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Last week everyone was celebrating #NationalDogDay on Facebook and I loved seeing everyone’s pictures!  Our pups are our family too and I love it when clients include their dogs in their sessions!  So in honor of some of the silliest and lighthearted and loyal members of our family, here’s a little collection of some of my favorite images from pets that were included in portraits.

And the formal pooch portrait for the frame… with doggy grins.

A more informal session in the woods. The brown pup is unsure, but the little guy is all about it. You couldn’t buy a better smile than that.

Who’s a good boy posing?

A gorgeous way to celebrate and document your growing family.

And who doesn’t look better all gussied up for a wedding?

From a dramatic winter scene…

…to a fun summer shot.

With appropriate dresscode, of course.

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We celebrate you, four-legged besties. Thank you for your loyalty, your love, and your tolerance for wearing costumes in the family photos. #NationalDogDay

And of course, I wouldn’t let this post end without my own family portrait with our Balto.  Taken last winter by my super talented niece Lauren!

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For some more inspiration on how to include Fido in the family fun, check out our Pinterest board – Portraits with Pooches.

 

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When I first met with Jaclyn and JR to talk about their wedding, they told me was that they just wanted it to be a fun day. And fun it was.  JR has the ability to make anyone laugh, especially Jaclyn. But the moment he saw his bride being escorted down the aisle by her nephew and then her father, there was a change in his expression that brought tears to my own eyes.  And that wasn’t the only time during their wedding I caught my eyes leaking.  Jaclyn shared the most amazing moments with her dad.  The look of pride her father wore all day had tears welling up in my eyes on more than one occasion…

 

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Venue – Greystone Golf Club

Florist – Twigs and Branches Floral

Cake – Home Bakery

DJ – Night and Day Productions

Photography by Shannon

 

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Angela and Brandon were married last month at the beautiful Addison Oaks  in Leonard.  Surrounded by family and friends and slightly dictated by the weather, they committed to spend a lifetime together.  Typical of a spring day in Michigan, the weather was iffy and off and on rain all day.  Luckily it cleared up for their first look and portraits, but with the threatening skies they decided to move the ceremony indoors.  Good thing they did, because right before the ceremony, Mother Nature decided that hail would be appropriate of the day.  Their wedding was a long time in the making and the weather didn’t matter, the day was perfect and wait was worth it.

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Congratulations Angela & Brandon!
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Photography – Shannon & Kevin

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Jackie and Nick first met on the bus in high school.  They were headed to the vocational school where Jackie was taking classes for cooking and Nick was taking computer classes.  They dated for a couple of years, but things didn’t work out and they parted ways.  Six years later they reconnected and after only 3 dates they knew this was the real thing.  It was like they hadn’t skipped a beat and shortly after moved in together.  That fateful meeting as high school seniors on the bus led them to where they are today.  Jackie is a now restaurant manager, Nick works with computers and on a perfect Spring day they vowed to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife….

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Spring weddings in Michigan rock!  After a long winter of being cold and looking at dormant trees, the sunshine, blooming trees and fresh air is welcoming.  It lifts your spirit and love fills the air.  And love was definitely in the air as we kicked off the spring wedding season with Courtney & Mike.

Courtney and Mike have been together forever.  And it’s not just a few years forever, we’re talking true childhood sweethearts here. Their parents and siblings are all close, their friends of friends are close and even their extended families know each other.  They have been there for each other throughout their lives for all of the good times and bad and they’ve always done it together.   And their wedding was a true celebration of that.  Families and long time friends all joining together to celebrate the love, bond and friendship of Courtney and Mike.

Courtney and Mike are both beautiful people, inside and out.  The way they look at each other, the way the interact and the fun they have together.  Their wedding was the perfect celebration of the joining of families, love, friendship all wrapped up in elegance and pretty details.  It was a beautiful day and kicked off our wedding season perfectly.  So much that I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites for this post.  🙂  Enjoy!
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