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R and N Wedding

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:01 AM

3.21.2015 - Ohio.

What a wonderful day! Congrats again to the new Mr. and Mrs. H!

I started the day early at 9:15am, my assistant arrived close to 11:00am at the church. Equipped with all of my lenses, flash, extra batteries, sheets, and my step-ladder! :D This is a very handy tool – it’s funny because my husband and I received it as a wedding gift two years ago, and I’ve used it for my photography quite often (it’s lightweight, easy to take down, and easy to carry). It helps with cool and interesting shots – but it was definitely going to be helpful on this day – as both families are much taller than I am!

The ladies makeup was just being finished up when I arrived, then they left to get their hair done at a local salon. While they were gone I took pictures of all of the dresses together – so beautiful! I was also able to get pictures of the Bride’s jewelry, shoes, and mementos: her grandmother’s necklace and her grandfather’s sixpence. All of the bouquets were there for me as well; all fabulous shades of blues and purples.

I was also able to get pictures of the Groom, the Groomsmen, the two Ushers, and the cute little Junior Bridesmaid arrived around that time as well.

My assistant also helped with the first seeing of the Bride by her Father – it was so sweet!

The ceremony started at 2:30pm and ended around 3:00pm, it was beautiful! After the Bride and Groom visited everyone with hugs and kisses, we stuck around at the church and took photos of all of the families and wedding parties together in one form or another; the Groom’s Mom was a great help with making sure that we got everything from our list.

Everyone was cracking up the whole time, it was so much fun! (I laughed so much :) )

After that we headed outside. Unfortunately the weather was far from perfect: it was nice that it wasn’t raining, but it was very chilly (low 50’s F, around 10 C) and it was soo very windy. The ground was fairly muddy behind the church, where the Bride wanted to take other pictures – so we had to stick to the pavement. It actually worked out perfectly – we had to re-imagine certain shots to make them suitable for pavement and they came out fantastic! We took a lot of shots then ran inside for warmth.

The reception hall is in a city 30min south of the church, (I did go the day before to take pictures of the tables and decor, so that helped) so we headed there and found our tables. I got my step-ladder ready for when they announced the bridal parties and the Bride and Groom; they then made their way to their tables. We all ate after that, very yummy choices! From there, were the first dances, and an anniversary dance to start off the dancing party!

The wedding cake was so cool! It was made of large cake-pops that flowed down via layers and colors (light purple, to a dark purple). On top there was a little cake for the Bride and Groom to cut, and on top of that were two little cake-pops decorated: a little wedding dress on one, a little tux on the other. I’ve never seen such a cake before – it was beautiful and so very tasty!

The night for me ended at 9:00pm – with pictures of people doing various dances, it was hilarious! I also was able to get some more pictures of different people, looking so very happy.

Thank you again R&N for letting me a part of your special day! :heart:


Miechelle / mishkuu
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
:star: for stock: please send me a link of the final work, and give me credit please in the description. thank you!

My name is Miechelle (me-shell). My Dad, has always been a Beatles fan. So my name was adjusted to sound like Paul singing 'Michelle' - belle.

mishkuu has been my nickname ever since i was in 7th grade (1997) by my friends. To this day, how they came up with it remains a mystery. I'm still called it to this day by different groups of friends.

I have a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a certificate (an in-between a BA and a MA) in Asian Studies. I love learning about different cultures and meeting new people. Anything artsy is a loved hobby of mine (music, photography, drawing, digital art), and I love trying new things.

I studied abroad in 2006 in Japan through Temple University Japan - was there for 4 months. I traveled a lot while attending school for Cultural Anthropology, Asian Studies, and Japanese. I also went on vacation there in 2009 - 8 days in Tokyo, and 8 days in Okinawa. I traveled to Mexico in 2013, and was there for a week with my husband. You can find photos from my trips within the various galleries on this site.

I have always liked taking photos, but never truly thought of it as a full-time hobby. While in Japan in 2006, I first started to experiment with different angles and lighting for the first time. Even though I had a regular hand-held digital camera (Panasonic DMC-LZ7) at the time - I stretched what I could do with it, and became very pleased with the outcome. I started to enjoy taking photos as a hobby, but I still had a long way to go... Some of the older photos on here were taken with my hand-held camera! (ex: The New River Bridge photo) A few years later I received my Olympus PEN E-PL1 for Christmas as a surprise gift.

I am a self-taught photographer utilizing the skills and fundamental elements from several photography classes I have attended. I also continue to study books and online sources, and gain knowledge from the ever-so-fun experimentation of my lovely little camera.

I have significant experience with various Adobe programs including Photoshop, LightRoom, and InDesign.

The lenses I own are my 42mm, 58mm, and my newest lens being my 60mm macro lens.

You can often find me photographing animals, insects, and landscapes. In March 2014, I did my first product-commercial shoot and learned many things; very happy with the outcome. I also enjoy taking photos of individuals, couples, families, and events. Taking pictures of kids being just kids, within their own imagination - I always find fascinating.

I take a lot of pictures, but I draw some too. I also used to work with photoshop a lot making layouts for my now, deceased website ( - back when domains where really big. I might in the near future, start messing around with my photos in photoshop - making extreme changes, there are a few now - but I plan to make more.

Other hobbies of mine: movies, tattoos, videogames, history, comparative studies, swimming, traveling, and being random. Dinosaurs (and pre-dinosaur creatures) I find to be neato as well. DUNKLEOSTEUS FTW.
I'm also obsessed with grasshoppers, mantids, frogs, birds, and other random critters. METROID!! :iconsamusplz:


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