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November 30, 2014

Chad and Heidi: Michigan Barn Wedding Photography

Michigan Barn Wedding Photography

Munro Photography

Peacock Road Tree Farms, Laingsburg, MI



This is a very, very special wedding to me.  This was my very first opportunity to actually be IN a wedding... and photograph it.  Well, a good hefty chunk of it.  Heidi is my best friend.  Like, in the Grey's Anatomy way- she's my PERSON.  And Chad is pretty darn swell, too.  I'm happy to share my person with Chad (this was supposed to be part of my Maid of Honor speech, but I'm none to eloquent when emotional, so my actual speech was rather lacking, and slightly hysterical).

Chad and Heidi have weathered so many storms, but they have also encountered equally as many rainbows in life.  In each other, they have found a true soulmate.  Understanding each other, they have made me nearly physically ill on occasion with envy over the complete acceptance they have of one another.  That's not to say Heidi isn't calling Chad out every once in awhile, likewise, Chad doesn't hesitate to tell Heidi when she needs to knock something off.  It's pure bliss.  Unadulterated divine matchmaking at its best.

So, fast forward to their wedding.  Equality in their relationship branched into true equality in their wedding planning-- there are parts of Chad and parts of Heidi plastered throughout the details of their wedding.  Unique "guestbook" puzzle pieces, a caramel apple bar (literally), amazing desserts, and partnering over the color scheme ended up creating a wedding that was equal parts awesome, elegant, and one-of-a-kind.

A huge thank you to Tracy Park of Park Place Design for the gorgeous flowers, mason jars, burlap runners, and stunning garland for the ceremony.  Her flowergirl wreaths were to die for, and the boutonnieres were perfect.  

In these peeks, you'll catch a glimpse of yours truly- it's not an easy task to take on the role of MOH and the wedding photographer.  So, I'll be the first to say, I owe a big shoutout to my girl, Heather, for helping capture the ceremony and reception, and doing a bang up job co-shooting the bridal portraits.  She rocked as my "second-ish" for the day.

Michigan Wedding Photography, www.munrophotos.com

Michigan Wedding Photography, www.munrophotos.com

Michigan Wedding Photography, www.munrophotos.com

Michigan Wedding Photography, www.munrophotos.com

Michigan Wedding Photography, www.munrophotos.com
We set up Heather and my regular second, Tracy, with cameras for the ceremony to catch what I couldn't... my jokes about hiding my camera under my dress and pulling it out during the ceremony to shoot a bit weren't well received... haha! 
Michigan Wedding Photography, www.munrophotos.com


Michigan Wedding Photography, www.munrophotos.com

Michigan Wedding Photography, www.munrophotos.com
Michigan Wedding Photography, www.munrophotos.com
 Love the shot from Heather of me getting down and dirty in my dress to work on bridal portraits.  She also nailed the doorway shot. ♥
Michigan Wedding Photography, www.munrophotos.com

Michigan Wedding Photography, www.munrophotos.com

Michigan Wedding Photography, www.munrophotos.com
 Caramel apple favors, anyone!?  I'm in tears because I never got one. Boo. 
Michigan Wedding Photography, www.munrophotos.com


Love this last shot by Heather- we were talking a bit about my preference for backlighting, and she nailed it.  So pumped!

November 21, 2014

Michigan Engagement Photographer: Jess and Sean Aviation-Themed Engagement

Michigan Engagement Photographer:
Jess and Sean Aviation-Themed Engagement

Grand Ledge/Lansing Michigan Engagement Photographer

Munro Photography, Grand Ledge Parks (Fitzgerald Park), and Grand Ledge Airport

A major thank you to the fabulous staff at Grand Air Aviation

Jess and Sean are a breezy and unique couple- so I KNEW their engagement was going to rock.  Every email got my geeky side all excited... we were meshing aviation into an engagement theme using the amazing movie "UP" as inspiration, Jess' affinity for vintage kites, and Jess and Sean's bond over flight to create a very special session just for them.  

As a wedding photographer, it is so important to me to get the chance to interact with my clients prior to their wedding.  Engagement sessions are complimentary with EVERY wedding collection and I can tell you with 100% certainty that they always help relax my couples before their wedding.  Sure, you can look at galleries online, and you can pin away on Pinterest, but there is something so reassuring when you have confidence in your photographer because of first hand experience!  

