To Really See It: October 2016

 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer

What you're about to look at is a mashup of film from our AE-1 (which has since bit the dust, RIP little buddy) & a point-and-shoot camera my parents gifted me in the fourth grade. We found it when we moved & all these memories came rushing back - the first time I used it, I meticulously planned every single one of its 36 exposures. We're talking really deep stuff, like multiple ice sculptures at the Columbus Zoo (why?) & elaborate setups of our family dog.

I didn't want to waste a single shot, so I had that first roll in the camera for almost two months - I had almost finished it when I accidentally opened the back (don't ask, I still don't know how that happened) & ruined the entire roll. I was devastated.

Needless to say, it was fun to relive my glory days as a one-shot wonder & not think too much about it - I just snapped what interested me during one of my favorite months of the year & let the camera make the decisions. If you're a film connoisseur you'll be able to tell which is which from the color quality & focal length - if not, just enjoy all the yummy leaves, lakes & brews. It was a good month here in Michigan. 

 uGrand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer

^ Someone painted an exclamation point on every single one of the Eureka street signs here in Grand Rapids. Whoever you are, thank you.

 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer

^The jumped into Lake Michigan when it was 40° outside. We cheered them on in our sweaters & hats. 

 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer

^I actually feel terrible for those poor cats. 

 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer

^Can we all please install take one, leave one libraries in our front yards? They're the best kind.

 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer

^Lost this roll of film for a few months, hence the transition from fall leaves to Christmas decorations. Fa-la-la-la-la!

 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer
 Grand Rapids Michigan Midwest Fall Film Wedding Elopement Photographer

Renee

I’m the lady half of Reese and Renee :) Reese and I photograph documentary style, meaning our focus is on emotions and connections between people instead of posing or trying to create moments. Excited and grateful to share some of their stories here!