Giovanna + Terrell's Whimsical Kalamzoo Boho Wedding

Giovanna and Terrell invited me to shoot their day at Martell's on a beautiful Saturday in May 2016 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Rain sprinkled down right before the ceremony providing the most lovely cloud cover that made everything look extra lush. They had an exceptionally beautiful ceremony and the love from all of their close family and friends was palpable.   I was so honored to be part of such an intimate day! Portrait time was a breeze as you can see below these two are naturals! All of their details were so well thought out and just fit the vibe of their day really well! I hope you enjoy this post because I really love everything about their boho-y spring day!

Alyce + Nick's Ann Arbor Greenhouse Engagement

I knew from the first email I received from Alyce that I NEEDED to shoot her and Nick's wedding. We're all Polish, have a passion for food (pierogis hellloooooo) love the same kinds of music, and they just seemed like real genuinely sweet souls! They met while working at U of M union, he asked her to a concert, became roommates and the rest is history! We met up at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens + Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor in March and had THE BEST time. I could go on and on and on and on about how amazingly fun and adorable they are but I think the photos do a better job! 

Brittany + Cory Snowy Coldwater MIchigan Engagement Session

Brittany + Cory

So, you know Michigan, whenever you're depending on the weather for something it does the exact opposite. Brittany and Cory had their hearts set on a snowy session and we had hardly any at all the whole winter. We FINALLY were graced with a bit at the end of February and I knew the only way we'd catch it was with a sunrise session. They chose to do it at their own property with their two adorable dogs (even their barn kitties made an appearance!) It's a long post but how could I resist not posting SO MANY amazing photos!?!

Leah + Zach Grand Rapids, Michigan Engagement Session

Leah + Zach

March 19th 2016

Still chipping away at the 2016 stuff, there's quite a bit still......

Sometimes you get really lucky and get to hang and photograph people who TOTALLY get your weird. Leah and Zach were one of those couples. We met by Yesterdog in Grand Rapids on an exceptionally lovely March day. (My absolute FAVORITE time of year to shoot, soft warm light and no overwhelming greens.) We explored the area together, made lots of jokes and took some really great photos!!

Ally + Jeff's Winter Industrial Boho Wedding in Coldwater, MI

Ally + Jeff

12.12.15

Yep, throwing it back to 2015 for a moment! This day was really special for me to photograph. Ally is a really dear friend of mine and has been such an inspiration for my work, she's just an all around amazing person, makeup artist and stylist. When she asked me to be a part of her day I couldn't resist. I knew she and Jeff intended to move to New York the following Spring and wanted to incorporate a bit of that vibe into their day. 

Cloudy, warm and perfect, for December in Michigan we were fortunate to have such an incredible setting for their day. They opted for an intimate wedding with family and close friends plus their sweet pug Biscuit. Their ceremony was held at our cute community center gym, it fit the industrial boho theme perfectly. We chose a really beautiful brick wall downtown for portraits that I adore and then they opted for some additional portraits at dusk which could not have been dreamier with all of the holiday lights.

venue: Eby Klein Youth Center Coldwater, MI ~~ cake: Melanie's Cake Shoppe Coldwater, MI ~~ Dress; Designed by Ally and crafted by Beverly Ohm of Material Possessions

Noelle + Brennan Bloomfield Hills Michigan Winter Wedding

Noelle + Brennan Bloomfield Hills Winter Wedding

2.20.16

Noelle and Brennan's day was absolutely stunning. Classic and elegant styling coupled with their laid back and fun personalities made this wedding extra special. Noelle chose to get ready at her parents home which is always a win (comfort and that light OH MY) and even included her adorable fur babes (which resulted in some of my favorite photos!) Their ceremony was held at Academy of the Sacred Heart. They also had the luck of gettin the mildest weather for a Michigan February so we had the opportunity to do their portraits outside in the beautiful golden sunset light! When we wrapped up at the church we headed to the Heather's Club of Bloomfield Hills for the reception! I could go on all day about their wedding but I'll stop here and let the photos do the rest!

Scout 6 Months-5 Minute Lifestyle Session Coldwater Michigan

Oh my little Scouty man, I've taken about a million photos of him and only posted a small fraction of them. We recently remodeled our bedroom to accommodate his nursery and I have decided to postpone putting his things in there, it works out as a wonderful little studio space for me. These are a few I snapped in there the other day after naptime.  These were taken in about 5 minutes and I just adore how they turned out!

Erica and Sam Southern Michigan Rainy Day Wedding

Okay this is a HUGE post.........There's something so truly wonderful about photographing for couple's you've known forever and are friends with. Erica and Sam's day was moody and magical. Accompanied by their dear friends and family they married near Quincy Michigan on one of the rainiest June days there ever was. Their ceremony was intimate and sweet on Sam's families property. The rain stopped right when Erica decided to walk down the aisle and it was so perfect. The reception was a blast  and help at Tip-Up Island in Quincy, MI and I think the photos do a wonderful job of telling the rest of the story especially the crazy dance party at the end! Thank you Sam and Erica for letting us tell the story of your best day ever!

Chloe + Mike Traverse City Michigan Engagement

Okay so I'm throwing it back to MAY.....yes........May........to Chloe and Mike's engagement session. Chloe and Mike are just like the SWEETEST people ever. They asked Corey and I about coming up to Traverse City and we were all about it (we desperately needed a break before the Scout was born!) We had initially decided on wooded/ and downtown locations and the pier where they got engaged, but on the way to our hotel I spotted the apple orchard in bloom that we used for the first part of the photos and knew it had to be utilized! We also had questionable weather that day but decided to proceed on the pier and beach even through a straight downpour. Instead of quitting even though we were all drenched Chloe and Mike continued and I couldn't love what we created more. Thank you Chloe and Mike again times 1000 for trusting our vision and having us up there we had so much fun!!! Also the best sessions end with margaritas!!!!!!!!

Kayla+David Southwest Michigan Boho Wedding 9.26.15

Kayla and David contacted me about photographing their reception event near Battle Creek, Michigan and I couldn't have been more excited to do so! When I was emailing with her I knew her and I were destined to make some photographic magic especially after we met and she was describing the whole vibe and aesthetic of her day! There is so much to say about this set of photographs and their day; how welcoming Kayla, David and their families were. The fact that it was a chill, laid back, backyard event on Kayla's family farm (Oh how we adore these kinds of days!) AMAZING DIY decor, the perfect overcast warm weather and amazing surprise sunset, peacocks EVERYWHERE...........UGH I want to relive this over and over. I loved that I was able to capture these lovely humans sweet and intimate connection in a place that was special for them and their family. I think this will forever be one of my favorite days and I am so overjoyed to share this little story!

 Also...................welcome to the new blog and site and I can't wait to share everything I was shooting in 2015 when I was busy with the new baby!