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After the kiss, the cake, the dance, the decorations come down and the biggest day in your life goes from consuming your life to a memory to be cherished for a life time. What will you have after your wedding day the memories alive like they were yesterday? Sure, you could have them digitally somewhere, in a drawer, on a computer hard drive, in some online storage but how often are you going to have those at your finger tips and actually ‘flip through’ to relive that day?
Why not have your day put into a FairyTale album that will sit out on your coffee table just within reach to share with friends and family for years to come. The albums that we offer will become family heirlooms passed down several generations. With so many choices available to you of materials and colors, each album is as unique as you and your wedding. Don’t settle for plain and ordinary square shaped black albums any longer!
Images that span across the pages with no space in between to ruin that perfect image, that lay flat when open to again not interrupt the memories of your wedding day. The perfect way to display your Love Story, in a book full of pictures that are worth thousands of words.
We are always excited when brides choose to add on a wedding album to their package! They are making a decision that they will not regret for the rest of their life. The perfect way to share their wedding story for years to come. (Because let’s face it, you aren’t going to be carrying that disk around and saying, “Here are my wedding pictures!”)
Brittnii and Dan are so dang cute. We met at Cascades in Jackson for their engagement session this past week. It was a beautiful day, a little windy, but gorgeous sunlight. I love the glow that you can get sometimes from the sunlight through the trees. We even hiked up one of those huge hills next to the falls to find a secluded cozy spot without all the people in the park bothering us.
They are getting married in a small church in Grass Lake with a reception here in Jackson at the beginning of August. Super excited to see all the details from their day.
In the last post, I was talking about how important I believe it is to do an engagement session with your photographer for several reasons. The last post was about the benefits for the bride and groom. See more on this HERE. I want to now talk about why I like to do them. I like to get to know my couple prior to the wedding day when possible. (And them, me.) I get a feel of how they are together and I get a better peak into their personalities so on the day of the wedding, I can be prepared with some things that I know is to their liking. They also get to know me better (especially the groom because sometimes I have limited contact with him prior as I speak with the bride most times.). This way the day of the wedding, they don’t have this “stranger” hovering over them with this huge camera making them feel uncomfortable. On the wedding day, both Jason and I feel like we are a part of the group. We have parents at the end hugging us and shaking hands, members from the bridal party doing the same. The Wedding Day is not ‘work’ for us. We truly enjoy ourselves documenting the memories that are taking place. (Yes, I know that I am lucky to have found a job that I truly love. It is all part of God’s plan, I’m sure, because I never once asked or thought this is where I would be in my life someday.)
I also like to get to know the couple as people and not just the date in my calendar. My hope is that all of my brides regard me as a friend the day of the wedding and afterwards. I love to hear about when the first baby is on the way, when they get a new job, buya house, etc. Now most of this of course occurs on Facebook and I don’t really hang out with many of the brides afterward in person, but I really am interested in their lives as they grow. We would love to be their lifetime photographers as they grow in life whenever possible.
And now, time for Brittnii and Dan’s engagement sneak peak.
Remember to tell them how much you love them down at the bottom in the comments!
On March 30th, we had the privilege to be a part of Jen and Tom’s Big Day. Most of the day was held at The Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth Michigan except for a small ceremony in a historical church, Mill Race Village Church, in Northville, Michigan. Lots of planning and details went into this wedding but the most inspiring thing is that they did it while living in Virginia Beach! In the year and a half that I have been in contact with Jen, they only traveled up to Michigan once, last August, for a week to handle most of the details. (Jen – if you did come up for Christmas I apologize but I thought I remembered you saying you stayed down there so please correct me if I’m wrong. ) Most of our communication was through Facebook and a couple of skype sessions. I only actually met them once prior to the wedding back in August when we did their engagement pictures.
This day wasn’t just about two people who fell in love but three people who became a family. Jen’s daughter, Julie, was given a necklace during the ceremony to show that she is also a huge part of their lives and was a part of the sand ceremony that joined all three of them together, never to be separate again.
Both Jason and I were honored that we were chosen to document your day, Jen and Tom. We believe that when you get to share your life with your best friend, there is nothing that can compare to that gift in this life. In this day and age, a lot of people do notfind the personthat makes their soul complete and now that you have found it. Treasure it. I wish you years of happiness and joy that your relationship will bring into your lives. I hope that we will continue to stay in touch as the years go by. And my advice for you – Never go to bed angry. Even the Bible tells us that this is wrong and way for the enemy to get into your relationship to cause destruction. <— I have found this to be important in my life and many others that I know.
I believe that images tell the story better than any words can do so I will let them tell you of the day that Jen and Tom (and Julie) had their very own Fairy Tale come true.