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Roadbelly Magazine Shoot / Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail


Last spring I had the opportunity to work on a very fun project with pal and talented marketing guru, Julie Lankes of BoxBoom Creative.  Giving the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail a little press and love for the latest issue of Roadbelly Magazine, Julie and I got to merge our creative talents together and land some fun spreads (and even the cover!) in the magazine and better yet…have a super fun day doing so.

Kudos to the our models and gang of friends who helped bring this shoot to life. One model in particular really stole the show…aka my husband and photo partner Jeff who got to canoodle the pretty Natasha and drink wine. Directing portions of that part of the shoot were a little strange haha (get closer to her my love!) but with all my heart I love the outcome. So enjoy a little departure from my normal weddings and sessions and get inspired to hit the Lake Michigan shore wine trail yourself this summer!

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Brittany + Mitch / Engagement Session / Northern Michigan Engagement Photographer

133_BrittanyMitchEngagementwhen brittany suggested that she would love her and mitch’s engagement session to be in the middle of january in the upper penninsula of michigan on mitch’s grandparents farm, i was immediately on board!

enjoying this part of northern michigan in the dead of winter was a new experience and is so absolutely magical. brittany had a beautiful vision for their shoot and had pretty spots amongst the farms wooded acres all picked out. meeting these two was a joy and jeff and i are excited to return to photograph their escanaba wedding this coming fall.
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Nicole + Steve / Maternity Session

AC3_7988 copywe are well into the new year. 2016. and here is my first blog post to ring in the new year, nearly a month late, and featuring a maternity session i shot last summer. no time like the present, right?

nicole+steve are now parents to the sweetest baby girl. just before she arrived, we met at a foggy orchard to document a family about to change. enjoying a quiet few moments and beautiful talks about a new life about to arrive. it was a favorite from this past year.

get ready for a lot of new posts coming your way friends. and i hope the new year has been a lovely one for you all!
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AC3_4040Happy Holidays Friends!

If you have been a subscriber and follower of this blog, you’ll likely notice a lack of posts as of late. It’s certainly not for lack of content or pretty pictures to share, but due in part to one of the busiest wedding and travel seasons of my career.

I’m currently working on launching a new site and blog so stay tuned for that soon after the first of the year, as well as additions to my Printshop(!)

What have we been up to? We shot amazing weddings and events all over Michigan this past spring, summer and fall. Traveled to New Orleans and St. John for back-to-back destination weddings in November. We just got back from a pretty wedding in Puerto Vallarta and are heading to Arizona next week. The following selected images are from a styled shoot I worked with Jackie D. Palmer Films featuring favorite wedding designer Sarah Seven, the wedding of Monique+James in New Orleans and Krishanna+Jay’s tropical wedding on St. John USVI.

Want to keep current on all of our fun happenings and get a better view into our personal world, make sure to follow along on Instagram and follow along on our Facebook Page.

Wishing all of you the most beautiful Christmas and Holiday Season!

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Heather + John / 10 Year Anniversary / Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer


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Earlier this year, my dear friend Heather and her husband John celebrated 10 years of marriage. They wanted a shoot together that reflected what they have worked so intentionally on over the past decade…humor, love, laughter and friendship. But it hasn’t been without it’s challenges either.

In the 10 years of their marriage together, they welcomed four children, moved all over the country, and did a lot of growing up. These two serve as a wonderful example of marriage and fighting through the hard times and not giving up. They are a force to be reckoned with and this dear friend of mine has given me a lot of good wisdom and counsel in my own marriage. It was a joy to do these pictures for them and to help celebrate something so very beautiful.
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