I’m so happy to share Carolyn and Philips sneak peek on my blog today! First of all, let me tell you a bit about my girl Carolyn. She loves her dog Mio just as much as I love my baby Bindi (check out the adorable pictures below). We met through an event Planning company where she works while I was photographing an event for them at DR Phillips Center.
We bonded during their engagement session at Bok Towers where we had quite the adventure! We got to enjoy a few long meals together after that! Carolyn is the most bubbly, stylish and kind hearted woman. And then there is Phil- funny, tall, handsome and Carolyn’s love of her life. They are just the perfect pair and I was so honored to be their wedding photographer. Phil and Carolyn met while both were working at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Fast forward a bit to a quiet day when both were off from work. Phil had prepared a beautiful breakfast for them to enjoy. She discovered that Mio had a ring tied to his neck. Phil then got down on one knee and asked Carolyn to spend the rest of her life with him. How Romantic and Sweet!
When asked what they love the most about each other, Carolyn says that she loves Phil’s sense of humour and adventurous spirit while Phil loves her beautiful face and that she enjoys eats weird / exotic stuff (testimonial to his humor!).
The couple tied the knot at the Stunning Bella Collina with a traditional wedding.The venue boast breathtaking views at every glance and has a rustic, Luxurious and Tuscan architecture. I’m in Love with these pictures <3
Everyone wants to feel their best on the day they are set to get married. However, planning a wedding can be really stressful, and when you’re stressed you may not feel or look your best. Although we’re not here to add more to your planning plate, knowing exactly how to prep for the big day will help you feel great and enjoy your wedding day. I’m sure your bride already has a list for exactly how she will be getting herself ready for your wedding, so here are a few (easy!) things you can do for yourself Enjoy our blog post For Him: Grooming For The Wedding.
Getting in shape for your wedding is a goal almost all brides and grooms set for themselves. And you can start right after, or even before, you pop the question. Starting an exercise regimen is not only great for your mental health, to help keep planning stress at bay, you can slim down or tone up as well! It’s easier than ever to crush your fitness goals with pocket training apps. Whether you like to run or hit the gym for a training session, there’s an app for that. If traditional exercise isn’t your thing, grab your friends for a game of soccer or your fiancé for a tennis match. You will burn calories without even realizing it, because you’ll be having fun!
Start A Skincare Routine
If you want to have glowing and youthful skin for your wedding day, start a routine a few months before the wedding. You want to give your skin time to get used to trying out new products, to avoid any breakouts or spots right before the wedding. This doesn’t have to be complicated! Simply wash your face day and night, and follow up with a hydrating facial moisturizer. Another huge part of skin care is your shaving routine. Use high quality razors and shaving products, such as those from Harry’s, to ensure a closely shaven face that’s free from nicks. Even if you rock a beard or mustache, using proper shaving techniques will help you get straight lines and a neat-looking face.
Try Out Hairstyles
We all know that the bride does a trial run for her wedding day hair and makeup. But as the groom, you should consider doing the same for your hairstyle. If you want to try out a new hairstyle, be sure to do it a few months before your wedding, so you can grow it out if need be. The last thing you want is to meet your fiancé on the aisle with a hairdo you don’t love. However, if you’ve found the look you love, be sure to snap a photo so it can be perfectly replicated right before the wedding.
Whiten Your Teeth
If you are a coffee or red wine enthusiast, you may want to consider whitening your teeth before your big day. Whitening your teeth is easier and quicker than ever with at home products, like these whitening strips from Crest. You will be smiling a lot on your wedding day, and ensuring you have a bright smile will be worth it when you get your wedding photos back! Whitening strips are user-friendly, and only take a half hour out of your day. Plus, you don’t have to think about doing this until a week or two before your wedding, that’s how quick they work!
The Final Touches…
If you’re days away from your wedding but you want to make a few changes to your look, tackling things like your brows and nails can have a big impact! Trimming your brows is easy to do yourself and can be done a couple days before the wedding and they will stay looking great. Trim, file and clean up your nails the morning of so they don’t get dirty beforehand. Paying attention to small details like this show your fiancé that you took pride in how you look as the two of you commit your lives to each other.
I boarded a plane to photograph Uma and Nandini’s Indian Wedding in Detroit. A flight attendant announced over the speakers that the flight was going to be turbulent one as soon as I was seated! It was a turbulent flight the entire way to Detroit. I thanked God that we landed safely and swore that I won’t be flying again anytime soon (although i ended up booking another flight just days later). The turbulent flight quickly faded into a memory as the excitement of photographing a friends wedding kicked in. Uma is a fearless preacher and sincere friend who is liked by so many. I met Uma in Orlando a few years ago during a home study program. I was attracted by her friendly demeanor and her desire to serve others.
Friends and family from all over the world flew in to be a part of Uma and Nandini’s Wedding! From England to Africa to India, you name the country and someone probably flew in from there. The entire wedding was coordinated by her friends and Family! Uma showed some serious trust in the process as she sat back watching her magical day unfold. Their wedding was beautiful and entertaining.
The wedding took place in the Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest. The ceremony site took place outside in the back of the hotel and was decorated by tall pine trees, lush greenery and the hotels golf Course. The endless grassy hills worked perfect for their formal pictures. Their wedding color scheme was Pink, Red and Gold. The Mandap was decorated by matching roses and gorgeous fabric draping. We want to wish Nandini and Uma an amazing journey together as husband and wife
Kayli and William’s Classic Southern Charm Wedding at Venue 1902 (Preservation hall)
I’m so excited to share images from Kayli and William’s beautiful Wedding which I had the honor of photographing 4 weeks ago.
Venue 1902 is a newly opened venue (late 2017) that I had ever photographed a wedding in before. I had heard some great things about the space from other industry vendors.
Kayli and William’s had a traditional classic wedding with a color scheme of black, white and Gold detailing. They also added a touch of Red and Pink roses amidst their white floral arrangements. The team at Country club flowers did a great job balancing the colors to still keep the flowers very soft and feminine.
Venue 1902 is a Southern Style venue with historic and rustic detailing- being the oldest school on Sandford, there is no lack of historic feels at the venue, adding to its charm.
Kayli and William are so fun to be around, kind hearted and down to earth. From our fun engagement session in their neighborhood to their wedding day and beyond, Its been my pleasure watching their love firsthand and seeing what a beautiful pair they make. I would like to thank the amazing vendors who worked so hard at making their wedding day so perfect.