Oh my, I honestly don’t even know where to start about how honored I felt to be able to work for this couple. I am not going to lie, it was very intimidating and nerve-racking to work for my bosses (Mike & Beth) and their family… but at the end of the day it was just such an honor and I really had a blast! Lori and I have been photographing weddings together for the past couple of years and it was finally her turn to get married! She was an absolutely beautiful bride (of course I am biased because I love her but she really was stunning!). She is such an amazing person and I know that her and Sam are going to be amazing together through the years to come. Lori & Sam: thank you for trusting me with your memories. I cant wait to see how our friendship grows over the years.
Lori and Sam decided to share their beautiful day together with their families at the The Grand Banquet Center in Essexvile. Even though the grounds are beautiful they wanted more variety for their photos so before the wedding we went to downtown Bay City for the pre-ceremony photos. We timed it perfectly so the guys would arrive when the girls were leaving (that way Sam didn’t sneak a peek at Lori). Bay City has so much to offer photographically! We headed back to the The Grand for their very romantic ceremony. During their vows, I’m not going to lie, it was hard to see through my viewfinder because my eyes were tearing up! I’m sure everyone in attendance could feel how much they loved each other! It was the perfect day. We utilized the beautiful grounds at The Grand for their portraits. The lighting was definitely on point, with the sun at the perfect spot and the off camera lighting made these photos some of the best I have ever taken! Once photos were all wrapped up we headed upstairs to the reception where dinner, popcorn, dessert, and some fun dancing was all waiting! I picked out some of my favorites below, enjoy and thank you! –Sara ❤
Other vendors that helped make Lori & Sam’s wedding perfect:
Videographer: Shamrock Video, www.videobyshamrock.com/
Florist: Pretty by Pam, https://www.facebook.com/PRETTY-BY-PAM
Cake Artist: Jan Pedrotti
DJ: Aaron from Rusch Entertainment, www.ruschentertainment.com/