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The day after the wedding, Michele and Josh opted for a trash-the-dress shoot.  They were worried that it wouldn't be exciting to us beacuse we are able to do so many of these shoots in beautiful places like Sedona.  On the contrary though.  We love places that are fresh and new for us.  China, Michigan was full of rustic old barns, lovely fields of wildflowers and miles and miles of corn fields ... we have always wanted to do a photo shoot in the corn fields.  This was like being a kid in a candy store to us ... we ate it up!!

 

There was only one drawback.  People, I have lived in Florida for heaven sakes.  I have trudged through some seriously mosquito infested swamps.  I have even been to Africa and slept along river banks swarming with the blood-sucking creatures, but Michigan ... Michigan in the summer is as bad as any swarm I have ever had the misfortune to be in.  I hate mosquitos ... they love me ...

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Check these two out!!  They totally look like they were ripped from the pages of a fashion spread!!!
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This is my favorite!!!  When we were shooting it, Josh though it was super cool ... not so sure that's what Michele thought :-).
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Melissa Dunstan Photography:

Oh, I LOVE these! So beautiful and creative! Nice work as usual!

(10.14.09 @ 01:05 AM)
Michele Goodrich:

You were able to capture every single emotion I felt that day. I can look at a picture and remember exactly what I was thinking and feeling at that moment in time. You have a true gift.

(10.23.09 @ 04:43 AM)

We want to thank everyone for their infinite patience while waiting for their blog postings.  Fall season has proven to be one of the busiest we have ever had with 10 weddings since the beginning of September, two of which were destination, not to mention the triple header we have beginning tomorrow and the countless shoots in between, all of which will eventually make their way to the blog.  We haven't forgotten anyone :-).

 

With that, we wanted to go ahead and get things started with our first wedding of the fall season.  We received a wonderful Thank You card in the mail from this couple yesterday and wanted to go ahead and get their posting up.  They have been so patient and I am sure they are dying to see some photos.  Michele and Josh were married Labor Day weekend in St. Clair, Michigan, which was the main reason behind our big road trip.  We first spoke with Josh while we were driving along the slopes of Haleakala in Maui last year scouting for our own wedding.  The two live in Phoenix and were inquiring about an engagement shoot.  Once we were back home we met up for the shoot and the rest is history.

 

Michele is from China, Michigan (a very small town adjacent to St. Clair) and it was her hometown that she and Josh chose for their special day.  It is a very charming town positioned on a pretty little river that overlooks Canada on it's opposite bank.  We absolutely love this couple because they are such genuine people and their families and friends were no exception.  We were treated more like guests than "the photographers" and we had such a great time over the course of the three days we spent there.  They had a trash-the-dress session the day after the wedding and afterwards we went back to Michele's parent's home where we were well fed by her mom while her dad washed our car before we hit the road again ... now come on, you can't beat that for hospitality :-)!!

 

The one thing that really impressed us about this couple was how much fun they had on their wedding day ... doing it just the way they wanted.  They even rented a motor home which Josh's dad used to chauffeur the couple, their wedding party and close friends around town for photos.  They simply played by their own rules instead of the "traditional" rules of a wedding day and had an absolute blast doing it.  We think the photos really portray that :-)!  Thank you both so much for everything and for including us in so many wonderful ways in your special weekend.  We had so much fun!!

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Michele's wedding gift to Josh ... he was soooo happy!!
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Michele had a great time greeting the guests - before the ceremony started :-).
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This was the most comedic catholic priest we have ever seen.  It was so hard not to start laughing at many points during the ceremony because of his antics.
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Let the fun begin!!!
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One of my favorites from the day!!!  The women in the background look so disapproving ... hilarious!!!
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Another big fav of the day!!
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OK Josh, your cut off :-).
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Josh is a policeman in Phoenix and he loves these new cars.  He asked the cop if they could pose with his car ... he obliged.  I must say though, Josh caught some heat from his friend's for this one :-).
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The party carried over to Michele's parent's home where they had a bonfire.  Thanks again to you both and congratulations!!!
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