Archive for November, 2011

It has been a very busy year and what can I say – my business has enabled me to do what I love and provide for my family at the same time.  For that, I am truly blessed.  But a few weeks ago as I was heading out for another shoot, my little girl said to me, “mommy, can I please schedule a session with you this week?”.  It just about broke my heart.  Although, I am home for her when she is not in school, I have been working….a lot and there hasn’t been a whole lot of time for us to do much together.  Weekdays and weekends have been filled with weddings, sessions, late-night editing and consultations and, again, I am not complaining.  I feel incredibly blessed to be working, but it is definitely time to schedule a vacation/session for my little girl and my family.  Which brings me to the point of this post – as of the 19th (my birthday 🙂 ), I will be taking a break until after the New Year to devote to them.  You will still be able to reach me, all sessions that have been shot prior to that time will be edited and posted.  I will be taking consultations up until that date.  Any sessions that have not already been scheduled will have to wait until after the New Year.  I appreciate your understanding.  I wish you all the greatest Holiday Season with many blessings of your own!!!

The best reason for a break. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2011 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia

On this cold, windy and wet day in October, the weather was just not cooperating for Jennifer & Jimmy’s planned outdoor wedding.  The ceremony had to be moved inside, the formals at Conneaut Lake Park had to be cancelled, but that didn’t matter.  Things happen that are beyond our control, especially the weather – you never know what it’s going to do.  Fortunately, that’s not what the day is about!  Jennifer & Jimmy totally get that.   They were so go with the flow and excited that they were getting married – nothing else in the world made a difference! Their friends were there, their family was there and despite the change of plans – everything was absolutely gorgeous and went as smooth as ever.  As the the sun was about to set…the weather calmed down and we ran outside. I think we spent less than ten minutes out there, but they are some of my favorite images from the year. The silhouette below of Jennifer throwing her hand in the air (and she said something like “yay! we’re married!”) was not planned, that was a real celebration and so was the party that followed. So glad to have been there to capture it! 🙂

Much more in the video!

Jennifer & Jimmy – thank you, again, for allowing us to capture your day!  It was truly a pleasure!

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2011 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia

I love shooting up at Conneaut Lake.  Such a gorgeous view from the Iroquois Club.  This year I was lucky enough to head up there two weeks in a row.  Amber & Andy’s wedding was the first.  I had such a great time shooting these two during the engagement!  I knew the wedding would be a lot of fun.  It ended up being a gorgeous day for the outdoor ceremony and pictures afterward and then everyone headed inside for the reception.  Loved their 1st dance, which they claim was completely unchoreographed.  They must really be tuned in to each other, because they remained in step – improvising from the music the dj put together (check out some images from their 1st dance below)!

I love this sunset image!  See more great images from their day in the video…

Amber and Andy – we’re very happy to have been part of your day!  We had a lot of fun at your reception.  Thank you for allowing us to be there to capture it!



©2011 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia

 

Total sweetness could sum up Melissa and Brian.  The way they look at each other, the way he wiped her tears while they were standing at the altar, the journal Melissa kept to give as a gift to Brian for their wedding.  “You are my rock” it says in it and I believe that.  I think they are each others’ rock.  I really love my job…and it’s because of amazing people like this.  How lucky I am and honored to be there to document the day that their love is bound.

 

Such a sweet moment...

Fun group. 🙂 The one on the right (on his knee) - Mike - is one of my assistants!

Check out the video to see some more from their day!

Congratulations to you, again, Melissa & Brian – we had an awesome time working with you both!  Hope to see you two, again, soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2011 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia