For Rachel and Steven's engagement session I traveled to the Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, OH, which was a new location for me! It was so much fun traveling out of the state for this "mini destination" beach engagement session and Rachel and Steven had the best attitudes. We had so much fun together and the whole night was just perfect!! . . .Read More
On Sunday mornings, a lot of people like to sleep in, make each other breakfast, go for a walk with the dog(s), sip coffee, and read the newspaper (although I guess most people do that on their smart phones now). On one such Sunday morning, however, Kyle woke up at 6 AM because he just couldn't stay asleep any longer; he was just too excited. After taking Jen's dog, Nala, for a walk and watching the minutes tick by to 7 o'clock, Kyle couldn't stand it any longer! Enough was enough! . . .Read More
Jen and Nick's wedding way was so beautiful, elegant, and an all around classic wedding, but more importantly it was all for two people who have some of the kindest, most loving souls! Both Jen and Nick share a common love for golfing, and Nick even proposed to Jen on the golf course! It only made sense that they would get married outside on the green and overlooking the course at Great Oaks Country Club! . . .Read More
Madison and Brandon's wedding day was an absolute dream! It was held at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center, in Howell, MI with the ceremony taking place in the outdoor chapel and the reception in the ballroom. It was one of the most sentimental and beautiful weddings I've had the honor of photographing!! Truly magical, before you add in all of the Lord of the Rings inspired-elements!
Madison looked stunning in her Cinderella-inspired wedding gown as she walked down the aisle and both family and friends could not hold back tears during the ceremony and as Brandon recited his vows to Madison! Keep scrolling to see and read about all the amazing details from their wedding day (including THE CUTEST story about Taco Bell)! . . .Read More
Since Jess and Pat live in separate locations (sometimes a whole country or continent apart!), they don't see each other everyday like most of my engaged couples and they take advantage of any opportunity to see each other! Both Jess and Pat are in the Air Force, and sometimes have to go to great lengths to spend time together, like the time when Pat proposed.
Jess and Pat found out that they would both be able to get some time off if they were running in the Air Force Marathon . . . so they decided to enter into the marathon just so they could have a few days together!!! . . .Read More
It is such an amazing gift when the right people work together! I genuinely love connecting with couples who have the same approach to life and love that I do! My couples are kind, romantic, approachable, love good style elements, and are inspired by architecture and the outdoors, and Katie and Josh are no different! . . .Read More
I don't even really know where to start. I honestly can not believe all of the amazing things that have happened in the last month (and even within the last 72 hours!), and I am SO EXCITED to update all of you with everything big and small that has been happening around these parts over the last 30 days! . . .Read More
Travel Diary - May 7th, 2010
"Right now I am somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean . . . I flew from Detroit to Chicago this afternoon and it's now 2:27 AM Chicago time, and it is 8:29 AM London time . . .
Travel time to London: 2 hours and 1 minute. Time is such a weird concept to me right now. . ."Read More
If you're a bride-to-be, you've probably asked yourself if a first look is worth it, or if it will spoil the surprise of meeting your fiancé at the altar. To help couples make the big decision, I wanted to write a blog post today about my experience photographing first looks!
First thing first, I believe that deciding when you will see your fiancé on the wedding day is a VERY personal decision, and I always leave it up to my couples to decide which option will work best for them! . . .Read More
I feel like I have such a special connection to Carole and Mark and I had so much fun exploring Belle Isle with them for their engagement session! Last year, I had the honor of photographing Mark's daughter, Melissa's, wedding day and when Mark, Carole, and I met up this year to grab coffee and talk wedding photography, I learned exactly how Mark proposed. . .Read More