Purely Love: Jen & Brad

These two are getting married SATURDAY!  We took their pictures a few months ago (and I am using them as a TBT 😉 ) They really wanted rolling hills so we asked for permission to use a golf course during a slow time and they said yes!!! (we are so lucky!) The images turned out FANTASTIC! And we even had a ‘friend’ show up 🙂  I can’t wait to hang out with you guys at Waldenwoods Saturday! 🙂

I am in love with these silhouettes!!! ❤

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love the smiles here! ❤
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Those rollings hills!!
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Purely Wedding: Jon & Kate

Another beautiful wedding hitting the blogs from June (of this year!!) I am working hard to try to keep up to date this time 🙂 :p

Jon and Kate got married at the beautiful Matthaei Botannical Gardens on a beautiful Sunday!!  Kate had an amazing dress with her first pair of jimmy choos!  Her maid of honor had to sew her into the dress but you would have never known and it made for great pictures 🙂 View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
We did their first look in the conservatory and it was perfect! I just love Jon’s emotion!View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
Next they signed the Ketubah before we headed out for the ceremony.   View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
Their ceremony was performed under a birch tree chuppah and it was *so* beautiful! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
The day could not have been more gorgeous! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
One of my favorite shots in the gardens is of the couples walking away, it looks so beautiful with the gardens and the conservatory in the background! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
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I love love LOVE fun bridal parties! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
The light was just perfect!!! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
After the gardens we went to the Law Quad for some portraits and surprisingly we didn’t have to fight for a spot! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
Her flowers were breath taking! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
More fun! ❤ View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
And of course we had to go back to my magical tree! ❤ ❤ ❤ View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
Kate made all of the centerpieces!! Handmade flowers out of old maps! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
Nicholas from Elysium Experience runs a beautiful reception!!! From fun shoe games to soloists not to mention he keeps the dance floor moving and packed!  Be sure to check him out if you’re in the market for a dj!View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldsteinView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/goldstein
Thank you guys for sharing your day with me!! I had a blast!!!! ❤

 

run often, smile more!

Amanda 🙂

Purely Senior: Katie 2016

Still playing catch up from last year’s portrait sessions and I came across Katie’s beautiful senior portraits!! I am now booking for 2017 Seniors!! Check out this beauty!

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This next series is my favorite!

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Just stunning!!! ❤

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Now booking for class of 2017!! Some August dates still available!!

LTB in the D

What happens when you have a collision of six stellar studios run by boss babes?  You get an unforgettable event!  Last night I had the pleasure of photographing the first ever Pure Barre on the Detroit Opera House Sky Deck.

Each of the six studios, (Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Downtown, Gross Pointe, Brighton, Novi and Rochester) led and aspect of the workout.  It was an evening to remember.  While it was hot! Everyone brought their all as they LTB’d to the beat of the motor city.  I just can’t even.  Here are the six boss babes leading the way!
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Of course I had to snap a photo of a sampling of the Ann Arbor team beauties!! These girls have inspired me so much in the last few years!! Between the success of the Ann Arbor Studio to the opening of the new Downtown Studio  they are on fire! 2016-07-15_0004
As you can tell everyone had a blast! The heat did not stop a single person from tearing it up! 2016-07-15_00052016-07-15_00062016-07-15_0007
Because, chacos. 2016-07-15_00082016-07-15_00092016-07-15_00102016-07-15_0011
We even had some men who brought their all! 2016-07-15_00122016-07-15_00132016-07-15_0014
These fantastic shirts came from the local company Ink Detroit.2016-07-15_00152016-07-15_00162016-07-15_00172016-07-15_00182016-07-15_0019
This shirt (you can’t see it totally) says ‘Fueled by Coffee & Jesus’ yes.  So much yes.  You can add this to my Christmas list 😉 2016-07-15_00202016-07-15_0021
From the cat walk the view was incredible  SO MUCH ENERGY (and colorful mats!) 2016-07-15_00222016-07-15_00232016-07-15_00242016-07-15_00252016-07-15_00262016-07-15_0027
YES.
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Ann Arbor’s teacher Katie who was emcee and representing her baby bump in her last trimester still LTB strong!
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Thank you ladies (and gents!!!!!!!) for a night to remember!  Seriously one of my fave evenings of work ever!

-run often, smile more!

🙂

Pure Barre Ann Arbor: Downtown

In the beginning of 2015 I had the opportunity to hang out with the Ann Arbor Pure Barre Ladies at the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit  and a little more than a year later we got to hang out again in OUR downtown as they are opening a second location!! Get ready to #LTB on Liberty in downtown Ann Arbor!!!  Yes their Pittsfield location is staying open but this allows people all over downtown to enjoy their shake within walking distance and on the bus route!

