Noto’s Old World Dining Wedding Reception; Grand Rapids, MI {Photography: Almost Fantasy, Photographers: Angela and Zac Mohney} – Jonathan and Andrea

Laura Truer - Florist wedding bouquetJonathan and Andrea had planned an elegant, “old world” Europe, classy affair; with bridal party photos in a wine cellar, and a magnificent iron wrought winding marble stair! We began our day at Design One salon and spa in Grand Rapids, MI, where the hair dresser was a very talented friend, and the makeup artist was an inspiration to watch! (more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Frauenthal Theater Wedding & Reception : Muskegon, MI Photographer : Photography and Drama {Brian and Rachel}

Frauenthal Theater Wedding“Oooooh, a theater wedding!” Those were literally my thoughts when Brian and Rachel shared their wedding dreams with me. They talked about their love of all things nerdy; computers, gaming, rpg’s and fantasy, and in the back of my mind I’m thinking, “I LOVE these people, and I can’t WAIT to see their wedding!”
And now – I have the awesome pleasure of sharing it with you! Wait ’till you see all the cool stuff they did!!! (more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Traverse City Winter Wedding – New Year’s Eve at Grand Traverse Resort – Christmas theme {Photography Angela Mohney and Rachael Isobel; Videography Zac Mohney and Michael McIntosh} with Main Street Dueling Pianos

Grand Traverse Resort WeddingI can not think of a better end to the year! Mark and Karissa are fun, quirky, engaging, vibrant, beautiful people and to see them married with such finesse’ was outstanding! I loved the location. We were hoping for snow – and we got it – but Michigan winters are so bitter sometimes! We were picturing the lovely, fat, soft, romantic flakes, and we got icy gusts of cutting wind over frozen particles of snow so dense they felt like grains of sand against your skin! Needless to say, after all the getting ready, we really didn’t brave the weather for long! (more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

The Ballroom at McKay Tower : Grand Rapids, MI – Winter Masquerade Ball Purple & Blue Reception

Masquerade Ball Bridal GownThe worlds most unique clients come my way and I love it! Brittany and Mike were planning a Disney destination wedding, and wondered if I would be open to shooting just their homecoming reception on December 6th.
“Of course!” Reception only events are wonderful too! Especially when planned by such creative minds! Here we have a lovely winter masquerade ball, with deep, velvety colors, and magical, elegant fun! (more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Dominic & Sarah {W. K. Kellogg Manor House Wedding Photography, Gull Lake Country Club Reception – Gull Lake, Richland, MI – (Photographer Angela Mohney) – NATURAL OUTDOOR CEREMONY Michigan} colors: Olive Green and Peach

Kellogg Manor House Wedding DSN_0127Gull Lake has two really cool wedding venues. This September wedding was fortunate enough to use both! Kellogg Manor House is a lovely place to be married, to get ready, and even to stay for awhile! The grounds are gorgeous. The home is stunning. And Gull Lake is always perfect. Dominic and Sarah chose this intimate location for their ceremony, and everything went just as planned with one incredible twist! (more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Blu Hydrangea Barn Wedding: Rockford Photographer, Romantic Fall Colors

Hydrangea-Blu-Barn-Rockford-Mi-Wedding-Photographer_0012.jpgArjay and Morgan were married on a cold, cold Saturday in October at the fabulous Blu Hydrangea Barn, in Rockford, MI. The leaves had just turned colors, and the cold snap brought out all the finishing touches of deep reds! Thankfully, Morgan was more than happy to brave the cold and misty rain to get some lovely art anyway! (more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Jordan & Alexandra {Lake Huron, Roger’s City, Alpena Wedding – Roger’s City, MI} colors: Lavender and Mint

Rogers-City-Lake-Huron-Thunder-Bay-Alpena-MI-WEDDING-Photographer-01a.jpgI am in love with everything about this wedding – and in awe of the stunning amount of effort it took to create! Alexandra and Jordan spent painstaking hours hand crafting these details. As one stunned guest remarked, it made the wedding not homemade, but “hand made”. (more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Southern Exposure Herb Farm Battle Creek Summer Engagement Session – Sarah and Alden {Photography Angela Mohney, Almost Fantasy}

Southern Exposure Herb Farm Engagement Session - Battle Creek Michigan Photographer Almost Fantasy_0073Another gorgeous engagement session on a perfect summer day! This session was photographed at the lovely Herb Farm, “Southern Exposure”. And YES, you can get married there! They do events all the time! (more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Luke & Sarah {Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center Wedding Photography – White Lake, MI – (Photographer Angela Mohney) – NATURAL OUTDOOR CEREMONY Michigan} colors: Blue and Yellow

Indian-Springs-Metro-Park-White-Lake-North-Detroit-Michigan-Photographer_019.jpgLuke and Sarah are super awesome, down-to-earth conservationists and nature lovers. So it makes perfect sense to plan a gorgeous celebration at the Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center in White Lake, Michigan! Moving here from Seattle, Washington so that Luke could take a job at the Detroit Zoo, we all had to plan in baby-steps and stages. Many of their friends traveled quite a distance to attend this Michigan wedding! The stunning simple beauty of this vegan wedding, and the joy of best-friends-become-lovers are the key elements of this early July celebration. Rather than “elaborate” or “extravagant”, Luke and Sarah’s event seemed to breathe easy with peace, kindness, and gentle loveliness! (more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Gull Lake Wedding Photography – Gull Lake Country Club – (Photographer Angela Mohney) – ROMANTIC OUTDOOR CEREMONY Michigan {Colene & Travis} colors: Silver-Grey and Purple

Gull-Lake-Country-Club-Wedding-Photographer-BridalHooray for beautiful venues, and adoring men in love! The way this man looks at his bride will lift your heart on a cloudy day. She is cherished, and he is in awe. True nobility shines when a man falls in love like this!

The gorgeous wedding event was held at the lovely Gull Lake Country Club in Gull Lake, MI. Gull Lake’s rich history of hosting fabulous celebrations allowed Colene to honor her parents by hosting a reception in the very same ball room that mom and dad had their first dance 34 years before! How sweet is that?! (more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Juan and Christine St Joseph wedding photography – silver beach Shadowland Pavilion – sliver and purple – Vineland Center St Joseph Reception

CJ_501-copyJuan and Christine were married on a cool day in late June at the Shadowland Pavilion on Silver Beach. They had a classic formal affair, silver and black details with a touch of salsa as a tribute to Juan’s Puerto Rican roots and their favorite date-night dancing style! (more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Ryan & Ashley ~ Dow Gardens, Peace Lutheran Church Wedding, Horizons Conference Center Reception ~ {Photography by Almost Fantasy Saginaw Midland MI Wedding Photographer}

17 Kalamazoo Wedding Photographer Saginaw Michigan Tiffany Blue Peace Lutheran Church_0017Ashley and Ryan combined fun and elegant for their amazing wedding day! They both have wonderful families, and awesome friendships, and I loved celebrating with them. (more…)

3 comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Trish and Nick {Fennville Wedding Photography – Apple Blossom Chapel & Gardens – Orchard} colors blue & yellow (Photographer Angela Mohney) – ROMANTIC OUTDOOR CEREMONY

Apple-Blossom-Chapel-Outdoor-Ceremony-Fennville-Wedding-Kalamazoo-Photographer-Almost-Fantasy_0021.jpgLove, weddings, and rain!!!

