David and Ashley // Married

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” You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it.

But if you mean it,
you should say it a lot…”

Jessica, age 8

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Today (and every day) I’m thankful for love.

Not only is it what drives my business,
but it’s what drives our lives!

I’m constantly surrounded by love.
And I’m so fortunate to get to witness so many amazing love stories.

Here’s one of them…

 

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pre-wedding hand holding : )

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I told them all to make a funny face. The flower girls had no hesitation…

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We had two flower girl/models apparently. I’m actually not sure flower girls can get much cuter.

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Thank you guys for being the perfect wedding to end my year.
As always, if David and Ashley get comments on this post from at least 35 different people, they get to pick out a free 8×10 print from their wedding!
So comment away  : )
-Shannon

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November 29, 2014 - 2:00 am

Katie Groeneveld Minor - This makes me smile! :) Love you, ash!!!

November 28, 2014 - 11:32 pm

Amy Joy Vos - I love these! Ashley, you’re so beautiful!

November 28, 2014 - 11:12 pm

Ashley Morgan Bernard - Thanks for all of your hard work, Shannon!! The pictures are amazing <3

November 27, 2014 - 7:59 pm

Alicia Beardsley - Love them all! U did a awesome job!

November 27, 2014 - 4:54 pm

Kristen Monique - You did a beautiful job capturing true love Shannon! My best friends were lucky to have such a great photography and I’m sure they are happy that they picked you! Thank you for making memories into beautiful photos :)
-Kristen Jansens

Mitch & Kate // Married

Last Christmas, the whole family was snuggled together around the tree, eager to share their presents with each other.
Kate’s dad stood and explained his tradition of gifting an ornament to her mom every year.
He told everyone that Mitch wanted to join the tradition and decided he would get Kate an ornament for Christmas this year too.
Mitch got to his feet and faced the family, inviting Kate to join him and find her ornament on the tree.
After a brief game of ‘Hot and Cold’, Kate found the ornament. It was a santa clause on his sleigh, with a bag full of presents on the back.

“Let’s see it!”
“Hold it up!”

Shouts came out from the eager family.
Finally Mitch says to Kate, “The best part about it, is he’s got gifts!”
Kate glanced back down at the ornament and finally noticed the shimmering diamond ring, meticulously laying amongst Santa’s presents.
“Oh my god!” she whispered in excited shock.

Down on one knee, Mitch then asked Kate to be his wife.

Kate wiped away a few escaping tears, and as he slipped the ring onto her finger, their family roared in the background with cheers of excitement.

Everyone has known for a while that Mitch and Kate were going to get married. Even far before Mitch popped the question.
And I was so happy to be there for their engagement photos, wedding rehearsal, AND on the big day.

Love you guys!

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Oh yeah, I almost forgot… we took Mitch to get his tux altered the morning of the wedding.
No worries, it got back in time!
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Each of Kate’s bridesmaid’s wrote down how they met her.
I loved it! Haha
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If Mitch and Kate receive comments on this post from at least 35 different people, they’ll get to pick out a free 8×10 print of one of their wedding photos! Woohoo!!

-Shannon

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November 12, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Victoria Volkman Janik - Beautiful!

November 12, 2014 - 1:53 pm

Kate O'Neill - Kate you looked absolutely stunning!

So happy for you two :)

November 12, 2014 - 12:51 am

Rick DeKam - Great pics!!! Great day!!!

November 11, 2014 - 10:07 pm

Maria Mizeur Hamilton - I remember when she was a little girl and it is so great to see she has turned into a beautiful woman. Not sure how she grew up and you and Val haven’t changed at all. Congratulations!!!

November 11, 2014 - 1:33 am

Mitchell Bernhardt - These are great, let’s see the rest!

November 10, 2014 - 2:48 pm

Brenda Mulder - Beautifully done Shannon!

November 10, 2014 - 6:45 am

Marisa Hudson-Schweitzer - Looks like fabulous party!!

November 10, 2014 - 4:05 am

Adam Bernhardt - Photos turned out great– so happy for both of you, welcome to the family Kate!

November 10, 2014 - 2:35 am

Elise Mayer Roudebush - Simply beautiful! The joy and love shine through!

November 9, 2014 - 11:31 pm

Ann Rysenga - Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

November 9, 2014 - 9:36 pm

Jacob Ryan Paco Pipe - The photos are awesome! You both look great!

November 9, 2014 - 8:13 pm

Laurel Higginbotham - So pretty!

November 9, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Jackie Blankenship - The photos are beautiful!!! :)

November 9, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Kathleen - Beautiful!!

November 9, 2014 - 3:44 pm

Mary Beth Nichols-Kaiser - Absolutely beautiful

November 9, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Tammy Van Dongen Langeland - They couldn’t be more beautiful!

November 9, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Kate Bernhardt - Thank you so much Shannon!! You’re so incredibly talented – we love you!!

November 9, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Wendy Norman - Simply stunning!!!

November 9, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Judy Whitehead Norman - What can I say!!!!! Made me cry as if I were there……the pictures really told a story……..beautiful people, beautiful wedding.

November 9, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Cathy Miller - Congratulations and Best wishes for a happy life together!

November 9, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Barb Sitler-Miller - Just BEAUTIFULLY!!!

November 9, 2014 - 6:13 am

Coleen Anisko - Beautiful wedding. Thanks for sharing your pictures

November 9, 2014 - 4:21 am

Kim Alberi - Amazing!!

November 9, 2014 - 3:14 am

Lisa Ticaric - Absolutely beautiful!

November 9, 2014 - 3:14 am

Vance A. Allen - Kate & Mitchell: Fantastic photos of a beautiful couple! May you have many memorable anniversaries in the years to come. Wish we could have been there to share in your special day. Love, Uncle Vance & Uncle Doug ;)

November 9, 2014 - 2:39 am

Amber Spencer - Great pictures, Katie you are flawless ♡

November 9, 2014 - 2:30 am

Angie Norman Allen - I love my Michigan family! Just beautiful, thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to meet Mitch!!

November 9, 2014 - 2:28 am

Magdalena Rubio-Godoy - Beautiful pics. for a beautiful bride!!

November 9, 2014 - 2:16 am

Chris Russell - Beautiful wedding. Beautiful family!

November 9, 2014 - 1:43 am

Dawnanne Corbit - Beautiful wedding, beautiful pictures beautiful people. So glad we were there!

November 9, 2014 - 1:36 am

Ximena Tomasik - Like always Shannon, your work is awesome!

November 9, 2014 - 1:26 am

Valerie Volkman DeKam - Soooo much fun! More, more, more!!!

November 9, 2014 - 1:20 am

Sydney Sweat - These are SO GOOD! (Happy crying voice)

November 9, 2014 - 1:04 am

Trista Cortes - Shannon, this is your best work ever!

November 8, 2014 - 9:45 pm

Carol Simpson - So sorry we missed it. Glad we could enjoy the pictures.

November 8, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Nicole buttery - The pictures are SO gorgeous!!! I’m so happy for you both and so excited to see what the future holds for you. You guys are just as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside and we were so happy to be able to spend your big day with you!!! Love you both so much!! Xoxoxo

Nicole and Mark (& your niece!!)