Tag Archives: Engagement
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!
I love shooting downtown. There is so much down there, that you can have such awesome unique looks just by turning the corner. We started out at the train station and then moved to a few other choices locations for Brittany and Derrick’s pictures. I met them this January after the Gene Davis’ Bridal show through a fellow vendor “Leave It To Us” Wedding Planners. I have been hearing really awesome details that are going to be taking place on Brittany and Derrick’s Wedding Day in July. I truly cannot wait until we shoot this wedding and share it with all of you. It is going to be straight out a FairyTale book, a Princess Wedding.
Ok well, I don’t want to spoil it so you will just have to wait until then for more info and be able to see how awesome it all will be. I am super excited to be working with Heather and Beth from Leave It To Us that day, it is going to make the whole day a breeze!
Brittany has had such goodideas for how she wants the wedding set up and I’m excited to see it all come together. For now though, you will just have to settle for seeing some awesome images from their engagement shoot Remember to leave them some comments down underneath the pictures! And as always stay tuned for more FairyTales to come.
After this session, all I have to say is WOW! I’m sure you are all going to agree with me and just fall in love with these images from Kelsey and Cody’s engagement session. Now this session was not something that we ‘planned’ to have for their session. Kelsey and Cody are getting married at the end of December with a Winter Wonderland theme so our goal was to get out in the snow this past winter and have some awesome picturesin the snow. But unfortunately, Mother Nature decided Michigan (I repeat, MICHIGAN) was not really going to have winter this year. We waited, we hoped, we prayed but no decent snow falls this year except for one that fell when we had a wedding going and it melted before we could get out in the next couple days.
So we tried to improvise in a few images (this will explain the winter coats) to possibly place on Save the Dates. Pretty bright flowers are not going to mess with a snowflakes design. We switched it up and had some gorgeous sunset shots and then some few modern, dramatic, “NewYork” type images as well. We are so looking forward to photographing their wedding this winter (with snow hopefully!) and bringing you some more awesome images of the these two beautiful people (inside and out).
Those of you that are on our facebook page already know that we have made the announcement that we are rebranding and changing our name. Portraits For You Photography is now Michelle & Jason Photography. Our site has been going through some changes to support the new theming of our business as well.
Over the winter, Jason and I had been discussing of what our business consisted of and where we wanted it to go. Most of our income and workload last year came from doing wedding photography and this is what we LOVE to do. We love not only the photography side of it but the bride & groom and the commitment that they are making to each other. Marriage is something truly important to us and we want God to bless not only our own marriage and business but the lives of those that they come in contact with.
We hope to expand our business in the wedding area and eventually do weddings not only in our local area but throughout the state and the country. So if you have been a fan of our work and are getting married somewhere other than where we live, feel free to contact us on pricing for where your wedding will be held. With our changes being made to the business, we will also be updating our pricing which isn’t any big major change except for the fact that we are adding in wedding albums to our packages. We feel that it is extremely important for every bride and groom to have a wedding album that tells the story of their day (their FairyTale) without words. This is what they will be taking to show off to family and friends and proudly showing off in their home. To see our wedding package pricing please go here.
We will continue to also do Senior Portraits as well. And for those of our that have had family or children portraits with us, do not fear! We are still going to be doing these sessions as well and would love to help you keep you portraits on the walls up to date. We just feel that our business needed a focus and Weddings are it but really weddings are just the start of those family and children portraits to come.
Please come over and check out our new fan page and be sure to like us over there because in the next month we will no longer be updating our old fan page and will be deleting it eventually. Be sure to send your friends there as well! If you have any questions or want to know more about our services give us a call, shoot us an email, or leave a message on the fanpage wall.
Have a Wonderful Day!
I still cannot get past that it is 2012 already! Every day just seems to fly by with so much to do and keep up with. My latest project has been preparation for Jackson’s Bridal Fair this coming Sunday. (www.jacksonbridalfair.com if you need to send any soon to be brides info.) I have been up to my elbows over the past couple of months selecting images that I want to show and share with everyone, along with designing albums and handouts that I want to have. Then coming up with the design of my display! Wait till you guys see it! (I will be posting images next week for those of you that don’t come and visit at the show