Video - Julie and Ed's Wedding -

This is the first part of the video that our friend Andrea McKenzie made from the wedding in Florida. More is coming since there are still photos outstanding - but this is awesome!!! We played this at the small local reception we had Sunday at the Berkley Masonic Temple - so everyone can see it here now! Love it Andrea - THANK YOU SO MUCH! Thank you to all our many awesome photographer friends and thank to our great friend and wedding planner Andrea Solomon who joined us and was such a great help!

Me and my little brother - Gunther

These are 2 images taken of Gun and I at Kathy's pool in Florida - so glad he was able to come down and combine the wedding with another visit to a friend in Orlando - he  really is my little brother - Gunther - and I'm the big sis - Traudie!
He was one of our photographers too at the wedding..

Julie's 2 Great Trash the Dress sessions - On the beach and Underwater In the pool!!!

We had 2 great versions of the Trash the dress with Julie in Florida - and the dress is still where she will be able to wear it again to model for another photography class!

The first is the trash the dress on the beach at St Pete's - behind the Trade Wind's Hotel in St Pete's where the SYNC convention for high school seniors was taking place.  They walked along the beach in the sand and ended up lying at the edge of the sand as the water lapped over them>
The second was right in a pool completely underwater.  I really give her a lot of credit for doing this one.
We really thank our photography friends and instructors - Visualizations Photography Inc and Sacha Blue for photographing Julie and Ed!  Wally and Ed took some of these also.

Happy Valentines Day - Special!

Valentines Special - Feb 9 - 28, 2013  Free Engagement Session!

To celebrate the occasion, and to celebrate our newlyweds - Julie and Ed,  who just got married in Florida at the  end of January - we'll add an engagement portrait session to any new contracts written within this time frame -The session itself can take at any time before your wedding - in the studio or local destination areas.

Julie and Ed's engagement  session in Florida, photographed by our friend Steve White - 

Our beautiful stunning bride - that's our girl! Julie Proudfoot!

Travis Broxton is a fantastic photographer from Colorado .  He spoke at one of our DPPA meetings and Julie worked a wedding with him in Denver, He is one of the main photographers of the day of the wedding and this is one of them - more to come

Julie Proudfoot - Florida bride
Braxton Art - Travis Broaxton of Denver Colorado

First Sneak Peek Photos for Julie and Ed's Florida Wedding

Just got home from a fantastic time in Florida, in the St Pete area,  - for Julie and Ed's wedding!  We had such a great time - we appreciated the gracious hospitality of our friend Kathy who let us stay at her beautiful home and all the family and friends who could make it.  We had about 25-30 for the ceremony itself -  a breathtaking little alcove in the palm trees in Fort De Sota Park  - she wanted it right by the water but it was so cold and windy there that we moved in some -  THANK YOU to all the photographers there to help capture the moments.  There were about a dozen plus photographers - sometimes at different times who helped photograph the photographer's wedding!
Thank you also to our videographer Andrea McKenzier,  Wedding Planner Andrea Solomon and to Melonie Walker who was our officiant .

.There will be many more organized groups coming as we edit and work on them - they met at the house, we photographed at the Botanical Gardens close by,, the ceremony and park site at Fort De Soto park, the Hurricane Dinner location, and  the beach across the street - That was just the day of the wedding - on the days following we went into Ybor city, around Tampa, and a trash the dress shoot on the beach behind the Trade Winds Hotel - where the SYNC convention was taking place...another great dinner , and an under water shoot-in the pool by the convention..in her dress!

Here are a few more of the first ones that we have published and seen on Facebook

FEEL FREE TO CLICK ON AN IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT AND THEN USE THE ARROWS TO GO THROUGH THE REST....

Julie and Ed are getting married in Florida Thursday Jan-31

We are all very excited to be traveling to Florida for Julie and Ed's wedding - They are already there and are making sure all is finalized.  I am leaving with her  boys Steven and Aaron in the morning -  (Way too early - plane leaves at 6:30am!) 

We are staying in the St Pete area and the ceremony will be at a beach in the Ft De Soto park!  Just small and intimate -- here are a few images from the early photos - the Infra red and some of the others are taken by our friend Steve White - a great photographers from the west side of Michigan that is a master of the infra red. Others by Julie and Ed..  This will be very well documented with so many of our photography friends there.  Can't wait - Looking forward to the warm Florida sun!
Stay tuned!  WE have images on our FB profiles too and the main Wally Spice Photogrpahy fan page!
FEEL FREE TO CLICK ON AN IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT AND THEN USE THE ARROWS TO GO THROUGH THE REST....

Florida - Julie and Ed's Wedding - Coming up SOON!

We are all very excited about Julie and Ed's upcoming wedding at the end of this month on a beach in Florida - it will be very small and intimate but it will be so great to get away.  Her boys, Aaron and Steven will be walking her down the aisle! They have picked a setting in DeSoto Park  and we are staying with friends in St Pete.  A few days after the  wedding they are attending the SYNC convention for High School Seniors as they have in the past years. (Nothing like a honeymoon at an educational photography convention - but hey - that is what we do and like! - how great that they both great professional photographers)

Obviously there will be a gazillion photos and lots of photographers - there will even be a fun trash the dress shoot the day after! They will definitely be well documented and I'll be sure to feature them here!
If you need anything done at the studio - best to try to get in while they are still in town - they are the ones most familiar with everything there!
We are working hard to finish up as much as we can before of course - and I will not be gone as long as they are.

