Kelly + Jake / Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer / Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Kelly+Jake. Jake+Kelly. These two, their laughter, and their love is just so contagious.

There were some true highlights from their wedding day this past December. Their entire ceremony radiated joy+love and a WHOLE lot of laughter…they were laughing, and crying and we all were too. These two have such sweetness together, literally (Jake proposed at Furniture City Creamery and we even stopped their between the ceremony and reception for a cone).

Enjoy a few highlights from the day and a list of their incredible vendor team that helped make it all come together /
(if you all have been following this blog for some time, I realize I have not been good about giving a detailed vendor list. I recently asked on my Facebook and Instagram if you all still even read blogs and many commented that they loved having a round-up of who helped this all come together. So…here you go!)

Vendors / Ceremony Grand Rapids Downtown Market / Reception Goie Center / Photography Amy Carroll Photography / Planning + Event Design All Buttoned Up Events / Wedding Cake The Cakabakery / Floral Eastern Floral



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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! 😉



Mary Kate + Dave / Northern Michigan Wedding / Cherry Basket Farms








Let’s Collaborate / Spring Sweet + Jackie D. Palmer Films


There is something about a collaboration that makes me completely giddy. We as creatives really get to stretch and play and imagine and work with amazing people and companies. Such was the case on this rainy, April morning. I have gotten to be good friends with the talented (seriously talented) Jackie Palmer of Jackie D. Palmer Films. This girl has vision. We have done a few really lovely collabs together in the past that were nothing short of amazing and this one followed suit. We were working together to highlight one of my favorite local bridal salons, Spring Sweet, located in downtown Holland. Spring has a fun story herself, and her newly envisioned bridal shop is one of the best curated in the area. I also saw through the powers of social media that she and her team were recently in NYC to snatch up new designs and gowns and what I was seeing made my heart explode. Brides! Do not miss the opportunity to dress shop here!
Jackie and I shot this pretty series of gowns and her video tells the story in a way my live pictures just can’t. I highly encourage you to stop whatever you are doing to watch this beautifully made film (and turn up the volume…it’s like this piece was written for our shoot).  Huge thank you to our model Brittany McPherson and our make up artist Naomi Renee (hair was courtesy of Jackie as well…is there anything this girl can’t do??)075_jackiepalmerspringsweetcollab 074_jackiepalmerspringsweetcollab
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