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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

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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!

Joel + Kara- Lafayette Grande Wedding, Michigan

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Kara and Joel were a blast to hang out with on their wedding day! The crazy part of their story is that they are both Oakland University alumni and both were part of the school’s Cross Country team….except at different times! They knew they wanted to incorporate the track into their wedding photos and we had so much fun with them on the field! They even had a few of our OU spirited photos published in Oakland’s Alumni Magazine for featuring the campus’s track and field on their day.

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From the bride: “I loved being able to take photos on the OU Track because it was such a unique experience.”

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We loved Kara and Joel’s classic black & white decor. Their theme incorporated Frank Sinatra as their main inspiration. Their centerpieces were vintage cigar boxes filled with beautiful florals and they even had a Frank Sinatra impersonator singing during dinner and serenading the couple’s first dance.

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From the bride on another of her favorite parts of the day:

“I also loved hearing our daughter, Jaclyn, give our speech. It was completely from the heart and what I felt wasn’t your average “make fun of the bride/groom” speech.”

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Sellentine! You two are so beautiful together and we loved sharing and capturing your day!

Adam + Betsey- Fox Hills Wedding- Plymouth, Michigan

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Adam and Betsey’s wedding day was full of fun and laughs! We had such a great time with them and their wedding party in Plymouth.

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Downtown Plymouth has a lot of cool buildings and areas to photograph around. The Penn Theatre made for some pretty fun photos with the wedding party.

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From the bride on her favorite part of the day:

“It so hard to choose! But I will have to say it was probably when it was just the two of us getting our pictures taken at the golf course, there was so mucb of the day where we were around so many people it was nice to be able to have a few moments as just the two of us.”

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Baitinger! You two are so adorable together and we’re so happy we got to capture your special memories!

Ceremony Venue- First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth
Reception Venue- Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
Bridal Gown- I Do Too! Bridal (Casablanca)
Bridesmaids Gowns-  I Do Too! Bridal (Bill Levkoff)
Grooms Tux/Suits- Men’s Warehouse (Vera Wang)
Event Planner: Ourselves and Rebecca Amel from Fox Hills
Officiant- Cathi King
Florist- Four Seasons Florist
Hair and Make Up- Caidy Marie Beauty
Rentals- Millennium Limousines Inc.
Linens- Linens & Beyond
Bakery- The Pastry Palace
DJ- Andrew Rembiez
Invitations- Elegant Invitations & Bridal