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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 […]

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all have had the happiest of holiday seasons and are looking forward to the new beginnings that each new year brings. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve seen my countdown to 2018 where I’ve shared my very favorite images from 2017. I thought I would ring in […]

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 […]

I couldn’t take a bad photo of these two if I tried. They radiate joy and so much excitement and their happiness was truly contagious. I cannot wait for their big day this October. It’s going to be a beautiful, fun, rustic affair – my favorite! Happy planning, you two!

Tonight was completely perfect. If I could dream up the perfect engagement shoot, it was this one. The weather was perfect. The locations were beautiful. The lighting was ideal. And the couple was so adorable and totally in love. Can’t wait to edit the rest of their session!

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