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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 […]

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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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Have I mentioned before how much I love senior sessions? I especially love this senior session! Noah, here, happens to be a cousin of mine, and I think everyone is pretty much in agreement that we can’t believe he’s already a senior. It wasn’t that long ago I was photographing his older sister’s grad photos! […]

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This weekend I had a break between weddings, and had the pleasure of shooting an amazing downtown Grand Rapids senior session! Erin was such a blast to shoot, and reaffirmed why I love high school senior sessions so much. It’s such an exciting time, and you can feel that excitement throughout the entire shoot. Erin […]

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I cannot believe June has come and gone, which means Mara and Jordan’s wedding was already one year ago! To celebrate their first anniversary, we had a mini anniversary session, and let me tell you, I absolutely love having these two in front of my lens! Perfection. Every time. Happy anniversary, you two! Cheers to […]

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I’m so excited to share this session! Over the last few years, I have transitioned mostly into wedding photography, but I absolutely adore the opportunity to photograph seniors! Claire, you are absolutely stunning and made this session SO easy. Have an amazing senior year; it will go quickly!! Enjoy some of my [many!] favorites!

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After a long winter, spring is the perfect time to get outside and celebrate nature’s new beginning…unless you live in Michigan! Our weather couldn’t be more hit or miss. This year, it took spring an especially long time to make its debut around here. With lingering winter storms, and a colder-than-average, dreary April, I was […]

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Megan & Will have such a sweet love story. They are high school sweethearts who have been trying for a baby for quite some time now. After a long and rough journey, they are going to be welcoming a sweet baby boy into their family in just a few short weeks! It was an honor […]

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!

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