It was a cold, rainy morning. Kate had driven across the state the night before so she could wake up early and drive north with me. She was going to be my second shooter at a wedding in Northern Michigan. As we drove for hours in the rain, we talked about anything and everything from photography to school to marriage to love. I smiled as she talked about Matt and her excitement to marry him one day (hopefully soon!) and be his wife. Well, just a few months later, Matt proposed and they began planning their March wedding! I was thrilled to get the call from Kate and to be invited to photograph their day!

Matt + Kate are one of those couples that you just want to be friends with. They are super sweet, kind, totally in love and totally awesome. Their wedding day was a beautiful day filled with lots of smiles and laughter from everyone. They held their ceremony and reception at a renovated bank in Pontiac, MI… and the celebration did not disappoint! Here is a just a glimpse into what the beginning of forever looked like for Matt + Kate. (Oh, and if you can’t get enough of these two, check out their autumn engagement session! You know you want to ;))
The beautiful little flower girls delivered gifts from/to the bride and groom!It’s an old Greek wedding tradition to write the names of all the single lady friends on the bottom of the bride’s shoe. The last name remaining at the end of the night is the next to wed!Um, best kiss ever? Yep.

16 Comments

  1. Meredith Drangin

    Jenn – I’ve scoped your pictures here & there for a while now, & I think I can safely say these shots are my favorite! AMAZING work. :)

  2. Meredith Drangin

    Jenn – I’ve scoped your pictures here & there for a while now, & I think I can safely say these shots are my favorite! AMAZING work. :)

  3. Lynn Turk

    Wait! Who’s name was left on the bottom of the shoe? Beautiful, creative pictures of beautiful, awesome people!

  4. Lynn Turk

    Wait! Who’s name was left on the bottom of the shoe? Beautiful, creative pictures of beautiful, awesome people!

  5. Laura Webber

    WOW!!! Beautiful couple, beautiful location, every detail was amazing, gorgeous photos!

  6. Laura Webber

    WOW!!! Beautiful couple, beautiful location, every detail was amazing, gorgeous photos!

  7. Irma Henderson

    Jenn — these pictures are just beautiful!!! I was there, but you really captured the evening. Fun to see the outdoor/city shots!!! Just great!!!!

  8. Irma Henderson

    Jenn — these pictures are just beautiful!!! I was there, but you really captured the evening. Fun to see the outdoor/city shots!!! Just great!!!!

  9. Beautiful! Sad to miss it! Jen, you take the BEST dancing photos! I love them!

  10. Beautiful! Sad to miss it! Jen, you take the BEST dancing photos! I love them!

  11. Okay.

    1) These are stunning. Several audible ‘GAH!’s were uttered.
    2) Totally filled out that same book as a gift for Drew for our wedding! (Must be something about the end of March??)
    3) Ring shot = money in the BANK! Ugh!

    In summary, you rock. Duh.

  12. Okay.

    1) These are stunning. Several audible ‘GAH!’s were uttered.
    2) Totally filled out that same book as a gift for Drew for our wedding! (Must be something about the end of March??)
    3) Ring shot = money in the BANK! Ugh!

    In summary, you rock. Duh.

  13. Teri Simonds

    WOW! Really creative, inspiring photos of two beautiful people in love! These really capture the magic, fun, and beauty of the evening! The urban backdrop and the architecture of the old bank house made a perfect canvas for your eye for detail!

  14. Teri Simonds

    WOW! Really creative, inspiring photos of two beautiful people in love! These really capture the magic, fun, and beauty of the evening! The urban backdrop and the architecture of the old bank house made a perfect canvas for your eye for detail!

  15. Bethany DeBlaay

    I ADORE these photos!! It helps that I adore the couple, too – but the pics definitely capture the beauty of that wonderful day!! I smiled from ear to ear looking at them!!

  16. Bethany DeBlaay

    I ADORE these photos!! It helps that I adore the couple, too – but the pics definitely capture the beauty of that wonderful day!! I smiled from ear to ear looking at them!!

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