Love stories, visually told.

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I was lucky enough to get to know Marina indirectly through her circle of friends.  She was a bridesmaid in her friends’ weddings, which I also photographed.  When it came time for her day, I was lucky enough to be at the top of her wedding planning list.  I hadn’t met Zac yet, but I […]

August 18, 2017

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When I met with Kate and Mike to discuss their wedding, it was obvious from their personalities and the way they spoke of their family that their wedding would not only be fun, it would focus on relationships: the relationships with each other, with family, with friends, and everyone else who has played a role […]

August 8, 2017

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About two months ago, Sam emailed me and shared an idea with me: she wanted to do a 1-year anniversary shoot with Matt, revisiting where they did their first look, recreate the gourmet cupcakes they ate, and share a bottle of champagne and laughs as they celebrate their first year of marriage.  I loved it! […]

July 28, 2017

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Planning a proposal is tough and nerve-wracking.  I know because did it.  I had about four different ideas of when, where, and how bouncing around until I finally decided on how I was going to do it.  (If you are looking for some tips on planning the perfect proposal, read this!)  As it turns out, […]

July 22, 2017

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A few months ago, I blogged about the fun I had hanging out with Stephanie and Dylan on Michigan State’s campus.  It was a very memorable afternoon as Stephanie and I compared classroom notes and stores (we are both teachers.)  The warmth and friendship that was displayed between Stephanie and Dylan during their engagement session […]

July 19, 2017

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When Jill called me and asked about wedding photography, I had a flashback.  Years ago, I photographed her senior photos!  I couldn’t believe the years passed so quickly.  She was a beautiful person with a heart of gold, so I knew that the man who married her would be equally special.  (I was right.)  When […]

July 12, 2017

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I think my first encounter with Whitney on the morning of her wedding day foreshadowed what they day was going to be.  As I walked up to the house, all I could hear was music blaring, girls singing, and laughter breaking out.  Whitney and her bridesmaids were having so much fun, I had to knock […]

July 7, 2017

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Anytime I talk with couples about photographing their engagement, I always start out with the same question: “What is an important place to you?”  Places have meaning.  I know that I will always look at the Petoskey Pier, where I proposed, in a special light now.  All of my favorite memories are tied to specific […]

June 30, 2017

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Like most of us, when I receive a call from a different state, I normally am a bit skeptical to pick it up.  This unknown number rang, then sent me a friendly text introducing themselves.  I called the number back, explaining my hesitancy, which they thankfully understood.  The number belonged to Jillian, the sister of […]

June 13, 2017

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Diane is a planner.  We met last year to talk about and book her 2018 wedding.  Exactly, a planner.  I like it though because I am a planner too.  It turns out, she is also an avid photographer.  Needless to say, hanging out with Diane and Jake turned out to be like hanging out with […]

June 6, 2017

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