STUDIO D2D -LISA AND JEFF

STUDIO D2D EVENT CENTER
GRAND RAPIDS, MI


Congratulations Lisa and Jeff!  What a beautiful day in downtown Grand Rapids! This was such an elegant and laid back celebration! Lisa and Jeff met at a construction management class. They were together for two and a half years before Jeff and the kiddos proposed. They bought land for their new house and while taking the kids there to check things out, they all got on their knees and asked, "Will You Marry Us?"

My favorite parts about their day... Definitely the humorous poses that both Jeff and Lisa would surprise me with, making me laugh the whole day. Jeff's face when they entered the reception to celebrate with their nearest and dearest was hysterical.  I loved the closeness of the families. It was a mish mash of little girls with grandmas and grandpas, uncles, aunts... I LOVED that they somehow got The Killer Flamingos to play! How cool was that?! That was a blast from my past, on the east side. I also was bent over laughing at the uncles dancing. The couple at the end of this preview... Their faces! Fearlessly gettin' down! It was hilarious.

Since I gotta give it to amazing women entrepreneurs, please make sure you check out Lisa's shop, https://www.ellembee.com for creative fashion and jewelry finds! 

Best wishes to your wonderful new family! Thank you so much for choosing me to document your story. 
Enjoy the preview:

Bay Pointe Inn- Ashleigh and Eoin

Shelbyville, MI
Boathouse at the Bay Pointe Inn

Congratulations to Ashleigh and Eoin! These two met through mutual friends and were together for three years before Eoin proposed. They were in Nashville for another wedding, in front of a waterfall, with friends, when Ian asked the question. They had it all planned and it was a complete surprise to Ashleigh.


My favorite part of this day was right when I walked in. I walked into chaos and a hubbub of family and friends. It was awesome. There were wedding favors and décor spread out on the floor, flowers strewn all over, with aunts and uncles running here and there with shirts and ties and such, everyone helping each other.  Uncles were sitting quietly, putting together flowers and peacock boutonnieres. Everyone was staying together at this amazing boathouse on the water. It was full of love and sunshine.

This was the weekend that was 100 heat index in September. The flower girl switched to her bathing suit and went swimming. I wish I had thought of that.

I'm so excited for these two beautiful people! What an amazing venue on the lake! It was a great celebration. Enjoy the preview:

 

Wine lovers engagement-Leah and Maggie

Cork  - Pleasant Ridge, MI Love, wine, and champagne!!! We celebrated Leah and Maggie's upcoming commitment ceremony at Cork, a little wine pub close to Ferndale. Leah and Maggie were so natural and fun as they laughed and talked about plans for the big day.  This couple is beautiful, down-to-earth, and so bubbly!! Maybe I just used that word because of the "bubbly"...

Did I mention Cork, in Pleasant Ridge? It's a good time. The staff was so accommodating! They completely let us take over and gave us privacy for this session.

I am sooooo excited for September 6th!! Petoskey, here we come!! The ceremony and reception will be gorgeous-- the bluff overlooking the water, and fall in Michigan! Stay tuned!

Here are some samples from our session. Please click on the first image to enlarge, then scroll through as you wish!