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My New Years’s Wish For You| Melissa Matz Lifestyle Photography

My New Year’s Wish…

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
― Neil Gaiman

Mother Daughter Lifestyle Portrait

Courtney and Nate ~ Wedding Ceremony

I had the honor of photographing Courtney and Nate’s Wedding Ceremony in Lapeer, Michigan. It was  beautiful day that started with the ladies getting ready at the Lapeer Historical Courthouse and ended with a fun filled reception.

Courtney and Nate’s love for each other is awesome and it’s noticeable as soon as you meet them. They decided to wait to see each other at the altar. The photos tell the story much better than I ever could.

Groom sees Bride for the first time at Altar

The groom seeing his flower girl and his bride for the first time. The looks between the bride and groom were so sweet and filled with emotion.

The ceremony was beautiful and touching. The couple wrote their own vows, sweet and full of promise.

Vows, prayers, and ring exchange.

Husband and Wife

Lapeer Michigan Wedding

A beautiful ending to a wonderful new beginning.

Wedding ceremony Lapeer Historic Courthouse