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I try not to get to wordy on a blog post, after all I am a photographer and not a novelist. But I feel the need to tell just a touch of backstory. For those that know CJ you can skip right over too the photos – for if you know him then there is nothing I can say that you don’t already know. The three of us met earlier in the year to do engagement photos and I knew we all would have an amazing wedding day together. As I arrived at Boyne Mountain for the get ready photos the day of the wedding CJ pulls me aside and says “keep quiet, check out this Suit!” In a few images you will see a hot pink suit. Turns out the ever sweet and patient Danielle says to CJ months before “get whatever kind of suit you want”.  So to her surprise (as he cascades down the Boyne Mountain slope on the chairlift for their “first look”) he is in the hot pink get up. Needless to say we had a few great moments with all surprises on Danielle. As we wander to get a few photos of the said suit and Danielle in her stunning wedding dress we turn the corner and what in the world awaits us but a Hot Pink and White  ’55 Ford Sunliner. Forgive my cursing but as we turned and looked “Holy S***” were not the only words out of our mouths. We met the couple who’s car it was and they were happy to have us take photos with it.

Not to worry, the rest of the wedding Cj wore his “Normal” wedding day suit and the guests were non the wiser 🙂

The fabulous Kris form Merry Makers http://merrymkr.com did all the amazing planning!

Amy from Amy Kate Designs http://amykatedesigns.com did all the awesome floral and designs!

Jedi Mind Trip played the fantastic music! https://www.facebook.com/JediMindTrip/

The wedding and reception itself was held on the grounds of The Charlevoix Country Club http://www.chxcountryclub.com at Shanahan’s Barn

On to the photos!

If you want to see more of what we do check out our main website here http://www.dustybrown.org

Thanks to Ryan for the big help on this day!

So if you have been following me for some time you may recognize the parents of 6 month old Monroe. Dustin and Holly and myself go back a ways. Strangely  Dustin and I have more in common than our first names, but thats for an in person meet….not a blog post, lets get to the photos! Here is a link to the first time we met all those years ago. http://dustybrown.org/dustin-and-holly-engagement-session/

Here is the wedding 🙂 http://dustybrown.org/dustin-holly-8-15-09/

Here is Monroe for her 6 month old baby pictures. She is a doll! Cant wait to see her grow.

Grand Rapids Baby Pictures

 

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Josh and Bridgette were married at St. Mary Magdalen  Catholic Church.

The Wedding Reception was at The University Club in Grand Rapids.

The Wedding party made a quick stop at Founders for a celebratory beer 🙂

Thanks Josh and Bridgette! Amazing day!

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Starting today I will be posting a new art print for sale. Once a week I will post a different limited edition print. One size, 8×12 black and white printed on archival matte paper with archival inks. These will start out as landscapes and see where we go from there. They are limited to 5 prints in a series. Once they sell out they are gone at these prices. $15 for an 8×12 print plus $6 shipping. Here is a fairly inexpensive way you can fill your house with beautiful black and white prints. Follow the link, there are two up to get you started. I will post one a week. Thanks for your support! http://dustybrown.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/Landscape-Prints/C0000QJfLg01tWIQ

Grand Rapids Black and White Print

Grand Rapids Black and White Print

For the last 21 years I have been photographing event photography here in Grand Rapids. When I started my career here in Grand Rapids I was photographing events with 35mm slide film. If your knowledge of slide film is slim just know that you really had to be a technical wizard with camera f/stops and light to subject distances in a split second just before and during the moment you need to photograph. This training has led me to where I am now. Photographing these same types of events and groups here in Grand Rapids but now with the comfort of digital cameras. {they are just a tool}  What I am really hired for is getting the shot. Capturing the moments of an 850 person event. Getting the office group photo done while not “wasting” the time of busy lawyers. Getting in and out all the while photographing you and your company in the light you see fit to help your image and your vision of your company.

Just a few images of what I have been up to lately….while I cannot show some high profile people I have been trusted to photograph it wont hurt to tell you that I have been around the most powerful people in the free world and also have been around the struggling business owner making the most of every second to get her/his dreams to reality, both clients trusting me get the same care and attention.

Is your business looking for an event photographer in Grand Rapids?

Is your Business looking for someone to come in and provide portraits of the staff?

Looking for someone to photograph a group of 3 people or 250 people?

Drop me an email or give me a call to see if I can help.

 

 

 

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Thats me up top with Senator Tim Scott 🙂

 

Looking for more info on Grand Rapids Corporate photographer? Have a peek here at my corporate photography website

Also here at my portrait and wedding site

Jen and Peter were married at St. Andrews Cathedral with the reception at The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. A fabulous wedding and party! Congrats Jen and Peter!

 

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If you would like to see more from Grand Rapids Candid Wedding Photographer, check out the website HERE

 

Amanda & Greg were married on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Crystal Lake Yacht Club hosted the wedding reception.

Mac Daddy band provided the wedding reception entertainment.

Congrats to you both! Amazing day and amazing people!

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Love to see more of our work? Visit WWW.DUSTYBROWN.ORG for more Grand Rapids Michigan Wedding Photos.

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Clare and Erik were married this spring at Thornapple Covenant Church in Ada Mi. The wedding reception was held at Cascade Hills Country Club.

Such a fantastic day! Enjoy and congrats Clare and Erik!

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Amanda and her family have been friends with us since she was in Kindergarten. Her and my daughter have grown up best friends. Here it is, time for Senior Pictures in Rockford MI. Ug, where does the time go? We had a great time hopping around the city. Needless to say my daughters Senior Pictures will be on this blog in the next week too. Thanks Amanda! Congrats!!

 

Rockford High Senior Pictures

 

Rockford High Senior Pictures

 

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Rockford High Senior Pictures

 

Rockford High Senior Pictures

 

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To see more of Grand Rapids Senior Pictures check out my website www.dustybrown.org

Grand Rapids Senior Photographer

Alex will graduate this year with top honors for Wellspring Prep High School. Congrats Alex on an amazing work ethic and for being top student!

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To see more Grand Rapid High School Senior Pictures check out our website here DUSTY BROWN