It’s always a pleasure to photograph the wedding of siblings of past clients. I get to hang out with the same wonderful people, get to know them a little better, and everyone is already comfortable with me pointing a camera in their face ;-)
Lauren+Tyler are one of those couples where all the feels hit me right in the heart. I honestly see Jessica’s love for me reflected in the way Lauren looks at Tyler. So it’s just an emotional punch in the gut (the good type of hit!) when I did portraits with them. They are so great for each other and it’s fun to watch that interaction.
And since they got married at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, they had the raptors join us for the cocktail hour. These birds are so magnificent and it was so cool to get close to them for some photos.
So many fun things to say about these two and their wedding. I drove up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to shoot their wedding in Iron Mountain. Growing up and being named after a Disney Princess, you can imagine that Ariel wanted a fairytale wedding, and she got it (complete with a surprise horse-drawn carriage, thanks to her father).
Giddy all day, these two were a blast to be around. And so was their wedding party (complete with maybe the best Best Man toast I’ve ever heard. Think Dave Barry style humor, with a hit of love and tears at the end; perfect.)
The Pine Grove Country Club seemed more like something out of Southern California than it did Upper Michigan (especially at sunset with the outdoor dance floor).
Yes, it was a glorious day. Congrats to you two!