As a very young girl, I found something so beautiful about ballerinas and I couldn't help but want to follow in their pointe shoe footsteps! I think my love of ballerinas all started when my mother read the book, "Ballet Shoes" by Noel Streatfeild to my sister and I, and it was enhanced every Christmas when my grandmother would take us to the Fox Theater to see The Nutcracker. Unfortunately, I never got past the admiration stage because I quickly realized that I didn't quite have the natural grace required for the ballet and that I'd rather just sing along with Elton John's Tiny Dancer! . . .Read More
Ashley + Tim couldn't have asked for a more beautiful wedding day in St. Joseph, MI! Their intimate ceremony took place right on silver beach and their reception at the Shadowland Ballroom included a carousel! Coolest cocktail hour ever goes to these two for having cotton candy and popcorn for their guests while they enjoyed rides on the whimsical carousel creatures!! This fun vibe worked beautifully with all of Ashley's details and the sea glass and lilac color palette. . .Read More
It has been such a crazy busy August and September for me because I have been photographing engagement sessions and weddings almost non-stop every weekend this fall! (Even though the weather for the most part has still felt like summer with temperatures in the mid-70's!!) I road tripped out to St. Joseph, MI for Jessica and Sheamus' destination engagement session on the beach and HOLY MOLY, friends, are you in for a treat!! These two were so awesome in front of the camera, and we had one of the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen as our backdrop! . . .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
I believe your wedding should be a true reflection of your unique love story, and I think my 2016 weddings were so unique and amazing because every detail my couples thought of was personal to them! One cool thing about the state of Michigan is that there is virtually every landscape you could ever want as a backdrop for your wedding; urban cities, historic mansions, wide open countryside, picturesque vineyards, secluded lakes, evergreen forests, snow covered hills, vibrant fall colors, and hometown churches. . . .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
When I first met with Alex and Nick last year during their initial consultation I knew their upcoming wedding day at The Bue Dress Barn in Benton Harbor, MI was going to be beautiful and most importantly I knew right off the bat that these two would be so much fun to work with! Alex described Nick as one of those people who can strike up a conversation with anyone he meets, and I think she was spot on with that description! As we chatted about their wedding plans and I discussed my approach to wedding photography in more detail, Nick was one of the most inquisitive and enthusiastic grooms I have ever met. . .Read More
From the beginning, I knew Wilma and Joe's wedding day would be different. They expressed that they didn't want the traditional wedding day with lots and lots of people in attendance and a long reception at the end of the night where dancing is really the only option for guests.Read More
It is said that rain on your wedding day is an omen of good luck for your marriage. On the morning of Victoria and Tyler's outdoor forest wedding in Interlochen, MI the forecast called for rain storms. Victoria and Tyler were admittedly a bit worried that they may have to relocated from their Northern Michigan woods at Frog Pond Village to someplace a bit dryer.Read More
With the potentially freezing temperature forecast for this weekend, I thought I would feature one of the weddings that I had the honor of photographing this summer! Looking back on Cyndi and Scott's destination beach wedding I can almost feel the warm sun and gritty sand beneath my toes. . . almost. :)Read More