Laughter and Love!: Brissy & Brian’s Wedding

Brissy & Brian were married and celebrated their newlywed status at Trinity Christian Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. Family members helped Brissy and Brian with creative decorations, including coffee bean burlap and goldfish mixed in with flowers from Stems Market. Brian’s grandma baked a delicious cake, and Byron Family Restaurant provided catered and yummy comfort food for dinner. Videography of the day was provided by Love Stories Productions. Entertainment provided by friend of the couple, Brian Wright. All images © 2017 Darren Breen Photography.

Birds & Love: Alecia and Craig’s Wedding

Alecia & Craig were married at the Century Club Ballroom in Muskegon, Michigan. Officiated by Pastor Jim Maness. Flowers by Chalet Floral. Bridal Gown by BHLDN. Hair by Iona Ruiter. Catering by Above and Beyond Catering. Wedding Cake by Ryke’s Bakery. Sound and DJ provided by Wiser Productions/Andy Carlson.

All images © 2016 Darren Breen Photography.

PhotoFun: Spider Web in the Night

(Darren Breen Photography)

Photography started as a hobby for me in college, working for the yearbook. Even though years have passed (around 19 years), it is still fun to look at my every day surroundings through the lens of a camera. Sometime I’ll blog some of my beginning photos of ice and my early portrait work. Like all photographers, I’ve learned and grown a great deal in my craft.

I photographed this spider web in front of a bank in downtown Grand Haven last winter. Being alone at night with a big spooky spider was a little unnerving, especially when I was photographing it from two inches away with an extreme wide angle lens. Spiders around here are common, but are generally not a threat to anything other than pesky mosquitoes. And their webs are incredible, especially for some PhotoFun. (Naturally occurring light, no flash. Just my Nikon D800 and me.)

(Darren Breen Photography)

(Darren Breen Photography)

(Darren Breen Photography)

(Darren Breen Photography)