When Karen said to me “I want you to photograph my wedding.” An immmmmediate rush of butterflies took over me with an overwhelming sense of excitement, honor and pride!! See, Karen photographed MY wedding, she shoots every Michigan wedding with me and I admire her work so so so sooooo much. I think all photographers get nervous to shoot other photographers. BUT Karen and Dan made shooting their engagement session easy as pie! The weather didn’t cooperate, but we said to hell with it, and did the shoot anyway. And I’m super glad we did!
I LOVED the idea of kicking off our session at their favorite brewery. It set the tone for a fun date night…and helped us dodge some bleh skies. And how ADORBS (I did that esp for you Dan 😉 ) are these images we got there?!
I’m innnnnn-love with this one. Karen, you will be the most stunning bride. Fave!
Another fave. You guys are the cutest. Thanks for being so fun and dashing all over downtown GR with me. Love ya!! xoxoxo
DAN + KAREN
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Together :: Spring of 2011 | Engaged :: February, 2015 | Wedding :: September, 2015
KAREN :: Hometown :: Conklin, Michigan :: Favorite Food :: My mom’s lasagna :: Described by Dan :: Sweet, Loving, Assertive, Happy, Beautiful
DAN :: Hometown :: Grand Rapids, Michigan :: Favorite Food :: Chicken wings :: Described by Karen :: Hard-working, Thoughtful, Handsome, Honest, Strong
How They Met :: (As told by Karen) :: We were both at a house party with mutual friends. We were introduced and talked for quite some time before all heading to a local dive bar. Dan spun me around on the dance floor and I could not stop thinking about him after that night!
How He Asked :: (As told by Dan) :: I led Karen through the snowy backyard of our new house to “investigate” what our dog, Boone, was pointing at. Once we got to the spot, I got down on one knee and asked her. She was completely surprised.