So, sit back and enjoy this colorful fall engagement session brought to you by imagination and a super awesome couple. 
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www.munrophotos.com

www.munrophotos.com


www.munrophotos.com

www.munrophotos.com

November 09, 2014

Josh and Mallory| Backyard Battle Creek Wedding by Munro Photography

Munro Photography | Michigan Wedding Photography 
Josh and Mallory's Battle Creek Wedding

I seem to be photographing more and more local-ish weddings lately, and I'm loving the chance to meet so many amazing people in Michigan!  Josh and Mallory met with me what seems like eons ago and I've been giddy up the wazoo about their wedding.  They are so comfortable with each other, and my heart melted for them over their first look moment.  As most couples are, they were nervous for the ceremony, but having the chance to see each other and take a minute to soak in some togetherness seemed to really put them at ease.  "I'm good now," Josh said, "I got to see her, so I'm not as nervous."

Now lets talk about a wedding full of DETAILS!  Holy smokes, I walked outside and there was a brand spanking new gazebo, wooden wine barrels, flowers draped over everything, and can we all just swoon over the hand-burned detail on her bouquet?  Uh, magical.

Florals by my fave Park Place Design
Makeup by my other fave Erick Gerson Rodriguez
Congrats to two very lucky people, who have found something in each other that people wander through life searching for- a real blessing.  
For information about having Munro Photography photograph YOUR wedding day, please inquire at lashmunro@yahoo.com  or visit www.munrophotos.com for more info.










October 17, 2014

Shelby & Tyler: Grand Rapids, Michigan Wedding Photography | Munro Photography

Shelby & Tyler: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Wedding Photography | Munro Photography

Shelby and Tyler's June wedding happened to fall on my birthday weekend, and I couldn't have been more pleased to spend it with these two and their awesome families and friends.  They had a rockstar list of vendors and venues- The BOB for the reception, the always amazing Coastline Studios for videography (peek their awesome trailer HERE), St. Cecilia's Music Center for their gorgeous theatrical ceremony, and so many more. 

I first met Shelby several years ago and her relaxed personality just drew in everyone around her.  Fast forward to planning their wedding and the engagement session and meeting Tyler- match made in heaven.  They have a chill and comfortable energy that makes you feel like you've known them for years- and their wedding was one of the most memorable events I've had the pleasure of photographing. Shelby and Tyler were down for anything, which always makes for the most amazing shots....

....I will let the images do the talking for me- haha! 

www.munrophotos.com Michigan Wedding Photography Artist
Makeup for Shelby by my favorite makeup artist in the GR area- Erick Rodriguez His website is HERE
www.munrophotos.com Michigan Wedding Photography Artist
www.munrophotos.com Michigan Wedding Photography Artist

www.munrophotos.com Michigan Wedding Photography Artist

www.munrophotos.com Michigan Wedding Photography Artist

www.munrophotos.com Michigan Wedding Photography Artist


www.munrophotos.com Michigan Wedding Photography Artist

www.munrophotos.com Michigan Wedding Photography Artist

www.munrophotos.com Michigan Wedding Photography Artist
www.munrophotos.com Michigan Wedding Photography Artist

www.munrophotos.com Michigan Wedding Photography Artist


www.munrophotos.com Michigan Wedding Photography Artist

www.munrophotos.com Michigan Wedding Photography Artist




October 09, 2014

Winston-Salem Old Salem Wedding | Munro Photography Michigan Wedding Photography

Jacqui and Bradley: Munro Photography
Winston-Salem, NC Destination Wedding


Having known Jacqui a bit from our high school days, I was thrilled to get an email from her about her wedding.  Jacqui is a laid back, super chill person and when she described her wedding, I knew it would nothing less than elegant and awesome.  And it was.
Jacqui and Bradley met while serving our country in the military.  I was fortunate enough to meet the Southernly Charming Bradley for their engagement session in Michigan, and it was clear to me this was a solid match.  Two people who love each other deeply, but aren't afraid to play and laugh with one another- that sort of chemistry makes for happy lives.
My good friend and photo-assistant extraordinaire and I made the 14 hour trek down to North Carolina (making a few bucket list pit stops along the way) and were absolutely floored by the handmade details and unique touches that Jacqui and Bradley created for their wedding day.  From hand-embroidered cross stitch table numbers and my personal favorite "Mr and Mrs" hanging chair signs, to the hand stamped bar coasters... right down to the coolest ringbearer box I've seen yet- they put a ton of work into the personal touches. 

Take a visual journey through their fun, *HOT* and sunny, personal and intimate wedding.  Don't forget to leave some love in the comments or share this post with your friends- the creativity in their wedding is sure to inspire future couples!

If you or someone you know is getting married and looking for a slightly quirky, but irresistibly awesome wedding photographer, get in touch with me at www.munrophotos.com or by email at lashmunro@yahoo.com.  Let's make memories!