I'm using this space as a sort of blog for my wedding photography for Meadowbrook Hall in Rochester Hills, Michigan. I met Rachel and Peter a year before their wedding. They are wonderful and warm people and I was very excited about them and their wedding plans. We started the day at Rachel's maid of honor's house for the getting ready photos and then went to Meadowbrook Hall in Rochester, MI for final preparations. The Meadowbrook hall wedding ceremony was beautiful, but I was foiled at every turn by the priest who put his music stand (to hold the text) and himself between me and the couple. One of the big advantages to shooting outdoors is that I can deftly move around without detection until I get just the right angle. But like Visa, he was everywhere I wanted to be. I was able to capture all the emotion on their faces during the ceremony, but next time, I'll be looking for that portable lectern. No, one of the ushers is not posing for Hitler... during many and mostly Catholic wedding services, the priests often ask the guests to extend their hand towards the couple for the final wedding blessing. I love the wedding photos I got while we were waiting for everybody to reconnoiter in front of Meadowbrook Hall in Rochester Hills for the more formal wedding photography. Rachel was my first twirling bride, a technique I like to do now... doesn't always work, but when it does, it's great! During their dancing, I noticed that I might be able to get some cool shots from the balcony on the first floor of Meadowbrook Hall. I really love the one of them together. Very cool. As a Meadow Brook Hall wedding photographer, I felt I was able to take full advantage of all the beautiful surroundings. Anyway, these are just about the nicest couple with the greatest families. I'm shooting Rachel's maid of honor's wedding next year. She's marrying Peter's brother (who was also the best man). They officially fell in love the day of the wedding, so I love finding all the photos of them together throughout the night. So be sure to check back next year for their photo album!