Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A few more from Stephan & Jen's wedding

The Kiss.

 The guys had superhero themed t-shirts under there tuxes...how fun is that? :)

Picture of happiness.

More pictures at a later date!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bob & Jessica - Wedding Preview

Wedding bells rang today for Bob & Jessica and we were so glad to be able to be there to capture all the memories of the day.

Best wishes to you both and may the Lord bless you as you serve him together!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Stephan & Jen - Wedding Preview

We enjoyed capturing Stephan and Jen's special day yesterday and we are so excited to share more of the pictures with you, but for now, a wedding preview will have to do. :)

Hope you both are having the best honeymoon ever and we look forward to sending you the rest of the pictures!  Congratulations to you on your new life together!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Jason & Hannah - Wedding

Jason and Hannah were married on a very cold and snowy day in northern Michigan and we were so glad to be able to capture all the amazing moments from their special day.


 Big shout out to Jason, Hannah and all the wedding party who pretended like it wasn't 12 degrees outside and braved the elements for some awesome photos!

When we saw this straight road running up the hill, we knew we just had to get some portraits at the top.  My favorite location of the day by far!  And yes, all the snow in these pictures is absolutely real, no effects added. :)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Jason & Hannah - Wedding Video

We had a videographer for our wedding that captured the whole day along with short interviews with our family and friends and it blessed our hearts, so we decided to try to offer at least the interviews to our wedding clients.

We also mixed in a little video from the ceremony that we shot from the 60D while shooting the stills for the wedding.

Let us know what you think! Would you like to get a clip like this a few days after your wedding?

Or if you are already married, would you have liked this?

We shot our first video at a wedding this past weekend for the amazing Jason & Hannah.  Thanks to all the family and friends for sending messages of love an encouragement to these two as they start their married life !

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Customizable Camera Bag

After looking at some awesome Kelly Moore, and Epiphanie women's photography bags, we decided we liked the functionality of a stylized purse/camera bag, but we weren't sold on the price tags that were anywhere from $160-$350.

We did a little research and found a super cool and affordable alternative.  We would love to share this with all you photogs out there that want to have a camera bag that is large enough to hold all your gear, but doesn't scream, ugly black camera bag. :)

First, we found a Domke camera bag insert for $30. You can get all sorts of sizes and shapes of these, but we chose the standard large sectioned one so that Nicole would have room for all her lenses and gear.

Then we headed over to one of our favorite stores (Kohl's) and found a large Jennifer Lopez purse that would fit the dimensions of the Domke insert. Of course it was on sale, who buys full priced things at Kohl's, right? ;)  $58

We chose this bag for functionality of the color (to hide wear and tear) ease of carrying, for those Chicago day trips and extra pockets, for small cards, cords...etc.

 Here is a view of what we initially dropped in the bag.  As you can see, there is even a little room to spare for another lens or that water bottle or wallet that you don't want to carry.

 And here is what fit in the bag with a little room to spare:

1. Canon 50D with battery grip and 50mm
2. Canon batter charger
3. Battery grip AA clip
4. Speedlight Flash
5. Canon 15mm fisheye
6. Canon 28-135mm with lens hood
7. Canon 55-250mm with lens hood

 Overall, it is a very comfortable bag to carry and only cost a total of $88.   Not bad for a fashionable way to carry and protect your photography equipment.

If you try this out, we would love to see what bag/insert combo you come up with, the possibilities are endless!

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