Friday, October 16, 2009

Get To Know - Amy Boeve Photography

I am always nervous when I go to places and don't know anyone. A few months ago when I was at one of my first MWEP meetings I didn't know many people and was just standing over to the side surveying the room. All of the sudden I was approached by one of the sweetest people ever! Amy Boeve came over and introduced herself and I just knew it was the start of a great relationship, both professionally and personally.

Amy has an amazing eye for photography, she is truly blessed with great talent. If you are looking for great pictures and a great experience you must check her out.

Here is a little more about Amy Boeve Photography....

  1. What type of services do you offer to your clients?

    I offer fun, fresh wedding photography and modern portraits. I specialize in relaxed photojournalism where I strive to capture natural moments between a couple!

  1. How long have you been in the photography industry and where are you located?

    While photography has been a passion of mine for several years this is my second summer shooting weddings professionally. I fell in love with capturing couples on their wedding day. I am located in Grand Rapids but also do a lot of work in the Detroit area.

  1. What type of couples do you like to work with (traditional, modern, etc.)?

    I enjoy working with couples who are relaxed and looking to have a good time with their photography! I love when couples can have fun and I always take lots of laughing photos:)

  1. Is there anything within your business that you specialize in?

    I specialize in wedding photojournalism which basically means I capture natural moments as they are happening. I will pose a couple but then tell them to cuddle into each other, talk and play. During that time I end up getting the most romantic relaxed photos!

  1. What do you think sets you apart from other vendors in the industry?

    I think what sets me apart is my ability to connect with my brides. I love getting to know couples before their wedding! I strive to capture their personalities and have their pictures reflect who they are. I also love to make couples laugh and am willing to act like a dork to accomplish this:)

  1. When you’re not busy working weddings for couples, how do you like to spend your downtime?

    I am a wife, a doggy mom, and a dancer:)

(couldn't do a post about Amy without including Mocha!)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Turning Apple Picking into Decorating

(from wedding at orchard)

This time of year it is common practice in Michigan to go apple picking. To be outdoors in the fall is poetic, with the cool air and the smells, I just love it. I have had the opportunity to go to an orchard more than once this season but it overwhelms me to think of what to do with all the apples once I have them home. I'm not that handy in the kitchen plus I don't have much time to spend in there. I have made apple crisp once though :)

If you are like me and love the orchard experience but lack the time to create much out of the apples here is a great idea that is quick and easy.

Take any nice sized apothecary jar, hurricane or vase and fill it with different sized apples. It works well with two different sizes, a large and a small to fill in the gaps. Mixing colors or varieties is a fun way to incorporate color into the arrangement as well. If you think to grab a few leaves off the trees while picking you can tuck them in between the apples for a more organic look.

Here is a little cute pic from a visit to Robinette's this year...

(Mine is the little guy on the right)

Couldn't help but share this picture, they are so cute!

Rainy Day Rehearsal

I just had to share these pictures from my rehearsal the other night. I couldn't help but take my camera out for this. My very first rehearsal under umbrella! So cute, the bride was determined to have her ceremony outside so why practice anywhere else.

Did I mention it was like 45 degrees out?