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!!)

Adam & Monica // Married!

The rain pattered on the roof and splashed into puddles that had quickly formed. The crowd all rose to their feet as the bride emerged from her tent. There was only a brief moment where she had no cover from the rain. With her dad by her side, and a roof now over her head, she began her decent down the aisle. Tears filled everyone’s eyes with joy as the couple met at the end of the aisle. Although the wedding didn’t take place outside by the giant willow as they had originally intended, it didn’t matter. Monica and Adam were getting married. Rain or shine.

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If Adam and Monica receive comments on this blog post from at least 35 different people then they’ll receive a free 8×10 print from their wedding!
Yay for free stuff.
So, leave them some love!

-Shannon

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October 25, 2014 - 11:24 pm

Holly Way - The beauty of the bride and photos drew me in. Had to write a comment when I saw they could get a free 8×10. They’re a gorgeous couple and that’s a great advertisement for the photographer. …just give them the photo! Great photographer

October 22, 2014 - 2:25 pm

David Hein - Beautiful pictures

October 22, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Debbie Henderson DeFouw - Beautiful.

October 22, 2014 - 3:10 am

Erica Shirey - So great! Beautiful day!

October 21, 2014 - 11:09 pm

Erica Shirey - Absolutely love so great!

October 21, 2014 - 11:01 pm

Jen Coalter-Ergang - Such a beautiful day for a beautiful couple! Here’s to many happy years!

October 21, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Beth - beautiful!! Had some family drama around my wedding and my mom forgot to confirm our photographer I wish so much we had good wedding pics!

October 21, 2014 - 6:36 am

Megan Leigh Hauer-Shirey - Amazing pictures. ♡

October 21, 2014 - 1:56 am

Ryna Reinbold - What beautiful memories!

October 21, 2014 - 1:30 am

Jackie Carew-bartholomew - Beautiful!!! Stunning!!! Gorgeous!!! Congratulations!!!!

October 20, 2014 - 6:07 pm

Courtney DeFord - Beautiful!!

October 20, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Marissa Banks - I love how these turned out! So beautiful:)

October 20, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Dan Bowen - Cute pictures

October 20, 2014 - 8:45 am

Susan Ybarra - Beautiful photos………….we are so happy for you both!!

October 19, 2014 - 10:13 pm

Gracie DeFord - Love these!7Gb5

October 19, 2014 - 1:17 am

Carol Wardley - Beautiful pictures, Beautiful family. Best wishes for a happily ever after

October 18, 2014 - 11:39 pm

Deborah Grow - Very Beautiful…..

October 18, 2014 - 11:33 pm

Mo Swager - Very beautiful pictures. Very beautiful wedding with friends and family

October 18, 2014 - 11:00 pm

josh - keep the pics coming.

October 18, 2014 - 10:59 pm

Sarah - so great

October 18, 2014 - 10:50 pm

Erica - love it sooo pretty

October 18, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Anne Chelberg-Ledger - Great shots….you made lemonade with lemons! Many Blessings to the happy couple.

October 18, 2014 - 3:43 pm

Bobbi Shirey - This comment is from Sandy Wylie. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple….one of the best days of my life seeing my grandson marry the love of his life. Love Grandma Wylie

October 18, 2014 - 3:38 pm

Dane DeFord - Fabulous Pictures! Great Job!

October 18, 2014 - 4:28 am

Bobbi Shirey - Absolutely beautiful pictures..you captured the love between Adam& Monica perfectly! Stunning. …can’t wait to see all the photos. <3. Thank You

October 18, 2014 - 3:38 am

Tina - Omg! Just breathtaking! Love it monca!!

October 18, 2014 - 3:04 am

Nicole Lopez - Beautiful photos of what appears to be a perfect day! So happy for you and wish you many, many years of incredible moments!!!

October 18, 2014 - 3:02 am

Max Ward - Congrats monica!

October 18, 2014 - 2:51 am

HM Schaffer - Beautiful pictures! You looked stunning, Monica!

October 18, 2014 - 2:39 am

Elissa Ely - Beautiful pics my loves❤️

October 18, 2014 - 2:18 am

Carla Kimball - Looks lovely.

October 18, 2014 - 2:18 am

janalee holt - What a beautiful day. I feel as if I was there through the brilliance of you photography.

October 18, 2014 - 2:14 am

Allison Mandley - Love your pictures! Congratulations!!!

October 18, 2014 - 1:27 am

Shana Klinger - Love! Love! Congratulations!!! <3

October 18, 2014 - 12:42 am

Ybarra Sonia - Monica you look stunning. Beautiful pictures :-)

October 18, 2014 - 12:40 am

Amanda Hoag Seger - Beautiful! Congratulations!!

October 18, 2014 - 12:15 am

Lindsey Payne - Absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations to the two of you!

October 17, 2014 - 11:58 pm

Nichole Lynn Hawkins - Amazing photos!!! So beautiful Moni!

October 17, 2014 - 11:20 pm

Jessie Bowen - Yep! That’ll do just fine.

October 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm

Monica Shirey - Shannon, you are amazing. Thank you so much for capturing our day so beautifully. ❤️❤️

October 17, 2014 - 8:28 pm

shaun - Damn!!! Your two so hot, you make my soul melt.

October 17, 2014 - 7:37 pm

Alice LaJeunesse - Love :)