Cassy and Cameron: Love at the 4H Fair

It’s my favorite week of the year, the week of the 4H Fair. Now, if you’ve never waited with bated breath for the arrival of the fair, then I feel sorry for you. There are fluffy animals to be pet, elephant ears to be eaten, and rides to be ridden (not to mention, trash cans within reach in case the combination of fair food and carnival rides doesn’t agree with your system).

Last year, I photographed Cassy and Cameron at the fair, and I figured now would be as good a time as any to share their engagement session, since it’s not only the week of the fair, but also, their wedding week. I’m super excited to get these two back in front of my camera this Saturday.

A couple feeds an elephant during their 4h fair engagement session by Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.A couple feeds an elephant during their 4h fair engagement session by Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.A couple poses in the bunny barn during their 4h fair engagement session by Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.A couple pets bunnies during their engagement session at the Michigan 4h fair.Bunnies at the 4H fair.A couple checking out the bunnies at the 4h fair by Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Roosters at the 4h fair in Saint Clair CountyRoosters at the 4h fair in Saint Clair CountyA couple cuddles some baby chicks during their engagement session at the Saint Clair County 4h fair by photographer Heather Jowett.A couple pets a baby cow during their engagement session at the Saint Clair County 4h fair by photographer Heather Jowett.Love at the 4H fair.A couple meets a horse during their engagement session at the Saint Clair County 4h fair by photographer Heather Jowett.A couple meets a horse during their engagement session at the Saint Clair County 4h fair by photographer Heather Jowett.A couple watches the bull judging during their engagement session at the Saint Clair County 4h fair by photographer Heather Jowett.Love at the carnival at the Saint Clair County 4h fair by Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Love at the carnival at the Saint Clair County 4h fair by Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Love at the carnival at the Saint Clair County 4h fair by Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.A couple with the ferris wheel at the Saint Clair County 4h fair by Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Time to chow down on an elephant ear at the Saint Clair County 4h fair by Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Time to chow down on an elephant ear at the Saint Clair County 4h fair by Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.

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caroline - great set of images, heather! whatever they’re eating there at the end, i want.

Colleen Ivy - Awww the elephant and aahhh your work is so beautiful :)

Yes, you can bring your dog.

Probably the #1 question I get asked about engagement sessions isn’t advice on outfit planning or location choices, it’s “Can we bring our dog?”

So let me just say, unequivocally, yes, you can bring your dog. Here’s Marybeth and Jim, and their dog, Larry.

A couple poses for engagement photos near an old church by Michigan wedding photographer Heather JowettA couple snuggles up during their engagement session in Port Huron Michigan.A couple poses for engagement photos with their dappled Dachshund by Ann Arbor Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Engagement photos with dog by Ann Arbor Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.A dappled dachshund causes trouble during an engagement session by Ann Arbor Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.A couple snuggles with their dog during their engagement session by Ann Arbor Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.A couple takes a stroll with their dog during their engagement session by Detroit Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.The dog leads the way during an engagement session by Detroit Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Couple poses in the middle of the street with their dog during their engagement session in Port Huron Michigan.A dappled dachshund dog shares a kiss with his humans during an engagement session.Couple poses for engagement photos against a red brick wall in Port Huron Michigan,A silhouette of a couple with their dog during their engagement session by Detroit Michigan wedding photographer Heather Jowett.

John Bello - Great session – love the shots with the dog!

dan - Really lovely, love the colors in the first shot.

Justin R - Awesome engagement session! The doggy looks cute too!

Jon - love it, great work

Sam - So so so good Heather. I love them. Their dog is so freaking adorable, The last frame is so good!

kate - I agree, yes to dogs! They are part of the family. Lovely shots!

Fete Photography - One of our wedding day regrets is that we didn’t have our dog in the wedding. Would have been difficult, but still. Awesome session, Heather!

Jessica Schilling - Beautiful session! I love the colors and scenery, and I always love when couples bring their pets along!

Teresa K - Gah…the way he looks at her…my heart is melting!!!

Cole - A question as old as time itself.

Porter - stop. i am IN LOVE with that little ween. So cute! absolutely LOVE this session heather!

Heather E - Hi. I freakin’ love their dog. I want to hug this dog.

The way they look at each other is so damn cute. Beautiful.

Get Sarah to the Greek – Chris and Sarah’s Newport News, Virginia Wedding

This is one of those blog posts where I struggle with the right words to say. This wedding has a special meaning to me. The groom, Chris, was instrumental in the beginning of my love affair with photography. I started off taking photos of local bands performing, and his band was not only my favorite, the members of that band became some of my closest friends during my awkward 15th and 16th year of life, far before the ugly duckling turned into whatever version of a swan I am today. Being at this wedding, seeing so many people from that time in my life, seeing the fun spirited, adventurous, and kind adults they’ve become was really meaningful. My world is growing up around me, and me along with it. It’s exciting, and scary, and fascinating. People who I once knew as just awkward kids, like myself, are now lawyers, and teachers, and graduate students, and wedding photographers. We’re all becoming the adults we were meant to be, and it’s exciting to watch.