I’ve often said that wedding days are blessed. There is just some sort of tangible supernatural power that allows things to unfold exactly as they need too. I’m not saying nothing ever goes unplanned — Quite the contrary! I’m simply saying that your wedding day will be uniquely yours, and the memories will be sacred to you, and it will all be priceless and beautiful regardless of the idiosyncrasies of the day. Weddings are (I believe) divinely authored, and so are divinely protected. It’s with that faith and confidence I present this gorgeous wedding in the rain! (more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Michigan State University Campus Engagement Session – Almost Fantasy Wedding Photography and Video Productions

What could be better? They took classes together, walked together, laughed, and cried here on this campus. This is where Matt and Lauren knew, two should become one. And now, with Matt becoming employed at MSU, he can happily finish his doctoral degree and their lives together will launch under the fond provision of MSU in Lansing. I was glad to have a sunny day (sun flares are my favorite), and Lauren was glad to encounter her favorite campus friends, an adorable pair of ducks. As ducks typically pair up in successful monogamous relationships we decided it was a wonderful omen and included them in our session.
Then, at our final stop, Beaumont Tower became the backdrop for just a few more final, loving poses!

Congratulations friends! You have such darling intimacy! I can’t wait for your wedding day!

Michigan State University Campus Engagement_2.jpg
Michigan State University Campus Engagement_3.jpg
Michigan State University Campus Engagement_4.jpg
Michigan State University Campus Engagement_7.jpg
Michigan State University Campus Engagement_5.jpg
Michigan State University Campus Engagement_6.jpg

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Bridal Show Promotions, Sales, and Specials – Kalamazoo area local shows

Fall is to a photographer what April is to an accountant. The leaves turn colors, the holidays approach, and all of a sudden everyone remembers family pictures, senior portraits, or emergency pre-holiday promotional images. Typically, Michigan photographers are still editing September weddings too! It’s the most popular month in Michigan to be married and it always books entirely full (for me).
In my case, video work takes up a large portion of my desk time; and so even my summer wedding are still rotating in the queue for video production.

But I can’t help taking just a moment to post and remind everyone that the bridal shows are coming to Southwest Michigan, and with them, some of the greatest sales and specials of the year!!!
Last year, at January’s 2017 Southwest Michigan Bridal Show (hosted at Wings Stadium by Bert’s Bakery), I gave away two $1000 gift certificates offered as door prizes, and I adjusted my two most popular packages! For “The Romantic”, I left the price point the same but included two extra hours of coverage; and for “The Starlet” I adjusted the 8 hours of coverage to all day and dropped the price by $450! These two collections were available first-come-first-served to 10 brides only, and ONLY available the DAY of the show, though I did allow a hold-the-offer option for those willing to put down $100 and follow up within a week for the details of the contract and the remainder of the deposit. It completely sold out.

Be ready! I’m aiming to sell out this year too!!! I haven’t created the flash sale details yet, and would love to hear your thoughts! In 2016, we offered a complimentary highlight video add on (for the first 10 brides to sign) and in 2015 we had a complimentary album upgrade (for the first 10 brides). Let us know what you’re dreaming of so we can give you a chance to win what you love! Weddings have my heart!!!

Angela (and Zac) – Almost Fantasy
2017_BridalShow_1.jpg
2017_BridalShow_2.jpg

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Michigan Fall Wedding – Kalamazoo The Radisson Hotel and Thornapple Creek Golfcourse – St Clair on the River, Michigan Boardwalk

I got the best of all worlds with this wedding! Ashley and Bryan have family on both the West and the East side of the state, so theirs was to be a two-part wedding. Part one, formal ceremony in Kalamazoo, MI for her side of the family, and part two, official reception in St Clair, Michigan for his side. Lucky me, I got to do photos for both events (held within a week of one another)! We split an 8 hour collection between two 4 hour dates, and it worked well for both of us!

November, friends! A Michigan wedding in November! It can be risky, but we seriously had two individual gorgeous Saturdays to bless their first moments as husband and wife!

Kalamazoo is my hometown, so Ashley’s “getting ready” location – The Radisson Hotel – was super familiar to me. And whenever a location is familiar, I typically look for how I can stand out! Her black sequined heels needed nothing! This was a stunning choice for shoes in November! And we used the fabulous wrought iron doors of Websters fine dining restaurant (within The Radisson) to showcase her dress. Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel _ Thornapple Creek Golf Course_01.jpg
Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel _ Thornapple Creek Golf Course_02.jpg
Right before we left the hotel… literally while waiting for the elevator, the sun through the sheer curtains caught my attention. These types of natural sun flares are absolutely too good to pass up! For photographers – narrow your aperture down to f11 or so to get the bright “star” like flares. Open your aperture wide if you want the soft, romantic, hazy look. This one was shot quite tight at f16 to make sure I didn’t lose any details. Light has a way of swallowing things like fingertips, and her hands were placed just so delicately – I knew I wanted to keep this particularly sharp. If you’re wondering about the rainbow, that’s typically an atribute of the lens. I’ve noticed my 16-35 f2L II, and my 35 1.4L often have rainbow flares; but when I first began, the universal kit lens I started with just left a patch of green or yellow. Life is definitely more fun with the faster lenses. To play up any rainbow. Photoshop, “control J” will give you a new layer, then change the blend mode to burn, create a mask, “alt I” to invert the mask and paint just directly over the rainbow with white. You will “burn” more color into your flare! :) #worthit :)Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel _ Thornapple Creek Golf Course_03.jpg

