With Baby Lucas expected any day now I figured it was the perfect time to showcase Shawnna & Kevin’s adorable nautical inspired pregnancy shoot. I consider Shawnna and Kevin close clients of mine, I’ve been able to photograph them through so many life events so far–and now their pregnancy. In the emails leading up to their session Shawnna explained how Baby Lucas’s room is decorated in a nautical, and what better place to do their session–the shores of Lake Superior! Shawnna brought along items of her fathers, who has passed on, that meant a lot to her–his Navy hat and his glass latern. It truly added a special touch to their session.

HUGE congrats again to Shawnna and Kevin! We know that the two of them are going to be wonderful parents

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This Wedding Wednesday is going to be short and sweet! Today is all about the perfect prop for wedding day! With some many details being used on wedding day, you may want to bring in a prop that accent/reflect the wedding decor. For example in the image below the Bride & Groom attached an adorable “just married” prop to the car that the bride rode up to the wedding in. The burlap banner perfectly reflected their barn/rustic wedding! The also purchased a few more banners to use in the decor such as a “thank you” banner and another banner near the bar with their new last name! It truly was the perfect props!

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Summer is fast approaching and with it brings two of my favorite things: wedding season and bonfires! Last year we photographed a wedding in Escanaba, MI that combined those two things to create an amazing experience for all the wedding guests. The bride and groom had favors of a “s’more kits” that guest could create two s’more each. Outside of the wedding reception there was a small bonfire with roasting sticks. As you can imagine it was a huge hit, plus the fire helped keep the bugs away! That’s a win-win all around!

A personal touch like a bonfire with s’mores will cause quite the excitement that wedding guests will be talking about from years to come. And let’s be real–it’s not only fun, but wonderfully delicious.

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Everyone always says that a dog is man’s best friend, but I truly believe that any pet is like a member of the family. My husband and I are the proud “fur parents” of an adorable kitty cat named Max and a handsome miniature schnauzer named JJ. We know first hand how important it is to include them in your pictures.

We always recommend bringing along your pet for at least the engagement session, that way we can snap a few photos and not have to worry about getting a wedding dress dirty. Bringing a pet along for the session just makes the whole story come together more, Plus, it’s the most adorable ‘prop’ ever.

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I find it a little strange that I’m on my blog, blogging about being blogged. Yep, how’s that for a conundrum?! Recently I was asked by Second Wave Media to talk about my blog. It caught me a little off guard because I only started blogging in January. I mostly started it as a way to truly tell the story of the events that we are so fortunate to be a part of, but it’s become so much more than that. It’s been a way for clients to get to know Alex and I, a way for us to show off many more photos, and a way for us to spread the knowledge we know about weddings and photography. I’m not a writer, by any means, but I glad to take part in blogging. You can see the photos and read all about it here. Thanks to Second Wave Media for the great opportunity. We are truly proud and honored to be featured.

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