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Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Heritage Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi

"When he proposed, we were up north visiting his family in Traverse City. I knew something was up because the whole drive north, he was fidgety and staring at me. We went to his childhood home, and talked with his father and stepmother for an hour or so and then he got very impatient and stated we needed to leave to visit his mother. (She wasn't supposed to even be out of work for another hour). I thought he was being ridiculous, but I went along with him and headed outside. It was raining and he turned and asked me to walk with him. I remember looking at him like he was crazy and asked him if I could put my things in the car so they wouldn't get wet. He tossed my phone in his pocket and asked again if I would walk with him. I agreed and in my cloth shoes he led me to this gorgeous tree on his dad's property. He looked at me, and started it with "You know I love you, right?" I responded that I loved him too, and he said "I want to spend the rest of my life with you." Figuring out what he was doing must have fried my brain because I responded with, I love you too. (Again). 
He got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes, and he tried to put the ring on the wrong hand, hahaha.
We went and told his family and I called all of mine. It was a really unforgettable night." ~Marisa

Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi

Garrett and Marisa's wedding was on a beautiful, crisp fall day, with just a little evening rain. 
I was honored to captured the photography for them with my awesome associate photographer Angela Mohney of Almost Fantasy

Kristina at K Booth Media did the videography for their wedding.
Click play to view the wedding trailer above! 

Ditlow Wedding | Kalamazoo Michigan | Cake | Lawton Community Center | www.abcandidstudio.com
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
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Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Program | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
The Dress | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Garter | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Rings | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Getting Ready | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Getting Ready | The Bride | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Bridal | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Fun With The Girls | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Bride & Bridesmaids | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
The Guys | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Groom & Mom | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Details | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Bride | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Bride | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Sisters | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
The Groom | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
The Guys! | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Family | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Mom, Dad, Bride | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Beautiful Bride | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Ring Bearer | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
First Look | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
A Father's Love | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Ceremony | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Ceremony | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Rings | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Rings 2 | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Kiss | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Hand in Hand | First Steps | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
First Steps | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Romance Session | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Outdoor Romance Session | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Fall Wedding | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Flowers | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Enter The Reception | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Toast | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Tables | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Ogre and Dwarf | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Dessert | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Cupcakes | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Cake Cutting | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Cake Slice | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Yum! | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Cake Cutting | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Frosting Kiss | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Frist Dance | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Dance | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Dance | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Bouquet Toss | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Matching Shoes | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Dance | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Dance | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Garter Toss Part 1 | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Garter Toss Part 2 | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Garter Toss Part 3 | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Cam | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Bar | Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Marisa & Garrett 10.23.15 | Wedding at the Lawton Community Center | Kalamazoo Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
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Tips For Your Maternity Photo Shoot | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | East Lansing, Michigan Photographer

*Decide on a style you like! Check out other maternity photos online to really see what’s out there and find out which direction you want to go in. Some people love the classic studio look and some prefer a more natural, outdoor, look. I know a bunch of great local areas, and have my own studio space so we can do whatever style you prefer. 

Jenelle | Okemos Mi  |  Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

 *Plan your outfits! Pregnant women should wear something that fits well and shows off that great baby bump. You can always add a belt above your belly for added definition on a super cute dress! If you want to wear jeans for bare belly shots, I recommend going for non-maternity jeans that you can leave unbuttoned. It looks a lot cleaner than using maternity panel jeans, and let's face it, everyone loves buttons. 

It's A Girl | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Okemos Mi Photographer


 *Include your partner in some shots! This is a special time for both of you, and it's always fun to include them. If you have other children too, or a favorite pet, they are great additions to your photos as well.

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 *Bring both light and dark tops like Heather did (above).  That bright pink was just perfect, and lacy or knitted sweaters like her red one are super fun. Black is fantastic for side shots, but in other poses it can really hide your gorgeous belly. Don't forget to bring colors! 

*If you feel comfortable, don’t be afraid to rock some fabulous shoes. But, absolutely make sure to bring a pair of flat walking shoes if we are moving between locations. You won't want to be running around in heels the whole time! 

*Keep it simple! Super busy patterns are typically distracting from your beautiful baby belly. 

 *Don't be afraid of showing off your belly because of stretch marks. They are a beautiful, natural part of motherhood (and if you hate them, they can always be edited out!).

*Props! It's always fun to announce your upcoming addition in a creative way. Tiny knitted shoes, a favorite childhood story book, special heirloom knitted blanket... The bestprops are the ones that have a special meaning to you. 

 *Try cute and different ideas.  Pinterest is amazing for inspiring your creativity, and I always have ideas so never be afraid to ask for help. Hobby Lobby and Michaels typically have adorable banners that you can announce a gender or that you're expecting with, along with cute cut-out chalkboards, and many other neat things.

Pink Flower Fairy | Maternity | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Okemos Mi

 *Make sure you take your maternity photos taken before your last month. If your little love is in a hurry and arrives early we then we may not get to shoot. 

Do you have any tips I forgot to add in? Comment with them below!

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