LASTing Photography: Blog https://www.lasting-photography.com/blog en-us (C) LASTing Photography (LASTing Photography) Wed, 22 Jun 2022 07:59:00 GMT Wed, 22 Jun 2022 07:59:00 GMT https://www.lasting-photography.com/img/s/v-12/u142276416-o736818252-50.jpg LASTing Photography: Blog https://www.lasting-photography.com/blog 120 80 Nick + Mena | Sunny Sunflower Field Engagement session https://www.lasting-photography.com/blog/2022/6/Nick-Mena-Sunny-Sunflower-Field-Engagement-session

It was sunflower season which you know what that means. It is engagement session time.

We met with Nick and Mena at the county line orchard in Hobart, IN, with Pamela for their engagement session. Mena used to be a student of pam, which we had in common.

Nick adores Mena and Mena loves Nick and it shows through these photos. Spending time with them, I discovered how much they love each other. I hope you like them how much I do!!!

Location | County Line Orchard

Photographer | Myself + Farfalla Designs

Thanks for Reading!!!

— Lawrence

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All final photos will come from Farfalla Designs

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Matt + Alana | Classic Millcreek Wilde Barn Wedding https://www.lasting-photography.com/blog/2022/1/matt-alana-classic-millcreek-wilde-barn-wedding

This day was a dream. It was beautiful from a visual perspective but what captivated me were the priceless emotions that seemed to keep flowing throughout every single part of the celebration!!

If you scroll through this blog post and think to yourself, "Wow, these people seem to be really loved and cherished,"…. you would be right. Matt and Alana are the epitome of thoughtful, loving, and sincerely caring friends. They have a deep respect for life, love, and the people closest to them! While the wedding day was absolutely stunning in decor and design, which was all done by Alana, what MADE the whole event was their love for one another, their story, and their appreciation for everyone who has walked with them in all seasons of their life. 

Enjoy getting to know these two amazing people!!! Being able to shoot their engagement to capture their wedding was such a fantastic honor! I can't wait for you to see this one!!
Venue | Millcreek Wilde

Bride Dress | Something Blue Bridal

Bridemaids Dresses | David’s Bridal

Catering | CK Catering 

Groomsmen Suits | Dunhill

Cake | Family Friend

Florist | AndyLous Flowers

DJ | Uncle Ron

View their Engagement Session HERE!

Thanks for reading! 

–– Lawrence 

 

Disclaimer:

All final photos and orders will come and be placed with Farfalla Designs

 

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Jonathan + Charlesa | Charmingly Delicate Greenhouse Engagement https://www.lasting-photography.com/blog/2022/1/jonathan-charlesa-charmingly-delicate-greenhouse-engagement

It's been a while since I got to shoot an engagement, and how lucky I was to get to shoot my cousin and her fiance engagement session at beautiful Bird Haven Greenhouse.

If you know my cousin, you know that she is hardly ever on time for anything, so we had an appointment time for three. She decided to show at 3:30, and we only had an hour there; oh, and don't let me not forget to say three more events were going on at the same time when she arrived, so the pressure was on, but we got it done. 

I always have a blast with these two. I loved the time I had with them during this special time. I've seen them grow as a couple throughout the years, and I love to see how they make each other laugh and smile down to the little handshake they do that I always make fun of but would never say to their face how cute it actually is. Their engagement session resulted in some gorgeous images, and I know that their wedding day will be even more beautiful. 

I can't wait to celebrate with these two on their wedding day in August!! Enjoy their engagement portraits!!

Location | Bird Haven Greenhouse

 

Thanks for Reading!!!

–– Lawrence

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Joe + Christina | Beautiful White Farmhouse Wedding https://www.lasting-photography.com/blog/2022/1/joe-christina-beautiful-white-farmhouse-wedding  

This day was one for the record books. It was the first time I had photographed anything at a beautiful white farmhouse, and let me tell you; it's a dream! It was also the first time that I met Joe and Christina in person, which isn't out the normal as a second shooter. 

When I arrived at the venue, and saw the long gravel road leading to the gorgeous white barn. I knew I was going to love this place. The large open field for the ceremony and the multiple locations to get some beautiful shots of the couple. It's the perfect place for a wedding. After meeting joe and Christina, and fell in love with them and their personalities. Christina and I clicked on our love of the movie bridesmaids to the point where she had to recreate one of the iconic scenes. 

During the ceremony, I saw how much they loved each other. To the handwritten vows, the quick little looks at each other, and the cute little smiles they gave each other. You saw the love that they have for each other. This wedding was one for the books, and I'm glad you guys get to see it and relive it with me!!!

Photographer | Myself + Farfalla Designs

Ceremony + Reception | Northfork Farm

Catering | Uncle Bub’s BBQ

 

´╗┐Thanks for Reading!!!

–– Lawrence

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Matt + Alana | Apple Picking Orchard Engagement Session https://www.lasting-photography.com/blog/2021/12/matt-alana-apple-picking-orchard-engagement-session
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If going to your local apple orchard to take pictures doesn't scream engagement, then I don't know what does. 