The ceremony was at the quaint stone cabin of Thornapple Creek, and we held onto that fabulous sun. Officiated by Terry of Earthbound Weddings. Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel _ Thornapple Creek Golf Course_04.jpg
Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel _ Thornapple Creek Golf Course_05.jpg
Post ceremony, we had just a minute for bridal party and romance photos, which was alright, seeing as how – after the sun slipped into clouds – it was really quite cold. Ashley was a romantic heroine, giving up her gorgeous high heeled shoes so that we could play on the grass! (It is, after all, a golf course!) And Bryan was the perfect gentleman to her sacrifice, picking her up off the grass to rescue her frozen feet and carrying her in from the cold after the pictures were done. You guys. These two are adorable! And in less than twenty minutes, we achieved these wonderful pieces of timeless wedding fine art!
Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel _ Thornapple Creek Golf Course_06.jpg
Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel _ Thornapple Creek Golf Course_08.jpg
Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel _ Thornapple Creek Golf Course_09.jpg
Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel _ Thornapple Creek Golf Course_07.jpg

The very next Saturday was even colder. But we were prepared, knowing it was a week deeper into November. There were still some leaves, though! And we found a brilliant red and gold colored tree to shoot through before their reception!
St Clair on the River Boardwalk Michigan Wedding 1.jpg
This is the famous Boardwalk on the River (the River St. Clair) where you can look across and see Canada! And the chair… the chair is the property of a local jeweler, who was kind enough to let us visit his nearby home to use it! http://www.coughlinjewelers.com/ St Clair on the River Boardwalk Michigan Wedding 2.jpg
St Clair on the River Boardwalk Michigan Wedding 3.jpg
And on to the party, with cupcakes by Ashley McLeod and a cake from Bryan’s mom! She did a wonderful job! St Clair on the River Boardwalk Michigan Wedding 4.jpg
St Clair on the River Boardwalk Michigan Wedding 5.JPG
St Clair on the River Boardwalk Michigan Wedding 6.JPGSt Clair on the River Boardwalk Michigan Wedding 7.JPG
St Clair on the River Boardwalk Michigan Wedding 8.JPG
St Clair on the River Boardwalk Michigan Wedding 9.JPG
This party was hosted by DJ Slimz at Pine Shores Golf Club and Banquet Facilities! http://pineshoresgolf.com/banquet-facilities/

 

REVIEWS!
Each and every comment matters! I value your feedback and so does Google! So – for each comment below, a $5 credit will be added to Ashley and Bryan’s gallery, and for each review on The Knot or Google Reviews I’ll add a $20 credit! Take a minute, show them some love and help them earn something nice!!!

 

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

October Wedding – Fall Michigan – Rose St Market – The Kalamazoo House

Start with a fall wedding, add the most notably friendly, historic Bed and Breakfast in Kalamazoo, a sunny day with golden leaves, stained glass windows at the church, and Rose Street Market’s awsome catering and you definitely have an event worth celebrating!

Our scene opens at The Kalamazoo House. Read the reviews! They are seriously famous for their hospitality! Every little detail is perfection; from the draped valances of the bay window to the delightful antique room keys. Stay if you can! This place is a gem! The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 5.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 2.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 1.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 3.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 4.jpg

The men got ready at Bethany Reformed, where Ryan and Cassidy were to be married. The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 7.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 6.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 8.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 9.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 10.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 11.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 12.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 13.jpg

Formal portraits included a memorial candle for Ryan’s sister; a sweet, sentimental way to honor her life and comfort the family.
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 14.jpg
Jessica, a creative maid of honor, staged this epic stained glass bridal image. The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 15.jpg
Then we all moved downtown for photos in Bronson Park and a delicious dinner at Rose Street Market!
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 16.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 17.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 18.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 19.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 20.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 21.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 22.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 24.jpg
The Kalamazoo House - Bethany Reformed Church - Rose St Market 23.jpg

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Cressy Barn Wedding – Plainwell, MI

This is quaint venue! I grew up in the Plainwell, MI area (Martin/Hopkins to be specific), so this feels like my own backyard. It’s another Michigan rustic, country, reception venue, but what really makes this place stand out are the GORGEOUS lights and the incredible silo! The silo had this really fun vine texture on it to lend a really earthy, overgrown vibe; and the third really super-cool plus: We got to do a sparkler exit at the end of the night!!! AH! I LOVE those!
Other awesome things of note: The bride wore purple cowboy boots! And they had sweet party favors of hand-made little jars of honey. Adorable! Cressy_Barn_Wedding-040.jpg
Cressy_Barn_Wedding-065.jpg
Cressy_Barn_Wedding-077.jpg
Cressy_Barn_Wedding-002.jpg
Cressy_Barn_Wedding-017.jpg
Cressy_Barn_Wedding-024.jpg
Cressy_Barn_Wedding-111.jpg
Cressy_Barn_Wedding-203.jpg
Cressy_Barn_Wedding-266.jpg
Cressy_Barn_Wedding-317.jpg
Cressy_Barn_Wedding-584.jpg

The Almost Fantasy team (Angela & Zac) worked with Rachael Isobel (for the second photo angle) and Michael McIntosh (video second).
And the DJ team was ProDJ’s with Kayla doing the photobooth, Kody as the MC, and Landon on the board.

To see their FULL video (a one hour production with the ceremony completely whole), please request a Vimeo passcode by texting 269-598-7736. I’ll happily send you a link, but the file sizes are much too large to embed in a blog post! There aren’t a whole lot of vendors doing large wedding video productions, since it’s very time consuming, but I’m a fan of marriages lasting forever, and if capturing your entire ceremony on video and providing complete all day cinematic coverage is important to you, then that’s what we are going to do! :)

 

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Millenium Park Rose Gold Glitter – Garden Bouquet – Stylized Bridal Portrait Session

A late fall collaborative produced these stylized portrait images! On site, we had Amy Vandyken, owner of “Consider it Done” Event Planning and Rental in Hudsonville, MI; Laura Truer, designer and florist at Truer Designs; myself and our recently wed couple, Cahara and Karlion Jackson. Offsite contributors are Debra Traylor, makeup artist and owner of Flawless Beauty by Debra and Tina Mathis, hairstylist for Flawless Beauty by Debra.

Check out these stunning pieces available for rental from Amy!!!
Rose_Gold_Wedding_Details_001.jpg
Rose_Gold_Wedding_Details_004.jpg
Rose_Gold_Wedding_Details_009.jpg
Rose_Gold_Wedding_Details_024.jpg
Rose_Gold_Wedding_Details_025.jpg

We have some setup shots of Laura while she works, and took a moment for a quick portrait of her. Isn’t that bouquet gorgeous?! I’ve been dying to photograph the new trend in oversized garden bouquets, and the floral creations were all Laura’s from start to finish. Fall is the perfect season for these rich colors!
Rose_Gold_Wedding_Details_028.jpg

And “Flawless Beauty” is absolutely apt. Debra and Tina did an amazing job on our lovely bride! I adore floral as hairpieces, and natural ethnic hair with florals creates a stunning wedding day look! All brides should be this confidently lovely!
Rose_Gold_Wedding_Details_047.jpg
Rose_Gold_Wedding_Details_047peace.jpg
Rose_Gold_Wedding_Details_026.jpg
Rose_Gold_Wedding_Details_060.jpg
Rose_Gold_Wedding_Details_068peace.jpg
Rose_Gold_Wedding_Details_022.jpg

To hire these lovely ladies for your own fabulous event… you already know where to find me, and here is everyone else!

