Michelle called me last year and instantly I knew that I would enjoy photographing them.  She is so soft spoken and sweet and just the sort of person that you can’t help but smile when you are around. Before every engagement session or wedding, I kind of mentally map out how I would like a session to go from location options to poses. We met for their engagement session and everything I thought would happen did. It was too perfect. Robert is funny and witty, and the two of them make a truly gorgeous couple.  Take a look at their engagement session.

Most weddings I photograph begin with the small details – the shoes, the jewelry, the rings and oh the dress. This dress was incredible. It hung beautifully on the hanger and WOW, it was made just for Michelle.  But the dress had nothing on the moment her grandma came in to see Michelle before the wedding. The love shining on her face was too real for words. If there was one thing this wedding wasn’t short on it was love. Standing at the back of the church during the ceremony gives me a unique perspective on all that’s going on. The wedding party was so invested in these two. From braving the rain with smiles plastered on to their faces to adjust every little detail on Michelle’s dress. It was so heartwarming.

But the kids, the kids ALMOST stole the show so many times throughout the day. Seriously, did you notice the little man running down the aisle? Oh my gosh. Or the little one who needed to stop a moment halfway down? Just look at the way four littles crept into the aisle for a better view during the ceremony. Melt. My. Heart.

It rained some on their day.  Although with the love these two have, I think the rain is just a little something extra. I mean, it takes a special kind of bride and groom to run out into flooded streets in their wedding finery and laugh about it. The rain had nothing on these two though. Photos are beautiful when people dig each other – rain or no rain.

Besides, when a bride looks at her groom with the amount of love that Michelle shows Robert, the rest of the world kind of fades away. I caught that look during bridal portraits and again during the first dance. That’s the kind of look that knows rainy days are never going to matter.

Congratulations Robert and Michelle!

Bride and groom getting ready portraits during a wedding at the Double Tree Bay City Waterfront Ceremony photos of the bride, bridesmaids and children during a wedding at Double Tree Bay City Waterfront Bride and groom kiss during a wedding at Double Tree Bay City Waterfront Bridal party portraits during the rain at a wedding at Double Tree Bay City Waterfront Bride and groom portraits during a wedding at Double Tree Bay City Waterfront on a rainy summer day Wedding venue photos at the Double Tree Bay City Waterfront in Saginaw Michigan Bride and groom cut the cake during a wedding at Double Tree Bay City Waterfront in Saginaw Michigan Bride and groom dance to their first song during a wedding at Double Tree Bay City Waterfront in Saginaw Michigan Collage of Wedding Guest Dancing at a reception during a wedding at Double Tree Bay City Waterfront in Saginaw Michigan

 

 

Ceremony: St. Stephen’s Church
Second Camera: Dustin Stockel
Michelle’s Dress: Morilee  from Unique Bridal in Auburn
Invitations : Minted
Hair and Makeup: Jess at The Avenue Spa
Flowers: Fabers Greenhouse and Floral
Venue: Double Tree Bay City-Riverfront
Cake:  SugarHigh Bakery in Frankenmuth (yummmmm!!!!)
Music: Randy Howell

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