JASON ATEN | MICHIGAN PHOTOGRAPHER

KAY AND JOSEPH'S WEDDING | ROSEWOOD INN LANSING, MI

It's not often I get the chance to photograph a wedding for a family I love as much as this one.  I've known Kay and her family for almost a decade - though it truthfully feels like a lifetime.  They introduced me to the delicacies of Skyline Chili and Graeter's Ice Cream, and even if that was the extent of our friendship, I'd be eternally grateful.  
I count each of them friends, and I'm so thrilled for Kay and Joseph.  Someone at the reception described their first impression of Kay as a "nerdy music student."  In reality, she and Joseph are both ridiculously talented musicians (www.bellaruse.com), and are - in every way - a perfect match.  
I couldn't wait to share a few images from their wedding, so here are just a few of my favorites.  If you'd like to see the entire gallery when it's ready - simply click here.

PATRICK & JANELLE | AN EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN WEDDING

 So, I have a rule about blog posts.  My rule is simple: blog 10-15 images by the day after a wedding.  There's a lot of reasons to limit my posts to that number, but none of them mattered today.  So, this is your fair warning - this is a HUGE blog post - more like epic!  Here's the thing: Patrick and Janelle had the most amazing wedding yesterday, and I just couldn't help myself.  I think that when you finish looking at the images below, you'll agree.

Be sure to click here to see their full wedding gallery!

Wedding Ceremony: The Alumni Chapel, East Lansing, MI

Reception: Eagle Eye Golf Club, Bath, MI

Flowers by Twiggies, Dewitt, MI

Gown from Antonio's Bridal, Birmingham, MI

Cake by Dunia Sweets, Livonia, MI

Ice Cream Cake by Coldstone Creamery

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CHRIS & STEPHANIE | ANN ARBOR, MI WEDDING | WEBER INN

Sometimes, photographing a wedding is so much fun, it's hard to really think of it as "work."  Yesterday was one of those weddings.  Yesterday, Stephanie and Chris were married in a beautiful ceremony at Zion Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor, MI.  Not only is the church beautiful, it's full of light - which, as a photographer, is a particularly nice setting for a wedding celebration.
 
One of the things I really enjoy about Chris & Stephanie is that you can tell that they were completely enjoying every moment of the day.  It was fun to watch Stephanie enjoying her morning with her bridesmaids (all eight of them!) at her parent's house, as they had their makeup done.  It was fun watching them get ready and anticipate what was coming next.  It was fun to watch Chris and his groomsmen, as they relaxed and laughed.  For me, watching two people come together on a journey - and being able to document it for them - is an honor.  And to be honest, it's just plain fun!
The weather, though threatening to rain, held off at all the right times, and gave us a beautiful afternoon for a wedding.  Here are a few of my favorite images from the day.
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