Hannah and Bryan met at 8th Day Gym in Grand Rapids, MI. When we began planning their engagement session they expressed a desire to do some of their session at the gym and incorporating their love of crossfit. I always enjoy getting to know my couples while they are doing something that they love or in a location that is important to them and their story. Engagement sessions are meant to be fun, relaxed and a time to get to know your photographer before your big day. Be sure to consider unique locations that are important or significant to you and your fiancé. Cheers!
Jess and Ben are so adorable together. Listening to Jess talk about how they met and how all the pieces just magically fell into place was so special Watching Ben listen to Jess tell their proposal story was my favorite part about spending the afternoon with them. I watched Jess's face completely lit up as she shared with me the story of how she got proposed to in Aruba on the beach. I cannot wait for their wedding day next year and I've already started a countdown! Cheers!
In Mt. Pleasant, on Pickard Street, I met one of my closest friends, Caitlin, in a small cinder block building, called Doozie's Ice Cream Place. That was nearly 10 years ago and in those 10 years Caitlin and I have shared some of life's most memorable moments that include being neighbors, celebrating weddings, drinking too much and so many more. Caitlin is one of the most genuine, free spirited, and best friends that I know. Oh, and she know how to throw one heck of a wedding! Last summer, I celebrated by her side in Leland, Michigan for a fun filled weekend. I wept as I watched her dance with her dad and danced the night away under the northern Michigan stars with all our friends
When Caitlin asked me to take her one year anniversary photos with Max; I couldn't say no. Max was the perfect addition to Caitlin's life. They compliment each other and are best of friends. During their last year of marriage I have watched them fall deeper in love together. I asked Max what his biggest lesson learned his first year of marriage and he simply said, "I wish I had done it sooner." ..... (I know right! How adorable and perfect!) During their anniversary session we laughed our way through cutting their cake and doing ballerina twirls in the sunset; it was literally perfect. Happy Anniversary Max and Caitlin Lovejoy. I wish you many more years of making beautiful memories together!
Cree, Christian and I met this winter in a Biggby; and once we met to begin discussing their wedding, I was instantly excited for Cree's vision of her day and even her engagement session. She told me about the beautiful gown that she wanted to wear and I was sold! We began discussing their Grand Rapids, MI wedding and it's hard to believe that it's already this weekend!
Cree and Christian are going to be getting ready at the Amway Hotel and exchanging vows on the beautiful, and iconic Blue Bridge. If you are not a Michigander, this Blue bridge is a iconic bridge that is located downtown and is built across the Grand River. It was built in 1892 and is one of the longest truss bridges in the state.
Saturday can't come soon enough! The weather is looking great and I know that Cree and Christian are more then ready. If you are a bride that is recently engaged and looking for a photographer for your special day Elizabeth Berghuis Photography is booking for 2019 and 2020 weddings and still has remaining dates in 2018. Cheers!
Many of my couples are braving the cold for their engagement sessions and have me falling in love with the season of winter! The snowflakes and rosey cheeks are so cute when my couples are all snuggled up together.
Paige and Joe are getting married this October and I can't wait to be a part of their day. Joe and Paige are such an easy going couple and Joe completely adores Paige. Joe was pretty quite on our engagement session but I am looking forward to cracking him open a little bit more in October and maybe capturing him break it down on the dance floor! I'll keep you posted on how my progress goes ;) haha. Enjoy!
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