Behind the Scenes | 2014 Wedding and Event Photographers

It's still cold and snowy and I'm sitting at my desk (with a cup of tea and a blanket!) planning ahead and looking back - winter gives me lots of time to reminisce. 2014 was a great year: I photographed 25 events (a mix of weddings and bar or bat mitzvahs) and about 50 portrait sessions. 

I love people and getting to capture so many people makes me happy. Even eight years later each and every experience is unique in some way and it becomes a part of me.

Here are a few peaks into behind the scenes throughout the year - I always stash photos of myself and Deana (my lovely second photographer) in a folder throughout the year. They're often fun, silly, and hold little memories of particular events. That's life. Keeping these memories of what we do, why we do it - and the fun along the way. 

Enjoy!  Here's to another year of documenting life!

With Gratitude and Joy,  Melanie

 We started 2014 with a bang, downtown A2 wedding - instant party. Isaac and Elizabeth.

We started 2014 with a bang, downtown A2 wedding - instant party. Isaac and Elizabeth.

 Shooting Portraits at White Oaks Farm with the sweetest little fam. Brandon, Chelsie, Charlee.

Shooting Portraits at White Oaks Farm with the sweetest little fam. Brandon, Chelsie, Charlee.

 Kelly & Tim's Ann Arbor Musician's Wedding

Kelly & Tim's Ann Arbor Musician's Wedding

 Deana does a lot of Light Testing :)

Deana does a lot of Light Testing :)

 Bride & Groom at Scarab Club - one of my 2014 favorites! 

Bride & Groom at Scarab Club - one of my 2014 favorites! 

 Post-Wedding Treat - Cannoli to go, pretty please! Mary & Matt's Wedding 

Post-Wedding Treat - Cannoli to go, pretty please! Mary & Matt's Wedding 

 Deana doing an awesome job of carrying all bags, a pillow, and shooting. Gabriel & Erica's Theatre Wedding in Kalamazoo, MI

Deana doing an awesome job of carrying all bags, a pillow, and shooting. Gabriel & Erica's Theatre Wedding in Kalamazoo, MI

 Capturing a great event for Special Olympics (SOMI) at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

Capturing a great event for Special Olympics (SOMI) at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

 Kids. We Love Kids - and this kiddo Loved the camera :) Tyler & Sarah's Autumn Wedding.

Kids. We Love Kids - and this kiddo Loved the camera :) Tyler & Sarah's Autumn Wedding.

 Rock climbing was a must for this shot. Mikey and Cat's engagement shoot, New Jersey.

Rock climbing was a must for this shot. Mikey and Cat's engagement shoot, New Jersey.

 Moi. Being Bossy. Mikey and Cat's engagement shoot, NJ.

Moi. Being Bossy. Mikey and Cat's engagement shoot, NJ.

 Photo documented, loved the result

Photo documented, loved the result

 This fall two back to back weekends in NJ, including a great stay in Hoboken. 

This fall two back to back weekends in NJ, including a great stay in Hoboken. 

 Coldest end of the year wedding ever. Michael & Ani's Grand Rapids Wedding.

Coldest end of the year wedding ever. Michael & Ani's Grand Rapids Wedding.

 Cheers to an awesome 2015 Worth of capturing!

Cheers to an awesome 2015 Worth of capturing!