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Recently, Ron and Carol celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.  Aren’t they just the cutest?

Their daughter asked me to tag along and to capture the memories of the evening, and I was so happy to!  I asked my pal Mary (the famous blogger at Are You On The Fence?, Petite-Party Planners and On Life and Creating…why yes, she writes.  A lot.  Ha!) acted as my assistant for the event.  Here are just a few samples of the wonderful family that we witnessed celebrating that evening.  They are an awesome bunch, and I’m so grateful to have met them!

Take a peek at their video slideshow, too!

Kyle and Aimee recently traveled to Chicago to celebrate their 5 year wedding anniversary with a wedding vow renewal ceremony at Navy Pier.  It was a H. O. T. day, but their love for each other burns so bright that I’m sure the weather paled in comparison.  Gorgeous day. Gorgeous location. Gorgeous couple.  Happy Anniversary Kyle & Aimee!  Thanks for having me tag along!

…Um, okay, so I’m super excited to tell you about a small event that I had the wonderful luck to shoot this spring.  Do you watch HGTV as much as I do?  If you do (and really, who doesn’t?), then you’ll most certainly recognize the name Cari Cucksey from the show Cash and Cari.  Yes, I met her.  And her “entourage” :)…

That’s Cari and her handsome-as-ever new hubby.  Jealous much?  I know!

So, here’s how it happened: Jason and I went shopping on a Saturday morning.  Actually, Jason wanted to go to Cabela’s and I just tagged along.  There are clothes to be found and shoes to be tried on in any store, anywhere, girls!  While out, I had a photo shoot cancel due to inclement weather, so naturally, I asked Jason if he would take me to Northville for…ahem…more shopping.  He was game (pun intended), so northward bound were we!  I had actually been wanting to check out the RePurpose store in Northville (from the show) for a while, and this was a perfect opportunity!

Quick montage of events: Visited the RePurpose store, made a purchase, spoke to the guy at the counter who encouraged us to visit their warehouse.  Had lunch in Northville and stopped by the warehouse, which was on the way home, afterall.  Met Natalie and Christy – more employees who also happened to be bridesmaids for the upcoming nuptials – and the rest is history!

I was hired to shoot photos at the couple’s wedding shower, which was a garden party/tea luncheon where guests were asked to dress in hats and bow ties.  It was an incredibly fun and cute theme, and I was so shocked that everyone played along! (Because my family? Wouldn’t touch that with a ten foot pole!)

I met my Michigan “family” that day, and I hope to see lots more of them in the future!  Here’s a short video so that you can witness the fabulousness for yourself!  Enjoy!

Meet Ron & Kathy:

They are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary this year, and contacted me to have some portraits made to help them commemorate this fabulous event.  Aren’t they just the cutest couple, ever??

Both also serve in the American Legion in Holland, Ohio, and they wanted to capture their lifetime of service in a few photos, as well.

 Thank you for letting me be a small part in your special celebration, Ron & Kathy!  Here’s to 60 more loving, wonderful years!

Meet Kyle and Aimee.  They recently had a backyard photo session to commemorate buying their first home!  Well, okay, they’ve been in their home for a little while now, and this was supposed to be my housewarming gift to them.  It just took me longer than anticipated.  You know, first anniversaries are almost as good as the first day, right? 🙂

I digress…happy new(ish) home to Kyle and Aimee!  We had a beautiful session in their yard, and what a gorgeous yard it is!  (Though, I certainly don’t envy Kyle, who is inevitably going to be in charge of raking up the multi-colored leaves.)
Their house happened to be decorated for their upcoming Halloween party when I arrived.  If you can’t tell by the photos below, Kyle and Aimee?  Like to have some fun! (Sometimes, at the expense of their kitties: Pippa and Bowie.  Ha!)

And, of course, don’t miss their video:


Find the Klink’s entire gallery on photographybyk.com, too!  Have a great day!

A HUGE congrats goes out to Chuck and Carlene:

They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at The Legacy, in Ottawa Lake, MI. It was a surprise party thrown by all of their children! What a great family, to throw such an elaborate party for their parents!

Here are just a few of the details, but don’t forget to take a tour of the full Lazelere Anniversary photo gallery over at photographybyk.com.

And, if you’ve got a few minutes to spare, check out their video!

You’ve met Laura before.  She was part of the Woda Family session earlier this summer.  You’ve never seen her quite like this, though…

Laura contacted me about setting up a session with her horse, Joel.  Of course, I jumped at the opportunity!  How often do you get to see beautiful horses up close and personal?  (Well, at least, those of us who live in the city don’t get that luxury all that often!)  When I arrived, I got nervous.  Horses are BIG, y’all!  We had a blast, though, and here are a few of my favorites from her session:

Laura even “allowed” her boyfriend, Justin, to be in some of the photos, too! 🙂 I’m joking, of course – aren’t they just the cutest couple you’ve ever seen? (Cabela, their silver lab puppy doesn’t hurt on that front, either!)

As usual, I’ve also shared a link to Laura’s session video, below. If you’d like to take a peek at the rest of her gallery, please visit her page on photographybyk.com today!

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