lars and linsey | michigan state lansing wedding

Welcome to Lars and Linsey’s special day. I first met them here on the streets of Ann Arbor for their engagement shoot. I quickly learned that these two are huge fans of football and Michigan State. I admit…I was half expecting that the mascot Sparty and a football would somehow make their way into the big day. They didn’t…HOWEVER…the football game did make it’s way onto every television available to the bridal party. Turns out they are ALL obsessed! I loved it…it was on while getting ready…on before the ceremony…and on after the ceremony. If I remember correctly, it seems the girls were even cheering or booing even more than the guys…

Linsey’s gift from Lars on their wedding day. Yup, you guessed…Michigan State goods. Go Spartans!

Hello Beautiful…

The winds on their wedding day were crazy.  I am talking INSANE.  We ducked into this parking garage that made a perfect background and had the most delicious light.

Lars and Linsey’s first look.  For those of you who don’t know what this is, it is where the bride makes her grand entrance and the groom sees her for the first time BEFORE the ceremony.  This allows for some beautiful, quiet moments between the bride and groom after he sees her, more time and less stress for us to get pictures of the bride and groom as well as the bridal party, and allows the reception to take place close after the ceremony.

Oh, how I adore these two in this image…

See what I mean?  From the looks of those skies, Mother Nature was very angry.  But, rain and wind paused long enough for a beautiful outdoor ceremony.

Big ol’ thanks to my second shooter, Jessi, for capturing this awesome ring shot.

Quick escape out back to the golf course for some twilight photos.

Aaaaaaand, it’s on to the party.  The little ones ruled the dance floor!

Last, who doesn’t love a little behind the scenes peek?  Here’s to Jessi…my awesome second shooter who pulled great faces and made me giggle while we were waiting for the ceremony to start.

Apparently, this is what I look like when I am trying to show the girls how to be sassy.  Even more apparent is the fact that they don’t need my help.  Rawr girls…work it out!



  1. Holly says:

    I totally love the picture of you teaching them how to be sassy. Even though I can’t see your face, I can totally picture it – pursed lips, etc… I miss you so much! All of your pictures lately have been really amazing! I’m catching up on your blogs after a busy summer w/out much internet access. Maybe one of these years, I can actually hire you to do pictures for us!

  2. kelli taylor says:

    That ring shot is TO DIE FOR!

  3. I always love your work with the guys, and the black and white looks so good. Awesome work as always!

  4. Lynne says:

    great pictures of a very special couple

  5. Josh says:

    Seriously, Jean. I love it. Especially the sassy picture. Totally you. So excited to see you guys. Can’t wait to go in NYC with you!

  6. Amanda says:

    Sorry… the above comment was from Amanda…not Josh.

  7. Monica says:

    This whole post makes me happy! Way to capture their love!!!

  8. Joy says:

    Oh my goodness, these are stunning! She is a gorgeous, gorgeous bride and they look like such a fun bridal party! LOVE that sky, too, amazing!

  9. Jessi says:

    It was fun to be part of Lars and Linsey’s big day! Congrats to the happy couple!

    P.S. If you see me out in your bushes with my 70-200mm lens on my camera, don’t be surprised. It’s called PAYBACK. 🙂

  10. Laurel says:

    These are beautiful! You girls did a great job.

  11. Patty says:

    The pictures are amazing. Photos at the capitol are wonderful. Great work, Jean and Jessi! Beautiful work capturing each moment perfectly. For the record . . . Sparty was booked.

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