July 16, 2009 In photography, weddings

Michelle +Mitch : Day After

Michelle and Mitch booked me a few weeks ago for their September wedding. We had never met before their session this past weekend, but I felt at ease with them immediately: without a doubt. Michelle is crazy. No, really. Michelle is self-proclaimed crazy, Mitch-proclaimed crazy, and now Jamie Delaine-proclaimed crazy. We all mean that in the sweetest of ways, because Mitch and I both love her. ;) In fact, Mitch is going to marry her on September 12th!

Oh Michelle, you are SUCH a sweetheart. I love your crazy ideas, your zest for life, your enthusiasm for anything out of the ordinary, and your taste in shoes. Mitch, you are her rock: the one who keeps her from doing anything too crazy but still loves to go along for the ride.

In one of our first emails back and forth, Michelle mentioned she wanted a Trash the Dress session before her wedding instead of an engagement shoot. I was down for it! She wanted dirty, muddy, messy. Mitch thought she was CRAZY (apparently this is an often used word in their relationship?) but went along with the idea with a little coaxing. “Whatever she wants,” he said as he smiled with an I’m-so-crazy-in-love-with-this-crazy-woman kinda smile.

Michelle and Mitch, thank you for being who you are. Authentic. Real. My kind of couple.

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I almost died with these shoes. Seriously. Michelle. I can’t wait for your wedding.

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They have great energy together. So cute!

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They have a great goofy/funny side too. :) So cute.

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P.S. I thought I was going to die on this bridge. There were “warning” signs everywhere, every board creeked, and there were 2 inch gaps in between all the boards. Umm… anything for the shot, right?!

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And, into the water we go. Truly trashing the dress, folks. No worries though, Michelle bought two dresses: one for the shoot and one for her wedding day!

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Oh you’re crazy Michelle. ;) Muddy water and your beautiful hair?

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Folks, it was NOT a warm day. Overcast, very very windy, I can’t believe these two. Love this shot though.

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They are so in love. This photo says it all.

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A peaceful moment in a freezing cold river. Haha!

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To see more of Michelle & Mitch’s “Day After” session CLICK HERE for a slideshow.

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  • I’m loving this session! My fave is the shot of her with her hair back in the water. Oh, and I absolutely love those shoes of hers!

  • The b/w of her grabbing his tie–HAWT!

    Love the one of her hair in the water–she’s so cute and you do a FAB job of capturing it, Jamie!

  • Awesome, I love the one on the bridge of near death! :) Totally worth it!

  • Love all the images but especially the ones of them in the water. Talk about brave and willing models! Love it!!!!

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    Gooooorgeous!!

  • Beautiful images! I love the near-death one and the one of them standing on the boardwalk with the shrubbery all around. Keep up the awesome work!

  • Karen (Mikols) Bonar

    those shoes ARE fabulous!!!!

    I’d still be curious how the dress cleaned … more brides need to know dresses clean SO well at the dry cleaner’s ….. and getting down + dirty ain’t so bad!

  • Wow what an amazing couple – I love that she opted for the trash the dress session! That sounds like it will be an awesome wedding in September:) All of these images are amazing – awesome work!

  • AWESOME location. Fun couple. You had all you needed, girl. :) Great job!

  • These just might be my most favorite images by you. Un-freakin-real! And I love the fact that your clients were crazy enough to get some of these shots – it was so worth it!

  • They sure are brave, can’t believe about that bridge, the things we go through huh

  • Mandie

    Wow! I love all the locations in this shoot. Were they all in close proximity to one another? LOVE trash the dress shoots!

  • What an awesome couple!!

  • Jamie, Fantastic job! Seriously… I can’t even pick a favorite. They’re all so great! Can’t wait to see the wedding photos!!

  • Wow – those are some BRAVE clients! I bet you were just doing a jig on the inside at how awesome they were to work with! Kudos – these are great!

  • Jamie! These are freakin’ gorgeous!!!!!! Love, love, love. :) Hope the interning is going well!

  • what an absolutely FANTASTIC location! i am SO jealous!

    (and of course, great pictures to boot!)

    love this shoot. love it.

  • Simply stunning Jamie- love your crisp color! :)

  • I am super stoked to have found your blog! This just made my morning. You do beautiful, and I mean beautiful work! You seriously remind me of Jasmine Star. You are totally on that level at you are 18. WOWZER!
    Just bookmarked you and will be visiting often. Keep rockin’ girl!

  • OMG!!! These are ridiculous!! I love them!! Your rock!

  • These photos are beautiful! I’m so glad I came across your blog!

  • Dav

    I work with Michelle and yes…she is Crazy! So glad that her pictures came out so well. I’ll be looking for a wedding photographer soon and will definatly have you in mind! Great job!

  • they were so brave getting in that water! These are awesome – I am sure they are sooo happy :)

  • Love the TTD session! Great job!

  • I LOVE the last one! You stole my <3 with it!!!

  • This one made me LOL. Awesometastic.

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    Jaime – Where is this place? Crazy cool. Great job!