Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy Halloween!

My kiddos get to be Michigan fans this year! I thought, mind as well...since this is our last year in Michigan!  I have to admit, I think they are the cutest little people on the planet.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Jacob & Stephanie...Married!

Just wanted to quickly post some pictures from Stephanie and Jacob's wedding....We had a blast! More to come....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Susanna & Weston..Married!

Congrats to Susanna and Weston! This wedding was so much fun to photograph. Their ceremony began at the First Presbyterian church of Ypsilanti, Michigan and the reception was held at Hutchinson Mansion. They decided to let me photograph when Weston first saw Susanna in her wedding dress on their wedding day. He looked a little nervous, as he bent over leaning on a wall with his back turned as we approached. His eyes lit up as he turned around to see his beautiful bride. And that she was!...With her elegant hair, complete with white feathers and curls. Her dress was eye candy ... with its ornate, creamy, flowing design. My shutter was going off speedily as Weston first laid eyes on her and they embraced. It really was so exciting!
Later at the reception, everything was decorated very well with a fun atmosphere in mind. They even had a milk fountain with oreo's for dipping!
Here are just a few of my favorite pictures...but there are, of course, more to come.

Note: Her delicious catering was done by "Angel Food Catering and Banquet Hall", 734-483-0135, 734-485-8758.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Here is a sneak peak of some recent portraits. Cynthian needed some headshots to go with her musical talents ... I love how they turned out.

Monday, August 24, 2009

My little man - 7 Months!

I am absolutely in love with these photos of my little man! He is so sweet....very patient, kind, and calm. I can't believe he is so big. They grow so fast! I could seriously just eat him up! There are few things more enjoyable for me than finishing pictures of my own beautiful children.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Stephanie & Jacob...Soon to be married!

A closer view...

Stephanie & Jacob are such a beautiful couple, don't you think? We had a good time running all over town...dodging the rain...
Eventually, we ended up at the exact spot where Jacob proposed to Stephanie. Go romantic! (he he..I know, I'm a dork.) What a great idea they had though.
It was so fun to be able to get some shots at their memorable location. I look forward to taking their wedding photos too! Congrats guys...and thanks again for trusting me to document your day!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Susan & Jerry..a married couple!

It was a beautiful sunny day for Susan and Jerry on their wedding day. Their garden wedding was located at the Historic Cobblestone Farm in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The setting was simple and sweet ... with purple accents all around. The Bridesmaids were beautiful and the Groomsmen were dapper in different shades of purple, a nice yet, uncommon choice of color. During the reception, there was dancing, good food, and lots of laughs ... especially as the groom (and his groomsmen) danced around. They had a great sense of humor! One things for sure though...Susan and Jerry were made for each other and were full of joy on their beautiful day. I feel so lucky I could document it for them. Here are just a few of my favorites.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thanks for the Award! We love!

"I have the distinct pleasure of looking at gorgeous wedding photos every day. On occasion, I do see photos that absolutely take my breath away. That was the case with these stunning photos from Opdahl Photography of Ann Arbor, MI. Just gorgeous. Enjoy!" -OneWed Savvy Scoop writer, Jen N.

OneWed Honors Opdahl Photography with the OneWed Loves It! Seal of Approval

Top Wedding Planning Website Awards Outstanding Wedding Photographers

Chicago, IL (July 22, 2009) OneWed is thrilled to award the OneWed Loves It! seal of approval to some of our most outstanding wedding photographers. After receiving thousands of professional wedding photos for consideration to be featured on our OneWed homepage, we’ve selected the best of the best from these submissions.

Those photographers with the most outstanding wedding photos will have their exceptional work featured on our homepage, with a photo credit and link to their OneWed listing. To honor these talented artists, we’ve awarded them the OneWed Loves It! seal of approval. “At OneWed we believe in sharing the love,” says Jennifer Napier, VP of Marketing. “The OneWed Loves It! seal is our way of honoring excellence in wedding photography.

As home to both the largest searchable online database of local wedding vendors (many of which are professional wedding photographers), and the buzz-worthy Savvy Scoop wedding blog, we see hundreds of real wedding photos each and every day. So we are thrilled to introduce a new group of brides-to-be to Opdahl Photography!

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Thursday, July 16, 2009


All I have to say is...Wow! Okay, that's not all I have to say.....
It was so much fun taking these bridal photos of Susanna. She was so happy and fun....a complete natural. And...If only I could have had a dress like that for my wedding! Just breath-taking. She said she wanted something romantic. Do you think we pulled it off? I love the result.
More to come...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The "O" Family

I had a great time taking these pictures of my friends before they moved. Thanks so much for having me photograph you guys over the years. That little Spencer is a hoot! You all will be missed!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Handsom Babe

This little guy, just a few weeks old here, is the newest addition to the "Lyle" family. I've had fun in the past photographing them and I, of course, am always delighted when they come back! Congrats on your little new addition! Shown here: My vibrant black & white & secret black & white formulas. :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Flowers! For me? Wow.

My hubby decided to surprise me with flowers...for no special reason! That's the best reason of all, if you ask me! Thanks Love! I put them in my favorite vase.
These were delivered by the owner of "Hearts & Flowers" in Dexter, Michigan. She was so nice and professional. These flowers were so beautiful...don't you think? Contact them at 734-426-3025.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Christine & Phil

Above: I was experimenting with a little HDR effect.

A closer view...

Here are just a few of my favorites. This wedding couple had so much personality...sarcastic to the core. They had me laughing so often I wondered who was supposed to be making who laugh?
Their beautiful outdoor wedding began at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens with an intimate ceremony and was followed by the reception held on gorgeous family property. It was a pleasure photographing this wedding...I mean, look how gorgeous the bride looks in that knock-out dress!