Consider it Done Event Planning and Rental

(Amy Vandyken, 616-318-0972, consideritdone729@gmail.com)

Truer Designs

(Laura Truer, laura@truerdesign.com)

Flawless Beauty by Debra

(Debra Traylor, Debra@FlawlessBeautyByDebra.com)

And… just for fun, an IG behind-the-scenes that Laura snapped of me! ?

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Ambati Flowers, Berts Bakery, Q-it-up Catering, and Riverside Receptions created this lovely early fall event. Congratulations Julie & Bryan!

September weddings are a dream! I was married in September myself. And, even though I typically give up my anniversary weekend each year to serve another fabulous couple in love, I have never regretted it! I highly recommend being married in September!

This wedding features a blended family closing the deal on what was already a very long term and stable relationship. Thus there is a fun, casual, “everyone here is family” feel as husband and wife (to be) choose to spend the morning getting ready together, sharing the excitement together, and rejoicing with their children standing up beside them. We couldn’t have asked for a prettier day! And Riverside Receptions has meticulous grounds with lush garden hideaways. Add to that the amazing flowers provided by Ambati Florals, and you have the most natural setting for romance!
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 01.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 02.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 03.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 04.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 05.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 06.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 07.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 08.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 17.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 18.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 09.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 10.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 11.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 12.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 13.jpg
Berts Bakery and Ambati teamed up to create this stunning cake! The delphiniums are my favorite touch! Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 14.jpg
Bryan and Julie own Q-it-Up, an open pit barbeque catering company. Guys! They smoked a whole beef tenderloin for this wedding. AND it was PERFECTLY done! (FYI – I’m super picky about my meats, since my dad is a local beef farmer. I grew up with Black Angus in my back yard!) This was amazing. Q-it-Up also provides the smoked chicken for some of Erbelli’s famous pizzas. If you think the name sounds familar, you might’ve already tasted it! Great work, friends! A barbeque wedding with an onsite grill! Yum! Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 15.jpg
But what barbeque is complete without a little live music? Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 16.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 19.jpg

I’m so happy they chose to do a formal first dance! Being non-traditional, they almost skipped it altogether. But it’s one of my favorite places to play with lights. I love creating mood and depth and romantic starbursts during the first dance! Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 20.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 21.jpg
Riverside Receptions Ambati Flowers 22.jpg

Congratulations to Julie, Bryan and the entire family as they celebrate this joy! Thank you for trusting me to capture your awesome day!

Credits
Venue: Riverside Receptions
Dress: Maggie Sottero Sottero & Midgley
Flowers: Ambati Florals
Cake: Bert’s Bakery
Catering: Q-it-UP

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Lovely Barn Wedding on a Rainy Day – The Hitching Post – Ravenna, MI

So… the wedding couldn’t be outside. Which is a shame, since the grounds at The Hitching Post are a perfect setting to be married! There is a really great doorway in a gap of the white picket fence that can be opened and closed for the bridal party’s entrance. But, some days it must rain, and we’re going with rain is a blessing! Many cultures believe that rain on a wedding day is good luck, since water is so necessary to life and survival. So, here’s to you, Jessica and Jesse – starting your life together – that you may have ABUNDANT blessings since the rain surely poured down on your special day! IMG_0363.jpg

IMG_0450.jpg

IMG_0622.jpg

IMG_0852.jpg

IMG_1222bw.jpg

IMG_1222.jpg

IMG_1265.jpg

IMG_1272.jpg

IMG_1317.jpg

We did still have the luxury of outdoor photography! The rain cleared up just enough to brave the puddles with intimate family members, bride, groom, and bridal party! IMG_1388bw.jpg

IMG_1506.jpg

IMG_1744.jpg

On to the reception! What a fun venue! The ceiling is arched very high. It’s one of the largest barns I’ve worked in. AND – they have an onsite photo booth with props!
IMG_0656.jpg

IMG_1338.jpg

IMG_1884.jpg

IMG_1919.jpg

IMG_2119.jpg

IMG_1805_1.jpg

IMG_2155.jpg

IMG_2159.jpg
IMG_9561.jpg

IMG_9562.jpg

 

Additional Credits to:

Venue & Photobooth – The Hitching Post, Ravenna, MI
Bridal Gown – Maggie Sottero; Style: Cynthia
Reception Gown – Christina Wu

Cake – Goobers Bakery, Norton Shores, MI

Hair and Makeup – Carole Fisher – Evolve Hair Salon, Norton Shores, MI

Also – see their  engagement session HERE

REVIEWS!
Each and every comment matters! I value your feedback and so does Google! So – for each comment below, a $5 credit will be added to Jessica and Jesse’s gallery, and for each review on The Knot or Google Reviews I’ll add a $20 credit! Take a minute, show them some love and help them earn something nice!!!

25 comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

  • Taylor - I can’t wait to see the rest! These are so beautiful! ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Carron - Love the pictures, especially the black and white standing in the doorwayReplyCancel

  • Teresa Carron - These pictures are beautiful and I love black and white standing in the doorway outsideReplyCancel

    • Gary Carron - Jesse and Jessica Adams very nice picturesReplyCancel

  • Valerie Gilbert - Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Pam Putnam - Stunning photos !!!❤ (Jesse & Jessica Adams 8-20-16)ReplyCancel

  • John & Margaret Broadbent - Beautiful wedding and pictures. Very nice photograper. Highly recommend. Love, gpa & gma Broadbent  (Jesse & Jessica Adams 8-20-16)ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda Meloche - An amazing day caught in these beautiful pictures of your special day! To treasure a lifetime. Great job !ReplyCancel

  • Connie Kuzma - I enjoyed your photos so very much. You can tell they were taken with an artistic eye. Congrats on the beginning of a new life together. I am Connie LaNore-Kuzma first cousin to Lori.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Derby - Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Jeannie Vos - Very beautiful pictures!!  My beautiful Niece Jessica and her husband Jesse’s wedding was very special and you captured it very nicely <3 ReplyCancel

  • Dede Videtich - Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Sue lodes - Love the outside pic in the doorway, a lot of great picReplyCancel

  • Abby - BeautifulReplyCancel

  • Sue lodes - I really liked the pic of them outside in the doorway . A lot of good shots ReplyCancel

  • Elaine LaNore - I love the picture with the reflection in the puddle.ReplyCancel

