2015 was an amazing year for many reasons - we worked harder than any other year (37 weddings/events) and celebrated 10 years in business. Big milestones!
The great news is this - I still LOVE my job. A lot. It gets my creative juices flowing. The job never looks the same. It causes stress but gives a rush while we're under the gun creating something lovely. It's truly a wonderful thing.
Enjoy 2015's Behind the Scenes - Always Celebratory and Sometimes Goofy. Enjoy!
sometimes Deana jumps right in to show how to give a hug, ha!
last minute touches, thanks to Chef Kieron for helping out -Zingerman's Cornman Farms
photograph your adorable goats? Yes, Please!
teaching #capturinglifeworkshop course at Cornman Farms last spring
just one final touch!
we often stop traffic for a great shot, "Don't worry, Deana I have your back!"
covering both angles
even my taller counterpart sometimes needs our handy stool. #donotleavehomewithoutit
sweet little babes, love them!
holding a no longer living bumble bee - anything for the shot!
repeat clients become friends and require session selfies. check!
this year I got a ridiculously large 200mm lens, it's a beast and makes the prettiest photos EVER
love love love me some Veils !
White Oaks Farm - hanging with the cattle
I LOVE making people connections - realizing a very special nun from South Dakota who has mutual friends is at the wedding you're shooting means a photo is needed!
earth to Deana. (someone had to test the lights)
an EPIC dressed up night photographing a Gala in Detroit. Cannot wait for this year!
Stool (check), Bridal party (check), Favorite Ann Arbor spot (check, check)
yes, I'm that girl. Instagramming my food on a wedding day - because when we're fed well it's worth Celebrating. This meal was served to me by Zingerman's owner, Ari! (Thanks Cornman Farms!)
I got to reconnect with a middle school friend (from Rockford, MI) and it included a behind the scenes watch of GMA with Rockford Native Ginger Zee in NYC
Melissa and I photographing a wedding in NJ, thanks for joining me!
Roadtrip to Herhsey PA for one of the prettiest weddings, ever.
getting to photograph a wedding for family members (this is my cousin's new wife!) was such an honor
...and meant I had a moment to get pulled onto the dance floor (pic with my lovely Grandma and cousin)
we tried lots of new things this year and Deana because a professional light stand holder and carrier, so worth it!
more nightstands and getting beautiful lit shots
come on bridal party! we are always up for wrangling the troops
becoming one with nature for an awesome shot
direction as needed, at White Oaks Farm with some lovely bridesmaids
we get a little bit giddy when we're included in the setup. My paperweight rock is still on my desk, love it!
more test shots, love this one of D
this sums up how we feel about shooting in a) a vineyard b) Traverse City
being offered cider while shooting a vineyard wedding - what a perk!
a love affair with light testing :)
I like to snap a test shot, especially when D is carrying or even looking directly into the umbrella.
shot at Colony Club in Detroit this year, so pretty!
big city, we're always up for that.
many times I year I get pulled into dancing, especially when the Horah or a Greek Orthodox dance is involved ;)