Liz + Nate

Last summer I spent quite a few weekends second shooting for some of my incredibly talented friends. It took me to Grand Rapids (twice), Grosse Pointe, Traverse City (twice), Nashville, South Carolina, and then a few local weddings here and there as well. All mixed in with weddings of my own. The freedom that comes in second shooting can be a super liberating thing to mix in between weddings of my own. It's a chance to not worry about the timeline or "needed" shots so much, but more to go back to the roots of why I started doing this in the first place. A chance to dive in to a story, and just tell it as it was. That's what I aim to do in each and every wedding I shoot, but when you're "running the show" so to speak, it can be a lot harder to do. I'm super thankful for opportunities like this to mix things up, meet couples like Liz and Nate, and document an incredibly beautiful wedding along the water in Grosse Pointe. Abbey Moore is a great friend and ridiculously talented Grand Rapids-based photographer, and I'm still so pumped she let me come along for this. See her version of the day here.

Grosse Pointe, MI :: 09.07.13

Primary Shooter :: Abbey Moore

Ceremony/Reception Venue :: Grosse Pointe War Memorial