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Jen and Jeff . Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer

Who doesn’t love a St. Patrick’s Day wedding? Jen and Jeff had a very intimate wedding and reception at the Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor. After all the fanfare had ended, we stepped out into the sunshine for some portraits. Don’t let the leaf-less trees fool you – it was a gorgeous spring day!

Jen and Jeff outside the Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor

These images were made under the Broadway bridge, between the Gandy Dancer and the Amtrak station. I was standing in the middle of the train tracks to get some of the shots – fortunately, I had a couple of spotters. :)

I have no idea what Jen is saying to Jeff here – but it seems to be working!

Jen and Jeff at the Arboretum in Ann Arbor

In order to enjoy a more natural setting, we took a trip down to the Arboretum. For those not familiar with Ann Arbor, the Arb is a gigantic park/nature reserve with grassy fields and trails. The Huron River even meanders along the northern border. This is one of the best spots in Ann Arbor for a morning walk or an afternoon picnic! Since everything snow-and-ice related had just thawed, the ground was kind of squishy, but the sunlight was just beautiful.

Jen and Jeff at the Arboretum in Ann ArborJen and Jeff at the Arboretum in Ann Arbor

Jen and Jeff are sitting at one of my favorite places in the whole Arb – on this particular day, we could see tons of St. Patrick’s Day revelers far down on the fields below this hill.

Jen and Jeff at the Arboretum in Ann Arbor

So beautiful!

Jen's bouquet at the Arboretum in Ann Arbor

I love how Jen opted for a classic bouquet with a St. Patrick’s twist. Bells of Ireland are such an unusual plant – they make a really whimsical green filler for arrangements.

Jen and Jeff in Ann Arbor

Congratulations, you two! It was a pleasure sharing your wedding day.

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Engagement: Ari and Mark

Ari and Mark have been married for a  month (!), but since I’m blogging the backlog of fun shoots I’ve done so far this summer, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite engagement portraits from their session.

Ari and Mark

Aren’t they sweet? This is the image that we used on their wedding gallery announcement cards that were handed out at the reception.

Ari and Mark

We went down to the Arb in Ann Arbor and meandered around one of the trails. I love this image – it’s awesome to photograph a couple who really are good friends to each other.

Ari and Mark

Ari’s engagement ring is beautiful!

Ari and Mark

I’ll admit it – I’ve got a soft spot for pictures of kisses. Especially the ones that are passionate and playful!

Ari and Mark

Laying in the grass…a classic Arb passtime! Ari and Mark were kind enough to humor me.

Ari and Mark

When we were wrapping up the shoot, the sun had begun to set and lit up the evergreens on the opposite side of the hill. The light is so intense, the trees looked like they were on fire. It was a lovely way to end our outing.

Next up I’ll have images from Mark and Ari’s gorgeous wedding. They had a beautiful, emotional ceremony in a garden, followed by a nonstop party reception – photos of dancing guests and celebration abound!

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