Congratulations to the newlyweds of 2014. This year has been incredibly wild and rough for me, but these days spent with you were among my best days. Thanks for trusting me with the stewardship of your happiest moments. Thank you for your taco bars, your headbanging grand entrances, the warmth of your campfires, your sublime sing-a-longs, your tiny little pancakes with tiny little cups of syrup. Thank you for making sure that I stopped to watch so many sunsets. For getting rained on with me. Your serenades and your high fives and your food trucks that bring late night snacks have been everything to me. Thank you for every tear we share when you dance to James Taylor and Otis Redding and all the songs that I imagined I’d grow up and dance to. Thank you. The joy you share has made me whole.

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I’ll be beating the winter doldrums by updating my blogsite style and functionality, crafting this season’s blog posts with gorgeous little vignettes of your stunning events, developing smart new pricing and custom product offerings, sprucing up my amazing new cooperative studio space, perfecting in-person proofing and ordering consultations, creating unique and narrative album designs, beefing up my technical skill and getting mega-inspired through professional workshops and collaborative projects, and best of all, meeting with the incredible couples that will make next year just as  fulfilling, gorgeous and busy as the last. Thank you for choosing me to be your photographer.

Love,
Amy

Wear pajamas all day. Take the divider out of the popcorn tin and shake it. Shred the wrapping paper like you’re seven years old. Let cookies spoil your appetite. Have the happiest Christmas ever!

I feel oh-so-blessed to have a phone that rings off the hook, but of course I’m excited to step away from all things business and celebrate the holiday season with family and friends. I’ll be returning all of your messages when I return to my desk after the weekend. Have a joyous and relaxing holiday!

Love,
Amy

Yesterday, I had the pleasure to sneak a look at the clever new creation from the designers behind The Blue Dress Barn and The Millcreek Barns.  They’ve done it again.   Sundance Studios Vintage Industrial Event Space, nestled in adorable little Millburg, is filled with so many clever vintage architectural and decor details.  They’re just beginning to accept bookings for next year!  I can’t wait to be invited back to this gorgeous new event space.

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Sundance Studio Vintage Event Studio Space >> Millburg, Michigan >> Wedding Venue >> Amy Straka Photography

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Sundance Studio Vintage Event Studio Space >> Millburg, Michigan >> Wedding Venue >> Amy Straka Photography

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Cannot wait to photograph my first wedding here next season!

  • Janet Schneider - Looking for number of seated guests you can accommodate and if you have any openings for Aug, Sept, or early Oct. 2015. We are interested in you Blue Dress Barn facility as well.

  • Jayme Smith - Hi! My fiance, Eric, and I toured Sundance about a month ago. We are looking to have a summer 2015 wedding, preferrably in June, do you still have Saturday or Friday evenings available?

  • Amy Straka - Hi! I’m a photographer that took photos of the space for the family that owns the venue. Follow the link above to talk to the venue! When you have a date set, we can talk photography :)

  • Amy - Hi! I’m a photographer that took photos of the space for the family that owns the venue. Follow the link above to talk to the venue! When you have a date set, we can talk photography.

  • Amy - Hi! I’m a photographer that took photos of the space for the family that owns the venue. Follow the link above to talk to the venue! When you have a date set, we can talk photography

  • Emily Priest - Hello My name is Emily Priest and I just got engaged and looking for a venue, and would like more information or a packet of information. We are having the wedding August 2016.

Summer after summer, I’m always thrilled to spend an evening with the Hanson family.  This summer, however, was a little cooler than the last few.  Late July and mid-fifties isn’t really the weather you’d expect for your annual beach vacation, but this crew bought some cold-weather clothes and fought the chilled and crazy wind like champions.

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