Candid Reflections

September 10, 2010

Claire and Jase Sittin’ in a Tree

Filed under: Photography — candid reflections @ 2:08 pm

An apple tree that is!  I believe that is literally what they will be doing for a while  as it is near harvesting time on the huge family owned apple orchard of which Claire and Jase have the pleasure in staking out a corner to make their first home.  They’ll be picking apples from the very trees that they recently stood amongst and promised the rest of their days to each other.  The backdrop could not have been more beautiful for their wedding day – delightful grounds with cultivated spaces and nooks, climbing flower covered arbors, splashes of brilliant colors beautifully landscaped over several years by Jase’s parents… a definite treat to the soul!  I thoroughly enjoyed my time recording Claire and Jase’s day, witnessing first-hand the sparkle in his eye whenever she was on his arm, or the way her smile stretched a mile longer than normal whenever he was near.  Jase and Claire’s love is the kind of love that I could never tire of documenting.  Thanks for the honor you two!

Not only was Claire an absolutely stunning bride, she was a busy bride!  Claire baked and decorated this beautiful wedding cake from scratch, as well as helped in preparing the meal for their wedding guests – which I heard declared as absolutely delicious many times throughout dinner. She’s simply amazing, I tell you!

Erick’s view of them coming down the isle:


  1. One of my favorite weddings, and one of my favorite people. These are some of my new favorite photos. Nice work.

    Comment by Brad Gill — September 10, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

  2. So loved the wedding and the pics are great! Do you have a pic of them and the tire swing?
    Would love to be able to do my wedding over just for the great pics you take. Where were you 31 years ago? haha

    Comment by Vickie Bale — September 10, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

  3. Love, love, love, love it!!!!! Michelle, you blew this out of the water – I absolutely adore these images and the bride must be BEYOND thrilled for choosing you as their photographer!

    Comment by Noa — September 10, 2010 @ 5:02 pm

  4. Claire personifies the radiant bride – and you perfectly captured it! She is absolutely glowing – love it. You
    should see my boring posed pix from 35 years ago. And everyone of my friends has the EXACT same pictures – only with different faces in them. Im counting on you to do my last three unmarried children. Julie 🙂

    Comment by julie bradbury — September 10, 2010 @ 6:08 pm

  5. Love them!! I think they turned out beautifully! Gorgeous couple! They look so happy…..great job capturing the moment(s)!

    Comment by Rachel Faith Howard — September 10, 2010 @ 8:57 pm

  6. Thanks all!
    Brad- thanks for stopping by!
    Vickie – I did get some cute pictures of them on the swing, very fun couple they make! I’ll see if I can load one up soon, just for you! 😉
    Noa – xox
    Julie – three unmarried children! (said with a big grin while rubbing the palms of my hands together.) Brides and Grooms are my absolute favorite people to photograph… and your family – all the more fun!
    P.S. I have those wedding pictures too! I have to admit I always try to get those “safe” shots for my bride ande groom, but the candid ones… now those are the ones that just melt my heart.
    Rachel – ♥

    Comment by candid reflections — September 10, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

  7. Lovely, Lovely, Lovely! These are gorgeous photos! Claire, you were a beautiful bride.

    Comment by Mike3210 — September 10, 2010 @ 10:41 pm

  8. Wow Michelle! Fantastic Job! I second Julie’s comments. I don’t know if I will get a say in the wedding photographer for my boys but I will definitely put your name.

    Comment by Tonya Kalich — September 10, 2010 @ 11:44 pm

  9. Michelle, the photos are beautiful! Just as I expected. Thanks for posting, I’ve been waiting expectantly to see them.

    Comment by Debi Norton — September 11, 2010 @ 8:55 am

  10. Michelle, These pics are so wonderful! I feel like I am there again but now in a more relaxed state. Ha
    Thank you for doing such a great job even for the time of day. Cheers to you and your hubby, you two make a wonderful team!!!!

    Comment by Therese Backholm — September 11, 2010 @ 9:15 am

  11. Great job Michelle, I am so glad you captured the moment so well. Since I was bummed we were unable to go, but wow what awesome pictures!!

    Comment by allison washington — September 11, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

  12. flawless, wonderful, beautiful! Good pictures create memories that last a lifetime…….

    Comment by Adam Kelm — September 11, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

  13. Michelle, the pictures are Gorgeous!

    Comment by Sue — September 13, 2010 @ 11:17 pm

  14. Your wedding pictures are Beautiful! Congrat! 🙂 ❤ Courtney

    Comment by Courtney Wood — September 30, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

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