Dan & Jenna’s Michigan Wedding!

I had the absolute delight to fly all the way to Grand Rapids Michigan to attend and shoot the wedding of my beautiful friend and her sweetheart! It also happened to be the perfect timing for me to go on a mommy-trip all by myself! So to say I enjoyed myself was an understatement ūüėČ It was the first time I was in that part of the country and I was shocked at how humid it was there! and so so green!

The day of called for thunder and lightning and rain… and we were a little nervous at times but God is so good–it held off pretty much all day! The wedding was held in their friend’s backyard, surrounded by their friends and family under an arch of beautiful¬†greens and flowers. Jenna’s friend, a super creative, good at all the arts kinda gal did all the flowers! I got to tag along too, which I LOVED, because who doesn’t like playing with flowers?! The arch, the bouquets, boutonnieres, table settings–all of it! She is so talented!

Jenna and Dan were such a delight to photograph too. Their love, the kind that has endurance and never settled. The kind that waited on the Lord’s perfect timing and will was so evident. All the happy tears flowed from their eyes and the guests’ too. Just beautiful.

Here are lots of my favorites from the day! enjoy:)

Oh I just love his reaction to seeing his bride!

Sweet and tearful testaments from the fathers <3yessss! haha

The reception had many vintage inspired pieces with fresh flowers in thrift store finds! We ate delicious tacos, desserts and even scoops of ice cream from¬†a cart! Dan and Jenna mingled with their guests and we all enjoyed from heartfelt, and funny toasts!¬†I had so much fun with these ladies leading up to the wedding that I had to jump in a shot too! ūüôā

I had to snap of few of them under that gorgeous arch!And then we snuck away after all the good byes for their intimate photos–I still feel so giddy about these! They are so in love and I love how you can see it (even feel it!) in the photos!!

VENDORS:¬†Venue(s): Family Friend’s Backyard |¬†Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal/Custom Alterations |¬†Wedding Shoes:¬†Chelsea Crew¬†|¬†Groom’s suit and tie: Express – Charles Tyrwhitt |¬†Tailoring/alterations:¬†Jos. A. Bank¬†|¬†Flowers: Sarah –¬†Simply Curated¬†|¬†Hair: Liz –¬†Chasing Vanity Salon¬†|¬†Make-up: Lacey –¬†Chasing Vanity Salon¬†|¬†Table and linens/Rentals:¬†Alpine Rent-All¬†|¬†Food/catering:¬†Donkey Taqueria¬†|¬†Desserts/Ice Cream:¬†Cakabakery¬†|¬†Loves Ice Cream¬†|¬†Design/d√©cor: Designed by the Bride |¬†Rings:¬†Custom engagement ring¬†|¬†Custom wedding band

Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your day!! Love you guys!!

oxox

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Kristina Black - 03/08/2017 - 12:29 pm

Such beautiful work, such a great wedding, such a wonderful couple.

cmullavey@gmail.com - 03/08/2017 - 12:54 pm

Thank you so much!!

2016 – A Year in Review

We snuck out for a few pictures in the winter wonderland that is eastern Washington¬†the other day. What a year 2016 has been… I hardly know where to begin!

  • I’ve been pregnant for the majority of the year (haha) so my growth in life has come literally as much as it has¬†figuratively. The little peanut inside is more active than her/his sister – jabbing me with much more painful kicks and punches and it hasn’t slowed down at all. Makes me a little nervous to think of what kind of rambunctious little one we will have on our hands in a few weeks. (praying for sleep!)
  • Seeing all the growing my little Rowen has done in this year is astounding. They change SO MUCH – and SO FAST. I can hardly keep up! Especially now, nearing my due date – it is rather¬†challenging.. she can run really fast! haha:) She’s pretty much talking in full sentences, singing songs and dancing her little tooshie off whenever she gets the feeling. She’s such a character and a half and we enjoy her so much! (except when she’s suuuuper clingy… ūüėČ
  • We also bought our first home the year which is an ever changing and on going process of renovations and deeper roots and on going memories.
  • My husband finished nursing school. THIS IS A BIG DEAL. In all our marriage of 6.5 years one of us has been in school the entire time. We don’t even know how to be adults yet, haha. He’s been such a trooper and worked his butt off for us and we couldn’t be more thankful or appreciative of him. His new nurse job is already lined up (his start date is literally my due date…yikes!) and we can’t wait to see what 2017 will bring with a consistent schedule, no night shifts, and hopefully normal amounts of sleep (newborn dependent).
  • 2016 has been a whirlwind of sorts and I’m excited for 2017 as a new normal will set in!

On the business side of things… WOW! There is no way I can¬†fully express my gratitude for all of you. God blessed me with so many amazing clients and new friendships (clients and fellow small business owners) this year that I am so so so grateful. (THANK YOU!!!) Not one of you is taken for granted. promise.

As an artist I know who I am and what I do will be ever changing, it just goes along with our normal human growth and its been a challenge of mine for 2016 to do it in an intentional way. I don’t want to miss anything. A dear friend of mine told me once that I shouldn’t worry about what will become of my photography (and all the things I had/was dreaming of) when my daughter was born. “Just have your daughter and the rest will come” she said. and she was so right. I changed… how I view things, understand thing, feelings toward persons/things, my hopes and dreams and what I wanted for my business — all of it. It’s been a good learning this year – 2016 – and even though the learning came in both positive and negative ways I wouldn’t change any of it, its now a part of who I am and what makes me an artist.

I have lots of exciting plans and ventures that I want to bring to all of you for this upcoming year! 2017 here we come!! And speaking of exciting plans – here’s one for you who actually took the time to read this blog post: Book any session with me before February 15th 2017 and get it for 25% off!!! (including weddings!) Just copy and paste this: “25% off coupon¬†from the blog” ¬†in the subject line¬†and we’ll put it on the books! eeeeeep!!

So without further ado, here’s all of you wonderful people in my 2016 recap!

| all the beautiful families and baby loving’ |


| couples in love <3 |

| the most beautiful seniors |

| commercial sessions for Standard of Grace Shop! |
Lots of big oxox’s for all of you!

And Happy New Year!!

 

 

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Janis’s Senior Session!

This week brought in all sorts of changes to our family… thus inspiring this lady’s senior session blog post! Meet Janis! She’s the beautiful college student that lived with us this past semester and fellow nursing classmate of my husband! They both graduated this past week (YAY!!) and we are so excited (and proud) and slowly letting it sink in… ūüôā But it also meant that our honorary family member moved out this week… *tears*:( We loved having her stay with us and she will be dearly missed!

I had the privilege of doing her senior session towards the beginning of the semester – and even though it drizzled on us half the time, I love how these turned out! She is truly a beautiful inside and out! Enjoy!

oxox

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