Josh + Melissa- San Marino Club Wedding- Troy, Michigan.

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Josh and Melissa are absolutely adorable together. They share a big passion for running- so much so that they incorporated it into their wedding day and Josh even says that running had a part in how he fell in love with Melissa.

From Josh: “Melissa & I share a love of running. I fell in love during our first winter of long run Sunday’s together. We spent many hours on backroads and metro parks.”

We started the day off at Melissa’s parents’ house where the girls were getting ready. It was a beautiful Fall day outside!

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Melissa was stunning in her fitted lace dress. I loved the beaded sheer sleeves. So gorgeous! The girls wore short navy dresses that flattered everyone so well!

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Melissa’s mother allowed us to take this gorgeous chaise lounge sofa outside for some bridal portraits and we were so glad for it! How gorgeous is this bride?!

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Josh got ready with the boys at the church as they awaited the ceremony. Josh looked so handsome in his suit and we LOVED the boutonnieres!

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The ceremony was a traditional catholic mass at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. The look on Josh’s face as he saw his beautiful bride coming down the aisle- to die for!

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The bouquets were handmade by the bride and her family/friends and were so stunning! The beautiful bright oranges, yellows, purples, and reds were perfect for fall and Melissa’s soft pink bouquet of dahlias was absolutely gorgeous.

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We went to Dodge #4 State Park, a beautiful piece of property that sits along Cass Lake in Waterford to take photos. The vibrant orange leaves gave the perfect Fall look. We found numerous tall grassy fields that were the perfect backdrop!

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Josh and Melissa’s love of running had to be a part of their day of course! The couple slipped out of their fancy shoes and into their favorite running shoes for some photos. So much fun!

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Josh and Melissa’s reception decor was so adorable! Rustic fall decor of pumpkins, wood and gold were beautiful along with small hints of Michigan love!

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During Josh and Melissa’s first dance, the wedding party along with other friends and family surrounded the two in a hand-held circle as they closed out their dance. So much love going around- it truly warmed the heart! Melissa mentioned it was one of her favorite parts of the day.

From the bride: “We were surrounded by our favorite people but Josh was the only one I noticed.”

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. MacGregor! You can truly feel the love between the two of you in your presence and we were so happy to be able to capture your special memories!

Ceremony Venue: Prince of Peace Catholic Church– West Bloomfield
Reception Venue: The San Marino Club– Troy
Bridal Gown: Alessandra Bridal– Warren
Bridesmaids Gowns: Macy’s
Grooms Tux/Suits: Milano Tailor– Shelby Township
Officiant: Reverend Ronald Jozwiak
Florist: Homemade via Oakland County Farmer’s Market 
Hair: Gracie’s Salon (Antonella & Ashlee) Makeup: Caidy Marie Beauty
Bakery: Homemade via Maid of Honor
DJ: Mike Staff Productions
Videography: Mike Staff Productions
Invitations: Purchased via Etsy & printed at The Print Shop– Clarkston
Other Vendors needing to be mentioned: Gelato Cart provided by Java Java

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Andrew + Jayme- Shepherd’s Hollow Wedding, Michigan.

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Jayme and Andrew started as friends for years until they realized their friendship was something much bigger. After falling in love, Andrew proposed to Jayme by surprising her with a Christmas present containing an ornament saying “Will You Marry Me?” and then getting down on one knee. How romantic!!

The two were married at Shepherd’s Hollow golf course and banquet center in Clarkston, Michigan. This venue is so gorgeous! It’s revealed down a long winding drive surrounded by a forest of tall trees. The scenery was perfect on their day with the foliage being a beautiful lush green all around. We started the day off getting ready with the girls. I was in love with all of Jayme’s stunning accessories!

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We then headed off to Shepherd’s Hollow where the girls would get dressed. Jayme looked stunning in her fit-and-flare dress with layers of swirling tulle on the bottom and the girls looked beautiful in their long pink dresses with illusion lace on top.

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I just have to say- I LOVE navy/blue suits on grooms. It’s a change of pace most of the time and Andrew’s suit went PERFECTLY with everything about the day: the wedding party, the venue, the flowers, the reception decor. IN LOVE!

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The couple expressed that the “First Look” was their favorite part of the day.

From the two:

“We loved the first look and having that intimate moment be just between us. We were able to spend a couple minutes of time just the two of us.”

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The bouquets containing stunning vibrant pinks, greens and blues and big beautiful dahlias were gorgeous against the girl’s dresses.

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Scattered rain throughout the day called for an indoor ceremony instead of celebrating outside but it didn’t matter. Everything went perfectly and was beautiful as ever! Having their friend marry the two of them was a very personal and heartfelt touch to the ceremony!

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Jayme and Andrew did SUCH a wonderful job with their reception decor. Everything was so thought out and you could tell they did a lot of hard work! The tiny succulent place settings were one of my very favorite details along with the blue lace table runners.

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The sky cleared just in time for dancing and the setting for Jayme and Andrew’s first dance was probably the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. Layers of string lighting outdoors as dusk fell surrounded by gorgeous woods- jaw dropping and perfection!

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Harding! We had SUCH a blast being part of your special day!

 

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Shepherd’s Hollow

Bridal Gown: The Dress Shop

Bridesmaids Gowns: Saved by the Dress

Grooms Tux/Suits: President Tuxedo

Officiant: Cody Hibbs

Florist: Parsonage Events

Hair and Make Up: Glitz Salon and Erin Yosin

Linens: Parsonage Events

Bakery: Love and Buttercream

DJ: Mike Staff Productions

Videography: Complete Video Solutions

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Jon + Kelly- Indian Springs Metropark Wedding

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Jon and Kelly’s wedding day at the amazingly gorgeous and scenic Indian Springs Metropark was something out of a dream. These two are so sweet and the love the exude for each other when you see them together makes you want to grab a tub of popcorn and watch all day!

