fest, there were still plenty of reasons to celebrate. While the restrictions lifted for a little during the summer, a few of my couples were able to have their wedding! So today’s post features Sam & Jenna’s Caledonia backyard summer wedding! When I first heard that my insanely gorgeous cousin was engaged, I was excited to be able to attend a wedding as a guest! But then…well, how could I enjoy the wedding if I didn’t get to take their photos?? So I called up two incredibly talented photographer friends of mine, and we split the day. That way, I could trust that Sam & Jenna would get stunning photos, while also being able to enjoy myself and dance with my husband!

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Sunflower Field Love Session | Sean & Casleah

Today’s throwback post features Sean & Casleah at this adorable sunflower field love session! Waaay back in 2014 when I moved to Kansas, I tried to dive head first into the photography community there, and I heard about this incredible sunflower farm! I had to check it out for myself, and it was truly unbelievable! Since photographers are suckers for wildflowers and sunflowers, I HAD to have a session here! I knew I also had to move fast, as the sunflowers were only at peak bloom for a couple of weeks. I first met Sean & Casleah when we all worked at Craig’s Cruisers. Luckily, they were also living in Kansas at the time! I sent Casleah a message to see if she was interested and a week later we headed out on a gorgeous September evening to get these images!

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Meet Jessie

I’m obsessed with cats, the color purple, and weddings! I absolutely love photographing weddings, and I love having fun with it. I know that having your photos taken isn’t the most exciting thing, but it’s my main focus to make sure you have fun every step of the way! Easy, natural posing, and a lot of awkward jokes help me to get the true happy in-love best version of you!

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