Rodger & Kori

Kori is my best friend’s little sister, thus, the little sister I never had. She met Rodger in high school and they’ve been going strong ever since. Their wedding was one of the most emotional & sweetest I’ve gotten to photograph. Kori & Rodger absolutely adore each other and everything about their wedding was joyful, fun, colorful, emotional, and sentimental. One of my favorite moments was when Kori showed Papa (her grandpa) that she was wearing her deceased grandmother’s jewelry. He was so surprised and so overjoyed- giving her a thumbs up before the waterworks. (See photos below)

Best said by her father, “This is the day that the Lord has made, and we’re rejoicing.”

LIBBY + BRAD

I've started to write this post about six times now, and each time I've just watched that blinking cursor taunt me, and remind me that there's no words good enough to describe the day that Libby and Brad formed for their family and friends a couple of months back. You see, I've known Libby since middle school, and always known her to be thoughtful, caring, and walking around with a ridiculous smile that makes everyone in the room happy. But it wasn't until I got to know Libby with Brad, that I got to see the insane potential these two have to make the world a better place. 

Just watching them throughout this day and the days leading up to it; they just love so deeply, they genuinely care for one another and want to know what the other wants and desires and longs for. They wanted to pick a venue and a location that they could slow down time just a little bit, to be able to linger just a bit longer and chat with family and friends, and to tie in their own amazing aesthetic and vision for what their wedding day could be. Let's just say, that goal was attained. 

Sundance Studios was the most perfect of perfect places they could've had their day. Nestled just a few minutes away from the shores of Lake Michigan, in the quiet little town of Millburg; it's the most amazing of vintage factory venues, with no detail left un-turned. All from the same fine folks that brought us the Blue Dress Barn. It was so inexplicably "them" (and so indescribably hot that day, but we won't talk about that), and I just couldn't wipe the stupid grin off my face for hours on end. It was that good.

So why don't you sit back, grab your Sunday coffee, pop open this song, and re-live Libby + Brad's day with me? I think you'll be glad you did

HOLLY + MIKE INDUSTRIAL GARDEN PARTY AT SUNDANCE STUDIOS

We always describe our ideal couples as adventurous and go with the flow, but rarely are these traits put to the test. Holly and Mike’s wedding was a beautiful industrial garden party filled with so much love, fun, and excellent food. It also happened to have tornado warnings, flash flooding, power outages, and record-breaking heat. These two showed the most wonderful grace and good spirit in spite of what mother nature could throw at them, and kept the party going all night long.

Sundance Studios was the most beautiful backdrop for their garden wedding, the natural window light the venue provided saved the day when the power went out! Not a single person left without a smile and a great memory to share!