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A few days ago, I got to use my brand new Canon R6 at a fun styled shoot put together by my friend Sam from Samantha Joy Photography. I’m so excited to share this shoot with you! 2020 was a tough year to be a creative in the wedding industry. With so many events put […]

Last night I watched an interview between a marriage coach and a couple who’s relationship I really admire. Their overall message centered around the importance of continuously growing in your relationships, as well as general marriage advice. At the end of the interview, they challenged everyone to reflect on how they have grown in their […]

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. […]

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 […]

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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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Five Tips for Planning Your Wedding You just made the easiest decision of your life and said “Yes!” to your best friend!┬áCongratulations! You’ve taken all the selfies, called all your loved ones, and celebrated. But you’re no wedding planner, and now that the confetti has settled, you’re wondering what to do next. If you’re like […]

I’ll never forget the first time I flipped through my grandparents’ wedding album. We were helping my grandma gather photos and prepare for my grandma and grandpa’s 50th anniversary party. Fifty years. Having only been on this earth for thirty, it’s hard to truly wrap my mind around such a milestone. Page after page of […]

When you first get engaged and start planning your wedding, you’re likely to already have an idea about what flowers you want and what your dress will look like. Invitations, on the other hand, typically aren’t top of mind, but they do play an important role in your wedding! Other than serving their obvious purpose […]

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Is it just me or does it seem that as the days get longer lately, they are going faster and faster?! That means wedding season is quickly approaching! As you work on nailing down all your final details, I wanted to share a few of my favorite wedding day tips with you that will kick […]

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 […]

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