Snowy Fun

We were lucky enough to have a beautiful blast of snow this weekend and we took advantage of it just in case it was the last of it for the season. If it wasn’t the last, well then we got lots of practice for upcoming snow!

We started out by building a snow tunnel to play in and on.

Even the kitty got in on the fun.

The chickens… not so much. They just peaked out of their coop and decided to stay by the heat lamp instead.

We played in the tunnel.

And on the tunnel.

And we did some shoveling.

And snow removal.

And snow throwing.

My 4-year old made the kitty a snowball to play with.

He loved it.

Mostly, he just loves my little boy.

Lindsay and Jason

The wedding of Lindsay and Jason took place on a rare February day that was filled with sunlight.

When I originally met with them to talk about their wedding day, they were hoping for a fresh blanket of snow. But, the day was much better than we could have hoped. It was sunny and just warm enough that being outside was enjoyable–a pleasant surprise for sure.

I joined the ladies at the fabulous Kellogg Manor House for the pre-wedding preparations. Lindsay’s something old/blue/borrowed included a special pin. She was sparkling in amazing jewelry she found in an antique shop.

We had a few moments for pictures before the guests arrive. We headed outdoors. Lindsay and her two sisters were stunning.

We headed toward the lake for some pictures in the sunbeams. Everything was soaked in golden light!

The gentlemen arrived a short time later to begin getting ready.

Jason was calm, collected and ready to see his beautiful bride.

The kids were so adorable waiting patiently for the ceremony to start.

It wasn’t long before Lindsay headed down the stairway…

…toward the sunlight in the windows, toward Jason, and toward a tomorrow filled with love.

Back out into the sun we went.

Soon the sun was setting and the reception began. Great food and dancing were underway to celebrate the love of Lindsay and Jason. Lindsay and her father shared a dance.

The evening was made even better because it was shared with this special little man.

The night was intimate and romantic.

Thank you Lindsay and Jason for letting me share the special moments of your day with you. I so enjoyed working with you and I really loved the way you both seemed to read my mind as we went along. You’ll find the rest of your online album here.

A Campus Engagement Session

When Nina told me she wanted either downtown or WMU’s campus for her engagement session, I was thrilled. In the middle of winter, the buildings and textures around such a wonderful college can add a lot to the potential for pictures.

I had corresponded with Nina a few times via email and finally met the super wonderful couple at a bridal show. I knew I their engagement session would be special.

We met on campus on a sunny winter day and quickly got started. The sun was nice, but there was a bone-chilling, hair blowing, wind for us to work around.

Luckily there are plenty of places to hide from the weather around campus.

Nina and Glenn brought along with them a very beautiful young lady to include in a few of the pictures.

Though chilled, we walked around in good spirits.

Glenn has an eye for art and found a few great places for pictures which added to the fun.

It was an absolute pleasure to spend an afternoon getting to know Nina and Glenn. It was easy to see how much they love each other.

Nina and Glenn — Congratulations on your engagement and longtime love for one another! Please view the rest of your engagement session here.