Brenna

We had so much fun on this Senior Session. We started in downtown Grand Rapids then headed towards Luton Park in Rockford and then downtown Rockford, just to head back downtown GR to end the session at the Calder. It was worth all the driving to get such a variety of backdrops. 2014-09-25_0001 2014-09-25_00072014-09-25_0002 2014-09-25_00052014-09-25_00032014-09-25_00042014-09-25_0006

Brooke & Zack

I had the honor of capturing Brooke’s sisters wedding a few years ago. So when they asked me to join the family again for another celebration, I was thrilled. Even though it poured rain throughout the day….Brooke & Zack did not let it dampen their day in the slightest bit. These two are fantastic together.  I met Zack on the day of the wedding, but knew I instantly they were made for each other. Their day was full of joy and personality. I still think they had one of the sweetest first looks I have had the honoring of capturing. These two get giddy over each other and it is infectious. This entire family has a special place in my heart.

I wish them a lifetime of happiness!

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Hannah

Love this girl! She is beautiful on the inside and out. We had the perfect night to wander around downtown Grand Rapids to get a variety of backdrops. One of Hannah’s good friends came along to her session and introduced me to Roselle Park in Ada. It was a great location to end her session. Love all the sunflowers and it’s stream with a cute little dock.

I just never know where my sessions are going to take me.

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Olga & Kirill

Who says a courthouse wedding has to be boring? When these two contacted me about capturing their wedding at the courthouse and then going around the East Lansing/Lansing area for their pictures on a Thursday I was intrigued. I am so glad I was able to spend the day with them and capture these moments. Since they were both from other countries and their families weren’t able to attend the wedding, their pictures were very important to them.

A lot of times when I shoot weddings on the weekends there are time constraints and we don’t always get to stop at as many locations as we would like. What was unique about this event we was we could go anywhere our hearts desired and take all the pictures we wanted.  Big smile on my face that day.

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Carissa & MD

We were so lucky on Carissa & MD’s wedding day. Rain sprinkled here and there, but it was nothing like the weatherman predicted. We had the perfect venue for everyone to get ready at though. The Cheney Place is such a great location both inside and out. The industrial feel with wood floors and high loft ceilings made for a perfect backdrop for family pictures because we did not want to chance it in the rain. The colorful exterior walls and railroad tracks were fantastic for the bridal party pictures and close enough for us to dash inside when it started to drizzle.  Add pretty pink touches throughout the day and you have one beautiful wedding.

I could feel instantly the connection between these two and documenting their love was an honor.

xo

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Meet Ezra

Love this little nugget. Ezra was a dream to photograph his first week in this world. His doting big sis couldn’t be more proud and excited to show him off. I always love when dads jump in for some intimate images as well. This session has a great mix of it all.

I cannot wait to get to know this little guy as he grows.

xo

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Britta & Joe

These two are fantastic together. They had a few things go wrong the week leading up to their wedding, but they had the best attitude and in the end it all worked out great. We had perfect weather that day and were able to take full advantage of our time downtown for pictures. We ended the night at the McKay Ballroom. We improvised on the photobooth backdrop and used the fantastic wallpaper already at McKay to add a dramatic pop to the already adorable props Britta found.

I wish nothing but the best for this terrific couple and their families.

xo

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Love, Labs & Kids…

All these things make for a great photo session. We met at Luton Park for some fields shots, but didn’t realize that is the place to be on Tuesday nights for biking on the trails. We found some little spots away from everyone and had our own fun.

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Tori & Sam

 

These two live in Texas and we had a heck of a time trying to connect, but when we did we had a blast. When the two came to Michigan to secure plans for their wedding we snuck in an engagement session. Since they have always been drawn to the water… it just seemed natural that we would use Sam’s grandmas dock for the session.

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Everett’s 1 year session

I have had the honor to photograph this little guy throughout his first year. What a little peanut. He has been so fun to watch grow. I adore this family and love capturing these moments in their life.

xo

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