Hey Everyone, thanks for coming by to check out Veldman Photo's blog. Feel free to check back often, as we will keep you updated with not only our work, but we'll sneak some of our life in as well. Who doesn't love a good, funny story because you know that there's always something strange and odd happening around these woods!

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Thanks again for coming by!

Abby (& Todd)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I'm back...

So I'm FINALLY back from the busiest month ever! Lots of hard work really went into this month, and it's a bitter sweet feeling of being over. I feel like I'm going to just crash for a week...

Earlier this month, I took my ACE test, it was really hard... a lot harder than expecting... I mean A LOT... so it went "ok!" It was a huge learning experience and that's what I took from it. I studied so hard and thought my brain could not function any longer. I was even having dreams of different bones and muscles... way too much huh?!

After the test, I had just FIVE days to get ready for a trip to Indiana to host one of my best friend's baby shower. It was a lot of time and work put in to those days, and even more when I got there. It was a huge success! Everyone had a great time and lots of love was brought to that shower. I couldn't believe how friendly and sweet everyone was! I loved every minute of being there... seeing my friend all "mommy-like", she's the cutest pregnant woman ever. I'll have photos soon. The weekend flew by so fast we had just 10 short minutes to take some photos... Bummer I know... so I am finding the time to work on them real soon. So be prepared this week for some.

Here are a few just from my little camera... I really need to get a better P&S one... errr...

Happy Tuesday...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Paul & Sabrina :: Wedding

Paul & Sabrina were going to marry in Hawaii, but opted for a small intimate wedding here in Detroit instead... and a honeymoon in Hawaii. I think they made a great decision considering how beautiful everything was. The weather, the atmosphere, the decorations, the DAC ,where they were married at... everything was awesome! Both of them are so sweet and really laid back for it being the wedding. I couldn't tell they were nervous if they were. Everything went smooth and we even went out on the streets of Detroit for some extra photos... so nice!

I hope you both enjoy Hawaii and it's everything what you dreamed it to be. Congratulations!!!

Here is their slideshow and a few favorites of mine...

Sabrina was just beautiful...


Paul... very handsome...



The sun was beautiful...


Love it...




Wednesday, March 18, 2009


After tomorrow, I will almost be back to reality... I have my ACE tomorrow! Afterwards, it will be a huge relief to have that done... so if you think about it, say a quick prayer for me.

I also have a wedding to blog as well... hopefully tomorrow I will have time!

Let's hope I can sleep tonight....

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Visitors... and more Izzy B...

I'm so sorry I have not updated lately... it's been a busy couple weeks, and it will continue to be like this until the end of March, so I apologize in advance.

My mom, sister, and niece just came and visited this past week. It was so fun to hang out and enjoy having some social interaction during the week... Ha! Even though I just visited a couple weeks ago, it was a good time for them to come since my sister will be really busy until summer, and my mom is always up for a trip up here!

We played lots of guitar hero, and if it was up to my sister she would have played a lot more... haha! We took Izzy swimming, which she loved! And ran around while hanging out... it was a good time! And of course we made time for a few photos.








I'm off to another wedding today... so I'll have more to post this coming week!

Enjoy your weekend!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Guess What???

You are looking at the new assistant coach for the:

Fun huh?!

I am super excited, this should be a fun challenge for me.

Yeah for spring to be here....

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Something to make you laugh...

For those of you who don't know, the last month I have been studying for my ACE (American Council on Exercise) exam for Group Fitness. I'm taking the exam (Mar 19) in order to teach a more variety of classes, which I would LOOOVE to do, since I'm one of those people addicted to working out. If you're one of those people, you can probably relate to how excited I am!

I have been cramming so hard along with doing photography, which has made my days extremely hard to do anything else except edit, study, or workout. I must say that I'm terrible with book work or memorizing things, along with being out of college for a few years now, is making it a lot harder than I imagined. But I'm excited to take it, so I have more possibilities with the fitness part of me.

One of my girl friend's sent this to me, and I was laughing so hard I was crying, along with my stomach hurting so bad, I couldn't breathe. I must say it was a good stress reliever... I hope it makes you laugh as hard as it made me!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

John & Caitlin :: Wedding

What a beautiful day it was! (a tad bit chilly, but that's February for you!)

John & Caitlin are A-Mazing! Sooo sweet, sooo cute, sooo friendly, such troopers! We bared the cold to do some photos outdoors, and it was so worth it! The sun was amazing and shining so bright, a bit annoying at times considering it was bare sky, but we made it work and it was so pretty! Their reception was at the new banquet hall, La Sala, out in Rochester. It was gorgeous, and I loved their "Hollywood" theme, so cute!

John & Caitlin, you guys are an amazing couple! What a great wedding to start the 2009 season to! Congrads and enjoy your "surprise" cruise! (John told me! Yeah!!)

Here is a sweet slideshow and a few of my favorites of the day...



Look at that light... beautiful!!!



Such a great bridal party... loved them all!!!



Caitlin was just gorgeous!



Sooo cute!!


Their first dance was so romantic...


Monday, March 2, 2009

Coming this Week...

John & Caitlin Married!!!