I hadn't met Dan or Kristin prior to the wedding, so imagine my surprise when a) the wedding is in Troy, Michigan, where I live and b) that both of these too good looking to be true wunderkind are the subjects of the wedding I'm shooting. So if you're wondering if most of my brides and grooms look like they are the captain of the Troy High football team and the head cheerleader - although I don't think they are typical Troy MI specimens... much closer to Disney's take on the whole football player/cheerleader thing. I digress. Anyway, I thought it was very sweet that even someone who looks like Kristen kept asking her friends and family before the ceremony, "Do I look pretty?". Take heart all of us normal looking people, even goddesses get the jitters and want to be told how pretty they look on their wedding day! As a Troy wedding photographer, I loved these getting ready photos. Everyone kept coming it, so there was lots going on and when I took photos of Dan outside, he tripped and fell over (which his groomsmen thought was hysterically funny!). Instead of asking if he was all right, all they wanted to know was if I'd gotten the shot (being a Michigan wedding photojournalist, of course I did!). The Catholic ceremony in Troy, Michigan provides a nonstop giggle fest, making for really fun wedding photography. If you're wondering about all the sidelong glances from Dan, it's because the priest kept calling him by the wrong name (granted it was his brother's name, but still, it is nice to get the groom's name right at least once during the wedding ceremony!). When he started botching Kristin's name to "Christine", everyone started roaring! I love the shot taken during communion of the couple quietly talking amongst the sea of people. I love taking fun Catholic wedding photography. There is plenty of time and this church allowed me a bit more room so I could see lots of faces in the "audience" as well as get nice fun wedding photos of the Troy bride and groom. By the time we got to the reception, the wedding party was ready to dance, dance and dance so more. They were a party machine. I don't mean drunk party, I mean having a great time of their life party. Kristen and her father shared one of the most emotional father/daughter dances I've ever had the pleasure to photograph. In the end, they all just danced the night away. Thanks for letting me photograph your awesome party! This is when it's the most fun to be a Troy, Michigan wedding photographer.