I photographed Henry and Korrie’s wedding last year, their family portraits last fall & now they are expecting a Lehue addition (Millie Grace)!! It’s wild how fast time fly’s by. I am so grateful to be able to share these moments and capture these memories with people and clients that have turned into friends. xo
I seriously love doing senior shoots. It’s a nice change of pace from weddings and family sessions. Daniel, his mom Tama and myself hung out at Heritage Park in Canton, MI last week. It was so great getting to know Tama and Daniel. Daniel is going to Michigan in the spring of 2015 and it is clear that he has a great head on his shoulders. Plus, anyone who is willing to climb on tree limbs for a good photo is okay in my book.
There are some weddings that have little touches that make it so much more meaningful. This was one of those weddings. Eric and Samantha exchanged meaningful gifts and letters before the ceremony (with a little help from the maid of honor so they wouldn’t see each other). Samantha handed off handkerchiefs to her mom and dad, each sewn with touching words of love. Eric is the nicest guy you could imagine and Samantha is the most outspoken but down to earth girl I’ve met. This was an all around beautiful wedding filled with so much love and happiness, OH - and they did a soul train at the reception which pretty much makes it the best wedding ever.
It was so great being a part of Eric and Sam’s day. They made me feel so welcome and showed so much gratitude. I am so grateful to be able to work with clients like them.
Also, huge thank you to my cousin Jake Mervyn who helped shoot this wedding with me last minute!
I have to admit I cried pretty hard at Jacob and Ashley’s wedding. Their vows were so beautiful and so sincere. You can always tell the couples that have been together for years before their wedding day, they hold a sense of closeness that is hard to ignore. Not to mention the weather cleared up JUST in time for the outdoor ceremony and the sun broke through for some post ceremony shots. It was a beautiful day.
Shout out to my second shooter, Caitlin Fagan, some of these images were shot by her!
Spent the evening a few weekends ago at Newburgh Lake, on one of the nicest autumn days, photographing the marriage of Hunter and Tonya. We got to photograph in the park, on a dock and in a classic car, so clearly it was the bomb. We finished the night with a masquerade themed reception and a ton of family love. So happy I got to capture Tonya and Hunter’s day!
I had been anticipating Mary and Matthew’s wedding for a while now. I knew Mary was a super cute and confidence chick, who knows her stuff when it comes to style - and WHO wouldn’t want to photograph a bride with these qualities?!
I almost can’t put into words how beautiful this wedding was and how genuinely nice Mary, Matthew and their family was. This backyard wedding was the most majestic I’ve seen. The classiest dinner settings, M+M details everywhere, a beautiful stone wall built by Mary’s dad, and a the prettiest backyard that I’ve seen. OH, and Mary’s parent’s home - AMAZING. Everything about this wedding felt good and I couldn’t have been more honored to be apart of Matthew and Mary’s day.
I had the honor of photographing Jason and Tanya this past week and it was the cutest thing ever - as expected. I worked with Tanya for about a year at my past job and knew she had been engaged for a bit. I was basically just waiting for her to ask me to do their photos - and SHE DID! Her and Jason are perfect for each other and Indian Village was the perfect spot to photograph their adorableness.
Backyard weddings are the best. Emily and Jeremy tied the knot at their families beautiful backyard in Brighton (which also happens to be on a lake with a gorgeous view). The weather was amazing and Emily’s aunt’s home is beyond beautiful. Even with the catering hiccup, I would still consider this wedding flawless. Emily’s dress was on point, center pieces were simple and perfect and the whole family showed so much love for Jeremy and Emily - it was a great day. Oh, also should mention that Emily is a younger sister to Tony - whom I have known since 9th grade. I am honored to have been there to capture their day!
Lauren and Doug are seriously two of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. Like, I could have spent hours walking around Midtown with them last week. And while we didn’t hang out for hours on end, we did catch a glimpse of that PERFECT Detroit golden hour and talked about our dogs - so that’s just as good in my opinion. I can not wait to capture their wedding next year! xo
One of the best parts about taking photos is getting to meet new people! Last week I walked around North Bay Park with Ashley and Rick! It literally stopped raining a minute before our arranged time and then a rainbow came out, followed by some beautiful Michigan skies. I had a really great time getting to know both Rick and Ashley - who are high school sweethearts (SO refreshing to meet two people who have been together for so long - it’s something I can relate to!)
This past Labor Day weekend I took a 3 day break from my phone and internet and spent time being really present with Chris and his family. It was SO refreshing to get away for a few days and enjoy the company of people I love.
We went camping in Alger, MI and while it might have rained (HARD) for the first night and most of Saturday - we still had the greatest time.
I did write this long paragraph about what we did while camping but then as I was uploading the images I thought of something more profound - I SERIOUSLY love taking images of my family. Like, taking photos of other people’s family brings me so much joy but when it’s my own family it’s like really hits a spot in my heart that makes me love doing what I do. In 10, 15, 20 years I’ll have these great memories in the form of photos and that’s just the best thing anyone could ask for.
I seriously love when clients have awesome location suggestions. Jessica invited me over her uncle’s amazing backyard to photograph her, Parker and Taylor last weekend - and it was amazing. Not only does her uncle Will have the most beautiful backyard, he’s also an amazing artist with a garage/studio full of his artwork.
It was a dream to photograph Jess and her family here.