Andy + Brittney

Loved the color palette for their wedding - it complimented the bride, groom & party beautifully

Decorator/Florist for the event:  Classic Designs by Doreen Thomas

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Bride & Daughter

[ I was in the barn loft to take this photo ]

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Sometimes I give little direction - just to see what happens naturally - this is what happened.
These two are a dynamic duo together! 

[ For this photo, I had a prism held up to my camera - so if you look closely in the left corner, that's the party bus in the reflection. A couple of their friends were outside of the bus and got them to laugh ]

Where do I start with this wedding? 
The weather that September day was ideal. 
Andy and Brittney were more than ideal to work with. 
They were so appreciative; whether it was their family/friends or towards the vendors, they showed great care and thanks to all who helped on their big day
The ceremony took place at the Bride's parents' property overlooking a field and the reception was at the Aplex in Alpena, Michigan. 

The story of the swing:
 Brittney saw this swing in a creative shoot I had done. She told me she loved that swing and asked if there was a way she could have it in some photos. 

I coordinated with Doreen Thomas. We came up with a plan. 
My brother and Father put the swing in the tree on our family's private property. 
Doreen found time out of her busy day to put garland on the swing before we arrived at the locations for photos.

Andy and Brittney along with their wedding party truly know how to live in the moment. It was clear as can be that day when I worked with them.  From a photographer's perspective, that is something that truly adds to and often makes the photos. 

A special thanks to the second shooter for this event,
Amy of www.amybrownridge.com