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Jaci + Chad // Wedding Preview // Northern Michigan Wedding Photographer

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Friday, October 4, 2013 – Glen Arbor, MI

Do you ever have those moments when you meet someone for the first time but have that feeling that you’ve actually been friends or known them for a lifetime? I felt that way immediately upon meeting Jaci the morning of her and Chad’s wedding earlier this month. It was like we were long lost pals just meeting for the first time. I love her vivacious spirit and quick laughter.  Chad, while a little more reserved than his bride, is equally as chill and fun and I will never forget watching his face light up the first time he saw Jaci that afternoon.

The ceremony, while misting a bit, was romantic and lovely. After the ceremony we had just enough time for family pictures and to hit the beach for some pictures with the wedding party and a few in the woods before the skies really opened up.  Jaci and Chad didn’t let chance of rain scare them off and the results were some of my favorite beach portraits to date.  Think grey skies on a wedding day are a downer? I couldn’t have loved the result more! There is just something about the moodiness and calm that I can’t get enough of.

The reception, held at Camp Firefly on the grounds of The Homestead, featured a southern menu of fried chicken and grits and after dancing, Jaci regaled her family and friends with a little kareoke.  Have I mentioned how much I adore this girl?

Enjoy the recap of Jaci+Chad’s fall wedding and wish them another big congratulations!!

Vendors //

Ceremony + Reception – Camp Firefly at The Homestead Resort

DJ – Complete Music

Videography – Complete Music

Floral – Jaci’s Mom(!)

Photography – Amy Carroll Photography

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The Deau's // Family Session

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It’s almost getting hard to go back and count how many times I’ve photographed and co-conspired with Daisy.  6 years ago I first photographed her and Greg for their engagement session. 5 years ago their wedding. Shortly after, she started Pixel+Hank and each year we have collaborated for her look book for her Etsy shop.  Then she and Greg decided to multiply their awesomeness by bringing Essie into the world.  Maternity sessions, baby sessions and family sessions ensued.  Last week, a family session to celebrate Essie turning 2! Even though that was almost two months ago now.  Busy schedules we are blaming ;).

Smoke Bomb Disclaimer – No children were harmed in the making of this photo shoot.  Smoke bombs, while relatively harmless, get hot and no toddlers or clumsy photographers were allowed to touch or hold said product.

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The Deau’s // Family Session

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It’s almost getting hard to go back and count how many times I’ve photographed and co-conspired with Daisy.  6 years ago I first photographed her and Greg for their engagement session. 5 years ago their wedding. Shortly after, she started Pixel+Hank and each year we have collaborated for her look book for her Etsy shop.  Then she and Greg decided to multiply their awesomeness by bringing Essie into the world.  Maternity sessions, baby sessions and family sessions ensued.  Last week, a family session to celebrate Essie turning 2! Even though that was almost two months ago now.  Busy schedules we are blaming ;).

Smoke Bomb Disclaimer – No children were harmed in the making of this photo shoot.  Smoke bombs, while relatively harmless, get hot and no toddlers or clumsy photographers were allowed to touch or hold said product.

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Megan + Matt // Wedding Preview

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Saturday, August 17, 2013 – Tollgate Farms – Novi, Michigan

Where oh where to start on this beautiful wedding? Megan+Matt had a grand vision when planning their wedding day at August wedding at they idyllic Tollgate Farm.  A little bit vintage, a little bit rustic and a whole lot of fun. Lawn games, a tented reception and dancing and refreshments in a pretty mint barn.  It all added up to be a wedding I won’t long forget!

Megan and Matt have that connection together one can’t help but envy. Deeply in love and quick to laugh together.  The time I spent capturing these two together was not only lovely, but oh so fun! Megan even put her fear of large animals aside for some photo ops with the sweet farm animals that roamed the grounds.

Some of my favorite details of their day were the wedding pies(!), sweet details, vintage salt and pepper shakers at each table and their band that had the whole barn rockin’, The Highballs.  Enjoy this sweet preview ahead and help me wish another big Congratulations to this happy new Mr.+Mrs.!

Vendors //

Ceremony + Reception – Tollgate Farms

Dress – Maggie Sottero from Arena Bridal

Band – The Highballs

Caterer – Holiday Market

Wedding Cake and Pies – Indulge by Jenn

Photography – Amy Carroll Photography

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Jessica + Joe // Wedding Preview


ac2_3938-copySunday, July 14, 2013 – Leonard, MI
Inspired by a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jessica and Joe had a dreamy garden wedding at Addison Oaks last month.  Between the stunning florals and handmade touches (Joe burned into wood all of the guests names for their place holders!) the day was truly special and truly them.  I loved all the soft pinks and greens, lovely blooms and the little flower girls’ floral headpieces. They day was as lovely as these two. Enjoy this beautiful preview!
And another (I know there have been a lot lately!) thank you to my dear friend Lynell Miller for second shooting on this double-wedding weekend with me.  Go team go!
Vendors //
Ceremony + Reception – Addison Oaks
Wedding Coordination and Set up – Event Trender
Photography – Amy Carroll Photography
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