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
Light, spring tones of pink and green along with gold accents were the inspiration for this beautiful and intimate wedding shoot held at the lovely Bieker Farms in Grand Rapids, MI! These two, with their individual mini cakes at every place setting and their contagious smiles, are featured on the blog today! . . .Read More
The roar of the waves as they crashed against the sandy beach was deafening as Ashley and Tim walked along the shores of Lake Michigan. Tim reached for Ashley's hand and she took it willingly, and then cuddled in a little closer to Tim as they walked. The dreamy golden light of the setting sun streamed through Ashley's hair, adding to the romantic feeling of their engagement shoot. The sun mixed with the picturesque surroundings of Silver Beach, along with Ashley's long, dark green dress, and Tim's ability to make them both crack up in laughter made for such an amazing engagement session! . . .Read More
I would scroll through hundreds and hundreds of amazing wedding, engagement, and lifestyle images from photographers who were killing it and they inspired me to aim higher, but back in 2013 I also felt like I had nothing to offer. I was just starting out with my first camera and some of these people who entered into the contest had been photographing couples in dreamy, wanderlust type locations for years . . . How could my images possible stand aside their's and compete in a contest? I was afraid to be judged, like most of us are, and so I decided not to enter. . .Read More
I get it, you like to take pictures. As a wedding photographer and someone who makes a living taking photographs, I can totally relate to wanting to take photos all. the. time! In the digital age we live in, having the ability to take photos of our daily lives is easier and more accessible than ever before. Smart phones have (sadly) replaced polaroid cameras and they've even replaced small digital cameras that were used exclusively ten years ago. . . The thing we need to ask ourselves more often, however, is that even though I can to take a photo, should I take a photo?Read More
When you wedding day is done, the cake has been eaten, the thank you notes sent, and the dress hung, you are left as newlyweds with your wedding photographs - and that's it! After sending the digital images, I always encourage my couples to think about how they'd like to preserve those images. These images will be your first family heirloom. A reminder that it all started with your love!
As most of you know, I am wedding photographer and small business boss-lady by day, and I'm a Champion of Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit and vintage market hunter by night, but I wanted to share a personal story of why physical prints and albums are very near and dear to my heart, and why I believe all couples should invest in an album. . .Read More
I love an elegant, romantic wedding, don’t you? Today, I'm sharing some inspiration for brides planning an elegant and rustic winter wedding! I feel like some brides steer clear of rustic weddings all together because it can seem like it's as all burlap instead of black tie, but that's simply not the case at all! . . .Read More