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

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.

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!

His momma and daddy are fabulous people too!  If you are looking for great handmade home designs, accents, and heirloom pieces, check out

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!

This little smiley babe is turning one this week!  Turns out she really didn’t like the feel of grass on her bare feet.  I’m sure she’ll get to test out beach sand soon, let’s see how that texture works for her!


Are YOU as crazy about your fur-babies as me?  I don’t know what I’d do without my girls!  My absolute most favorite photography is pet portraits!  This is a really fun gift to have made for someone’s birthday, father’s/mother’s day, or Christmas.

In honor of my new fancy sales cards (that I am over the moon in love with) I will be running a pet portrait special!
  • $65.00
  • half hour studio sitting time
  • disk of images with printing rights
  • one 5×7 metal print of your favorite image
Call today to plan ahead for your favorite nutty-pet-owner’s unique and personalized gift!  (231)883-9807

Gift wrapping and framing are available, too!  Offer good to 11/15/15.  Offer based on one pet per sitting, add $10 per additional animal.

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Saturday May 2nd, 2015 Only – Sitting Openings from 10am – 7pm