Anyone that knows me knows how much I *LOVE* pure barre and how it has changed my life.  For a limited time these fabulous boss babes are running a special where you get five weeks unlimited for $99 so you should get in while the gettin’s good!!! Hope you love these images as much as I loved taking them! 2016-07-13_0002seriously.  boss babes 2016-07-13_00032016-07-13_00042016-07-13_0005I just can’t even you two!! you ROCK! 2016-07-13_0006admit it, you break out a chair pose or tuck just about anywhere that inspires you too 😉2016-07-13_0007These ladies stop traffic. 2016-07-13_00082016-07-13_0009Also, that is SNOW.  These girls were TROOPERS. 2016-07-13_0010  In and out of the studio these ladies are on fire! 2016-07-13_00112016-07-13_00122016-07-13_00132016-07-13_0014Thank you ladies for being Ah-MAZING ❤

Purely Life: Clark Family

I had the incredible privilege of photographing my friend Dana.  We played softball together in high school before she went on to play competitive travel softball and then she graduated and played softball for Hillsdale College just west of us.  There she met her handsome partner in crime and fastforward a few years and they have three little nuggets to love on!  Recently Dana has retired from her teaching career to be home with her babes.  We reconnected in our passion for fitness and inspiration as she has joined the ranks of the Beach Body coaches (if you are needing and products or info on that get in contact with her!  ) I was so excited to get to know her little family as I hung out with them for a day watching them love on each other!!!! ❤ 2016-04-27_00342016-04-27_0035 You can see how close knit they are.  They are all so loving and affectionate! 2016-04-27_0038Before my Purely Life sessions I ask my clients to fill out a questionnaire that helps me to capture different parts of life that are super important to them.  Reading was something the Clark kiddos LOVE and it was so fun to capture them all reading together ❤2016-04-27_00392016-04-27_00402016-04-27_0041Check out this cutie and her baby blues!!!!! Seriously! 2016-04-27_0042baby toes! 2016-04-27_0043When hugs become wrestling….2016-04-27_0044 which happens so fast at this age 🙂 2016-04-27_0045 Getting ready to go outside and enjoy a beautiful Michigan day! 2016-04-27_00462016-04-27_00472016-04-27_00482016-04-27_0049Taking pictures of mom and dad can feel a bit chaotic (someday I’ll do a scene pull back so you can see all of the kids playing on various devices or in strollers or running around on a play ground or even hanging off my or their knees….) BUT it is SO worth it.  2016-04-27_0050A mama and her boy ❤ ❤ 2016-04-27_0051When babies go to sleep bigger siblings get to play with tiny legos! 2016-04-27_00522016-04-27_0053I just love this next set ❤ 2016-04-27_0054 almost as much as I love sleeping babies!2016-04-27_0055snack time!2016-04-27_0056Thank you Dana and Matt for letting me into your home to capture you and your little loves!

Purely Wedding: Michael & Kara

So I am making a concerted effort (again) to try to blog with more regularity (check back with me in a week to see how thats going :p)

But I am excited to kick off blogging this 2016 season with my first 2016 wedding!

I knew Kara from when I lived with my parents, her mom lived a few houses down from my parents and we rode the bus together!  When she approached me about photographing her wedding we started with an awesome downtown Ann Arbor engagement session!  The love Michael and her had really made me excited to capture their wedding and without further ado check out this amazing and classic beauty! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedWhen Kara got ready she told me about a journal Michael began keeping for her after he bought her their engagement ring.  It was absolutely romantic and perfect.  This was that journal! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedKara’s dress was just STUNNING and what made it more perfect was she added little details that made the dress completely original.  Both the top and the belt were things she tracked down on her own!  While she made the dress beautiful the details really brought everything together. View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedThey got married at the beautiful St. Thomas Parish in Ann Arbor!View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedTheir flowers were absolutely perfect by the amazing Maureen’s Designs in Saline.  I am such a sucker for succulents! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedTheir exit was with lavender which made for a fun and scented afternoon 🙂 View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedKara really wanted some pictures downtown with the theaters and we were traffic stoppers!  View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedThis tree was *MAGICAL* View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedLike seriously, is this real life?View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedThis group was SO much fun!View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedAnd they battled the drizzle with grace, good humor and FUN! ❤ View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldeda beautiful ‘traditional’ shot featuring a gorgeous couple and stunning architecture.  #winning  View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedSo the rain dampened our plans but not our spirits.  Kara and Michael decided to take their party to Jolly Pumpkin on main street and it was awesome! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedTheir reception was at Weber’s Inn in the Atrium Ballroom and it was stellar.  View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedThe toasts were spectacular, the music (By the Blue Water Kings Band ) was fabulous and the party was unstoppable!  It was definitely a night to be remembered!View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfieldedView More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/karagetsfielded

Thank you guys for choosing me to be a part of your day! I had a blast! ❤

 

run often, smile more!
Amanda 🙂

Florist: Maureen’s Designs
Reception: Webers Inn
Music: Blue Water Kings Band
Videographer: The Compass Points Here