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Rachel & Mitchell

A misty October day in Michigan. It had been raining all morning, so Rachel & Mitchell held out until the very last moment to decide if they’d still be able to have their ceremony outdoors. Lo and behold, mother nature dried the skies just as guests began arriving. With the trees soaked in color, R+M celebrated away with their dearest at the beautiful Millcreek Barn. Many thanks to this sweet pair for trusting me with capturing these special moments.

Twenty-Sixteen

To say that this past year was a whirlwind would be an understatement. Nearly 30 couples entrusted me with the immeasurable task of documenting their wedding day, a large portion of the 50 incredible projects on the year. Being photographed is a vulnerable thing – yet over and over again I found these couples generously embracing me as a human and a friend, opening up their lives, and giving me the freedom to create from my heart.

These people and places gave me their all. Every image is as much a part of them, as it is a part of me. To each kind soul that let me photograph them, and each new place that let me discover it’s beauty this past year – thank you.
Here is my 2016 year in review.

Priscilla & David

Priscilla & David’s wedding was all things classy & elegant. From the moment the day started, you could feel the emotion in the room. The teary-eyed ceremony, subtle glances, and quiet connection between the two were touching displays of a love worth celebrating. Special thanks to The BOB for providing the beautiful reception space, and to Treasured Roots Photography for 2nd shooting & capturing a few images sprinkled in this post. Take a scroll through Priscilla & David’s day.

Taylor & Troy

Taylor & Troy were wed in a greenhouse, amidst their closest friends & family. After living & getting married in Spain this past year, they decided to celebrate their wedding back home in the heart of Grand Rapids, MI with their loved ones nearby. Thanks to Lamb Bride & The Downtown Market for being the most beautiful spaces to host a celebration. Thanks to these two for letting me capture a day so special, so memorable.

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Emily & Luke

Emily & Luke took me on a trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to photograph their shared love for hiking & the outdoors. A rainy drive all morning & afternoon set us up for one of the most magical shooting experiences I’ve been a part of. We explored the beautiful area of Marquette, MI and were greeted by rugged coastline, a dazzling sunset, and rainbow-filled skies. Thanks to incredible couples who dream big with me, can’t wait to photograph their Rocky Mountain wedding next summer.

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Alicia & Michael

A simple & elegant day, Alicia & Michael got married amidst the woods of Timber Ridge. A truly beautiful backdrop to a celebration of two incredibly kind-hearted people. I couldn’t stop smiling the whole day. Lansing, MI.

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Maria-Renee & Matt

Maria-Renee & Matt asked me in the fall of 2014, if I would photograph their wedding. Before they even had a date, before I had any idea where my life would be, or where this photography thing would take me 2 years later. What a joy to see their day finally come. I photographed their Milwaukee wedding at the Boerner Botanical Gardens, and what a day it was. Enjoy their wedding story.

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Erik & Emily

Summer 2016 is filling me to the brim, guys. Erik & Emily had the most laid-back wedding, filled with lots of kind faces and a beautiful wooded ceremony at River Edge Bed & Breakfast. The whole wedding had me admiring the simple, thoughtful details that made a day feel so relaxed, and so focused on the people around them. Enjoy some of my favorite moments.

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Darrah & Chris

This wedding was a stunner. I got to help second shoot this day at the Blue Dress Barn for my good friends at Bradley Productions. What a rad team that I’ve had the pleasure of working with this past year. You should check out all their work here and here. Can’t wait for these summer colors to come back.

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