Sarah, I’m so glad Chris found someone like you to be an adult with.

The brideBut first, let me take a selfie.The bride takes a quick snap chat break before getting dressed by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.The bride gets dressed before her wedding at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, PFAC, by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.A groomThe groom gets dress surrounded by his groomsmen by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.The groom ties his bow tie before his Greek Orthodox ceremony by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.The Greek flag flies at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News, Virginia.The outer facade at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News, Virginia.The bride shares one last moment with her parents before before her Greek Orthodox ceremony at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Tilt shift at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Parents look on at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.The ceremony of the betrothal at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.An orthodox ceremony at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Bride and groom during an Orthodox ceremony at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.The bride and groom are crowned at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.The crowing ceremony at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Greek Orthodox Ceremony at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.First kiss at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.The new couple at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Bridesmaids in coral and Groomsmen in tuxes pose for portraits at the Noland Trail by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Bridesmaids in mismatched coral dresses and Groomsmen in tuxes and bow ties pose for portraits at the Noland Trail by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Bridesmaids in mismatched coral dresses and Groomsmen in tuxes and bow ties pose for portraits at the Noland Trail by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.A bride poses for portraits with her bouquet of peonies, hydrangeas, and carnations at the Noland Trail by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.A moody black and white portrait of the bride and groom at the Noland Trail by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Bride and groom share a kiss at the Noland Trail by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Portraits of a bride and groom at the Noland Trail by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Bride and groom snuggle close at the Noland Trail by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Bride and groom enter their wedding reception at PFAC, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Close up of a first dance at the PFAC.Bride and groom share a first dance at their wedding reception at PFAC, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.A couple dances with amber uplighting at a PFAC Peninsula Fine Arts Center Wedding.Nighttime exterior shot of the PFACGuests enjoy cocktails outside at a PFAC Peninsula Fine Arts Center Wedding in Newport News Virginia.Celebratory wedding cigars are smoked by the best man and father of the groom.The sister of the bride toasts at a wedding reception at PFAC, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Bride and groom share a laugh at a wedding reception at PFAC, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Champagne toasts at a wedding reception at PFAC, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Best man toast at PFAC.A best man toast is a good time for a selfie at a wedding reception at PFAC, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.The bride and groom laugh at a wedding reception at PFAC, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Guests laugh at a wedding reception at PFAC, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Guests laugh at a wedding reception at PFAC, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Cheers to the couple at a wedding reception at PFAC, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.The bride raises her glass at the PFAC.More selfless and and dancing at a PFAC wedding reception by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.The bride dances with the father of the groom at a PFAC wedding reception by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Groomsmen sing and dance at a PFAC wedding reception by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Bridesmaids dance the wobble at a PFAC wedding reception by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.The groom is lifted by the groomsmen at a PFAC wedding reception by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.The bride wipes away a little sweat with a one dollar bill at a PFAC wedding reception by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Greek line dancing at a PFAC wedding reception by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Greek line dancing at a PFAC wedding reception by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.Greek line dancing at a PFAC wedding reception by Virginia Wedding Photographer, Heather Jowett.

Elissa - This wedding is gorgeous, Heather! I love how thoughtful each frame is. It’s been awesome seeing your style come through over the years… Also, I love the whole feel of this wedding. So joyful, and so much love!!

Kat Forsyth - Super fun! I love the whole thing. It just feels like a great day!

small - Love that beautiful church and your ceremony coverage is fab!

Caitlin McWeeney - Lovely work as always Heather. You got some really interesting shots- it’s nice to see a few break out of the typical shot box.

Sachin Khona - Always a big fan of your work Heather! Love this! X

caroline - so many beautiful photos heather! i SERIOUSLY am digging this one: http://heatherjowett.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/sarah.chris_.blog027.jpg

Caryn Canatella - All of these are so awesome, but there is something about that last black and white dancing photo!! So great!

Christian - That’s such a cool connection with the couple, and it shows in the photos. Amazing job, I’m sure none of the Lawyers and Teachers are owning their craft like this. :)

Oh…also, this frame: http://heatherjowett.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/sarah.chris_.blog027.jpg

Jakob - Great work, Heather. :)

damian burcher - Stunning coverage. Love the first black and white of the couple portraits.

Petar - amazing day and you did a such great work Heather! ;)

Matt - Stunning work Heather. So great that you got to photograph the wedding of someone who means so much to you.

Rachelle - What a beautiful day! I especially love the bridal party photos out in the woods – swoon!

Marianne - Gorgeous shot of the bride and her parents heading down the aisle! You really told the story of the ceremony with your photos!

Joe - Great shots of the bridal party! They look super fun, they did a selfie..how could they not be!

Adonye Jaja - very classy and very beautifully photographed

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