Being by the water and at the beach is definitely my happy place! When I get to travel to a beautiful Michigan beach AND photograph an engagement session at the same time, I am in HEAVEN!! Kristen and Dave's engagement session has become one of my all-time favorites (although I'm pretty sure I say that about every new engagement and wedding I shoot! Ha!). . .Read More
For Rachel and Steven's engagement session I traveled to the Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, OH, which was a new location for me! It was so much fun traveling out of the state for this "mini destination" beach engagement session and Rachel and Steven had the best attitudes. We had so much fun together and the whole night was just perfect!! . . .Read More
Since Jess and Pat live in separate locations (sometimes a whole country or continent apart!), they don't see each other everyday like most of my engaged couples and they take advantage of any opportunity to see each other! Both Jess and Pat are in the Air Force, and sometimes have to go to great lengths to spend time together, like the time when Pat proposed.
Jess and Pat found out that they would both be able to get some time off if they were running in the Air Force Marathon . . . so they decided to enter into the marathon just so they could have a few days together!!! . . .Read More
It is such an amazing gift when the right people work together! I genuinely love connecting with couples who have the same approach to life and love that I do! My couples are kind, romantic, approachable, love good style elements, and are inspired by architecture and the outdoors, and Katie and Josh are no different! . . .Read More
I don't even really know where to start. I honestly can not believe all of the amazing things that have happened in the last month (and even within the last 72 hours!), and I am SO EXCITED to update all of you with everything big and small that has been happening around these parts over the last 30 days! . . .Read More
I feel like I have such a special connection to Carole and Mark and I had so much fun exploring Belle Isle with them for their engagement session! Last year, I had the honor of photographing Mark's daughter, Melissa's, wedding day and when Mark, Carole, and I met up this year to grab coffee and talk wedding photography, I learned exactly how Mark proposed. . .Read More
The roar of the waves as they crashed against the sandy beach was deafening as Ashley and Tim walked along the shores of Lake Michigan. Tim reached for Ashley's hand and she took it willingly, and then cuddled in a little closer to Tim as they walked. The dreamy golden light of the setting sun streamed through Ashley's hair, adding to the romantic feeling of their engagement shoot. The sun mixed with the picturesque surroundings of Silver Beach, along with Ashley's long, dark green dress, and Tim's ability to make them both crack up in laughter made for such an amazing engagement session! . . .Read More
I would scroll through hundreds and hundreds of amazing wedding, engagement, and lifestyle images from photographers who were killing it and they inspired me to aim higher, but back in 2013 I also felt like I had nothing to offer. I was just starting out with my first camera and some of these people who entered into the contest had been photographing couples in dreamy, wanderlust type locations for years . . . How could my images possible stand aside their's and compete in a contest? I was afraid to be judged, like most of us are, and so I decided not to enter. . .Read More
I had the honor and the privilege to work with some pretty awesome couples in 2016, and I wanted to be sure to share some of my all-time favorites from their engagement sessions. These images make me fall in love all over again with my job, and were narrowed down from 626 overall favorites from 2016! But I wanted to share only the best of the best on this post today!
I hope you enjoy some of my favorite images from the engagement session of couples married in 2016! Stay tuned for next week's post on the Best of Weddings!Read More
Before Lauren and Marcus' engagement session at Belle Isle in Detroit, I sent them my Engagement Session Style Guide which includes everything from choosing the right location for your portraits to coordinating outfits to the little details you don't want to forget about. I think they totally ROCKED their engagement photos and can I gush one last time about their unbelievable outfits for a minute - gorgeous taste and Lauren has such an eye for style! I believe that because they were given the tools to prepare, that allowed both Lauren and Marcus to relax, be themselves, and to most importantly have fun at their engagement session! . . .Read More