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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 […]

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 […]

Meggan and Brent have been planning their October 2019 barn wedding for quite a while now, and I was so excited when they chose me to be the one to document their big day! I adore all things rustic and these two fit that definition perfectly. They have an adorable home out in the country […]

Sarah and Steve are SO sweet. I’ll be honest, I still get nervous every time I meet a new client…every time I meet anyone new really, but as soon as Sarah and Steve arrived, I was completely at ease. They are so down-to-earth and friendly; it was a pleasure getting to know them! They are […]

Renae and Jason are planning a fun, rustic wedding at Post Family Farms this August and I cannot wait to celebrate with them! When Renae first contacted me, I was really excited to learn that we share a love for photography and our dogs. My excitement doubled when I met her and Jason for their […]

I just have to start by saying that I totally love these two! I first met Rachel & Dino at Brianne & Ryan‘s amazing wedding this past fall, and I could tell back then what a fun couple they are. I mean, any friend of Brianne and Ryan just has to be great. But then […]

You might be wondering what’s the deal with an engagement session anyway, and why are so many photographers offering them with their wedding collections? An engagement session is a portrait session done after a couple gets engaged, but before they get married. Having an engagement session with the photographer that is ultimately going to photograph […]

I. Love. To. Travel. Whether it’s jetting off to another country, cruising on an ocean, or road-tripping near or far, I’m always down to check out a new place. Throw a little photography in the mix and I’m on cloud nine! New venues, new cities, new countries…bring it on. I’ve been keeping a mental list […]

I know that I say it all the time, but I absolutely have THE BEST clients; the kind of clients that really value their photos and will do just about anything for an amazing session. Katie and Brad are no exception. We have had some rough weather here in Pure Michigan lately: sub-zero temps… lots […]

You. Guys. Anniversary sessions are the greatest thing ever! If you follow my work, you know that weddings are my passion. There is nothing better than documenting one of the biggest days in a couple’s life together – all the emotion and special moments. It doesn’t hurt that everyone is dressed to the nines! An […]

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