Woodland Stylized Bridal Shoot

My good Friend Megan came to me a few months back with the idea of doing a “woodland Bride” themed shoot. Of course I was in from the start and we started tossing around ideas, shooting locations, and plans. Megan pulled the whole thing together with the help of some really amazing vendors.
The whole thing turned out beautifully and I was so happy to be a part of shooting behind the scenes for this fun little project. We all need something creative from time to time to recharge and get out in the woods with our cameras, not to mention a couple of models…oh and a few thousand mosquitos. :)

The evening could not have come together more beautifully. Thank you so much Megan for having me on as a part of this project, and to the other fabulous vendors involved!

Hope you love! :)


Photographer: Meg Van Kampen Studios
Event Design: White Dress Events
Makeup: Carrie Whiting – Flawlessly Finished Event Artists
Hair: Jennifer Grace
Cake/Desserts: Desserts by Lori
Coordinator: White Dress Events
Dress Designer: Shannon Gales
Floral Design: Spring Sweet
Jewelry: Spring Sweet
Stationery: Wildship Studio
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Redi Rental
Real Couple and Bloggers: Nichole & Jeff

Dave + Amber 5.25.13

Dave + Amber were married this spring in Spring Lake with a fabulous reception at Spring Lake Country club. These two have the cutest little family. Check out the trailer to see their adorable girls! We had so much fun walking around in the PERFECT evening sun on the grounds of the Country Club and getting our toes in the sand at the lake! Everything about their day was so pretty and we had a blast shooting this wedding and getting to know them.

Thank you so much Dave + Amber for having us as a part of your day!

Jamie + Ian

Shannon + Scott 5.11.13

These two….ahhh! I can’t even describe how much fun they were. They seriously made our job SO SO easy. Shannon and Scott are just the cutest couple. If ever two people looked so in love it is them. They had a beautiful traditional wedding ceremony followed by an amazing reception at Midland Country Club. The Country club is fabulous! So elegant. They made it even more beautiful by having a flying theme, fitting, as Scott is a pilot.

We got to work with the fabulous A Perfect Plan By Megan. They pulled everything together flawlessly and I CANT WAIT to work with them again!

I couldnt get over how much fun this couple and their wedding guests were. We had a BLAST shooting this one, and I hope you love the trailer.

Thanks SO much Shannon + Scott for including us in part of your day!

Jamie + Jesi

Sabrina + Anthony 5.4.13

Sabrina + Anthony were our first Castle Farms wedding of the year. We started it off right too. They were SUCH a fun couple and SO cute. These two just wanted to have fun. They had a beautiful ceremony in the Queen’s Courtyard. I’ve had a chance to shoot just about everywhere in the castle now, and I think the Queen’s Courtyard is probably my favorite. It is so pretty, and at night with candles around the fountain, it feels so romantic! They had an intimate reception in the Queen’s Tavern and kept the party going late!

Thank you so much for having us a part of your day Sabrina + Anthony! It was truly our pleasure!

Jamie + Jesi

Sabrina+Anthony 5.4.13 from Shutter Speed Productions on Vimeo.

Urooj + Namir 1.26.13

I don’t even know what to say about this wedding. This experience was so great to be a part of and I think you both for having us! Urooj + Namir had us around for three days of shooting. We shot Friday night during one of the worst snow storms we’d had all year! Some people (including the groom) had issues with their cars getting out of the parking lot!

Despite the crazy weather on Friday, the entire weekend went amazing. There was so much to film, we just weren’t sure how we were going to fit it all into a four minute preview! Here’s a little teaser though of how it turned out. I couldn’t love it more!

Thanks Urooj and Namir for having us be a part of your wedding weekend. We were so honored. Everything was beautiful!

Urooj + Namir 1.26.13 from Shutter Speed Productions on Vimeo.

Megan + Jerry 10.27.12

Megan and Jerry were just the cutest couple to work with. Their entire family was so sweet and inviting all day. The church was just BEAUTIFUL. We couldnt have asked for a more beautiful fall day. The colors on the leaves this fall day were amazing. Here’s a preview of their video!

Thank you so much Megan and Jerry. It was so great to be there and feel a part of your day! It just doesn’t feel like working when we get a couple as sweet as you!

Jamie + Ian

Megan & Jerry 10.27.12 from Shutter Speed Productions on Vimeo.

Courtney & Grant 10.6.12

In changing up our website and blog the last couple of weeks, I forgot to go back and post Courtney and Grant’s Castle Farms trailer! Don’t hate, I know you love the new site and the wait was worth it!

This wedding was our coldest yet! We headed up to the castle on a chilly Saturday. These girls were great for getting out in the gardens for some photos…we saw snow flakes! I always say every sing castle wedding is different and it is just so true. This one was so whimsical and natural. Courtney had a great vision for this wedding thanks to the help of Pinterest and our beloved etsy! The girl’s dresses were even made of recyled materials from a talented artist on etsy, no joke! She pulled it all off magically and everything was just beautiful.
Thanks Courtney and Grant for having us be a part of your day, we so enjoyed it!

Courtney & Grant from Shutter Speed Productions on Vimeo.

Krista & Ben 10.20.12

It’s a common misconception that clouds are not a good thing for photography. Clouds can be a photographer’s best friend on an overly sunny day, and in this case make some unbelievable shots in a film. For fall in Michigan, you just never know what you’re going to get and I think the day turned out beautifully. The setting was in Grand Blanc at the Woodfield Country Club. Such a beautiful venue! I was also fortunate enough to get to work with the fabulous Smitten Events. Everytime I work with them I just KNOW it’s going to be beauty all around! It was also my first time working alongside Dan of Dan Stewart Photography and I was happy to work with him. His team was great! They have this little thing called the Motion Booth. Heard of it? It’s pretty amazing.

Hope you enjoy your video Krista and Ben. I had a wonderful time being a part of your special day!

Krista & Ben 10.20.12 from Shutter Speed Productions on Vimeo.

{Little love} Camden

Happy Birthday big boy! I can’t believe this little one is already a year old. I first met Cimberly and Chris back in 2009 when Ian and I made a wedding film for them! Now look at their cute little family. What a little bundle of cuteness they have on their hands. Camden is so so sweet. He loves the camera, he’s laid back, and so fun to play with! I’m so happy I was able to capture some photos for his first birthday! Hope you love them Cimberly and Chris!

{Fall} The Binns Family!

I just love the Binns family! This is the second year doing fall photos for them. They are just so much fun and their boys could not get any cuter. I’m a little biased because I call it home, but Lowell is such a beautiful place in the fall, and I was so happy to shoot their photos here. Go Red Arrows! :) Enjoy your photos Binns Family!