When she moved into her co-ed dorm room freshman year, Jordan had no idea the love of her life was just around the corner. After meeting everyone on his floor, Matt was crushing on the cute girl down the hall. He got up the courage to ask her out a few months into school and planned the best first date ever! Now they share a furry child together (Zeus, the cutest!) and are planning their fall wedding back in Michigan, their home state.
Thanks for having us capture your love and this fantastically fun time in your lives! ~Erik & Marissa
When your twin sister tells you that you need to go out with a guy, you listen. Although Loren took some convincing, her sister finally persuaded her on a blind date with Stephen and lo and behold, her sis was right! (Though we totally get that siblings can’t admit that the other is right, at least not right away.)
Valentine’s Day always creeps up. After the onslaught of holidays you think you have all this time and then…BAM, here’s that lovely holiday around the corner. If you need help thinking of a quick, last-minute gift idea here are some of our Pinterest favorites (plus a few we thought of too)!
If you’re thinking about cooking…
Layered Heart French Toast (or it could be pancakes!)
Strawberry Pie with Heart Cutouts, bacon hearts (okay, this might be our favorite), fruity valentines.
If you’re thinking about getting creative…
Take photos of hearts you find around town; use a DSLR slow shutter speed to make hearts with your cellphone light.
If you’re thinking about being crafty…
If you’re thinking about being sexy…
Give the gift of a boudoir session. We have gift cards! Contact us for details.
Create. Challenge. Educate.
If you know us, you know we’re always trying to grow- as people, in our profession, and in life. This year we were looking for a fun challenge and decided to complete a photo project each month. We’ve chosen fun challenges that are out of our comfort zone (way different from weddings), to expand our abilities, to grow and to be creative. There’s nothing like a personal project to get creative juices flowing!
We’d love for you to join us, do your own 12 in 12 challenge, or come up with our next photo project! We’ll be sharing ours here each month.
Photo Challenge 1 of 12: The Splash
What we used: a puddle, camera, and lots of different sized rocks *it totally helps if you have a second person too, especially if he can skip rocks
Settings (if you’re interested in trying this project at home): f/2.5; ISO 500; 1/1250 s
Time of day: We picked the golden hour before sunset and used parts of the puddle with tree reflections to make it more interesting. No wind made for better reflections in the still water.
Stay creative. ~Erik & Marissa
I think Erik should be a professional rock skipper.
This is what a skipping rock splash looks like.
Skipping rock splash from a side view.