  • Scott Lodes - Beautiful pictures for the latest Adams Family. Thanks Almostfantasyphotography.com for the eternal memories. ReplyCancel

  • Robin Gilbert - Gorgeous pictures, love how you captured even the little details of the dayReplyCancel

  • lori adams - I just love the beautiful pictures of my sons and daughter in-laws wedding on august 20th.ReplyCancel

  • Tom Adams - the posed shots are very nice but I really like the action shots the best they capture happiness on their faces very well  ReplyCancel

  • Mary Helton - Awesome pics! Can’t wait to see more! =) =) =) ReplyCancel

    • Mary Helton - Jesse & Jessica Adams 
      8.20.16ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Adams - Perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Helton - Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple.ReplyCancel

The Pavilion at Silver Beach St Joseph, Michigan Wedding & Shadowland Ballroom Reception – {Photography and Videography by Almost Fantasy, Photographer Angela Mohney, Rachael Isobel; Cinematographer Zac Mohney, Kristina Booth}

It was definitely raining on that mid-June morning as my husband and I loaded up our car to head out to St Joe. All our wonderful Lake Michigan beach wedding fantasies were threatened by the dull, gray sky. But a wedding day is a wedding day, and years of watching weddings unfold made me confident that the beauty, the love, and the joy – all the important parts – would certainly remain. All the same, as we headed out, I asked God to give us just a little sunshine here and there as a blessing on this marriage. Knowing the vibrant Tiffany Blue colors Carmelina had chosen, I really wanted some blue sky for her!

The girls were gathered at Mom and Dad’s house, where her gorgeous dress was already staged for photos! The talented Sarah Boucher was busy doing makeup. Hair had been styled earlier at Cutting Edge in Vicksburg.

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_001.jpg

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_002.jpg

Mom and Dad had this beautiful tradition of escorting their daughters out of the family home the day they take their husband’s name. So sweet!

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_003.jpg

Meanwhile, the men – long since dressed and ready – were playing near the puddles at the beach. Hooray!! The clouds have gone!
Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_004.jpg

And everything indeed, was picture perfect and ready for a wedding! Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_005.jpg

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_006.jpg

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_007.jpg

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_008.jpg

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_009.jpg

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_010.jpg

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_011.jpg

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_012.jpg

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_013.jpg

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_014.jpg

Following the ceremony, guests were invited to a reception in Shadowland Ballroom just a short walk from the pavilion. I love St Joe area weddings as Shadowland has this amazing, elegant feel, and yet it’s just steps away from the fun of the beach! It’s really a great blend of both worlds!

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_015.jpg

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_016.jpg

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_017.jpg

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_018.jpg

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_019.jpg

These desserts!!! Carmelina’s parents are the owners of Kalamazoo local pizzeria, Franco’s, where they serve homemade pizzas, pastas, meatballs, and subs; all authentic Italian family-secret recipes. And these cannoli’s and Italian cookies are their own creation! Aren’t they amazing! The cake was created by Dee Appleton of Dee’s Specialty Cakes in Stevensville, MI.
Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_020.jpg

More perks of Silver Beach! The bridal portrait areas for sunset romance are phenomenal! There are wild flower fields, boardwalks, and an amazing splash pad with lights that make the fountains shimmer! Such a wonderful setting for forever art!

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_022.jpg

Silver_Beach_Wedding_St_Joseph_Michigan_023.jpg

Additional Credits to:

DJ and Photobooth – Corey Brink with Rhythmology in Otsego, Michigan
Officiant – Bill Bourne
Dress – Paris House of Bridal in Michigan City, Indiana
Harpist/Event Musician – Meg Rodgers 

Also – see their fun color bomb engagement session HERE

And the wedding video we created for them as well!

REVIEWS!
Each and every comment matters! I value your feedback and so does Google! So – for each comment below, a $5 credit will be added to Patrick and Carmelina’s gallery, and for each review on The Knot or Google Reviews I’ll add a $20 credit! Take a minute, show them some love and help them earn something nice!!!

1 comment
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Newborn Boy – Rowan Dale – Baby Photography Kalamazoo, MI

These precious littles slay me! I’m primarily a wedding photographer. It’s what I live for and what I love. But I’m also a mom, and an artist who loves a challenge, and every once in a while, a couple I photographed for engagement and wedding events wants me to be their babies’ photographer too. Who could say no?!? This is a rare and special treat for me! What a fabulous oportunity to create a legacy of art for a family that has become my friends!

Newborn Boy Art Photo Session _1.jpg

Newborn Boy Art Photo Session _2.jpg

Newborn Boy Art Photo Session _3.jpg

Newborn Boy Art Photo Session _4.jpg

Newborn Boy Art Photo Session _5.jpg

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

April Wedding in Michigan – Laketown Golf and Conference Center – Saugatuck – First Congregational Church

There’s nothing like spring weddings for fresh air and fun! Alison’s wedding was a spring-time dream, with a lovely traditional church ceremony and glorious touches like sunny sunflowers paired with the royal-est of colors – purple! Their happy day started at home, and the nuptials took place at the First Congregational Church of Saugatuck, MI. We did fun bridal party pictures right on the tiny hill next to the church, and then hopped over to Laketown Golf and Conference Center for a fabulous reception and dance party fun!
April Wedding First Congregational Church of Saugatuck _ 02.jpg
April Wedding First Congregational Church of Saugatuck _ 03.jpg
April Wedding First Congregational Church of Saugatuck _ 01.jpg
April Wedding First Congregational Church of Saugatuck _ 04.jpg
April Wedding First Congregational Church of Saugatuck _ 05.jpg
April Wedding First Congregational Church of Saugatuck _ 06.jpg
April Wedding First Congregational Church of Saugatuck _ 07.jpg
April Wedding First Congregational Church of Saugatuck _ 08.jpg
April Wedding First Congregational Church of Saugatuck _ 09.jpg
April Wedding First Congregational Church of Saugatuck _ 10.jpg
April Wedding Laketown Golf and Conference Center _ 1.jpg
April Wedding Laketown Golf and Conference Center _ 2.jpg
April Wedding Laketown Golf and Conference Center _ 3.jpg
April Wedding Laketown Golf and Conference Center _ 4.jpg
April Wedding Laketown Golf and Conference Center _ 5.jpg
April Wedding Laketown Golf and Conference Center _ 6.jpg
April Wedding Laketown Golf and Conference Center _ 7.jpg
April Wedding Laketown Golf and Conference Center _ 8.jpg
April Wedding Laketown Golf and Conference Center _ 9.jpg
April Wedding Laketown Golf and Conference Center _ 10.jpg

