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Val + Travis | Sawyer, MI

You guys are not ready for the cuteness that’s about to hit you! Val + Travis came from Chicago to Michigan to model for the Joelle Elizabeth Workshop and these two are absolutely adorable! We had such a fun time together at the beach. Here are my favorites from their session! Let’s do a couples […]

May 22, 2018


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What to Do with Your Décor After the Wedding

There’s so much that goes into styling a wedding: the floral arrangements, lights, the seating arrangement display, reception favors, etc. You spend all of this time, energy, and money into making sure that every detail is perfect and on the day of your wedding it all looks beautiful! But, when it’s all said and done, […]

May 21, 2018


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Why I Switched to Pic-Time

A few weeks ago, I noticed that a photographer I follow on Instagram was using a gallery that I’d never heard of before. It was called Pic-Time. At the time I was still using PixieSet and had no issues with it, but I was curious about this new gallery. So, I decided to check it […]

May 18, 2018


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All Things Coffee

I don’t think that it’s a secret how much I love my coffee. Ironically enough, I used to hate coffee! Then, I tried some with flavored creamer and everything changed. Now, I’m in love with my daily cup of coffee, cute mugs, and all of the coffee things! I thought it would be fun to […]

May 17, 2018


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Planning a Wedding in 12 Weeks

Guest Blogger: Lyubov Nixon I married the love of my life less then 9 months after meeting him. Our friends were not surprised, but I definitely hear that pause when someone stops breathing for a minute while they try to process what they just heard. Dorollo and I have been married for 5 1/2 years, […]

May 16, 2018

Engagement, Wedding

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