• Welcome to Beryl Striewski Photography , Striewski Weddings and Heartfarm!!

    HI! Welcome to my blog and my website. I am a Northern Michigan gal, and I spend lots of time photographing people, places and food! I live in Traverse City but, have been known to travel outside of Michigan for just the right shot! I can photograph your wedding... or your table... or your lovely family!
    Traverse City Wedding, Portrait and Food Photographer Beryl Striewski, specializes in Northern Michigan Weddings, Lifestyle assignments, Portraits and Food Photography.

It was always Jenn’s dream to be photographed on her very large, deep black and gentle gelding named Jackson during her wedding.  She had hoped to ride down the aisle on him, hair flowing, black bow on her white dress flapping gently in the breeze as she cantered up to the minister to take her vows with her beloved… how romantic that would be.  Well, some things don’t turn out as planned. I think that Jackson had other thoughts about cantering down the aisle, but as it was, it was a beautiful day for a barn wedding.  Jackson was a gallant steed and posed for many pictures. More importantly though, Brad and Jenn tied the knot at this beautiful, backyard barn wedding. The evening was full of wonderful delight, great food shared with lots of friends and family…and we even had a couple of horses show up for the wedding!!  Jenn is a definate cowgirl… now, does this make Brad her very own cowboy?  Congratulations you two! I hope that you enjoy many many years of wedded bliss!!

Hi Ho Jackson!!!

 

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Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad
Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad
Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad
Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad

Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad
Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad

 

Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad
Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad
Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad
Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad
Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad

Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad
Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad

Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad
Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad

 

 

Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad
Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad

Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad
Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad
Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad
Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad
Jenn Smith Wedding to Brad

When I first met up with Kim, she said that she was envisioning a colorful, summer sunset, beach celebration.  She was very excited about getting married to her beau Randy at a private beach home on East Bay. She wanted all the details to be perfect and was planning on personalizing many of her decorations for the wedding. Her celebration was filled with laughter, love, friends and smiles.  This beautiful  turquoise and coral orange setting was  beachy and colorful. Randy and Kim are blending two families.  Now there are 4 siblings that share 2 parents!  Their sunset beach celebration ended with a bonfire on the beach!  A wonderful ending to a perfect Northern Michigan Beach Wedding!  Congratulations Randy and Kim!

 

 

Randy Brothers and Kim Marino

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  • Kim Marino - These are so beautiful Beryl!! Thank you for sharing these!!ReplyCancel

Sometimes a wedding comes along that just makes you happy and filled inside with so many good warm feelings!Justin and Aubrey’s wedding in Kalkaska at the family Otter Lodge is just one of those special miracles.  This was such a memorable celebration! Beginning with a   wedding chapel assembled with tree limbs that  was lovingly constructed by  family in a small little clearing right next to the Manistee River.  This was a special family event.  And it showed.  Even a little bit of rain didn’t spoil a single moment.  Here are some special photos from this wonderful event!  Justin and Aubrey, congratulations!!  May you have a long and happy life…

 

Aubrey Moody weds Justin James Davis
Aubrey Moody weds Justin James Davis
Aubrey Moody weds Justin James Davis
Aubrey Moody weds Justin James Davis
Aubrey Moody weds Justin James Davis
Aubrey Moody weds Justin James Davis
Aubrey Moody weds Justin James Davis
Aubrey Moody weds Justin James Davis
Aubrey Moody weds Justin James Davis
Aubrey Moody weds Justin James Davis
Aubrey Moody weds Justin James Davis
Aubrey Moody weds Justin James Davis

 

 

 

 

Aubrey Moody weds Justin James Davis
Aubrey Moody weds Justin James Davis
Aubrey Moody weds Justin James Davis

I started a project for myself that has involved photographing some of the early members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse or  UUCGT.  I began this project in celebration of the 50th anniversary and it involves a photograph and a short bio.  I’m planning on collecting the bio information to use in a “group bio” sort of thing… something that totals the experiences and identities of these individuals.  The thought is to represent the group, not as individuals, but as a collective, a congregation if you will.  I can’t wait to spend a few hours compiling the information; oh, goodness, we have quite the group of individuals.  I have been so moved by the lives of these very accomplished people.  No one is famous, I daresay… but everyone has had a life well lived.  Here , why not meet some of our members…

 

Gary Deavel

Sue and Don Pyne

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Don and Sue Pyne
Mark Gustafson and Solvieg Gustafson

Marcia Ballenger and Irv

 

 

Marcia Ballenger and Irv

 

Emily and Sally Mitchell

A short boat ride across Lake Michigan from Charlevoix and before you know it, the   Emerald Isle ferry is backing into the port on Beaver Island.  Denny and Sarah love the island and decided that this was the perfect place to tie the anchor,  dock the boat, or some other funny euphemism for getting married.   And it’s a lovely place to get married; small, quaint, so personal and very laid back.  The islanders all know each other, and Denny has a second set of parents that live on this island.  In fact, Denny’s best friend, best man, adopted brother  and favorite gigging partner, Stryder grew up on this island.  And it was Stryder’s father that performed the intimate and touching ceremony.  Sarah loves the island too.  It is her second home.  It was so special to be with such a loving family in such a beautiful place, the Emerald Isle of Northern Michigan.  Congratulations to Denny and Sarah and their new family.  What a wonderful weekend! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for all of you.

To see more of Sarah and Denny’s wedding photos… check out their online gallery here

 

Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding

Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding

 

 

 

Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding

Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding
Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding

Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding

Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding

Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding

Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding

Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding
Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding

Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding
Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding

Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding

Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding

Sarah Montgomery and Denny Richards wedding

  • GC - Such a Beautiful Couple & Happy Family and Wonderful Loving Friends and I am Soooo Happy for their Family! They Deserve the Best! Love You Guy’s So Much!!!ReplyCancel