I feel beyond blessed to have been a very small part of this special day. Throughout the day Ries kept turning to me and saying, 'I'm just so happy.' I want nothing more for you and your sweet babies, my friend.
This gorgeous day was filled with the best family, amazing flowers, a magnificent sunset, awesome singing, some happy crying, and lots of fun. Congrats to both of you! Cheers to the next chapter!
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I know I've said this before, but I'm a people watcher. Ok, ok.... judge away. Not in a creepy way! I truly love watching people and have ever since I was little. I have vivid memories of sitting on a park bench at Disney World with my mom watching families. Watching their dynamics, their conversations... I find it so very interesting.
After watching Eli and Amy for only a short time, it is evident that they have a very deep love and respect for one another. The more time I spent with their families and friends, I can see why. This is an amazing group of people! Their love, joy and connection runs deep.
Congratulations to both of you!
And thank you so much for including me in your special day. It was perfect in every way.
Hair and Makeup: Dream Details
Wedding planning and coordination: Merry Makers
Florist: Amy Kate
Ceremony: First Presbyterian of Elk Rapids
Reception Venue: Herth Hall
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When a Saturday night consists of beautiful weather, catching up with family, and soaking up their adorable family.... I'd say that's pretty much as good as it gets. I cannot tell you what a treat it was hanging with these amazing people. Feel blessed to call them family and friends. XO
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So I'm going to be honest with you about something. Many photographers are intimidated by older kids. Silly right? I can honestly say that I have been, too. I'm not sure why we are. I'm not sure what it is about older kids that we find intimidating. Maybe its the cool factor or the teen years in general. It could be the height or heck, I don't know....
BUT I have to say, I LOVE older kids.
I'm telling you-they're awesome! I love chatting with them-even if they do think I'm a TOTAL dork. I love hearing about their lives, their stories, their hopes and dreams.... it really is an element of the 'job' that I enjoy.
Now enter the Laurie family. Let me tell you folks, these kiddos are a direct reflection of their parents-in all the best ways possible. They each have a great sense of humor, smiles that light up their entire faces, they tell wonderful stories, and, of course, are oh so polite. Needless to say our time together was filled with ALOT of belly laughs, hilarious stories, and a beautiful sunset.
Thank you, Laurie family for trusting me with your precious memories!! Your sweet children are pretty amazing people!!
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There is just something about a house with a newborn. There is a sense of peace, calmness, and pure happiness. Yes, parents are sleepy, laundry isn't put away (newsflash-mine is NEVER totally put away and my 'baby' is 4), but the love is overwhelming when you walk in the door.
I was so grateful to come into this family's home and photograph this special time with sweet baby Rowan. I already knew that Alexa is a wonderful mother-and human.... and now I am convinced that she is a rockstar and both of her adorable boys are VERY blessed to call her momma!
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I woke up to quite an exciting shock last week. I am beyond thrilled to share that I received the official confirmation letter saying that I was chosen to participate in Beauty Revived 50 Beautiful Children Campaign! This is a nation wide campaign with a cause very near and dear to my heart. Beauty Revived is an empowering philanthrophic organization that give opportunity and awareness to those whose voice may not be normally be heard. In particular, showcasing a child who shows attributes of kindness, courage and strength.
Hundreds of photographers from across the country applied to be a part of Beauty Revived 50 Beautiful Children Campaign and I feel beyond blessed to have been chosen!
This is where I need your help!
Please help me by nominating a child in the greater Fort Wayne area.
Here is more of what I'm looking for:
- a child who has made a difference in their community by inspiring those around them, radiates beauty and grace in defeat, and displays a giving spirit..... a child that displays real beauty.
- a child between the ages of 2-12
In past years, the children highlighted by this campaign have done amazing community service, fought cancer head on with a positive attitude, and been amazing care givers. Click here to read more about some of the amazing children that were a part of last year's campaign!
The chosen child will receive:
- photo shoot from me.
- child's story and images will be featured in Beauty Revived's 50 Most Beautiful Children magazine, blog, and social media.
- As an additional gift and thank you, the child will also receive a copy of the magazine and photographs from their shoot.
- Many additional goodies that will be announced soon
I will be taking nominations through June 6th. To nominate a child, simply fill out the form below.
Do you own a small business and are interested in getting involved? I would love to hear from you!
Thanks in advance for all of your help. If you have any questions about a nomination, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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This girl right here. I'm telling you.... this one will move mountains. She has spunk, intelligence, and beauty. I could write paragraphs about perfect test scores, tennis, and what Eden plans to study at Purdue next fall. But... to be completely honest with you, what stood out to me the most at our session was her kind, confident, yet humble manner. To say she seems wise beyond her years would be an understatement. I truly cannot even begin to think about what wonderful things lie ahead and the many lives she will continue to touch in so many ways.
Congrats to you, Eden!
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