matt&michele | grand rapids, michigan engagement photography

By AlyssaWagner on May 27, 2014 | comments
Well, hello!

Hope you’re all easing back in to post-Memorial Day life with a lovely Tuesday! Shall we call it the potato salad detox? Great. Because my amazing mother-in-law happened to make 15 pounds of potatoes worth of absolutely divine potato salad and I may or may not have made a couple meals out of the leftovers.

So, on our end over here, we’ve got a couple more weeks of calm before we hit the eye of the wedding season storm. It’s a mix of emotions, really. Mostly, I’ve got a whole lot of nervous excitement going on. I’m ready and prepared and rested – so for that we have the excitement. (That and the fact that EVERY SINGLE ONE of our clients are the coolest people on planet earth and WHAT I get to photograph their wedding day?! Pinch me.) And on the other end – this time of the year always lends to an insane amount of dizzy little butterflies for all the unknowns. New situations, new people, a thousand opportunities to stretch myself and try new things… all while hoping the outcome results in a better photographer, wife, and friend. Holy moly. Beautiful nerve-wracking chaos. I love it.

In the meantime though, I have a whole slew of engagement sessions that I have yet to blog! So I’ll be sharing those in the next couple weeks or so. And probably in no particular order, so bear with me if the seasons are all over the place. (Not that this would be weird for Michigan anyway, haha)

First, meet Matt&Michele! Their wedding will be ending our wedding season this year, and I think it will be just perfect. Before this session we had only Skyped, and you really wouldn’t have guessed it. They were so delightfully comfortable with my camera alllll up in their space, and we laughed like old friends. :) Honestly, I think it has everything to do with how crazy they are about each other. They act and speak and look at each other like best friends. It was so cold outside, and they were up for whatever. Which is probably a good thing since they’re rockin’ an end of December wedding!


Dog with a bow tie. Maybe the best photo request ever.

Thanks for letting me adventure you around in the freezing Michigan cold, you guys. And thanks for trusting me and laughing with me like we’d hung out together for much longer than one Skype meeting ;) it meant a lot, and I’m beyond excited for your beautiful December wedding!

Much love,