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Their first date was in the fall of 2008. It went so well – they joke – that Chris and Kimber had a second date… five short years later. That second date was soon followed by a long distance relationship, a surprise proposal, and finally, their July wedding day. 
 
Chris and Kimber were married with a beautiful ceremony at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Flint (which included a children’s message and the involvement of five different pastors – including both of their fathers), and the party happened at Crossroads Village. Chris designed her ring, he made the bow-ties, and Kimber’s mom made the gorgeous gown, plus the bridesmaids’ dresses. 
 
Chris and Kimber are both exceptionally tall (their wedding hashtag #twotallwalshes pays tribute to that). But on a deeper level, they are both creative, fun-loving, Christ-following individuals, who care deeply about their people, and who make a terrific duo. What a privilege it has been to celebrate these two friends of mine by photographing their wedding day. 
Chris and Kimber, I wish you all the best as you continue on in this new adventure!
 
with love,
Abi S

On her birthday, Nick surprised Amanda with a little book that he wrote and illustrated himself. It was their story, complete with with a little cartoon Nick and Amanda. And their story has only just begun: Nick has since updated the book a few times, including the day in a cave on Mackinac Island when he proposed. 
 
What better place for an engagement session of this comic-book loving couple than their favorite Grand Rapids comic book store, Vault of Midnight. We began there, as they flipped through a few of their favorite books, bringing forth a flood of shared memories. We then continued out to downtown Grand Rapids and Ah-Nab-Awen Park.  
 
They are a fun-loving, down-to-earth couple. I am so delighted that they have found each other to do life together, and that I have this opportunity to photograph this chapter of their story (now, and their wedding next May!). PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGE
 “She makes me feel good about who I am and makes me a stronger individual.”
– Nick
“Even before I knew his name, he amused me and made me laugh. I love Nick for
the way he makes me laugh about everything, on a daily basis.”
– Amanda
 with love,
Abi S

Reason #582 I love weddings: how they can creatively showcase what is most important to a couple in a way that celebrates who they were, who they are, and who they will be in their married life. For Adam and Claire, that list of important things includes Disney (especially the movie The Pri\ncess and the Frog), their cats, Alpena, and each other. Their wedding day was absolutely “them” and capsulated each of these loves in a fun and unique way. 
Alpena, Michigan, is the couple’s home away from home and served as the perfect backdrop for their mid-May destination wedding. They said their “I do’s” at St. Anne Catholic Church, stopped by the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, and celebrated at Presque Isle Lodge.
Claire graduated first in her class at University of Michigan Law School! Double the congratulations!
We weren’t expecting the fog, but it ended up being amazingly gorgeous.
Doreen Thomas of Classic Designs did the centerpieces and all the beautiful, whimsical florals.
Claire and her dad started the party with a choreographed Father/Daughter dance.
PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGECongratulations again and again, Claire and Adam! 
 
– Abi S
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