Allie and Stan's wedding day is one for the books!! Not only are these two an amazing, fun couple with impeccable taste, but their wedding day was also a day full of surprises! The forecast called for 80% chance of thunderstorms for their planned outdoor ceremony and reception at the Chapman House, but luckily with some quick thinking, they were able to have their intimate ceremony outside under a tent. . .Read More
Alyssa and Adam's wedding day at the H Hotel was such a fun day and even though the sky looked like it was going to absolutely pour, they never got a single drop of rain! Alyssa and Adam envisioned their wedding day as a happy and stress-free celebration with soft tones of blush, greenery, gold, and ivory. They didn't want anything too extravagant and they definitely believe, as I do, that simple occasions can be just as beautiful and special as over the top ones! Adam saw Alyssa for the first time during their first look and his mouth popped open in awe upon seeing his gorgeous bride in her fitted lace gown with a sheer see-through back! (Seriously, guys, you have to check out his adorable reaction below!!) . . .Read More
Where do I even begin with Rachel and Steven's beautiful wedding day in downtown Plymouth?! The morning of their wedding got off to an amazing start with a balmy 94 degrees and Rachel's bridal portraits ended with a vintage car cameo!! We were taking photos downtown near the Wilcox House when we spotted this mint-colored vintage car on the street. The girls and I made a beeline for the car and the nicest man, who owned the car, said we were welcome to take as many photos as we'd like with the car! Best impromptu wedding surprise ever! . . .Read More
I am freaking out over here, friends!! Katie and Josh’s wedding day was so amazing and Katie made SUCH a gorgeous bride! I am pouring myself a refreshing cup of hot apple cider this morning as I look back on their elegant and romantic fall wedding day! Katie and Josh were my last CCP Couple to get married this year and I loved all the thoughtful and personal details they incorporated into their church wedding and river front reception. . .Read More
From the moment I met with Carole + Mark I knew their wedding day was going to be amazing because they were going to have so many classic details, but also because they weren't afraid to be themselves and have a celebration that was uniquely them! Carole and Mark love to boat and being out on the water has been a big part of their 16-year relationship and, honestly, if you live in Michigan it's hard not to love being out on the lake. They decided to hold a lakefront ceremony at the Jefferson Beach Marina, before all their guests boarded a luxury yacht for the reception, and the night would end with Carole and Mark dancing under the stars and the glowing lights of Detroit's skyline and the Ambassador Bridge!! . . .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
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
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
I am SO excited to share Lauren and Marcus' iconic black tie wedding, today, which was held at the historic Masonic Temple in Detroit, MI! If you are looking for some classic, elegant, sophisticated, and timeless wedding inspiration look no further because this wedding seriously gave me all the heart eyes and all the feels!
Lauren and Marcus are such a glamorous, down-to-earth couple and when I first learned what they do for a living they also earned bad ass status in my eyes! . . .Read More
. . . And Why if You Love Candid Photos You Should Consider One!
So you may be wondering why should we invest in a secondary photographer? What are the benefits? There are quite a few reasons why I believe it can be a good idea to add-on a second photographer, but here are my Top 3 Main Reasons . . .Read More