I love when couples ask me to do an engagement session at a place that means a lot to them. It gives me a chance to explore a new area AND I get to know my couples better:) You see Angela and I went to college together. We were both in the Social Work program at Eastern. We never failed to look at each other when it came to being buddies for group projects. Angela is so down to earth, gets my dry sarcastic humor, and is drop dead GORGEOUS! I got to hear a lot about her life in school so when Justin entered her life I was SOO happy for her.
Angela and Justin have a blended family with three little ones. I love following along on social media seeing how much they have grown since I first met Angela! I only met Justin once before this session, but I could tell he ADORED Angela. She moves and he moves, and their hands never left the others almost the entire shoot! It was sweet seeing them in person, and he is beyond thrilled to be marrying her this month!
They both decided to have a small intimate wedding on the beach in Grand Haven on June 27, 2018! And I get the honor of photographing their reception on July 7th! I love traditional all day weddings but I told Angela when I get married this is how I would want to do it! Have close friends and family at the ceremony and then the real party can happen a week or so later! And it is so perfect for them and their laid back style.
Angela & Justin, I had SO much fun at your engagement shoot. Thank you for giving me the honor of being able to capture your love and give you memories to look back on for a lifetime. I get chills just thinking about how you both will get to be husband and wife this month, and create beautiful memories with each other. I wish you both nothing but happiness and love in your time together. The next time I see you you both will be Mr. and Mrs. Schmidtke!!!
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