I found a few photos from a trip I took to Florida in 2005  - when I photographed a friend's daughter's wedding there !  Hope we can enjoy the same calmness.  Julie absolutely loves Palm trees - and I am sure she will have her share to ENJOY!

Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!

Christmas Eve at Wally"s apt,

You know the story of the shoemaker's kids not having any shoes? Well, we've been getting out great Holiday cards for our great clients - but have not had a chance to work on our own - we did take some nice groups photos on Christmas Eve - so here is a card from our family to yours...- Just a little late!

Wally is moving to an apartment close to our studio!

Most of you know that I am in the process of moving from my house in Hazel park to an apartment in Warren closer to the studio. I do not need the big house and its upkeep anymore now that we have the studio! I'm Getting pretty well settled into the new apartment and loving it - still lots more to do and organize but it is getting there. It has been nice and cool, and it is so nice to be so close to the studio and to Julie and family. If you are trying to reach me, please use my cell phone (248-496-5007); Porting the old main number (248-547-9380) and even getting messages from it is getting complicated and frustrating! You can not transfer a number from a 248 to 586 area code on the main carriers! I cannot and will not ever let that number go - it has been my home and business number for over 20 years! Trying to go with one of the internet services, but getting a lot of run around! E-mail always works well - (wally@wallyspicephotography.com) or call my daughter Julie. Thanks - Posted by Wally.

 Wally's new apartment in Warren - close to the studio

Wally's new apartment in Warren - close to the studio

Merry Christmas from our family and from Wally Spice Photography here in the Metro Detroit area!

Hope you are enjoying the Holidays and getting ready to have a very Merry Christmas. We usually celebrate Christmas Eve in the German Tradition, but this year Julie's boys wanted to go up north to be with their dad a little earlier, so we had our special dinner and get together on Tuesday.  Aaron came by early to help me clean up and cook the Rolladen.  My brother Gunther came by after work and we had a nice dinner and family time.

This is our Christmas card this year - with images from this eve and some of the other best images of 2010 both here in Michigan and Alaska where my youngest daughter Tracy lives with her family - especially my little grandson Gunther who is 4 now.

Wally's Christmas Card for 2010

ENJOY the holidays and have a very Merry Christmas from our family to yours and from Wally Spice Photography.

My daughter Tracy and her family visit from Alaska

This is the video of our family visit with my daughter Tracy, her husband Rick and my darling 3 year old grandson Gunther in October of 09. We had such a fantastic time - a family BBQ, a day at the Zoo, A day at Blake's Apple Orchard fun Yard, ...and lots of time just playing and getting to know each other at home. Lot's of great toys found from when my older grandson's, Aaron and Steven, were little (They are 13 & 15 now). This is such a treasured time since they live in Alaska and just can't get down here as often.

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See lots of images from their visit on my Flickr Account - it is best to use the sets on the right. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyspice/

Julie is slotted to become the President of DPPA in 2012-2013!!!

Julie is so is excited and proud to have been slotted to be Vice President next year to the Detroit Professional Photographers Association!! :-) That means she will be President in 2012-2013. "I look forward to helping DPPA grow! It is such a great association to be a part of!! :-)" This is already her 3rd year on the board of directors. Her term as vice president officially starts in June of 2010, but this gives her the opportunity to start lining up some great speakers now, since that will be her main duty. She already has some great ideas. Then she will be President elect to work with the speakers she brought in the following year, and then she will be our president in June 2012 - June 2013.

She will do a fantastic job and I am so proud of her. She was such a great support to me when I was the president 2007-2008 and I will be so proud to support her through this amazing journey. 2 generations of DPPA presidents! What an honor!! I am SO proud of her!!!

Julie Proudfoot - DPPA

Julie Proudfoot DPPA Raffle

Along with her official duties as a board member every year, Julie has been our smiling friendly "raffle Girl" at DPPA for many years, she has perfected this position - this is her in charge of choosing the winners for the 50-50 and winners of the many donations we received from our vendors at the last meeting in August with David Humphry on senior high school photography. It is going to be a fun adventure that she and all the members of the DPPA will enjoy.

Alaska - Tracy's family trip to the North Slope

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=572306&l=8639156130&id=1417072807 This is a direct link to my facebook album that anyone can see! Tracy, Rick, her friend Angie and Gunther drove north of the Arctic Circle on the Dalton Hwy - known as the Haul Rd, toward Deadhorse on the North Slope. The last camp was 20 miles south of Deadhorse (on Prudehow Bay) Rick drove up alone to try to fine the Caribou herd but it was still too far west. The "public" can only get to about 17 miles of the arctic ocean - the rest is gov land with all the oil fields of the north Slope.

It was quite an adventure and Gunther just loved it - he is in his glory when he gets to go fishing! Gunther and Sitka fishing in the North Slope area

Alaska - Tracy's family trip to the North Slope

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=572306&l=8639156130&id=1417072807 This is a direct link to my facebook album that anyone can see! Tracy, Rick, her friend Angie and Gunther drove north of the Arctic Circle on the Dalton Hwy - known as the Haul Rd, toward Deadhorse on the North Slope. The last camp was 20 miles south of Deadhorse (on Prudehow Bay) Rick drove up alone to try to fine the Caribou herd but it was still too far west. The "public" can only get to about 17 miles of the arctic ocean - the rest is gov land with all the oil fields of the north Slope.

It was quite an adventure and Gunther just loved it - he is in his glory when he gets to go fishing! Gunther and Sitka fishing in the North Slope area