When Jen, Kyle, and I all sat down for their initial consultation to discuss their wedding I knew we were going to be a perfect match! Jen is so easy to talk to and I could tell Kyle loves listening to what she has to say! Jen and Kyle told me that they originally met through Match.com, and they joked saying everything just "clicked" from there (aren't they cute?!). . .Read More
Did you see what I did there with the title?! Madison and Brandon's engagement session took place in downtown Ann Arbor, MI, and I just lovelovelove that they incorporated so many personal details into their engagement portraits - like Madison's love of books and the couple's love of all things colorful and happy! . . .Read More
She had me at the words, "I think I'll be wearing a blush tulle skirt." When Marita, Kirt, and I sat down to chat about some ideas for their engagement session I was doing a happy dance as Marita told me about their outfit choices! I feel like day-to-day you wear what you need for work or for comfort, but there aren't many opportunities to really rock a blush tulle skirt. I always want my couples to feel like themselves in their engagement portraits, but in my opinion there is no such thing as too dressed up when it comes to the engagement session! . . .Read More
There I sat with the smell of coffee and the hum of conversation in the air and I thought to myself, "Wow, I really liked them!" I remember listening to Rachel tell the story of how her and Steve met in high school and eventually became engaged. She had the biggest smile on her face and at one point Steve grabbed her hand during the re-telling of the proposal.Read More
Along the shoreline of Lake St. Clair, in Grosse Pointe, sits an impressive yet unpretentious home where the Ford Motor family built a life together. This beautiful estate reflects Edsel and Eleanor Ford's passion for art and design and represents a safe and loving place that they shared together. . . When Alexis told me they wanted to hold their engagement session at The Henry Ford House I was floored and ecstatic! I love history and exploring new and interesting places and I couldn't wait to explore this private residence with them!Read More
Kristen was born and raised in Florida and the Everglades were one of her favorite places to visit. Matt grew up in Michigan and spent a lot of time in the woods as a hunter. For Kristen and Matt's engagement session, they decided on Crosswinds Marsh in New Boston because it seemed to Kristen a little bit like Florida with the tall marsh-like grass and water and for Matt, he loved that the marsh was outdoors in the crisp cool air of fall!Read More
Megan and Shawn love to spend time together traveling, playing soccer, and they also enjoy spending relaxing nights in the comfort of their home cooking dinner. To say that these two are fun is such an understatement and while at their Sleepy Hollow State Park and Lansing Fire Station engagement, I listened as Shawn and Megan recounted the early days of their relationship!Read More
It was the last weekend in October. The beautiful shades of burnt orange, brown, yellow, and red burst forth from every stem and tree leaf in sight. Alex and Nick had stolen a moment away from friends and had decided to take one last stroll in the amazing fall weather to take it all in before winter took over. Alex – a girl after my own heart – was so taken with the trees and colors that she snapped a few pictures and seemed lost in the moment with nature. When she finally looked up from her camera, Nick had wandered a little farther along the path and Alex found him in the middle of a crowded group of trees. Nick said, “Come look at this,” and then she noticed at the base of one of the trees was a bouquet of roses. With a smile Alex picked of the roses left against the tree and when she stood upright again and turned back to Nick, he was down on one knee with a ring!Read More
Amongst the hustle and bustle of the campus of Michigan State University there is a place that juts up against the Red Cedar River in East Lansing that is quiet, semi-secluded (if you don't count the studying co-eds), and that is a bit magical. For the engagement session of Maegan and Eric, we explored this secret garden, named WJ Beal Botanical Gardens, and I enjoyed getting to know them a bit better!Read More
The snow crunched as Peter and Laura walked towards the historic, red bricked theatre - a known proposal spot in many of the college's romances. The more modern buildings surrounding Downs Hall Theatre were unusually quiet without the russell of papers or the scratching of pencils as all the students were away on winter break.
The stillness of the Adrian College campus was perfect for Peter and Laura's afternoon stroll as they snuggled and laughed together. Adrian College was the backdrop to their first meeting and the beginning of Peter and Laura's love story while they worked here as college administrators. They decided to honor and commemorate this special place during their engagement and would marry at the college's Herrick Chapel in September.
After a day in the cold, Peter and Laura decided to get dressed up and head to the nearby cozy little tavern. The Main Street Stable and Tavern, which is quite literally an old stable that has been converted, proved to be a unique restaurant and embodied the couple's love of dining out together and trying new things. Peter would tease Laura about the way she said something and she would laugh. Laura would tease Peter right back and they'd both smile while leaning in towards each other as if the small gap in their chairs was too much.
Although it was freezing, Peter and Laura were champs as I captured some shots at sunset. I am so looking forward to their lake front wedding and can't wait to capture it in the fall!