Jill and Martin said "I Do" on October 14th at the wonderful Hagerty Center in Traverse City right on the shore of Grand Traverse Bay. The forecast wasn't promising all week for their outdoor ceremony but having a 10:30AM ceremony and Brunch wedding reception proved to be the answer to dodge the rain. It did rain later that day but we had all of our portraits done by that point. It was a little chilly outside but what a setting to have their ceremony and portrait locations around the Hagerty Center grounds.
I've known Jill and her family for many years. Jill used to assist me at weddings when I worked at Dirla Studio in Bay City when she was in High School and I was, let's just say I wasn't in High School. We've kept in touch over the years and it was very flattering when she called me to let me know she wanted me to photograph her wedding and engagement portraits. She sure was a beautiful bride and Marty is one of the nicest grooms I've ever photographed. I just loved witnessing their special bond between them and it really shows in their portraits.
I am a bit jealous that they live in such a beautiful area of Michigan and get to call the Traverse City area home.
Enjoy Jill and Marty. I am so happy for you both!