You will never look back on life and think, “I spent too much time with my kids”.
A little over two years ago, Makenzie was working in Game Stop where a guy name Derek, in her words, “used to come in quite a bit". One year later, as the sun was setting at a lighthouse in Northern Michigan, he asked her to be his wife. “I felt safe and comfortable with him from day one, “she said. “And he liked pineapple on his pizza, so it was meant to be!”
So it was, that as the sun set on their beautiful October wedding day, after dad had given her away, after family and friends had gathered at a small vintage cabin in Northern Michigan, after the dances had been danced, and after the cake had been cut, we set out to put her once again, safely in his arms at sunset.
Congratulations Mackenzie and Derek! We wish you every happiness imaginable in the years to come.
The bride’s dress is from Becker’s Bridal
The amazing DJ was Jason from Sound Productions Entertainment & More, Claire Michigan.
Many thanks to the DJ Jason. He was so in tune…lol…yep shameless pun…to the every detail. He made sure we had the very best light, and planned the dances and special events around our request to steal the bride and groom away for a few sunset photos.
Every once in a while you meet a couple who are so much alike, its like they were meant for each other. That can be said of John and Kathleen. I can not wait to meet their little girl, Honora!
Scroll through the images to get a taste for the beautiful love that is theirs...
From Lexilu Photos Session Vault- Justin and Blairs Maternity Session; 2017
I first met Justin and Blair when they were newly engaged. Our Port Huron engagement session was one of the first times we photographed them. Since then, we have been blessed with not only their friendship, but have also been privileged to be a part of the many milestones of raising a family of their own. Our session here is from our archived Maternity sessions from 2017. Justin and Blair decided that they wanted to wait to find out the gender of the babies. We did a little guessing and each wrote down what they thought the babies would be. Check out who had it spot on!
If you think newborn babies grow fast...have a puppy. In a matter of a few months, a little tiny bundle of mischievous fur becomes a....well LARGE balls of mischievous fur! This session was taken in August of 2016 as the Madden's, Alex and Rebecca celebrated their one year anniversary. You may remember Alex and Rebecca's beautiful engagement session in Ludington, Michigan in 2015, followed by their beautiful August wedding. As they celebrated their one year anniversary they welcomed Whiskey into their lives. These are moments of the first few weeks with their new pup!
Finn and Sawyer are turning ONE!
Their mama, Brittney, reached out to me to help her with a Circus themed photo session. Her text mentioned "trying to find an elephant"! Well, yeah! I was in! Brittney is super talented and made the kids outfits. We texted back and forth about props and colors and viola! The Potter Brother's Circus was officially open.
Big sister Ember was a sheer bundle of love and joy...as usual. I love this girl. She is not...threeeeeeeeee, she is twooooooooooo...just so you know. When her mama showed her a sneak peek her response was...."THERE WAS AN ELEPHANT THERE?!!"
We love this little family and have loved watching them grow!
Photos edited with the amazing Summeranna Actions and Overlays https://summerana.com/shop/dancing-stripes-zebra-animal-overlay-and-photoshop-action-collection/
Yes, Ember, elephants and zebras!
We are super excited to photograph another Marsh wedding! My family has known their family.. for...well...a very long time!
Mackenzie and Travis have planned their wedding reception in beautiful downtown Holly, Michigan at the Holly Vault owned & Operated by HGTV's Cari Cucksey! (Cash & Cari) which was the location for their engagement photo session. It's a beautiful, vintage place and we cant wait to get some more amazing photos of this special couple.
Rain, downpours, thunder, lightning, wind gusts, high humidity and bright sunshine. Yes, we experienced it all in just one day during our coverage of the Fredericks/Eckel wedding. But the weather was no obstacle to this amazing firefigher & firefighter/cop duo.
We started the day at Salon 101 in downtown Lapeer where the stylists did an amazing job! Did I mention WIND GUSTS? They happened to gust their gustiest during our bridal session with the bride and her attendants and with the exception of a few wispy curls needing to be tucked behind the ear, our bridal party stayed salon fresh the entire day! Great job Salon 101!
Next up....the guys!
After learning of their baby's gender from the gals at Sneak a Peek in Davison Mi, Brigette and Wes could have called, emailed, messaged or announced what they had learned on social media in a simple post. But this creative couple wanted to do something special and involve their family in the announcement.
So, on a beautiful Fall, Sunday afternoon, they asked their friends and family to meet them as Wes's parents farm. There four generations gathered together around an old barn door-table that was decorated in baby's breath whites, muted greens and gold accents offering little hint to baby's gender.
The answer to the question of the day, He or She, what would baby be...was hidden inside the large white pumpkin centerpiece that everyone wanted to lift the lid on. The family sat waiting anxiously to learn the gender of their lil' punkin' to be. Burlap and gold dipped wooden tags with the family's guesses written on them, were tied to a wreath that hung on an old vintage door. As near by an old Victrola and sheet music offered subtle clues with titles such as "Will You Be My Daddy", and "Beautiful Girl of Mine" & " You're My Baby".
Then the moment arrived. Wes and Brigette opened the pumpkin top and pulled out a...
Now, you didn't think I was going to give it away did you...
Join in on the fun, take a guess yourself...then scroll through their beautiful reveal to see if you guessed correctly.