Archive for February, 2009

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February 15
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I just wanted to share with you a video produced by Absolute Michigan that gives you a little taste for the Taste the Passion wine event.

Enjoy!!

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February 13
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My little man, Cutivetti, came in on Monday for what already is his 3 months session and when he arrived he just was too tired to get a smile out of him.  Instead, I received looks of confusion, inquisition, and quite possibly unhappiness, but no matter how he looked at me, I was still smiling right back at him.  I love him.

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February 13
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Last weekend I had the opportunity to photograph  a wine event up in Michigan’s Leelanau County.  The Taste for Passion was an event to kick off to celebrate Valentines Day by sampling different wines and tasting different chocolates and cheeses throughout the Leelanau wineries.

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Friday night began with a wine reception at Nonna’s Restaurant located in The Homestead Resort of Glen Arbor, MI.  There was wine, cheese, and some decadence of little chocolates available for people to try.

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The following day the Wine trail began and we headed to Cherry Republic located in downtown Glen Arbor, where we had the chance to sample aplethera of their signature cherry wines.

Then it was off to Longview Winery & Vineyard in Cedar, MI, where we were greeted at the door with glass of Cherry port wine and and a lovely chocolate confection as being a perfect pairing for the two.

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After Longview, we went to Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay outside of Traverse City.  Black Star Farms is located along cluster of other wineries all located within a 2 mile radius from each other.  As far as being on a wine trail, I was impressed by how large the farm was.  Not only is it a winery but also makes nationally award winning cheeses, has  petting zoo, and a horse stable.

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Then we were off to L. Mawby whose winery is known for their sparkling wines.  As much as I love my red wines, Lawerence Mawby’s sparkling wines are to die for and I always manage to bring a bottle home for my aunt, as she is a fan herself.

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Willow Vineyards, Ciccone Vinyards, and Chateau de Leelanau were our last three stops.  Ciccone Vinyards not only did you get a chance to sample their wines but also had a wonderful minestrone soup available.  Willow Vineyards had a small sample of wines but you got a chance to leave love notes for your sweety and taste wonderful chocolate raspberry dessert to go with your wine.  And Chateau de Leelanau also had more sweets to follow with their wines as well.

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After the Wine trail event ended many patrons arrived back at Ciccone Vineyards with a very successful After Party where karoke and pizza was available.  Several people came up to sing and livened up the crowd.

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It was a wonderful weekend to getaway and have a good time.  Thank you again to the Homestead Resort and Leelanau Wineries for the opportunity to photograph a very fun event.

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February 03
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Imaree and Brian came in today for a maternity session in the studio.  As they are anticipating an arrival for a little girl in March, you can definitely see the excitement they have for their soon to be growing family.

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I can’t wait to meet her!!

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February 03
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WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that Emery & Company Photography has won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™!

In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility. This year’s recipients represent the top three percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which includes over 100,000 wedding vendors from across the US. That means Emery & Company Photography is one of the very best Photographers.

Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews.

“We are excited to launch this annual award program to honor high-performing vendors based solely on the experiences of our WeddingWire community,” according to Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s recipients have set the bar high, exhibiting excellent service and expertise in the wedding industry.”


Emery & Company Photography would like to thank our past clients for speaking on our behalf and helping us win the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award!

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February 03
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Beltline Bar of Grand Rapids had their annual Employee Appreciation Party Monday evening to celebrate another successful year.  The event was held at Wenger’s Bowling Alley in Grand Rapids and festivities began with a buffet of food and drinks at the bar.  Employees were welcome to bowl if they chose to or mingle amongst each other.  Later a raffle was held as some employees got a chance to win prizes and gift certificates.

There was also a choicee to get up and sing to your little heart’s content as karoke was available but the night was ended nicely with Petey Traxx and Angela giving a live performance.  They were fantastic and the crowd loved them.  Good work you guys.

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Petey Traxx tearin up the Mic.

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And great job, Beltline Bar, for 55 years and still going!!!

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February 01
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Angela came into the studio Saturday for some updated studio photos as she is working on a new R&B/Hip-Hop album with Petey Traxx.

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Angela it was a pleasure  working with you and I am very excited about your future endeavors!!