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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 […]

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 […]

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I first met Brianne & Ryan this past summer for their engagement session and instantly loved these two. They are so sweet and fun-loving; the kind of people you can’t help but feel joyful around. Brianne’s smile is so contagious (not to mention beautiful!) and it’s easy to see what Ryan loves so much about […]

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This day. There aren’t enough words to describe how perfect this day was. This was my first time in Texas and I have to say that I cannot wait to go back. I’ve known Danielle since we were both kids and was totally excited she wanted to fly me down to be a part of […]

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  Even as I work on these photos, I’m still in awe that I had the opportunity to photograph this destination wedding! Mackinac Island is one of my favorite places, and getting to photograph such a great couple there was a dream. Jade and Bob are so sweet to each other, and I knew as […]

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Megan contacted me well over a year ago about their September 2017 wedding, and I have been looking forward to it ever since. First, she and Wyatt just happen to be the sweetest people you could ever meet. They are fun-loving, outdoorsy, and down-to-earth. My kind of people! And second, they decided to tie the […]

Happy Labor Day everyone! I hope you’re enjoying a long, stress-free holiday weekend with your friends and family. Today I want to take the opportunity to share with you five of my favorite tips to bring this relaxed feeling to your wedding day. You’ve spent months planning out the wedding day of your dreams, and […]

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Angela and Ian are just the sweetest people. Both have a heart for helping others, and you can just tell they are meant for one another. Their love story is one of those “happened by chance in only the way God can orchestrate” kind of stories. Their faith and their love for one another is […]

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Mara and Jordan were married in a beautiful ceremony in Grand Rapids on June 24th. From the moment we arrived at the church, we could feel the excitement and love radiating from all of their loved ones. With so many thoughtful details – ┬áher grandmother’s necklace, ┬áthe piece of lace from Jordan’s mom’s veil wrapped […]

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