A few sneak peeks from Michele & Scott's wedding yesterday!
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Just a few sneak peeks from Dani & Donny's amazing wedding from yesterday in St. Joseph! The two of them were such a joy to work with. Donny is absolutely the perfect person for Danielle and I can't wait to see where their marriage takes them both!
Being able to capture Joe & Emily's incredible wedding was an absolute honor. I couldn't have felt more welcome by them or their families as I worked to create these beautiful images below and I have to say that their day will go down as one of my all time favorite photography experiences.
I remember meeting Joe a few years ago, my brother Jesse introduced my family to him and all of his friends at MSU. They were some of the funniest guys I had ever met and I was reminded of that standing in the Galdes basement as they passed jokes back and forth while getting on their suits. Above on the first floor, Emily and all her bridesmaids were getting ready too but instead of joking about one another cutting themselves on Jesse's knife while trying to make a hole for their cufflinks like the guys were, the girls sat watching a few wedding themed movies while getting their hair done. This was the first time I had met Emily but from the moment I walked in, I could tell that her and Joe were the perfect match and throughout the day I couldn't have been proven more correct.
These images below are by far some of my most favorite ones I've ever created. Everything from the ceremony to the reception as absolutely exquisite and I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to be able to spend this special day with. Thank you again Joe & Emily, I can't wait to see where your marriage takes you!
I couldn't be happier for these two amazing people! I've known Marci and Eric for a few years and was honored to be asked to capture their wedding day yesterday. Marci and Eric are truly a perfect match for each other and I can't wait to see their marriage thrive in the coming years! Congratulations you two, I couldn't have asked for a better wedding to start off my season!
I'm a giant aircraft and spacecraft enthusiast. So much so that I, every once in awhile, track certain types of aircraft via a few online flight trackers to see if anything interesting pops up. Today I found the holy grail! The Airbus A380! It's the largest commercial airliner in production, even larger than the Boeing 747 and this one was heading from Paris to Mexico City. These aren't super rare to see in the skies above Bay City as we are right along route from many US airports to ones in Europe and Asia, usually crossing over the northern pole regions, but it's amazing to see these giant flying machines even though I most likely won't ever travel on one.
Check back for more awesome shots with my 600mm here on the blog soon!
Having recently picked up a new lens, the Sigma 150-600mm, I've been able to take photos of some really cool things that my other lenses would never be able to do. With that I kind of need an outlet to post those shots to so I'm going to start posting more and more to this blog every so often. I hope you enjoy!
I've known Nathan pretty much all of my life, he was actually my fifth grade teacher! When I got the call to discuss capturing his and Mandy's wedding day, I couldn't have been more excited! I had not known Mandy upon meeting her at that time but immediately I could gather that something was special between these two. I remember the two of them being so giddy talking about the details of their big day, especially the vinyl DJs that would perform. They were both super into having them there! I left there knowing that this was going to be an incredibly enjoyable day for both them and I.
This was easily one of the most fun days I've had shooting. These two were incredibly welcoming and the shots I was able to capture were amazing! The photos below are some of my favorites. You can't miss the love and passion they have for each other! I am absolutely honored to have captured just the beginning of a fruitful and fulfilling relationship between the two of them!
There are good ideas and there are great ideas but those ideas mean nothing unless you act on them. In this case, while walking through downtown Bay City on freshly paved, closed off streets, I vividly remember seeing photos of dancers doing their thing in the cross walks of busy intersections. Something about their beauty and grace mixed with the stiff facades of the buildings surround worked incredibly well for me and I knew it was something I had to try. Luckily I have a bunch of friends that are dancers so I asked them to meet me the next night by the friendship shell at 8:30, just enough time before a 9:15 sunset, and we got to work.
Here we are, six girls in dance costumes, me with cases of gear, in the middle of downtown being watched by everyone in Studio 23 and bam we fire off the first few images of the night with Amanda and Lexi. They are EXACTLY what we were going for! From that point on I knew it was going to be such a fun night!
I feel as I should mention that though the streets we are shooting on were closed the night before when I was walking, they are totally open now with people filling every parking spot and driving past constantly which got a little scary at times! We managed to work around all the traffic and at our second location in the shade of the Studio 23 building and looking straight down the road we see the tower of the train depot lit magnificently by the setting sun. This location was where we captured some of my favorites of the night! While in that second location we happened upon the hundreds of cyclists riding with BARS of Bay City (Bicycling Area Riding Syndicate) who made for an incredible backdrop to an already iconic, Bay City photograph.
