My little pal Blake is growing so quick!  His favorite thing seems to be his feet right now.  He was far more interested in his own toes than any silly sounds or mommy/daddy voices for most of his photos but we managed to get that cute little mug in at least a few photos!  Next time I get to see him, I’m sure he’ll be up and running – I can’t wait!

Kimberly & Derek were married at the Sequanota Club in Charlevoix, MI on a lovely, sunny May day, surrounded by their closest friends and family.  They designed their own custom wedding bands, had hand-made paper flowers, and a beautiful vista that perfectly matched their style.  This simple and easy event was officiated by Derek’s father and Kim’s hair and make-up was done by one of her bridesmaids.

Jodi, Todd, and their daughters were the willing participants in the Castle Farms Not So Real Wedding event.  Jodi and Todd are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary this month and after hearing the stories about their real wedding years ago, they deserved this fantastic event!  They were so great to work with and be around! Days like this with lovely people like these, affirm my faith in long-lasting unions and make me proud to do my job.

This event was a bridal show alternative that showcased some of the best Preferred Service Providers from Castle Farms’ PSP list.  It showcased a vow renewal ceremony, delicious dinner, and dance party reception. Guests were able to have a full-sensory Castle Farms wedding experience; seeing, tasting, and hearing the wedding vendors in action!

Venue | Castle Farms
Wedding Planner | Johanna Alexander, Castle Farms
Photography | Paxton Photography
Ceremony & Reception Entertainment | A+ Event Entertainment
Wedding Cake and Sweets | Simply Sweet by Jessica
Photo Booth | Shutterbooth
Officiant | Rev. Glad Remaly
Catering | Grey Gables Inn Restaurant & Catering
Wine | Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery
Linens & Details | Taylor Rental
Floral Design | Monarch Garden & Floral Design
Transportation | Midnight Madness
Carriage | Abraham’s Carriage Service


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This Momma is my sister’s best pal from school. I have personally watched this family grow from wedding, to first born, to a family of 4. I see so much of Crystal in Isabella’s face, it kinda cracks me up! And Zeke is becoming quite the handsome little fella, too. I am blessed to watch these kids grow, even if it is from afar.

Sally and Chad (and the pupster too) are planning a Leelanau county wedding in July of this year.  We took some time to explore the beach and a few locations close to the wedding venue.  It was a glorious early May day!

These fine young gents and their folks were a blast!  We made swords out of cattails, got muddy, and had high hopes for froggin.  Mom is a seasoned pro (a.k.a. saint) with these boys; lets them get muddy and run though the fields and just watches them smile and enjoy each other.

James is one of my favorite photogenic little buddies!  Those suspenders are his trademark!

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Edward and Jackson are fabulously beautiful little guys.  So well behaved and happy!  It was my pleasure to spend time with them.

Their Momma, Cate, is a go-get-em leader that is heading up the project to bring a local Pets for Vets chapter to Traverse City.  If you are interested in the program, we are still looking for pet trainers, pet foster homes, and volunteers for various positions!  Hit me up here if you’d like more information!

Ethan may have been having a minor case of the “I’m three and just don’t want to play with you,” but we still managed to capture a few smiles!!  Such patient parents!  They were absolute pros!