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Bubbly & Brushes Painting Party

August 14th, 2017 by Nicole Siembor

Bubbly and Brushes is a great option for planning your bachelorette party. These are custom parties at the location of your choice hosted by Andrea Shepherd, local artist and owner of Art By Andrea. Unlike some of the other paint party hosts out there, Andrea is a licensed art teacher and used to teach at Kentwood schools. She continues her passion for art and teaching through her business Art By Andrea with private lessons as well as the fun group Bubbly and Brushes parties. Andrea also works with you to choose a painting to do that fits your style, whether abstract or scenery so that you can hang it in your home when you’re done. Make sure to ask about bundle deals when you book your photography with us and your party with her!

To learn more visit her website by clicking HERE

You may also contact Andrea directly at

Andrea Shepherd
Phone: 616-485-6675
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Five Star Sedan & Limo

August 14th, 2017 by Nicole Siembor

5 star limo bus insideFive Star Sedan & Limo is the best in Grand Rapids for your wedding and event transportation needs. If you want to go to multiple locations for pictures on your wedding day or just want to travel around in style with your friends and have fun Five Star is the way to go. Make sure to ask about bundle deals if you book your photography with us and your transportation needs with Five Star.

To learn more visit their website



You can contact the owner with the information below.

Sonny Tohey

Five Star Sedan & Limo
331 Ann St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: 616-856-1779

Horizon Cruise Planners

August 14th, 2017 by Nicole Siembor

San Francisco Golden Gate BridgeHorizon Cruise Planners is one of the many local businesses that I love telling my couples about. They work with you to create the honeymoon and destination wedding of your dreams to fit your budget. Did you know that it doesn’t cost you any extra to work with a professional agent? There are many benefits to working with a professional including having a specific person as your point of contact instead of being on a call line at a large company never knowing who you’re going to get. Having a professional on your side that knows your resort and destination can ensure you have a stress free vacation of your dreams.

View their website to learn more at

You can contact

Nick Wallace

Horizon Cruise Planners

Ask about bundle deals if you book your destination wedding or honeymoon with Horizon and photography with us!

Outside Wedding Contingency Plan

June 13th, 2017 by Nicole Siembor

You’ve dreamed of an outdoor wedding your whole life. Beautiful blue skies, cool breeze and the smell of fresh flowers were in your vision. You’ve worked hard to make it happen. Now that you’ve got it all planned out your starting to panic about a weather contingency plan. Not to worry! I work with many couples that experience this same dilemma. Most of the time we are able to go with the original outdoor plan without a problem. Unless your venue has a specific backup room that your equally in love with I recommend having your backup space be your reception space. Before you start to panic about how you would reorganize everything in time after the ceremony for the reception let me tell you that you don’t have to. Read the rest of this entry »

Makeup – Preparing for your Photo Shoot

March 14th, 2017 by Ima Admin

makeup-post_275x180Quality makeup application is essential for a professional shoot. The camera flattens out natural facial features, so it is crucial to have on makeup that allows those amazing features to stand out in pictures like they do in person. To accomplish this, the makeup needs to be more dramatic than what you would normally wear. Read the rest of this entry »

Hair – Preparing for your Photo Shoot

March 14th, 2017 by Ima Admin

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Hair is one of the largest components in getting ready for your shoot.

I always recommend having it professionally done.

When a professional styles your hair, there are several benefits to your session. Read the rest of this entry »

Photoshopping Controversy – What does it mean?

December 22nd, 2015 by Ima Admin

photoshop-post_275x180Photoshopping has become a common word used in the media these days. We are living in a time when people are fed up with magazines changing women’s bodies to represent something that doesn’t exist. As a woman who has dealt with insecurities about my own appearance especially in my teen years I understand the anger. It makes me angry too. These women are already beautiful, why make them fake? But does this really mean that using Photoshop on an image is bad? Absolutely not! Read the rest of this entry »