Whats Up Wednesday: Julie and Jesse NYE 2013

I needed to post this and life lately has been getting tax things together (lame!!) so I opted to have an awesome wedding instead of showing boring tax work!!!

I was so excited when Julie approached me to shoot a NYE wedding!! My hubby and I generally ring in the New Year watching a triology in sweatpants with pizza (nothing wrong with that!!), SO this was an exciting detour from the ordinary and I was not disappointed!

Because their wedding was later in the evening by the time we began shooting it was dark and cold so we high tailed to the Fisher Theatre and it was AMAZING!

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Often I have to give couples fun prompts to help put them at ease in front of the camera but these two were as easy going as ever!! Both just eager to be together!! It is very obvious in their portraits and made it difficult for me to figure out *which* images I was going to edit! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershaw

Julie’s dress was so elegant and perfect for their evening and even better- it was super soft and comfortable!!!!!! Jesse works with Ford Racing and wasn’t phased for a second by our ‘paparazzi’ team of photographers!!! Most of the time his eyes were glued to his ravishing  soon to be wife! 🙂 View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershaw View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershawTheir ceremony and reception were both at the beautiful historic St Regis in Downtown Detroit!  It was beautiful, intimate and classy! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershawJulie really wanted an intimate candlelit ceremony.  She found this runner on Pintrest and a great friend helped her make it a reality!  The ceremony was beautiful perfection! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershaw View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershaw View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershawHotel St Regis did a superb job with making their evening flawless!  With so many details that accented NYE perfectly! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershaw View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershaw We took a short break between their ceremony and reception to nab some family portraits while guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the hotel lounge.  We then went back to the ballroom where the ceremony was held which the hotel staff had transformed into this beautiful reception! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershawJesse’s family has a tradition, each grandchild gets to use his Grandfather’s Samurai sword to cut their cake (how awesome is that?!)  Jesse, of course, wanted to carry on the tradition, and what better way to make a statement while cutting the cake!! It was awesome 🙂 😉 View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershaw After an evening filled with yummy roaming dinner stations we began the dancing and party portion of the evening.  It was nothing short of amazing! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershaw View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershaw View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershawMike Staff Productions did a fantastic job keeping the dance floor alive and well into the wee hours of the morning.  At midnight we had a balloon drop and celebration.View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershaw View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershaw  And then the party continued! View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershaw View More: http://amandamaephotography.pass.us/kershawThank you so much for having me be a part of your special day!!!! It was a spectacular event and definitely will leave me double thinking my trilogy watching plans for this NYE! 😉