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Krishanna + Jay / Anniversary Shoot / St. John USVI / Destination Wedding Photographer


It’s hard to even know where to start on this post. Jeff + I photographed Krishanna+Jay’s wedding in the fall of 2015 on the tropical island of St. John. We adored and loved these two souls. Had the opportunity to get to know them more throughout the time we spent celebrating their wedding last year. And then parted ways.
Then, this past spring when they were visiting family here in Michigan, Krishanna reached out and wondered if we might want to have a drink together. It turned into a night of cocktails on our balcony, dinner at our favorite spot down the street and merrily catching up and forging a friendship that demanded we spend more time together. Fast forward to this past fall when Krishanna and Jay mentioned they were heading back to the scene of their destination wedding to celebrate their first anniversary. They wondered if we might want to join them and enjoy a vacation after a busy wedding season. We did just that. And couldn’t resist giving them an anniversary session. Here are the resulting images of a great friendship and the sweetest souls. We love you two!! Baby shark says hi! 😉


 

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Emily + Ian / A Love Story / Northern Michigan Photographer

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A family is a family when two people are committed to each other and hold each other in the closest proximity. Kids will often add to a family, but they aren’t what makes a family.
I say this because Emily+Ian are a family. They wanted a session to celebrate that. Celebrate their love, their marriage, their commitment to each other. They wanted a documentation of a life they are building together…part of that life is a rehabbed home in one of my favorite parts of the world…the Leelanau Penninsula.
I have long thought, before Emily and I officially met, that we might be soul-sisters. You know…based on what I could gather on social media without actually having met her. We are both photographers, both recently sold homes in the ‘Heritage Hill’ district of the city we both reside in. I longed to also have a home in Northern Michigan…she beat me to that punch (but we caught up! More on that later). She seemed like a rad girl. I fancied being a rad girl.
When she contacted me this past spring to inquire about having a session with her and her husband Ian, I was completely on board. She wanted something on their property, something chill, something that encompassed them. The laughter, the sand dunes, their Airstream…it was a dream of an evening and made even better with beers and laughs around the campfire with them and my own little family afterward. Emily+Ian…I dig ya both hard.006_EmilyIanGallery002_EmilyIanGallery
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