CREDITS
Photography: Angela Mohney of Almost Fantasy with 2nd professional photographer Emily Betcher of Faithful Photography (Emily is wonderful! Her business is aptly named, as she is a sincere, kind, faithful professional with a level head, a quiet demeanor and an open heart. Plus – her photos are perfectly stunning!)
Videography: Zac Mohney of Almost Fantasy with 2nd professional filmist Michael McIntosh of McIntosh Media (Michael has a casual style that locks into laser focus when eye candy is around. His specialty is grabbing all the pretty things, while Zac’s focus is on family moments and human dynamics. One introvert and one extrovert. They work well together!)
To see the final film, please head over to Vimeo. Alison and Jon wanted a full length feature production (typically around an hour play time). The file was delivered as on BluRay disc – a cinematic full production of a wedding day with the ceremony uncut: Alison & Jon
Flowers: Picket Fence Designs out of Holland, MI. (Seriously, sunflowers are SO hard! If you didn’t know, and you’re a bride longing to use them, sunflowers are frightfully delicate. Without proper handling the petals will fall at the slightest provocation. I knew in an instant that this is a floral business to trust simply because these sunflowers arrived in perfect condition and STAYED perfect all day long. No one but an expert could have treated these so well. Great job, guys!)
D.J.: Fresh Vibe (They were fun, and read the crowd well!)
Lily’s Limo

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

First United Methodist Church Wedding & Radisson Hotel Reception Kalamazoo, MI – Spring Wedding!

The morning of April 9th was cool and crisp with daffoldils nestled into snowy patches of grass. But it was still a gorgeous day for a wedding! Especially one in such an enchanting old church!
AlmostFantasy_0108.jpg
Here are Audie and Leah’s getting details. Don’t you love the cornflower blue shoes!
AlmostFantasy_0109.jpg

Her lovely silk gown is from the J Crew line (which just keeps getting more fabulous!) Check them out if you are searching for a dress line that is sleek, romantic, elegant and practical. The richness of the fabric is even visible in photographs. This is truly a 100% real silk gown!
AlmostFantasy_0110.jpg

They took a moment before the ceremony for a private “first look”.
AlmostFantasy_0111.jpg

And then were married in one of the sweetest traditional ceremonies I’ve seen. I adore blushing brides and estatic grooms. Look how happy they are!
AlmostFantasy_0113.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0112.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0114.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0116.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0117.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0118.jpg
We did their formal portraits on the steps of First United,
AlmostFantasy_0119.jpg
…and then headed to The Radisson for the reception!
AlmostFantasy_0120.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0121.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0122.jpg
The details were lovely there as well. This is the famous “Kalamazoo Room” in the lower level. It’s discreet and intimate with a “private party” feel, and neutral enough to showcase any color palate.
AlmostFantasy_0123.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0124.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0125.jpg
And just look at the super fun photo op couches in the hall!!!
AlmostFantasy_0126.jpg

Credit also to:
DJ Andre Taylor (Slim C the Great)
Ridgeway Floral in Three Rivers
Cakes by Candace in Centerville

REVIEWS!
Each and every comment matters! I value your feedback and so does Google! So – for each comment below, a $5 credit will be added to Audie and Leah’s gallery, and for each review on The Knot or Google Reviews I’ll add a $20 credit! Take a minute, show them some love and help them earn something nice!!!

8 comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

  • Emilie Blough - These are beautiful photos! What a wonderful day and the sweet emotions of the bride and groom are very captured in these photos! Congrats Leah and Audie!!!ReplyCancel

  • Shanna Thompson - This looked amazing! You can see the love in every picture. Great job on capturing these moments and sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Mohney - Beautiful pictures of their special day!ReplyCancel

  • Jaime Raifsnider - You captured Leah and Audie beautifully!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Barb mohney - Very beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Rosie - Absolutely loved the pictures you have truly captured the love between Audie and Leah!ReplyCancel

  • Ken campbell - I guess I’ll be the first to comment.  Congrats on the wedding,  and I just saved you 5 bucks! ReplyCancel

  • Tina - Beautiful pictures! Lovely wedding and reception! ❤️ReplyCancel

Avie’s Third Birthday

Just a normal morning… bright-eyed young ones in sleeper suits, and a half naked, not-so-bright-eyed teenager.AlmostFantasy_0084.jpg
…Tazen sticking to my leg, and Avie cruching “cheezy chips” while watching TV. (Don’t worry, I made bacon and eggs too). AlmostFantasy_0085.jpg

Then – YES – time to try on the dress! AlmostFantasy_0086.jpg

But, the crunchy cheesy chips must stay in the photo shoot.
AlmostFantasy_0087.jpg

The dress SINGS when she leans forward, “Oh, my!” says Avie!                                                         And she loves her camera too!

AlmostFantasy_0088.jpg

Tazen is also a snow queen (or something). There is music, we must dance.
AlmostFantasy_0089.jpg
And at the end of the day, the wrapping paper itself is still a very satisfying present too.

 

 

:)

 

 

 

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

December Wedding – The Riverside Country Club – Battle Creek, MI with Ceremony at Chapel Hill – {Bekah & Jay} Winter – ALMOST FANTASY photographers Angela Mohney and Laura Munro; Video Zac Mohney

I love weddings in all seasons, I truly do, but there is a special place in my heart for winter weddings. Perhaps it’s because they’re just a bit more rare. They have an exclusive feel to them. They make me happy. Perhaps I find them metaphorical. The best love is “love in spite of all odds”; and adversity will always test character. Getting married in winter metaphorically says, “of course everything can’t be perfect…. but it can be achingly beautiful none-the-less”. (Unless you’re one of those winter brides who always dreamed of fat, puffy flakes, and pure, soft, white snow. Then, you might still be dreaming of perfections – aaaannd you might still get let down – we had no snow at all for this wedding!) It could also be the colors. Christmas time permits all sorts of vivid, luscious, rich color trappings. We hang things from ceilings, we up-light our walls, there’s glitter on almost everything… you name it. Color is everywhere.

