Remember when we gave away those free wedding photography packages? Well this was mine, and holy moly was it wonderful! This couple stole my heart from our very first meeting when they talked about nature being the theme of their big day and that the ceremony would be held in the woods on the shores of Lake Michigan -- but I had no idea how much *fun* their wedding was going to be. There was zero stress, and I think I might have photographed more laughter shots than ever before. In fact, I think the mother of the bride might have had as much fun (maybe even more?) than the bride and groom! Beyond that, there were some amazing personal touches like the bride and groom brewing their own beer for the occasion (Holy Matrimarzen) or the mother of the bride surprising everyone with a new tattoo that matched the bride's. It was really incredible to be a part of such love, tenderness and laughter. Congratulations to everyone involved.
And special thanks to my fabulous second shooter for the day, Meredith Westin.