Becky, Jeremy, and Fall in Michigan

To anyone who hasn’t experienced fall in Michigan, I feel sorry for you. On a sunny day the light is absolutely stunning and our foliage is some of the best in the country. Also, it’s the season of the most delicious apple in the world, the honeycrisp. I don’t have a favorite season, because that’s just silly, but I have a special place in my heart for fall and it’s brevity. It comes and goes so quickly.

Becky and Jeremy love fall too. In fact, Becky got in touch with me in August to insure we’d be able to shoot together come fall. October is truly the gauntlet for Midwest photographers. Everyone wants to shoot with the fall colors and they’re so brief, so take this as a tip: if you want to shoot in fall, follow’s Becky’s example and reach out in August.

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2015 Weddings

These last few months have been a whirlwind and my 2014 wedding season isn’t even over yet, but as this wedding season starts to wind down (two more!), I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. Not overwhelmed in a bad way, but in an oh-my-goodness-I-can’t-believe-I’ve-managed-to-grow-a-business-this-successful-at-age-27 way. Thanks, so much, to everyone who has been a part of that journey.

Today I booked my 17th and 18th weddings for 2015. All of this is to say that this is just a super friendly announcement that as of today, my 2015 wedding season is over halfway booked, including some awesome weddings in Virginia, Arizona, California, New York, and New Zealand! If you’re planning on getting married April-November of next year and haven’t yet reached out, get in touch! hello@heatherjowett.com

I can’t wait to share more about what I’ve been up to this season once things wind down. I’ve worked with some of the kindest and sweetest couples this year, and there will be so many beautiful and heartfelt weddings hitting the blog once the dust has settled. If that’s not enough for you, very soon, I’ll be launching a brand new website I’ve been working on these last few months. Stay tuned, there is so much more to come.

Ann Arbor wedding photographer now booking 2015 weddings.

Cassy and Cameron’s Wooded Wedding in Northern Michigan

Bride and groom pose for portraits in a hayfield in Northern Michigan by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.

I’ve formed a new habit this wedding season. Every night, when I return home from shooting a wedding, I grab a little notebook I keep on my desk and write down the one memory that really made an impression on me that day. It’s a privilege to get to do what I do, to get to be with people on their wedding day, and the psychology major in myself has always loved making little observations about a couple’s behavior on their best day ever.

For Cassy and Cameron, after driving the four hours home from their wedding at Cassy’s family’s cabin up north, I grabbed my notebook and scrawled the words “The way they instinctually found one another’s hands at the start of every prayer.” I could tell, this was a couple whose love and affection had become a second nature to them, as natural as breathing.

Here are Cassy and Cameron, showing their second nature.

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Heather Kanillopoolos - AHHHHHHHH so freaking gorgeous!!

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Jessica Schilling - This is so gorgeous and beautiful. Everything about it.

michelle edmonds - Lovely, lovely. So many beautiful moments captured.

Teresa K - There’s something about the way he wraps his arms around her that melts my heart…excellent work here Heather!! Bravo!

Andreas Holm - Beautiful! The couple must be stoked about their portraits!

damian burcher - Wow what a great location and lovely couple.

Sarah - The one of them standing on the haybale is so dang gorgeous!

Jared Tseng - Holy Smokes, so good! That first shot is rad.

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