Marcella & Rob: Married at the Mansion!

Finally, I get to post the complete wedding of Rob & Marcella! We love how their wedding had a vintage feel with a Gatsby-like atmosphere, and we adore how they adore each other.

Venue: The Felt Estate and Shore Acres Farm
Music: Rich Burkholder/Oregon Dreamchild
Dress: Renee Austin Wedding​
Jewelry & Rings: Malakan Diamond Co.​
Hair: Kathleen Daleiden, S & J Salon, LLC
Makeup: Cheryl Clark, Mary Kay Independent Senior Sales Director​
Catering: Adeline Leigh Catering
Flowers: Crystal Springs Florist
Cake: Holland Cakery ‘ n’ Sweets​

Lakeside and Love!: Gena & Braydon

Gena and Braydon’s wedding was stunning, and we couldn’t have hoped for better weather for their outdoor wedding at the Spring Lake Country Club in Spring Lake, Michigan. It was sunny and gorgeous, but not as gorgeous as Gena in her wedding dress from Becker’s Bridal, with hair by Donyalle Nicole Hair Studio and makeup by Matron of Honor Kelly Westbrook. Pastor Randy Bremmer officiated the couple’s nuptials. After Gena and Braydon said “I do!”, the wedding party took a drive in a Harbor Trolley to Mulligan’s Hollow and the Grand Haven City Beach for some photos. Upon their return to the Spring Lake Country Club, the celebration continued in the ballroom decorated with silk flowers from Past Tense and fresh flowers from Spring Lake Floral and Sam’s Club. Dinner was catered by the staff of SLCC, and a beautiful and tasty cake by Ryke’s Bakery was served for dessert. Dancing music was provided by Entertainment on the Move. The night ended with a fabulously attended sparkler send-off of the happy couple! Congrats again Gena and Braydon!

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)