Not only did we have a brilliant September sky on this e-sesh evening…but the wind was kicking up PERFECT waves on Lake Michigan. I was giddy driving downtown to meet this sweet couple. Although I’m primarily based in Columbus, OH as a photographer, I make trips to West Michigan every few months to fit in friends, family and clients that patiently wait for me. Grand Haven, MI is one of my absolute favorite places to shoot. Not only do I know it inside and out from being lucky enough to grow up there, the options for different locations are ennnnnnnndless. And talk about lucky…I have the honor of shooting TWO 2013 weddings up there. Zack and Stephanie are one of them.
This is Zack and Stephanie. They are absolutely adorable and super in-love. And this photo just screams ooey gooey happy love. (And is a top contender for my favorite…it was almost your sneak peek!)
Another fave! (I’ll stop announcing my favorites since really they ALL are…that’s what a blog post is = my faves.) 😉
Zack, this such a GREAT photo of you! You look so happy and relaxed….and in-love!!
Weee!! To get up high enough I stood on the roof of my car…and then a lady from the second story came out on her balcony to investigate. She almost photobombed us.
Stephanie…I die. I want your hair. You are going to be one hot hot bride.
We left the booming metropolis of Grand Haven and headed out to the lake shore. Where the light, the waves, the wind….everything was perfect.
I saw this starburst through my viewfinder and was losing my mind with delight. It’s even better out of camera. I’ve had a client or two tell me that they think I get more excited than they do about their photos…and that’s probably true. Especially if I start “dancing” while we’re shooting. Then you know it’s on. 😉
Annnnd…hands down most favorite from the bunch, your sneak peek.
We wrapped up in my parent’s back yard (aka: Grand Haven Golf Club) The light was fading fast and we hustled. And it was totally worth it.
Congratulations you two!!! Thank you for being such a FUN couple to photograph. I really can’t wait for your beautiful wedding next year!! The countdown is on!! 🙂 xoxo