Michael & Sandra | Toledo Zoo

Michael and Sandra’s day was a day that many, many folks were looking forward to for months.   And I can’t even describe the love and joy and pure awesomeness of the entire day.

We started out at Sandy’s family home. The girls got ready together.  I had the pleasure of photographing Sandy in the room that mom and dad donned HER room…with her baby grand. Absolutely wonderful.

It was a little overcast when we left the house, but as soon as we made the hour trip to Toledo, the sun popped through the clouds and brightened everything.

And the formal portraits we captured before the ceremony are gorgeous.

But here is one of my favorite parts of the day.  Sandy and Mikey were kept apart before the ceremony, but instead of a first look….they met without seeing other.  They exchanged letters and prayed before the beautiful ceremony in the Zoo’s Rose Gardens.

In case you are wondering, yes, I did cry. A little. It was impossible not to.

And after all the celebration, the dancing, and heartfelt toasts cheering on the newlyweds….we had to shoot an end-of-the-evening image.

A favorite for the books.

God’s Blessings to you, Mikey & Sandy.  I can’t wait to see what your future holds.

 

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Michele is based in Metro-Detroit and is available to travel all over Michigan and beyond.   

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