I can’t believe how fast this summer is flying by! To think, July is almost over! It’s been wonderful so far! I’m so thankful for all the awesome sessions and weddings I’ve been able to enjoy, but the flexibility of the summer schedule to sneak away and enjoy Pure Michigan when we can, too. I hope you’ve had some time to get away or enjoy some long weekends and sunshine no matter what your normal schedule has you doing. And if you haven’t, take some time this week to hang with friends, play with sparklers, light a bonfire or jump in a pool! Don’t worry, I’m not wishing away summer already, just trying to claim it’s awesomeness!
A few weeks ago, I was able to enjoy the beautiful summer wedding of Ben + Samantha, right here in Grand Rapids. Samantha was a bridesmaid for one of my lovely 2011 couples and I was so excited when she asked me to do her own wedding! Ben + Samantha make each other laugh, they care for each other and they possess a genuine love and interest in one another. It was great getting to know the two of them more on one of the most important days of their lives. Ben + Samantha planned their Michigan wedding all the way from Atlanta, but I think they pulled it off perfectly. I loved seeing how it all came together in a such a fun celebration. Congratulations, Ben + Samantha! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness as you enjoy this marriage adventure together!! Enjoy your preview!Ben + Samantha chose to see each other before the ceremony to calm their nerves and have more time for fabulous pictures!The Ceremony was held at Wyoming Park Methodist Church in Wyoming, MI.The Reception was held at the beautiful English Hills Country Club in Grand Rapids, MI.