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Haley & Josh | Michigan Engagement

I had such a blast with these two for their engagement photos! Haley suggested we meet at a work friend’s home where we were surrounded by these gorgeous trees throughout the property! I’m so glad she knew about this place because it was so stinkin’ pretty! Haley & Josh are two of the sweetest people […]

August 8, 2018

Couples, Engagement

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Sam + Jess | Sawyer, MI

Sam + Jess are our new best friends, I love these two! They also modeled for a styled shoot at the Joelle Elizabeth Workshop and everyone loved them. They emit such joy and it’s contagious to everyone who’s around. I love the way they interact with each other, and we implemented some of their favorite […]

May 24, 2018

Couples, Engagement

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Why I Don’t Photograph Saturday Weddings

If you’ve been following along with me for awhile, chances are you’ve noticed that any time I market towards brides I’ll mention that I’m available for Friday or Sunday weddings. Or maybe you’ve never noticed! In the entrepreneur/creative industry, one of the questions that repeatedly comes up is: what sets you apart from everyone else? […]

May 10, 2018

Couples, Engagement, personal, Wedding

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Valerie + Zach | Engagement

Five years ago Zach and Valerie were introduced to each other by a mutual friend. At first nothing happened, but then their school took a trip to New England and they managed to have lunch together. They quickly became inseparable! Before long, Valerie asked Zach if he would be her boyfriend and thankfully he said […]

April 26, 2018

Couples, Engagement

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Govind + Cate | Proposal in Chicago, IL

This past weekend I was able to capture + be a part of one of the sweetest proposals ever. Govind and Cate met in St. Louis a couple of years ago (where she’s from), and went on one of their first dates in Chicago where sparks flew between them. This July, they’ll both be moving […]

April 4, 2018

Couples, Engagement, Portraits

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