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I am a huge supporter of the First Look, when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony.  Not only does it give me significantly more time to take artistic images with the bride and groom (that is why you hired me, right?) but it is also so much more authentic and emotional. […]

August 15, 2014

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About two weeks ago, I picked up the Profoto B2s after much debate.  While every photographer and gear junkie knows the struggle – do I get the B1 with one more stop of light and no cords?  Will I find the battery pack restricting? …maybe I will just buy both the B1 and B2!  – […]

Profoto B2 Review

November 7, 2015

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Last night I rushed to design a new sample album to show potential brides and grooms.  It is a daunting task that any creative dreads.  Why?  Because we are emotionally attached to our photos.  Imagine trying to pick out your favorite handful of photos per wedding from the thousands of images you have taken every […]

April 3, 2014

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I knew it was going to be a crazy fun wedding about 20 minutes into Bill and Erica’s engagement shoot. Normally, I have to add a little energy into a shoot and cut the awkwardness that comes along with having your photo taken. Nope. Instead, I was trying to keep up with these two, their […]

March 14, 2020

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Standing in the small elevator with all of our gear, I exhaled a deep breath. “You okay?” my wife asked. “Yeah, just a little nervous” I replied. The first time I met Jaclyn and Chef was on their wedding day. They recently came into town from Chicago, but our hectic holiday schedules prevented us from […]

January 21, 2020

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I was so happy and excited for Kelly when Adam proposed to her during a vacation on the east coast. Having known both of them, I couldn’t imagine a better partner for each of them. A few weeks later, Adam called me and gave me one of the nicest compliments a photographer can hear. “The […]

December 27, 2019

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One of the things I really appreciate about Adam and Mariel is they made all things wedding their own. We photographed their engagement session at a private residence prior to their engagement party. The event was a classy yet humble affair. Their wedding was very much the same – classy and humble. There was no […]

jewish wedding at Planterra

November 26, 2019

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When it came time to plan Lyndsey and Greg’s wedding day, one thing was noted. “I love nature and pine trees,” Lyndsey told me. It made perfect sense. We photographed their engagement session in the forests surrounding Shepard’s Hollow Golf Course, yielding some beautiful, nature-filled images. Their Oak Arbor Church wedding would follow suit. Nestled […]

November 16, 2019

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Last December, I got an email from a very enthusiastic guy looking to propose to his then-girlfriend at the Detroit Athletic Club. I wasn’t exactly sure who I was looking for as I stood in the lobby of the esteemed club. I quickly realized, as Jeff approached, that the enthusiasm and charisma presented in the […]

November 5, 2019

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Melissa and Adriano’s Castle Farm Wedding in Charlevoix, Michigan. “You’re crazy” was the typical response. “You are going to drive to Castle Farms, shoot a wedding, and drive home all in the same day?” “I know, but once you start shooting on a wedding day, you get this huge rush of energy. I think I […]

wedding at Castle Farms Charlevoix

October 16, 2019

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Andy and Sarah’s Gem Theatre Wedding Downtown Detroit It was a day that many were waiting for – Andy and Sarah’s wedding day. There were so many moving parts and special elements to their wedding, it was fun to see it all come together like a choreographed dance. I can’t go any further without giving […]

September 30, 2019

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Just when I thought I could have any more fun with Katie and Mike after their boating engagement session, they decide to have a gorgeous and laughter-filled wedding at Solitude Links in Kimball, Michigan. I shot a wedding there before and loved the results. The only concern I had about their wedding day was the […]

September 29, 2019

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One of the best parts of my job is making clients happy. That is intentionally vague because happiness can be delivered in many aspects: answering emails quickly, taking beautiful photos, bring couples’ wedding day visions to life…you name it. Working with Taylor and Ken on their Meadowbrook Hall wedding wasn’t just delivering happiness, it was […]

Meadowbrook Hall

September 20, 2019

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I am fortunate enough to have known Jessica for several years prior to shooting her wedding. We are both teachers who deeply care about our kids (aka our students), enjoy a good beer, and laughing at any occasion that remotely calls for it. In short, Jessica was the perfect bride: fun, laid-back, and excited to […]

couple walking away from Cobblestone Farm on their wedding day

September 16, 2019

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“I knew it!” I thought to myself. Scrolling through Facebook, I saw images from a proposal at Disney World. Kyle, down on his knee with the Magic Kingdom in the background surprised Rachel with not only a ring, but her sister Ashley, hiding nearby taking photos as her life changed. Rachel said “yes” to Kyle, […]

castle farms wedding

August 11, 2019

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I am going to do something a little different with Hillary and Jeremy’s Addison Oaks, Buhl Estate wedding. Normally I create collages of photos, showing wedding day moments unfold. Hillary and Jeremy’s wedding was so beautiful, I decided to pick single, individual images to tell the story. Why have many when only one is needed? […]

July 31, 2019

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One of the greatest compliments a photographer can receive is a referral from a previous couple. When you put your all into a wedding to create images that will be cherished and an experience for the bride and groom to be remembered…for that to be recognized, appreciated, and then thought of again as a referral […]

July 15, 2019

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“Can I get you something to eat Brian?” “No thank you,” I humbly and almost embarrassingly replied. I like to buy couples who meet with me to discuss their wedding at least a coffee, not the other way around. However, when I met with Christiane and her mom to discuss the details of her wedding, […]

July 8, 2019

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This year’s wedding season kicked off with David and Jennifer’s Villa Penna’s wedding. High school sweethearts and best friends for nine years, this wedding fulfilled the hopes and dreams of anyone who knew them. The day started off at Jennifer’s parents house. As soon as I walked in the door, I knew I had to […]

Villa Penna's wedding

May 27, 2019

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Leah & Chris’s Wedding at the Inn at St. John’s Full disclosure: I may be a little bias regarding this wedding; Leah is my cousin.  Still, I think every aspect around this day was beautiful and am so happy she married truly, her best friend and someone who compliments her and has encouraged her to […]

Inn at St. John's

February 27, 2019

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