It's the best feeling ever when my couples become more like friends than clients! It's an EVEN better feeling when my existing friends become a CCP couple!!! Scott and I have known Derek since our days at Adrian College (Derek was actually Scott's roommate and fraternity brother!) and when he got engaged to his beautiful-bride-to-be, Natalie, we were just over the moon excited for them! . . .Read More
Chelsea and Nick are two of the most fun and laid-back couples I've had a chance to work with and even though they had so much anticipation and nerves leading up to the ceremony, these two were a dream to work with and made my job of capturing their love so effortless! They define a fun-loving, adventurous, outdoorsy couple in love and they are everything I hope for when I photograph clients! I wish for laughter and joy, for romantic portraits at sunset, and for down-to-earth, old souls with big hearts for the people in their lives! . . .Read More
I have been helping my photography clients plan for their big day for the last 3 years, and when I got engaged in June 2017 my goal was to have a stress-free planning experience! For the most part, I think our planning has been amazing and so so exciting. . . but it didn't feel that way at the start! . . .Read More
Being by the water and at the beach is definitely my happy place! When I get to travel to a beautiful Michigan beach AND photograph an engagement session at the same time, I am in HEAVEN!! Kristen and Dave's engagement session has become one of my all-time favorites (although I'm pretty sure I say that about every new engagement and wedding I shoot! Ha!). . .Read More
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