Weathering Life’s Storms Together

This weekend was spent in my home town of Grand Haven, MI at the wedding of very dear family friends. Stephen and Kallie brought friends and family from across the country to witness their vow to love, honor and keep eachother for the rest of their lives. Kallie and Stephen have shown such an admirable love for eachother…they are an amazing couple of strength, love and support…not only for eachother, but for both of their amazing families as well. I know my family felt very honored and privileged to be a part of their fun-filled weekend. Thanks you guys!

 

Here are a few photos from the Rehearsal Dinner. The night began with a sunset cruise on the Grand Haven channel. The weather called for rain, which thankfully held off…until we were under the tent enjoying our dinner. It was quite an experience to be enjoying a delicious dinner and yummy groom’s cake with a raging summer storm outside. It didn’t last long and left a dramatic sky behind.

This is my handsome father enjoying his boat ride.

This is the groom’s father, Dave. I loved how relaxed and happy everyone looked during this boat ride. It’s hard not to relax when you’re on the water in Grand Haven.

Kallie and Stephen live in Colorado. Their cakes at Rehearsal Dinner all had something that they love to do on them. This one was my favorite…to look at and to eat. 🙂

There’s Troy Boy! My brother had to miss a lot of the weekend’s festivities due to school. He’s in the police academy and had class all weekend. We missed him! I noticed that I captured a bunch of profile shots this night. It was tricky to enjoy the evening and also keep my eye through the viewfinder. I promise that there are shots of the happy couple to come…keep scrolling!

 

The wedding ceremony and reception was at the Spring Lake Country Club. Again, the weather was perfect for the ceremony. We were outside down on the water….beautiful! Then we moved inside to be seated for dinner…right as the rain came. It made for a beautiful sun set. The lighting on the headtable was stunning. Perfect!

 

Here they are….Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Walker!

I loved, loved their reflection in the rain soaked window! The light on Kallie’s veil illuminates her! She looks like an angel.

The speeches from the maid of honor and best man were terrific. I’ve heard some terrible speeches before (haven’t we all?) but these were wonderful. They were heatfelt, funny and entertaining. Great job to both of them. This shot is Kallie laughing at her new brother-in-law.

I also loved their colors and flower arrangements! Beautiful and vibrant Gerber Daisies were everywhere. I also like that Stephen’s wedding band is reflecting light in this photo.

 

Their photographers did a wonderful job of being in the right place at the right time. I can’t wait to see the photos. I’ll be sure to post a link when I know that they are up.

 

To both the Walker and Deeter families, thank you so much for sharing your day with us. It was simply beautiful. Congratulations to Stephen and Kallie. I wish you nothing but the best that life has to offer you. Best wishes! More photos of the big event are posted under the “Gallery”.

 

She’s Got The Look

So what do you think of this web design? It’s a tiny bit more my style than the other one…but I still just can’t find exactly what I want. What I really want is to be blessed with the amazing gift of web design so I can create an awesome site. I’ve been researching other photographers sites and I just sit here in awe of them. Then I lay in bed at night trying to figure out how I can get my site to look like that too…CRAZY!! I know! But I have to keep reminding myself that we all start somewhere. Some of my fantastic friends from PhotoBlog have been giving me a bit of advice (thanks you guys!)…so you may see even better changes in the future. Yay!

So instead of a neat, new design created by me (this is a standard choice from wordpress) I thought I’d leave the next best thing…a photo of the sweetest, most accomodating, almost always cooperative, and cutest client of mine…little kitty Sasha.

Enjoy Grammy!

 

June 27, 2008 - 3:20 pm

LastFrontier - Great photo, as are your other captures. I’ll check into wordpress code and markup to see how to place photos as you mentioned at photoblog.com.

Well done.

June 27, 2008 - 3:41 pm

LastFrontier - Have you read any of the steps to modifying your site at
http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog_Design_and_Layout?

I’m still looking for a pre-existing theme for you that might features photographs.

Pooped Out

Pooped is the best way to describe the feeling we had after a day in the park. Don and Teddy came over to Auntie Em’s house for an afternoon of fun. For those that don’t know, Auntie Em is my roommate. I followed the gang to a nearby park where the boys ran-a-muck! They didn’t stop for a minute. Meg and Emily were busy chasing them both to ensure playground safety as I snapped away as fast as I could. The sun was a little harsh but the trees provided great shade…much to the dismay of me and my love/hate relationship with camera settings. I think we were able to capture the feeling on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. And if you aren’t getting it from the photos…just close your eyes and remember what it was like as a child to have a fun, new playground to explore and three adults to chase after you.

 

 

June 23, 2008 - 8:09 am

Mary Ann - I just love these pictures of these little boys. We have a tender spot in our family for red heads anyway… and the picture in the third post just melts your heart. Nice job, Megan! Keep up the great work!