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We all know I love photographing weddings, but my second love in the photography world is senior portraits. This stylish downtown senior session gives me all the heart eyes! Maybe it’s pure nostalgia or maybe I just feed off of the excitement of my clients, but senior sessions totally feed my creative spirit. The hour […]

Sixty. That’s how many beautiful years of marriage Chuck and Chris celebrated on May 29th. I have to admit, it’s tough to wrap my mind around that; sixty years is twice my lifetime! It was an honor to have been chosen to capture their beautiful anniversary party at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Perfect […]

It’s been a long winter here in Michigan, and to say I’ve missed shooting during that slower season is an understatement! Last weekend I had the opportunity to second shoot a wedding. We had a blast, but all that did was make me want more photography in my life. I can’t wait for this season […]

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If you saw my last post, you know that I recently turned thirty. To celebrate, my boyfriend and I planned a wonderful Caribbean cruise getaway with one of my best girlfriends and her guy. And what perfect timing, with all this nasty winter weather we’ve been having here in the Midwest! We went back and […]

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Thirty, flirty, and thriving. I was fifteen when the movie 13 Going on 30 came out in 2004. (Does that make anyone else feel old?!) Basically the perfect age to completely relate to the main character and the entire premise of the movie. If you haven’t seen it, it’s about a young teenage girl who […]

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Babe, Today we add another candle on your cake, but it’s so much more than that. It’s another year of amazing memories, inside jokes, uncontrollable laughter, and another year getting to call you my guy. Today I’ve known you for 253 days. I’m so thankful for every day we have had together. I can’t wait […]

Goodbye 2018, hello 2019! Scrolling through social media this morning, I’m seeing a TON of posts reviewing all of the amazing things that happened in 2018, as well as goals, hopes, and dreams for the coming year. For me, 2018 wasn’t without its challenges, but all in all was a pretty spectacular year. I visited […]

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The quiet sanctuary of St. Jude church was filled with a bout of laughter as Andrew unfolded a piece of paper so long that the bottom hit the floor at his feet. That paper was his vows. As he began to read and recount the story of how he and Kimberly met and fell in […]

Kimberly and Andrew are tying the knot TOMORROW so this engagement session is hitting the blog just in time! This sweet couple is originally from West Michigan, but have been living out in sunny California! It’s a first for me to photograph a couple’s engagement session and wedding in the same week, but I’m glad […]

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Oh, Michigan. I have a love-hate relationship with your weather. When it comes to the cold and snow, I’m not a very big fan. The shoveling. The crappy driving conditions. The sting of cold air on your face. Let’s face it, there’s not a lot to love about this time of the year if you’re […]

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