Indian Springs Metropark is one our favorite locations to photograph weddings. Not only is the architecture of the wooden building filled with hundreds of enormous windows a beauty, but the grounds of the park that are filled with thousands of trees, hills, water and dreamy fields leave you wanting to photograph all day long.

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Kelly was such a beautiful bride in her long flowing tulle dress with a sparkling gorgeous beaded strapless top! Her elbow length veil and simple jewelry were perfect in finishing off her look!

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The wedding party looked beautiful together with the girls’ coral dresses and the boys’ gray suits.

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The woods, greenery and fields shown are just some examples of how truly beautiful Indian Springs is!

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The ceremony was so sweet and perfect underneath this giant beautiful tree as a gorgeous backdrop!

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We loved Jon and Kelly’s romantic and rustic reception decor. The beautiful pinks, corals and navy elements all worked wonderful together with wooden, lace and burlap details added in. It really transformed the room and was gorgeous!

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From the bride and groom: “Our favorite part of our wedding was the speeches that our maid of honor and best man shared with our family and friends.”

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Corrente! We had a wonderful time capturing your day!

 

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Indian Springs Metropark

Bride & Bridesmaids Gowns: Gina’s Bridal Boutique

Grooms Tux/Suits: Gina’s Bridal Boutique

Officiant: Holly Stemple

Hair and Make Up: Shades Above Salon

DJ & Lighting: Brad Mamo

Photo Booth: Vision Photography

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

 

Mini-Sessions- What They’re All About

Here at Vision Photography, most of our mini-sessions occur in the Fall and Winter seasons. We refer to these as our “Walk in the Park” sessions. The term refers to what we strive to accomplish in each session- to bring families to a beautiful location and tell a story. It’s all about the emotion, interaction and the beautiful candid moments.

We offer mini-sessions and our Walk in the Park sessions each year. Many of you know and love these, but some of you may be wondering- just what exactly is a mini-session?

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We decided to feature this special blog post just to fill you guys in on what our mini-sessions are all about!

Many people hear the term “mini-session” and are discouraged or may think it wouldn’t be worth their time. Don’t let the name fool you. The photo collage above gives you an idea on just how many pictures are taken within a twenty minute period. It’s truly amazing the amount of special moments and memories can be captured in such a short amount of time.

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Check out a couple more collages from some of our most recent Fall and Winter minis to get a better idea of what your next session with Vision could be like.

Our November and December mini-sessions are held at Addison Oaks Tree Farm in Oakland County. It’s such a beautiful and festive location to capture great photos for the holiday season. We still have a few open spots for November 20 and December 4. Hurry and make sure you get your spot booked today!

To book a mini session for either November 20 or December 4, click here!

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Jake + Cortney- Mount Pleasant Wedding, Michigan

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Jake and Cortney first met around the age of 13 playing kickball, but it wasn’t until Cortney began attending college at Central Michigan University that the two started seriously dating. Jake wasn’t attending CMU with Cortney, but had a close friend he would visit and begun to spend time with Cortney during his trips. When the two became serious, they would take turns driving 2.5 hours just to spend the weekends with each other! How adorable is that?!

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We love small wedding parties! It makes the day so much more intimate and special. Jake and Cortney and their wedding party were so fun and easygoing. They even rocked out climbing on this brick building for a pretty fun photo! 🙂

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Jake and Cortney’s rustic and fall inspired decor was SO beautiful and matched their reception venue so perfectly. We loved the adorable personal pie favors and all of the wooden elements.

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Walls! Your day was so fun and we had a blast capturing your special memories!

Rob + Megan-Boulder Pointe Wedding- Oxford, Michigan

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Megan and Rob are a super adorable couple who met during their freshman year of college.

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I always love when brides switch their accessories up or add in something fun and different. In Megan’s case, her and all of her bridesmaids sported baby blue converses (Rob and his groomsmen wore orange converses as well).

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Rob and Megan’s dog is a huge part of their life. I first met these two when I photographed their engagement session at Comerica Park in Detroit and they brought their adorable pooch along to participate in the photos with them. Fun fact: Rob also proposed to Megan at Comerica!).

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Reception decor followed their color theme perfectly. Tons of bright orange and baby blue touches filled the room.

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Swanson! It was so fun to be a part of your day!

Danny + Kim- Villa Penna Wedding, Sterling Heights, Michigan

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Danny and Kim’s story is very fairytale. The two have been high school sweethearts ever since they met at Chippewa Valley High School in Clinton Township.

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Danny and Kim had their ceremony at the beautiful White House Wedding Chapel in Warren. The building has an elegant mansion-esque look and a very vintage and historic vibe to it. It made a perfect ceremony venue.

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From the bride on her favorite part of the day:

“My favorite memory from the wedding day was seeing Danny right after I entered the ceremony room. I literally burst into tears the same time that he did. I was just so happy that it was finally happening!!”

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Our favorite part of the day was getting to take pictures at the place it all began! We even were able to go inside their old high school and we snapped some photos in the “B” hallway where Danny and Kim first met and would meet up during the school day. SO cute!

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Naso! The long-time love you guys share is so adorable! We love your story and loved photographing the day you guys finally got to become husband and wife!