Bekah and Jay’s wedding is just that – an earthy, friendly affair decorated with rich, vibrant color (and shiny things)! Holiday_Inn_Harper_Village_Dr_AlmostFantasy_0048.jpg
Holiday_Inn_Harper_Village_Dr_AlmostFantasy_0049.jpg
Holiday_Inn_Harper_Village_Dr_AlmostFantasy_0050.jpg
Holiday_Inn_Harper_Village_Dr_AlmostFantasy_0051.jpg
Chapel_Hill_Church_AlmostFantasy_0052.jpg
Chapel_Hill_Church_AlmostFantasy_0053.jpg
Chapel_Hill_Church_AlmostFantasy_0054.jpg
Chapel_Hill_Church_AlmostFantasy_0055.jpg
Chapel_Hill_Church_AlmostFantasy_0056.jpg
Chapel_Hill_Church_AlmostFantasy_0057.jpg
Chapel_Hill_Church_AlmostFantasy_0058.jpg
The_Riverside_Country_Club_AlmostFantasy_0059.jpg
The_Riverside_Country_Club_AlmostFantasy_0060.jpg
The_Riverside_Country_Club_AlmostFantasy_0061.jpg
The_Riverside_Country_Club_AlmostFantasy_0062.jpg
The_Riverside_Country_Club_AlmostFantasy_0063.jpg
The_Riverside_Country_Club_AlmostFantasy_0064.jpg
The_Riverside_Country_Club_AlmostFantasy_0065.jpg
The_Riverside_Country_Club_AlmostFantasy_0066.jpg
The_Riverside_Country_Club_AlmostFantasy_0067.jpg

Venue {Church} – Chapel Hill Methodist Church, Battle Creek, MI
Venue {Reception} – The Riverside Country Club, Battle Creek, MI
Photos and Video – Almost Fantasy
DJ – Scott Herriman with Wiser Productions
Cake – Honeydoodles
Florist – Greensmith’s
Dress from Patty’s Bridal Shop (Quincy/Coldwater, MI)
Tuxes by President Tuxedo

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

October Engagement Session – Kellogg Manor House – Battle Creek, MI – Gorgeous Fall Colors – Battle Creek Wedding Photographer, Almost Fantasy

On the East side of lovely Gull Lake on land owned by Michigan State University sits the historic Kellogg Manor House. The grounds are available for long walks at sunset. It is quiet. There are trees. It is a wonderful spot for love!
AlmostFantasy_0078.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0079.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0080.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0081.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0082.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0083.jpg

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

October Wedding at The Medalist Golf Club : Marshal, MI – Gorgeous Fall Colors {Kristina & Nate} – Battle Creek Wedding Photographer, Almost Fantasy

October 10th was what every fall bride dreams of! The colors were vibrant, the sun was radiant, and the weather was temperate during daylight and moderately crisp at night. It was gorgeous!
AlmostFantasy_0068.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0069.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0070.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0071.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0072.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0073.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0074.jpg
This, friends, is a “chocolate diamond”. It is SO rich and creamy! AlmostFantasy_0075.jpg
I will love you forever if we can sneak out a bit for sunset romance images. It’s my favorite time to create! AlmostFantasy_0076.jpg
AlmostFantasy_0077.jpg

Venue – The Medalist Golf Club
DJ, Video & Photo Booth – Mid Michigan Entertainment

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Gull Lake Country Club Wedding Photographer – {Photography by Almost Fantasy}

weddingphotographer_0322.jpg

weddingphotographer_0323.jpg

weddingphotographer_0324.jpg

weddingphotographer_0325.jpg

weddingphotographer_0326.jpg

weddingphotographer_0327.jpg

weddingphotographer_0328.jpg

weddingphotographer_0329.jpg

weddingphotographer_0330.jpg

weddingphotographer_0331.jpg

weddingphotographer_0332.jpg

weddingphotographer_0333.jpg

weddingphotographer_0334.jpg

weddingphotographer_0335.jpg

weddingphotographer_0357.jpg

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Gull Lake Country Club, Gull Lake, MI

 DJ: Monte Janssen (Wiser Productions), Kalamazoo, MI

Photobooth: J&M Entertainment

Cupcakes: Bumbleberries, Battle Creek, MI

Bridal Gown: Mori Lee Blu Collection Style 4524

Shoes: Michael Kors

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Michigan Beach Wedding – Summer Rain – Firefly Resort {2nd Shooting for Photographer Laura Munro}

I dearly love working with other talented artists. Professionals networking together can create some fabulous art for one another. It was my privilege
and honor to come alongside Laura Munro of Munro Photography, and work for a day as her second shooter to capture this awesome bohemian feel beach-side wedding!

weddingphotographer_0347.jpg

weddingphotographer_0348.jpg

weddingphotographer_0349.jpg

weddingphotographer_0350.jpg

weddingphotographer_0351.jpg

Laura Munro Photography
Firefly Resort 15657 Lakeshore Rd, Union Pier, MI 49129

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Wildflower and Forest Engagement session – Millennium Park, Grand Rapids, MI

Jesse and Jessica will be married on August 20th, 2016 and the color palete for the wedding is a soft rainbow of pastels! Knowing this, we went for a softer look for their engagment session too – film-like for the black and whites – and played with bubbles, wild thistle and the setting sun to bring soft color to our images!
Jessica’s ring has a heart on the side!
IMG_5697.jpg
IMG_5812.jpg
IMG_5864.jpg
These cute hand made signs are so fun!
IMG_5935.jpg
IMG_9938.jpg

12 comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Grand Rapids Winter Engagement Session – Blue Bridge – Photographer Almost Fantasy {Kimberly and David}

McKay Ballroom Wedding Reception Downtown Grand Rapids - Winter Masquerade Ball_0130McKay Ballroom Wedding Reception Downtown Grand Rapids - Winter Masquerade Ball_0131McKay Ballroom Wedding Reception Downtown Grand Rapids - Winter Masquerade Ball_0132McKay Ballroom Wedding Reception Downtown Grand Rapids - Winter Masquerade Ball_0133McKay Ballroom Wedding Reception Downtown Grand Rapids - Winter Masquerade Ball_0134McKay Ballroom Wedding Reception Downtown Grand Rapids - Winter Masquerade Ball_0135

2 comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Rustic Backyard Barn Wedding Photographer & Video- Shabby Chic Photography – Field Romance & Sunflares {Katie and Andrew}

Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0245Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0246Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0247Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0248Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0249Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0250Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0251Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0252Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0253Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0254Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0255Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0256Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0257Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0258Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0259Rustic Wedding Photographer Field Romance Sunflare_0260

 

And their video!!!

Photos and Video done in a two person team by Angela & Zac Mohney of Almost Fantasy

Photo credit also to Bridesmaid & Impromtu Photographer Second – Jenna Peters of Whimsy Photography in Grafton, WI

DJ and Emcee – Joe DeBiak of Wiser Productions

Dress – Galina from Davids Bridal

Flowers – Heirloom Rose
Cupcakes – Sams Club
Catering – Scotts Pig Roast
no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Tazen Alexander – Cake Smash

My baby boy turned ONE! Here is his sweet celebration! weddingphotographer_0240weddingphotographer_0241weddingphotographer_0242

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Plainwell Wedding Photographer – The Old Mill rustic chic (formerly The Eesley Place) – burlap & roses {Photography and Video by Almost Fantasy}

Jim and Angie were married in June with a lovely, intimate Catholic ceremony. I love the soft colors they chose – sweet pinks and lavendars – they decorated all with a unique blend of classic, rustic, and sweet. Congratulations you two! Photos below followed by a video link of their highlights at the very end!

