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Hey there, photography enthusiasts and love story aficionados! Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a Rosy Mound engagement session that’s as gorgeous as the location itself – meet Tim and Mara! Rosy Mound isn’t just any beach; it’s a hidden gem nestled along Lake Michigan’s shore, known for its serene landscapes and stunning dunes. […]

You know the old saying “the third time’s the charm?” Well, I don’t know where that comes from, but that is exactly what this session was. After two reschedules, one due to weather and the other due to illness, we ended up with the most perfect February day. It’s always such a treat when it’s […]

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My heart is so full after Mike & Sarah’s big day! You may remember their downtown Chicago engagement session a couple months ago. We had so much fun that morning wandering around getting to know each other, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting their Haymarket Taproom wedding ever since! Sarah is a talented graphic designer and […]

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This past Saturday I got to second shoot for my good friend, Jenna of Jenna Rose Photography, and I am so excited to share these photos with you! When I got Saturday’s itinerary and saw we would be capturing a wedding at Farrand Hall, my heart did a little backflip. I LOVE history and old […]

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This spring I had the opportunity to assist Laurenda Marie Photography at an absolutely stunning City Flats Ballroom wedding. If you’ve never been to City Flats Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids, it is a super cool old building. The ballroom that now hosts elegant weddings and events actually used to be a bank. It features […]

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Wedding days are simultaneously exciting, romantic, fun, and sometimes bittersweet for us photographers. Gabi and Arthur’s beautiful black tie wedding was definitely all of those things. Over the last few months, Gabi has felt like so much more than a client. We instantly connected over Instagram and have spent so much time getting to know […]

I say it all the time, but I just have the absolute best clients. This capitol building engagement session is literally what a photographer’s dreams are made of! Not only is the historic building a stunning backdrop, but it actually means something to Gabi and Arthur. This gorgeous Lansing landmark is where the two of […]

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I don’t even know where to begin. This wedding was an absolute fairytale! Last Saturday, my beautiful little sister married her very own prince charming. (And I swear, him being in his army blues made him look even more prince-like!) I have never seen Marissa smile as much as she has since Paul came into […]

I first met Dominique at a bridal show I recently attended at City Flats. She and her fiancé, Tyler, won my giveaway, and we had been trying to make this autumn engagement session happen for quite some time now. FOUR reschedules due to rain, rain, and more rain this month! I couldn’t believe it! I’ve […]

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