This couple may just have the most fun together out of any that I’ve worked with! They are seriously a blast. I am so excited to document their wedding day this next week and just had the opportunity to shoot some engagement photos for them. Check out their funness/cuteness…
I recently had the honor of photographing Kristin & Ben’s wedding day in downtown Savannah! They are such a sweet couple and had such an amazing group of family and friends surrounding them when they tied the knot. Here are some of my favorites from their day…
Kristin was such a beautiful and happy bride!
Ben was a little nervous waiting for Kristin to arrive at their “First Look,” and he had the cutest reaction to seeing her for the first time that day!
Love, love, love.
Caught them checking out their wedding rings. :-)
The speeches at this wedding were seriously some of the best. I’m talking, no dry eye in the house by the time everyone was done (the Dad’s each gave a speech as well). It was a good thing I had my camera to shield my eyes!
And yes, that is Ben’s twin brother. :-)
Fairly certain I will have the same reaction as Ben’s mom when my son, Jack, gets married (he’s 1.5 years old). Ever since I had a child, these parent dances become way too real!
(A special thanks to Alison for second shooting with me at this wedding).
Getting Ready Location | Holiday Inn Express
Ceremony | Blessed Sacrament Church
Reception | Churchill’s Pub
Florist | Joann’s Florist
Cake Artist | Just Freshley Baked
Videographer | I Thee Film
Hair Stylist | Melissa Mast
Make-Up Artist | Jessica Duthu Makeup Artistry
Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal
Men’s Tuxes | Jim’s Formalwear
I always enjoy catching up with families that I’ve shot in the past and this occasion was no different. I last saw the Michalowski family in front of my camera back in 2010, and at that time there were only three kiddos in the family! They are such a sweet family and just happen to have the most gorgeous children! See for yourself… :-)
September was a fun month, largely because we got to spend a week visiting James’ family in northern Michigan. After having such hot weather here in Savannah for so long, it was really nice to enjoy some cooler temps and I even got to wear my boots while we were there! We had a great time hanging out with James’ parents, grandparents, and some of his extended family. Jack was able to really enjoy himself there this year and had a blast exploring outside around the lake cabin. He also enjoyed getting spoiled by the grandparents.
Considering what circumstances could have been, Jack did a GREAT job with the travel there and back. This was his sixth round trip flying, and we were so proud of how well he did on the plane, in the airport, sleeping away from home, etc. I was nervous before this trip with him being such a busy boy, but everything went so well and I even got to enjoy him sleeping in my arms on the plane! I plan to write a post (someday) about air travel with a baby/toddler, but for now, feel free to send me any questions about it.
Some other fun things for the month included: joining the local MOPS group and attending the first meeting, joining a weekly Bible study at church, shooting a beautiful wedding in downtown Savannah, and actually getting to GO to a wedding as a guest for once! We of course had lots of playdates, walks around the neighborhood, shopping at Goodwill, and events with church too.
This month’s photo is on the dock at my in-laws cabin in Kalkaska, MI. You can’t see it in this photo, but that boat says “Jenna D” on the side. There is a big conspiracy in James’ family as to who the boat actually belongs to, but I’m thinking if your name is one the side, it belongs to you, right? ;-)
P.S.- No, that’s not a can of tobacco in my pocket. Just a hair rubber band, folks.
Ok ya’ll, running a little behind on this post, but here goes!
August was a HAWT month. Oh my goodness. Either it wasn’t as hot last year at this time during our first summer here, or I must have stayed inside more. I don’t know. Whatever the case, we still went outside a lot for playtime with a cute little boy, but definitely got my fair share of sweating like a Turkey on Thanksgiving! I learned to take my walks with Jack in the stroller FIRST thing in the morning right after breakfast to avoid the heat, and then stay inside during the middle of the day for the most part. We of course did a lot of water play, with either going to the pool, getting out the baby pool in the back yard, or playing with the hose/buckets of water/splashing in puddles. Probably the hardest thing about summer here for me personally is the fact that I am apparently one of the few people in the world that mosquitos are highly attracted to. I literally could not go outside in the evenings without a ton of bug spray on or I would get eaten alive! Luckily I was able to find a more natural bug spray without some of those harmful chemicals in it, so my getting-more-crunchy-by-the-day self was satisfied. :-)
As far as events for the month goes, James was busy with work while Jack and I did a lot of playdates with his little friends. We also took advantage of a Groupon special and visited the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler as a family, which was really interesting. Towards the end of the month my parents made a quick trip down from Cincinnati, so Jack of course enjoyed himself some Grannie and Grandad time (I’m fairly certain they enjoyed themselves quite a bit as well)! We went exploring in downtown Savannah while they were here and one of our stops was the famous fountain in Forsyth Park. I realized we had never done the touristy thing of getting our picture taken in from of it, so that’s just what we did. Jack of course was not waiting to be held at that moment (was wanting to run around the fountain), hence the not so happy face. But you know what– that’s life with a toddler, so this is a perfect representation of our family right now!