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_030.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_031.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_032.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_033.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_034.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_035.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_036.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_037.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_038.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_039.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_040.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_041.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_042.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_043.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_044.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_045.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_046.jpg

AlmostFantasy at The Old Mill Plainwell_047.jpg

St Margaret Catholic Church – Wayland, MI
The Old Mill – Plainwell, MI
Dj: Moments in Time – John
Cakes: Kathy Campbell

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

E-Session! Winter Engagement: Jonathan & Andrea {Kalamazoo, MI – Spring Lake & Grand Rapids – home location}

I’m always excited to help my clients capture art that truly expresses their uniqueness. If that means a session in the dark, or an hour in the snow, or even an extra day so you can include your awesome pet, I’m game! As a wedding photographer, your family is important to me; the fuzzy, four legged “kids” too! :)(more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

VIDEO {The Radisson Hotel Wedding & Reception Videography – Kalamazoo, MI – (Cinematography Zac Mohney) – Late Summer, Early Fall, Dance Party, DJ GUY VOSS

MMH_0640-copy  We had the pleasure of working again, with the fabulous Guy Voss. Let me tell you, he’s my favorite DJ for SO many reasons. Nearly telepathic with music selections, he creates the perfect party ambiance for any occasion, never gets bored or tired. He’s truly there to celebrate the day with you, and lights up a room (both literally and figuratively) with professional, respectful, kind, creative energy. You can see these guests had an awesome time!

From the Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel wedding reception of Mike and Mae – their “Love Song” video:

This video is a fusion of photo & video and was super-fun to create while I was learning video production. It is no longer a product I offer, but you can see current West Michigan Wedding Video productions HERE.

1 comment
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

VIDEO {W. K. Kellogg Manor House Wedding Videography, Gull Lake Country Club Reception – Gull Lake, Richland, MI – (Cinematography Zac Mohney) – NATURAL OUTDOOR CEREMONY Michigan} Summer Storm

A whole two years ago, Ashley didn’t want a wedding album. She wanted a high end package, and a secure investment in preserving the moments of her day, but just not a wedding album. Brainstorming together, we realized that a fusion video would be the best possible solution for her, and the video side of my business was born. Zac and I can fill this niche in a completely unique way. We are audio trained, having been musicians in loud, live bands together for more than a decade. I was in a professional recording studio for the first time fourteen years ago, and have been songwriting since I was twelve. So mixing and mastering sound is second nature to me. That being said, it’s the video side that is new and challenging. I don’t feel like I’m anywhere near the best in my area. Rhino Media ROCKS – both sound and visual appeal! (I’d hire them in a heartbeat!). Coastline Studios blows me out of the water. I can’t hold a candle to what they do. Michael Terry has been doing these highlight films for far longer. And Kzoom is so good you can pretty much guarantee they will make you cry. But there are not a lot of photographers bold enough to offer video yet, and with our background and training, I can’t NOT step into this open space. And I want to get good. REALLY, REALLY good.

What follows is a cinema production for Dominic and Sarah created at W.K. Kellogg Manor House and the Gull Lake Country Club. You’ll see the transition from ideal, perfect summer day, to emergency thunderstorm chaos. I SO wish we could’ve kept a live camera on them the entire time. The radar said we had more than enough time, so our rain covers were in our bags – not on our cameras. I don’t think any of us will ever make that mistake again! Mother nature is frightfully fickle sometimes! It was even a little scary.

The cool thing though – the audio still rocks. Even in the crisis of lakeside wind and rain, it was all set up to record right and the tracks came through undamaged. That’s what really redeems this video. That, and the fact that this drama WAS the way the wedding went down. The feel of the moment is there. The emotions are preserved. The excitement and intensity and beauty of it are alive in this film forever. I’m SO grateful we had a chance to serve Dominic and Sarah in this way.

For the curious, we had five cameras, three people, and seven audio sources. Zac was all audio/video. I split my time between stills and motion, and Amanda (owner/operator of Hope’s Creations) covered only still images so that we could stay creative. Take a look if you’d like. We’re really happy to share!

Original soundtrack provided by the most awesome Steve Gansen of Sound Dog Music Production. PLEASE let him write for you! He has true talent, he is easy to work with, he’s currently more affordable than libraries like Triple Scoop, a great friend, and should be super-famous someday (and you can say “I knew him when…”)

1 comment
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

  • Mary Gajda - Wow! Beautiful work all the way around.ReplyCancel

E-Session! (Engagement) Chris & Wenona {Delton, MI – Wall Lake}

There are forests and streams everywhere in West Michigan! Chris and Wenona grew up knowing one another near a West Michigan site named Wall Lake. Their love story began probably around eighth grade, but miscommunication and maybe some shyness caused each to go their own separate ways until they reconnected online just a couple of years back. It didn’t take them long to realize that they missed out on a whole lot and never wanted to miss a minute more! (more…)

2 comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Wedding Reception at The Fountains Kalamazoo Michigan: Photography, Kalamazoo in Kindleberger Park, Parchment, MI Florida Destination Wedding Fall Leaves

This reception, held in the Kalamazoo Parchment area at The Fountains, followed Brian and Kristen’s destination wedding in Florida on Ft Meyers Beach! I love the sweet blend of beach items and Michigan fall colors! (more…)

9 comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Mike and Mae’s fun GIF! Radisson Plaza Hotel Kalamazoo Wedding

 

GIF-1

 

 

 

 

For more images of their fabulous day, check out the slideshow!

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

E-Session! (Engagement) Brian & Rachel {Grand Rapids, MI – Millenium Park}

Engagement-Millenium-Park-Grand-Rapids-Summer-Michigan-Photographer-Almost-Fantasy_0031.jpgOn a fabulous late summer day, Brian, Rachel and I went out and about in Millennium Park to celebrate and photograph their engagement. They were very candid about their likes and dislikes and wanted to play up their unique qualities as a couple. They are self proclaimed book-lovers, gamers, into all things “tech” and geek; quirky, companionable, and fun. We had a great time. After editing this session, I now think of Rachel as “the girl with a thousand smiles”. And I can’t WAIT for their awesome on-stage wedding in Muskegons’ Frauenthal Theatre! (more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

As Seen in The Knot Magazine
WeddingWire Almost Fantasy Reviews, Best Wedding Photographers in Grand Rapids - 2015 Couples' Choice Award Winner
 
Read our reviews on The Knot.
Menu