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POSTED IN: Personal, Weddings

When Marissa and Paul got engaged in July and announced they wanted to get married in September, we weren’t sure if we would be able to do “all the wedding things” in such a short period of time. Luckily she has a wonderful sister-in-law that does event planning! Emma, this backyard garden themed bridal shower […]

These posts are typically fairly difficult to write. Pre-engagement session, we might email back and forth with a client a few times, learn more about them via social media, and then spend an hour or so chatting as we finally take their photos. It can be difficult to learn enough about them to eloquently tell […]

POSTED IN: Weddings

2020: The year of the microwedding. This year has thrown everyone some curveballs; some bigger than others! But what we do with those curveballs is up to us. I’m loving seeing so many couples navigate this wedding season and truly make their celebrations their own. I know we will all be glad when it’s safe […]

POSTED IN: Personal

I think it’s safe to say that 2020 has been a strange year for just about everyone. I remember posting to social media last December how excited I was for the coming year because so many good things were in the works. We had trips planned to visit friends. My brother was getting married to […]

Last night, we had the makings of an absolutely perfect woodsy nature trail engagement session! Beautiful weather, gorgeous surroundings, and a super fun couple. Alana and Chris have been together for fourteen years, and are officially tying the knot on their anniversary this September! After hanging out and getting to know them better, I cannot […]

Love is not canceled. In light of all that has happened in 2020, I feel this is an important reminder. Concerts, festivals, and events of all kinds are being postponed or canceled. But love? Love is definitely not canceled. If you’re a bride or groom that has had to change their 2020 weddings plans, I […]

This Glass House Community styled shoot was an absolute dream! My good friend and colleague, Sam from Samantha Joy Photo, started dreaming up this shoot a couple months ago. She had a vision, a color palette, and her grandma’s china, and the rest just took off from there. I don’t know how she does it. […]

POSTED IN: Weddings

Well guys, 2020 wedding season officially kicked off yesterday! A couple month ago, no one knew if this wedding would be possible. It wasn’t exactly theĀ  big Red Shed wedding Brett and Emma had originally planned, but it was a joyful celebration of their love nonetheless. Brett and Emma are college sweethearts. They met at […]

One of the first questions brides ask me after booking is what Grand Rapids engagement session locations I recommend. Michigan is truly a beautiful place so your options are seemingly endless! The first thing you should determine is the “vibe” you want for your session. Are you outdoorsy, nature-type people? If so, I’d recommend a […]

POSTED IN: For My Brides

One decision engaged couples must make while wedding planning is whether or not they would like an engagement session. Some may be wondering “what exactly is an engagement session?” Good question! Couples often confuse “engagement sessions” with photographs of the actual proposal, or assume that they must take place within a certain time frame after […]

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