Kelly and I have known each other since high school and I've had the pleasure of photographing her and her growing family since 2016. So, when she contacted me to photograph her and Eric's wedding, I was over the moon excited to be a part of their special day.
Their wedding was on Black Friday and they had a small ceremony with close friends and family. It was perfect! I can't even remember how many times I had to fight off happy tears lol.
Ceremony: Manistee Municipal Marina
Stopped for drinks at: The Ramsdell Inn and TJ's Pub
Reception: Stronach Hall
Dress: Becker's Bridal
Flowers: Stacey's Flowers & Gifts
Catering: Zupin Catering
Cake & Cupcakes: Bake My Day Gourmet
Hair: Kayla Ridenour
Make-Up: Brooke Greskowiak
I don't know where to start because this all feels so surreal. I cannot believe that ONE WHOLE YEAR has passed since I started this project. That was such a fast year! If you're just now tuning in to this project of mine, I'll fill you in real quick. Back in the first week of January of this year I decided to challenge myself and start a weekly self-portrait project. So each week during the year I'd have to create at least one new self-portrait. Seems easy enough, right?
Well, me deciding to start a personal photography project is nothing new. Over the course of my photography career I've started many personal projects and they have all gone unfinished. But this year I was determined to complete a photography project. And you wanna know what, it was so dang worth it to see it through. I have learned sooooo much about myself over the past year. I have also found that creating for myself each week is a very healing and for the most part a very meditative process. I now find myself craving to create self-portraits.
I've put my heart and soul into creating these and I truly hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them. I'll be starting a new weekly self-portrait project come this new year, so you'll still see my face around. Happy New Year! Cheers to 2020!
P.S. If you ever find yourself in a creative rut or you need inspiration, start a personal project. Create for yourself, you won't regret it!
Trace's Fresh 48 Session || Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital || Manistee, MI || Elizabeth Marie Photography
Wishing sweet Mister Trace the happiest of birthdays! I cannot believe that one whole year has passed since he was born! I remember walking the hospital halls to meet him just like it was yesterday. ❤
In honor of his first birthday, I'm sharing some of my favorite images from his Fresh 48 session.
Exactly one year ago today I had the pleasure of photographing these amazingly strong parents, Anna-Marie and Ben. Anna-Marie is pregnant with their rainbow baby here. ❤️ (If you have never heard of the term "rainbow baby" before, it means a baby after a loss.)
On this chilly November day there happened to be a snow storm in sight, but they made the trip to Manistee from Kentwood anyways. And I'm so glad they did too because we had the most amazing session together!
Keep scrolling to see some of my favorites.
P.S. I wish you all the happiest of Thanksgivings!