Cheryl and Dave's wedding was last summer in Petoskey at The Perry Hotel. Super fun couple full of so much admiration and love for one another. I cried when they slow danced. It's a perfect wedding to share. Happy Wednesday! ~ Beth
Photographer: Elizabeth (Beth) Price
Ceremony Location: The Perry Hotel - Rose Garden Veranda
Reception Venue: The Perry Hotel - Rose Garden Veranda
Officiant: Glad Remaly Florist: Bloom
Papery : Tableau Events
May 10, 2013
I have Costa Rica brain this morning. Probably because the Northern Michigan spring weather has gone from sunny and warm to cool and rainy. As I watch the raindrops stream down my windows they actually transport me and make me daydream about a trip I took in March to Central America.
I went to Costa Rica to take a break from winter in the midwest and I had a good reason to go as a friend was teaching at a surf camp there. I had been working on a Lake Michigan surf story for Traverse Magazine over the past year, and ending up loving the community as well as being in the water more, so I bought a board to learn on. I figured I would go to Costa Rica and give surfing a shot privately as I feel a bit intimidated in my own turf. I also offered to take some surfing photos while there.
Although I think surfing is definitely a new activity for me (if I could figure out how not to nosedive every time I try and catch a wave), and as much as I enjoy the challenge of photographing surfers, I'm thinking I'm probably not going to become a famous surf photographer. What am I good at that I enjoy? I was contemplating this on my sunrise beach walk when I looked up and saw children jumping through the waves. Their energy and spirits prompted me to walk up to their parents and strike up conversation. During our conversation it dawned on me that I wanted to photograph their children for my portfolio. So I asked. And, as you will see below, they said yes. I hope you also notice I answered my own question. ~ Beth
I love San Francisco. So much good energy, culture, Patagonia, and in many public places there are compost and recycling bins right next to the trash cans. My kind of town! Most importantly there are two little girls that I love to photograph who live there and who have taught me to let go and let a session unfold naturally vs. trying to force too much posing. Honestly, they wouldn't have it any other way and I'm thankful. ~ Beth
Last month I had three winter engagement sessions within the span of a couple weeks. I'm always excited when clients want to brave the outdoor elements and have a session in the snow. Inspired by each season in Northern Michigan, the winter I love for its subdued color palate which tends to help my subjects pop from their environment. It's also an isolated yet peaceful time. Perfect when a new chapter is unfolding for a couple in love. ~ Beth
December 17, 2012
I photographed all three pairs of shoes Megan had purchased for her wedding. She bought all three and figured she'd decide on which pair to wear the day of. I photographed them separately and together. I figured I may as well cover all bases. Megan did choose one of the pairs to wear at the last minute on her way out the door to meet Peach.
Peach wore his favorite bandana and wrapped it snugly around his head and eyes like a blindfold. No client had ever suggested we have the groom wear a blindfold, but then again it was Megan and Peach. They are very creative as well as sentimental. When Megan was in front of him when the bandana was lifted. What a fabulous first moment it was to be a part of, as these two are incredibly natural in their love for one another.
Then Megan stubbed her toe and it began to bleed. She laughed and Peach knelt down and used his bandana to stop her bleeding, laughing too. Jess went and grabbed our wedding kit for band aids, Jan and I kept shooting imagery, and not a person freaked out. Ever.
I never took a photo of the shoes Megan actually wore as it wasn't any of her three pairs and the day went by so quickly after that. In fact, my favorite images of the day are when she is shoeless on the beach. And honestly it never was about the shoes, even though I had taken plenty of photos of them. It was, and is, about love, taking care of one another, and going with the flow. Even when things don't work out perfectly, Megan and Peach still have one another. ~ Beth
Photographer: Elizabeth (Beth) Price
Second Shooter: Jan-Michael Stump
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Homestead Resort
Officiant: Pastor Joe Graybill Pie: GT Pie Company
Florist: Natalie Carl Photo Booth: Shutter Booth
Transportation: Celtic Shuttles & Tours