branden + ashley are the epitome of young love.
being around them, watching them interact - it's like watching a movie. the giddiness, the lovey-dovey energy that is so apparent when they're near each other is nothing short of adorable - and a complete dream to photograph.
i met branden while he interned at a company i used to work for a few years ago. he was sweet, smart - and i enjoyed working with him during his time in our department. as luck would have it, we remained facebook friends after we went our separate ways.
i began noticing photos of a beautiful girl flutter his newsfeed - and soon after that, an engagement announcement. much to my surprise, branden reached out to me regarding shooting his wedding, and i was ecstatic.
branden + ashley put together a beautiful east lansing wedding. i hadn't been to reo town before, but it was nothing short of perfect for a small-town feel in a big city like lansing is.
their wedding + reception was hosted at the church they attend [ riverview church ], and provided a great open space as a venue. it was nestled in this little strip of downtown - that made you feel you were off the grid a bit, with its historical buildings, weathered brick and alleys.
i thoroughly enjoyed my day with the two of them, their families and amazing group of friends. i wish them both the best of luck and hope they keep that beautiful young love + energy for years to come.