We met for the first time downtown Holland for a drink, perfect first date. I had never met Tina, but she had found me through a past bride whom she is neighbors with and so thankful Stacey referred me. It was a perfect first date and we hit it off right away. A few glasses of wine later, I think we talked more about life and fun memories than wedding planning. I was so bummed I didn’t get to shoot an engagement session with these two, something I think is so important. So when their wedding day came, I had…Continue Reading >
Now back to this beautiful couple. After the gorgeous ceremony on the top of the mountain with a sailboat passing by below, we had some more fun with the bridal party celebrating and these two had perma-smiles. I think we all did. Glen Arbor, Michigan has beautiful farms and fields everywhere which is my dream come true. Have I said yet that I love northern Michigan??
The reception was full of some amazing dancing and Stephanie did a wonderful job with all the decor. Every little detail was thought of, even the sign in the bathroom that had a basket…Continue Reading >
As you can see, until Stephanie was in her white beautiful dress … those little flower girls stole the show. We all know how obsessed I am with northern Michigan and I love their weddings even more. Stephanie + Ryan were married in Glen Arbor, Michigan on the top of skiing ‘mountain’ at the Homestead. One of thee most beautiful ceremony cites I have ever seen and it was so perfect that a sail boat was sailing by just below while these two tied the knot.
The morning was spent in a perfect little salon full of Stephanie’s closest girlfriends….Continue Reading >
Ohhhh where do I start? Jenni and Adam’s day was so beautiful and I feel so in love with their families. Especially how stink’n cute Jenni is with her sister and her mom. Their bond is definitely unbreakable and I love close families, and of course … sisters. I need to warn you too, that you’re about to be slapped in the face by a perfect little petite body and along with that, let me tell you … she is soooo sweet too. Yeah I know, not fair. Not to mention, her eye for decor is amazing and every little…Continue Reading >
Its so excited to be at that part of the year where I finally have some time to share on the blog all the weddings I’ve had to opportunity to shoot this past summer. As said on their engagement post, Mike is a friend of Matthew’s and it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with Quinn and I swear that I knew she was the one right when I first met her. Of course it may have something to do with the fact that Mike didn’t mess around and wasn’t known to introduce a girl…Continue Reading >
Lets start off saying on this fine Wednesday evening that my poor little blogster is been oh so neglected. I swear every spring, my business and life is so clean, organized, well structured … and then summer slaps me in the face and fall kicks me on the ground and I always end up pulling late nights in the office this time of year. I’m hoping to eventually figure this out but until then, it seems to be that I just edit edit edit, and send discs left and right [which feels amazing] and blog when I can just ‘make’…Continue Reading >
even with the temperature cooling down these days, i can’t forget the sweaty hot mess i was when shooting sydney + kyle’s wedding. wow was it a hot one! but such a beautiful day it was. they were married at the laketown center in saugutuck, where the girls got ready and we headed off for some ‘alone’ time with the two of them and boy is that my favorite time with my couples. so much smiling, kissing [between the bride + groom of course], laughing, and just maaayyybbbeee a model face or two. sydney and i went to high school…Continue Reading >
jamming to ‘breath of life’ by florence + the machine drinking my creamer with a tad bit of coffee anticipating my workout in an hour with brittany inspired by ruche lookbooks + mikaela ruth photography praying for abused animals wishing matthew and i were in northern michigan hoping i can catch up on work in the next week determined to start using my planner again trying to figure out how to get all the things done i need to these next few days excited to have some time to myself this fall and gather my thoughts, inspirations, and get organized…Continue Reading >
Kaylin and Kendall are two of the kindest people you’ll meet. So easy going, young and in love. Kaylin and I chatted about pinterest for hours when we met and all her plans to bring some personality and craftiness to her wedding day. It was with great joy that Tara and I had the opportunity to document their wedding day and spend time with their friends and family. I love that Kaylin and Kendall get just as excited as i do about the great outdoors and nature. We of course played in a wheat field under the very hot and…Continue Reading >
the end of the busy season is near. i can see it, smell it, oh how exciting. but i also can look back at all the beautiful people i’ve photographed and sigh and wish i was there again. i just absolutely LOVE spending time with all these amazing people. they have a special place in my heart. in case you have been wondering what i’ve been up to lately, it hasn’t been laying out at the beach everyday … or taking naps … lots has been happening and here is a glimpse into what i’ve been working on lately. hope…Continue Reading >