What am I going to do if you contact me the day before worried about the weather and wanting to change your entire wedding schedule? I'm going to handle it. Kate and Shane originally planned to wait to see each other once the ceremony began, but when the forecast called for rain from their ceremony time through the entire rest of the day, they knew there was no way they could keep that plan AND get all of the outdoor wedding photos they wanted. It was very important to them that we capture all of the beautiful fall color for their October wedding so we decided to make some changes.
I rewrote an entire schedule for Kate that included a first look! This allowed us time to get all of their couple portraits, wedding party portraits, and immediate family portraits done right before it started to rain! Plus their first look photos made for some incredible memories. Katie of Juneberry Media was with me all day (shoutout to her for the gorgeous ring/invitation photos below she grabbed for me) so we were able to get each of their reactions during it! All that was left to do after the ceremony was a few more couple portraits and their big family photo shots!
I had never photographed in The Graham Banquet Center in Laingsburg, Michigan before but oh my gosh do I hope to be back someday! Their ceremony room was an incredible space for both the ceremony shots themselves and the indoor family photos. Then they have an equally amazing space for the reception that's so open! Plus there are chandeliers everywhere! It truly could not have been a better location for these wedding photos.