Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Wednesday evening, small intimate wedding.

The Traverse City State Park Beach and Picnic area was the site of Christy and Heath's wedding. Although the late afternoon was drizzly, breezy and cold, our bride and groom did not seem to notice. They had other things on their mind. Love conquers all.

A touching ceremony on the lawn was performed by Traverse City officiant Jeanne Hanna. The couple had two of their best friends serve as their attendants and witnesses.

Christy and Heath came to Traverse City to get married with beach pictures in mind. After the ceremony we moved down to the waters edge, where the groom did not need any coaching to cuddle up to his lovely bride to keep her warm. It was our pleasure to be part of Christy and Heath's special day. Best wishes for a bright future.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Saturday at Crystal Mountain

Saturday was gorgeous and we traveled to Crystal Mountain for Jennifer and Andy's wedding. It was apparent that the couple put a great deal of time and thought into their wedding and all of their efforts really paid off as it was gorgeous.

The rings were misplaced for a short time, but no need to panic. They were found safe and sound a short time later. Our Bride looked stunning, especially wearing the beautiful set of pearls that were a special gift from the Groom.

Before the ceremony, everybody climb on a bus and we traveled to a cherry orchard and to Lake Michigan for some fantastic shots that you can only get here in beautiful northern Michigan.

The marriage was an outside ceremony on the lawn in front of the gazebo. The colors were a chocolate brown and sky blue combination. This theme was carried through out the ceremony and reception. We was impressed with all the details. From the coffee bean candle centerpieces for the coctail tables, to the blue candies on the candy buffet table, everything was perfect. The Bride and Groom wanted a fun and relaxed feeing for themselves and their guests.

Adirondack chairs were an important part of their wedding theme. The wedding cake, the place card holders, napkin holders were all part that idea.

Congratulations to Jenny and Andy

~~Cathy, of Purcell Photography

Thursday, May 10, 2007

First wedding of the Year!

On Saturday, May 5th we had our first wedding of the year. Harbor Springs was the location that Tom and Laura chose for their small, intimate wedding. The ceremony was attended by the people who were most important in their lives...their parents.

The ceremony was performed by a very good friend of the couple which also added to their special day. Even though the day was a bit blustery, our Bride and Groom wanted at least some water pictures. Fortunately, the wind gave us a break and we got some great bay shots.

Then, it was on to Harbor Springs famous eatery, the New York Restaurant, for their celebration dinner.

We wish Laura & Tom many years of happiness.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Engagement Photos

On Friday May 4 with met Sarah & Matt for engagement photos. It was a beautiful day and we were able to take advantage of some of our great sites here in Traverse City.

Sarah and Matt are a friendly, outgoing and fun loving couple. They were so relaxed and ready to have a good time with their photos, which made our job easy. They are both naturals in front of the camera. Sarah knew how to "work " the camera, and Matt has a great smile. Also, Sarah and Matt also had some of their own ideas for poses and settings and this made their photos very much a representation of who they are as a couple.

We looking forward to their wedding. It should be a wonderful day with Fantastic photos to prove it!

-Cathy, Associate Photographer