Photography & Videography Blog
“Our number one draw is our property,” says Kara Byers, Manager and Event Coordinator at Lakeside Occasions. “Our barn overlooks Emma Lake, and the grounds are gorgeous. We have indoor and outdoor spaces for the ceremony. We have unique amenities, such as a 50's diner with a pool table for the guys’ changing room and a silo for the ladies, a grain bin bar, and a little ‘general store,’ which makes for the perfect photo op. We also have heating and air conditioning, which you won’t find at many rustic barn venues. And we’re planning to add some new features in our off-season, including an outdoor fireplace.”
Morgan and Ryan grew up in the same small town playing sports with each other’s siblings. Ryan proposed to Morgan while on an evening boat ride. After he stopped in the middle of the lake to talk for a bit, he asked Morgan to stand and he popped the question!
We've said it before and we'll surely say it again. The amount of talent that exists in our Midwest area is jaw-dropping. You'd think we'd be used to it by now, but week after week, we're still blown away! So, join us in celebrating a few of these talented folks that caught our eyes this week.
Working for the same theater company in Chicago, Jessica and Nicholas were friends for many years before life finally brought them together romantically. "We went on our first date in October, 2015,” says Jessica. “He took me indoor skydiving. He literally swept me off my feet!”
Many brides today are celebrating their marriage with boudoir sessions or are gifting their new husband with the "little black book." Less Is More Boudoir understands that boudoir sessions may be a little intimidating, but also knows how to embrace the nerves of these sessions and turn them into confidence. Having photographed numerous brides, Less Is More Boudoir is confident in capturing the natural beauty that every woman has.
On one very special December day, Courtney and Tim went to the beach and walked along the boardwalk. Courtney explains, “At the lookout point of the boardwalk, Tim had set up apple crates and candles. He dropped to one knee and the rest was history.
Located in southwest Michigan and nestled among 27 sprawling acres of wooded property, the elegant, country estate that is Stonegate Manor will mesmerize you with its charm and timelessness. We turned to Cheri Heward of Small Town Wedding to plan a magical day at our exclusive Stonegate Manor style shoot, highlighting all the wonderful features that make this venue as unique as it is beautiful.
When Abigail “accidentally” met Damon, she had no idea he would be her future husband. A mother of her high school friend, in fact, was hosting Damon after he had completed mission work abroad and was the mastermind behind the meeting.