I met Matt and Alana during their engagement session with Pamela back in 2019. I try to go on as many engagement shoots to get to know the future bride and groom. It's always better to connect with the couple before the wedding day to understand who they are working with and know that I got them on their special day. 

During their session, I can tell that they have a genuine connection. The way that they made each other laugh and smile was so cute. They are truly comfortable with each other, and that's the dream if I say so myself. Let's relive their engagement session before you see their wedding because, trust me; it was a beautiful day!!

Location | County Line Orchard

Photographer | Myself + Farfalla Designs

Thanks for Reading!!!

––––Lawrence

 

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Tam + Beck | Beautifully Traditional Vietnamese/American Wedding https://www.lasting-photography.com/blog/2021/12/tam-beck-beautifully-traditional-vietnamese-american-wedding

Why would you just want to have one ceremony and when you can just have two. Well, this couple succeeded in that endeavor, and boy was it a day to remember!! 

These two know how to style and throw a party, but they are true experts in creating an atmosphere of pure joy. Tam and Beck are the types of people that you spend time with and walk away saying, “They are JUST THE SWEETEST.” It’s true. They radiate joy and happiness, and it’s so much fun to be in their presence. Their wedding celebration started early in the day at 5 am. Pamela and I photographed their intimate tea ceremony. Later that, they switched into their American wedding outfits. The colors, the details, the thought that went into it all…. it was just so impressive. Your hard work paid off, and you managed to have a beautifully styled wedding where nothing strayed from the theme while also having a significant and joyful celebration. That is HARD to do. It’s hard to make it visually perfect but also sentimental and focused on your commitment to one another…. but you made it happen! It was perfect. What an honor it was to capture it all for you!!!! 

If you are planning your wedding, don’t miss out on this list of vendors. Thank you for making our job so easy and so much fun!!! Tam and Beck, you are the epitome of a dream couple, and I’m just so humbled that you chose us!! Enjoy reliving your fantastic wedding day through my eyes!!!

Reception | Alpine Banquets

Photographer | Myself + Farfalla Designs

Bride Dress | Simply Luxe

Groomsmen Suits | David’s Bridal

Cake | Sweet Reserve Bakery 

Florist | Family Friend 

Decorations | JD Event Designs 

DJ | Sam Barsi

Live Singer | Dianne Pajo

Thanks for reading! 

–– Lawrence

All final photos and orders will come and be placed with Farfalla Designs

 

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Lawrence + Sarah | Beautiful Downtown Alabama Highrise Wedding https://www.lasting-photography.com/blog/2021/11/lawrence-sarah-classically-beautiful-downtown-alabama-wedding

How many times do you get to shoot a wedding in the middle of downtown at a beautiful highrise building with a beautiful night view; well, I finally got to shoot mine, and boy, I can't wait to do it again. 

So finally got sent out for a wedding out of state in the beautiful city of Montgomery, Alabama, with 505 Media. not trying to knock all the other weddings that I've shot in Michigan. Still, when you get to fly to a wedding, it just has a different feeling to it. 

Nonetheless, I got to shoot Lawrence, no, not me lol, and Sarah wedding at the beautiful Captial City Club in the RSA Tower in the heart of downtown Montgomery. It was such a fantastic venue, and boy, the view was amazing. 

Lawrence and Sarah was a dream to work with on their special day. They have been like my 3rd or 4th laidback couple, and they set the bar high again for me. Hey had their hiccups here and there throughout the day, but they didn't let that affect them. They kept it moving and had a fantastic time. I felt the love that they had for each other the moment I walked in, and boy, was it a great feeling, and the love they had for God was impalpable. 

Lawrence and Sarah, I hope Montgomery is just excellent as I hope it is. I'm praying for the most beautiful first year of marriage for you both. You are both such lights, and I cant wait to see how God uses you and your marriage and your family in mighty ways!!! Enjoy reliving your day through my eyes!!


Ceremony & Reception | Captial City Club

Florist | Sarah Mother

Planner | Lawrence Cousin

Hair & Makeup | The Bride

Catering | Capital City Club

 

Thanks for reading!

–– Lawrence

Disclaimer:

All final photos and orders will come and be placed with 505 Media Co

 

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Corey & Cindi | Beautiful Autumn Beachfront Wedding https://www.lasting-photography.com/blog/2021/11/corey-cindi-beautiful-autumn-beachfront-wedding

You never think about going to the beach during the month of November in the peak of fall, but for a wedding, I think I can make an exception here. 

For those who don't know, I started working for a new media company, 505 Media Co. I've been working with them just as an editor for the past few months. Still, I finally got the chance to shoot my first solo wedding, and how lucky was I to get to shoot Corey's and Cindi's wonderful day. They were so chill and laidback through the entire day that they made it such a perfect wedding, and how often do you get to shoot a wedding at the beach? Trust me, not that often.

