Archive for 'Engagement'

Last year WLNS approached me about a HUGE contest they were going to run for a free wedding. Little did we know at the time just how HUGE it was going to be. With the generous donations from many, many of the top Lansing area vendors we managed to create a wedding worth over $50k including venue, dresses, rings, photo, video, invitations, flowers, tuxes, wedding planning, band, hair and makeup, photo booth, rehearsal dinner, limo, picture framing, and even a honeymoon to Mexico! There were over 200 entries and over 12,000 votes. We had a Bachelor Finale viewing party at Walnut Hills with drinks and appetizers. It was really a night to remember and the icing on the cake was hearing and watching the reaction of the amazing couple that won! CONGRATS again to Amanda and Cody. Here is their story and some pictures from the night:
“On August 3rd, 2013, I met my fiancé on the beach in Grand Haven, Michigan. The six hours we spent getting to know each other felt like six years of friendship. After that day, I learned why clichés become clichés: they are the simplest way to explain the unexplainable things that occur in life. So many clichés resonated with me after August 3rd; “the rest was history”. It was indeed “love at first sight”. I met my ‘best friend”, my “other half”, my “soul mate” that day. I came home from the beach that evening and informed my parents I had met my future husband. The following months were filled with Cody’s Hope College football games and my work as a teacher and volleyball coach. On Halloween day, we bought our first puppy: a yellow lab named Beau. On Christmas morning 2014, Cody proposed to me in front of my family. The last present I unwrapped contained specific instructions, accompanied by 14 wooden letters. After pulling out a “W”, “I”, “L”, “L”, I started to distinguish what was being spelled. Before I knew it, Cody was down on one knee, asking me to marry him. I instantly began sobbing uncontrollably. It was the best moment of our lives. Against our wishes, a video of our engagement was put online and went viral. The video amassed 2 million views. Although we felt our special moment had been exploited, we were overjoyed with the prospect of spending our lives together forever. Nothing could detract from the happiness we’ve felt since the day we first met.” -Amanda and Cody

I’m SO excited to work with this couple!!!
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Thank you all SO much who voted for my pictures in this years “Best Photo of the Year Contest” on The Bliss Blog because both of my pictures place 3rd! I was thrilled just to be chosen by 4 judges to be in the top 10 but it’s super awesome to have placed 3rd. Yay! Little things like this just clarify that not only did I choose the best possible career for me but that I also have great clients who help make that happen!

Speaking of best possible career, I just have to say that I am VERY thankful that besides running this full time business, i’m the full time mommy to 2 adorable little girls. I always wanted a business so I COULD stay home with them. That was clarified last week when I attended 2 ALL DAY business classes with speaker,  Jason Aten. It was so great to get away for some adult time and learning (which I learned A LOT!) but I also learned that I am VERY thankful for being able to watch my kids learn and grow at home with me. They are a piece of me and it’s very hard for me to be away from them. Another clarification that I chose an amazing career.

The winning pictures:


I’m SO excited to announce that a picture I took of my 2011 Macinaw couple, Sara and Ben was chosen out of hundreds of entries as one of the TOP TEN photos for Bliss Blog’s Photo of the Year Contest!

Here is their photo that was chosen:

So here is where you come in…to become the winner I need your votes. Please visit:

http://www.yourblissblog.com/archives/3049

Vote for #1 (that’s me!) AND you MUST also leave a comment with which photo you voted for and why you voted for it. I would greatly appreciate all your votes and I would love if you would pass this along to your friends and family! The 1st place winners get a business class with a top wedding photographer that I love and would love to be able to take this class for free!

Thank you SO much for all your love and support over the past 6 years!

Jill, Two Ring Photography

I’m SO excited to announce that a picture I took of my 2011 Macinaw couple, Sara and Ben was chosen out of hundreds of entries as one of the TOP TEN photos for Bliss Blog’s Photo of the Year Contest!

Here is their photo that was chosen:

So here is where you come in…to become the winner I need your votes. Please visit:

http://www.yourblissblog.com/archives/3049

Vote for #1 (that’s me!) AND you MUST also leave a comment with which photo you voted for and why you voted for it. I would greatly appreciate all your votes and I would love if you would pass this along to your friends and family! The 1st place winners get a business class with a top wedding photographer that I love and would love to be able to take this class for free!

Thank you SO much for all your love and support over the past 6 years!

Jill, Two Ring Photography

We had to do this session twice because about 10 min. into the 1st session we got DOWN POURED on! Like i’m not talking about a little rain but A LOT of rain. Luckily, I was able to cover my equipment but we were definitely drenched!!!

Love their sweet doggie, Palmer:

Fave:

The Amazing 2nd edition of InFrame Magazine-featuring some of the best Michigan Wedding Photographers is on stands now! You can also find an online version! www.inframebride.com

Check out magazine page 15, page 17 online (Jessica+Jacob)
magazine page 33, page 37 online (Melody+Keith, top left)
magazine page 34, page 38 online (My Ad, Hillary+AJ)
magazine page 45, page 49 (Carrie+Jeremy, top left)
magazine page 81, page 85 (Ashli, top left)
for some of my pictures!

A big THANKS to Kristine Crawford for having a dream and making it come through in this magazine! She did a brilliant job and deserves a big applause!!!

Even though I have TONS of little kid shoots to still blog I couldn’t resist sneaking an engagement one in here.
Tis the season!