After multiple costume changes, shooting locations, and friend sightings we ended up being out there until about 10:30 and we all went home feeling satisfied that we captured some fantastic moments. The night was such an incredible opportunity to work with six amazingly talented girls and I can't thank them enough for coming out. These photos turned out so much better than I ever could have hoped. We need to do this again soon!
Boy has it been a busy few weeks here and I couldn't be more excited! I've had the opportunity to work with some amazing families and organizations over and we've created some of my favorite images of 2016! Above are some of those photos that I fell in love with.
Seniors & Families
It's almost summer time for the schools so that means senior portrait season is right around the corner and with my new gear acquisitions and knowledge I'm so ready work with some incredible people! If you or your son or daughter need photos this summer I have dates open and would love be your photographer!
It's also the perfect time with the fantastic weather get family photos done!
Feel free to contact me at Brady@BradyKenniston.com or call/text to (989) 891-6354.
Wedding season has officially started for me and I couldn't be more excited! Andrea and Josh had their big day this past weekend here in Bay City and I'm so happy I was able to be apart of it. I can already tell that these images are going to be fantastic!
We had such an amazing day, I got to see and work with some old friends, and I got to capture two best friends start their married life together. I wish Andrea and Josh a wonderful life with each other, I know it will be incredible!
Well folks, that's all she wrote. This was our final day in the beautiful mountains for Gatlinburg, TN and boy did we go out with a bang... By bang I'm mostly all four of us struggling to get the couple miles back, more or less straight up a mountain, on a hiking trail but it was still incredible! We got some amazing photos, had some amazing food and couldn't be happier with our day here.
Thank you to everyone for following these posts, I sure hope I can do something like this again on another trip! It was a pleasure seeing that you all were enjoying the photos, I love the moments I was able to capture and share!
P.S. If anyone would be interested in prints of any of the images here or on any other post from this trip, I would be more than happy to get some made up for you! I'm thinking I'll be getting a few canvases of the sunrises printed very soon!
We still haven't seen any bears. Everyone that we've talked to said they were everywhere but still nothing unfortunately. We have one more day so I'm going to cross my fingers today and hope that we see one but don't get attacked!
We spent most of the day relaxing so I wasn't able to shoot many photos but with the rain clouds coming over the mountains, I went all Ansel Adams and shot some black & whites. Check back tomorrow for the final set of images from Gatlinburg! It's been amazing so far and can't wait to see what else I can capture!
We are about halfway through our time here and what better way to spend it hiking the trails of Smoky Mountain National Park... ohh and I should mention that before that I witnessed the greatest sunrise I've ever seen. That was amazing. Seeing the sun pop up overtop the mountains and spilling light into the fog covered city was spectacular. I'll take that over a beach sunrise any day.
Also I was able, with the help of some new software, to try out some new photography techniques, specifically HDR. If you've ever used an iPhone you are probably somewhat familiar with the process but essentially I'm taking three or more photos, one exposed for the sky, one for the ground and one right in the middle of that allowing me to pull as much detail as I need in order to create an incredible image.
Check back tomorrow and Monday for photos from my last two days here. I sure hope I can top today!
It's day two of the trip and we finally made it! The cabin we are in is absolutely wonderful and is perched in the perfect spot for me to shoot sunrises coming over the mountains. We've been told to look out for bears with makes me slightly nervous but I guess you have to do whatever it takes to get the shot! Here are a few photos from the day today and make sure to check back for more as we get deeper into the break!
Well the truth is as a photographer I don't get many opportunities to take vacations. I was incredibly happy to find out though that I had a few free days to take a trip with most of my family down to Tennessee this weekend!
Here are a few images from the first section of the drive. We stopped for the night in Kentucky and will be in Tennessee tomorrow morning. I will be shooting and posting as much as possible so check back for more updates throughout my time here!
If you spend any time here in Michigan, you're bound to hear someone say, "the weather can turn on a dime," and boy are they right.
I had asked yesterday if anyone would like to do a few portraits in the snow and at the time I had put the call out there, it was gorgeous. The snow was coming down gently, the roads were alright but as we started to make our way into town, I quickly realized that it all had changed. As I watched downtown Bay City come into view, it was just pure insanity. No visibility, a foot of snow on the road, cars stuck, and anyone that was out and about was driving the opposite way that I was going to get home before they got stranded in the wasteland that was the city.
I'll be honest, it was a bad idea to be out there. It was really dangerous. The images though, are incredible. I need to thank Amanda, Alyssa, and Brooke for being total troopers dealing with the wind and the sandpaper-like snow. They were amazing and I can't thank their parents enough for getting them out there safely and helping me make some amazing shots.
The opportunity to shoot in conditions like this only come around once or twice a year and I'm elated to say that we made these in such an insane situation. It was certainly risky, but now we have one more story to tell.