Just being with these two for the amount of time I was with them, I felt the love and happiness they had for each other. You felt all the love from their family and friends in the room as they said I do. They both have kids previously, but you wouldn't know that. The kids' act as though they've been together since day one, and it was terrific. I'm again so happy that I was able to shoot their special day, and I hope you can feel the joy and love as if you were there with me.

I hope everyone enjoys them!!!


Photographer | 505 Media Co.

Ceremony & Reception | Weko Beach House

Floral | Joliet Junior College horticulture Club

Wedding Dress | Bella Sposa Bridal Boutique

Makeup | By The Bride

Eyelashes | Backlash

Groomsmen Attire | Men's Warehouse

Cake | The Cakery

 

Thanks for Reading!

–––Lawrence

Disclaimer:

All final photos and orders will come and be placed with 505 Media Co

 

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Bridget & Andrew | Classic Vintage Movie Theater Engagement https://www.lasting-photography.com/blog/2021/10/bridget-andrew-classic-vintage-movie-theater-engagement
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Who doesn't like going to the movies, especially a classic vintage theater? You don't see them around that often anymore, so why not get them to show everyone your love.

 

I met Bridget and Andrew by filling in for Farfalla Designs, and boy, I'm glad I did. These two right here fit my style, from the pin-up hairstyle to the vintage 70s style to the awesome tattoos. These are my people, haha. They told me before the session that they would need direction, but I gave them a simple guide they fell right into place like true pros. Every time I told Bridget to look at Andrew, she started to laugh; now, is that a good thing or a bad thing the world may never know? No, we do know. She feels comfortable with him and enjoys him. Every time she looks at him, she sees her happiness and joy. 

 

Andrew popped the question to Bridget in Rainbow falls, TN, right after she got done almost falling down the side of a hill. He knew she would be ok and felt he had ample time to get set up and ready, haha. Oh, let me not forget about Mr. Guapo. There little 8yr old stud who was the star of the show as soon as he popped on the scene. It was his way or no way, but when we all cooperated, we got it done. Glad I got to meet these two, and I cant wait to see them again on their wedding day with Farfalla Designs

I hope everyone enjoys them!!!

Thanks for reading!

----Lawrence

 

Disclaimer:

All final photos and orders will come and be placed with Farfalla Designs + Photo

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Allie & Derrick | Loving Classic Winery Engagement Session https://www.lasting-photography.com/blog/2021/8/allie-derrick-loving-classic-winery-engagement-session

This session was just as sweet as it looks. We spent the afternoon with Allie and Derrick at the Round Barn Estate in Baroda, Michigan. We were tucked away in the rolling hills in between beautiful fields and family farms. It reminded me all over again why I love Michigan!

We loved Allie and Derrick! We love their sweet relationship! We loved how Derrick made Allie open up and laugh, and her smile showed that he knows he loves her! And the way that Allie looked at Derrick showed how much she trusted him and showed how they were meant to be. It is such an honor to be the ones that get to capture this particular season of their lives! Enjoy their engagement pictures!

Main Photographer | Farfalla Designs

Location | Round Barn Estate

Thanks for Reading!

—— Lawrence

 

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Jake & Alyssa | Beautiful Wildflower Morton Arboretum Wedding https://www.lasting-photography.com/blog/2021/8/jake-alyssa-beautuful-wildflower-morton-arboretum-wedding

This beautiful day began in the Thornhill Education Center at Morton Arboretum in Chicago, IL. Just from the entryway to the center told me that this wedding would be a lovely occasion. From the flowers to the entrance hall to the ceremony room to the outside area just made it even better.

 

This wedding came to us during the unfortunate pandemic, and we were worry that day wasn't going to come, but when it did, boy did it come. Alyssa was a dream bride. She was very understanding and patient with us. She knew today was going to be a beautiful but hectic day. She trusted us completely. Throughout the day, we met her friends and family. One by one, different people would arrive, and I can see where she got her personality. Her mother made sure to keep her calm and smiling and laughing because if you are not having fun on your wedding day, then something isn't right, haha. Oh, and let me not forget about jake. He was a real trooper. It was my first time meeting him, and he made me like everyone else immediately. I honestly love shooting the guys because it's so laid back and easy.

 

As you scroll through their beautiful wedding day, I hope you'll be able to see in their images just how great of a fit it was for us to work together. This day was a dream, from the classic ceremony room to the beautiful oak tree portraits and the emotional toasts! I loved every part of this day, and I can't wait to share it with you.

 

Jake and Alyssa, I hope you're enjoying your days as husband and wife! What a gift it was to be able to shoot your wedding! Thank you for entrusting us with this enormous responsibility!!! Enjoy your day through my eyes!!



Ceremony & Reception | The Morton Arboretum

Dress Store | David's Bridal

Groomsmen Attire | Men's Warehouse

Florist | Walden Floral Design Co.

DJ | Richie Shep

Cake | Cakery

Catering | Ginkgo Catering

Main Photographer | Farfalla Designs

 

Thanks for reading!

——————————Lawrence

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