sasha + sam

I am convinced that no one has ever been so accommodating and helpful to their wedding photographer as these two kind souls were for me. I knew Sasha and Sam were kind souls since I photographed their engagement pictures, but it struck me when, on their wedding day, the very first thing Sasha said when I walked into the salon where she got ready was, “did you get something to eat?”

In addition to the kindness they offered me there was so much efficiency in their scheduling and coordinating to make things easy for me and their other vendors, but still with so much readiness and ease for when things inevitably didn’t go as planned. They were excited to have my creativity present, open to ideas, but also brought their own ideas in order for us to collaborate together. All of this made the atmosphere an absolute piece of cake to work in; and that’s not to mention the stunning decorations, lovely shooting locations, and the bridal party who just felt like friends to me!

Best of all, they and their friends and family all shared such a profoundly honest and generous love for one another, that they welcome me into readily. What a dream.

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kaitlin + zach

Ready for adventures, ready to try anything; so excited to work with these two again next year on their big day!

kaite

Introducing Kaite, the deeply empathetic, the peaceful, the bright, the gracious. This one is already rocking the world with her faithful kindness and vivacious energy towards life. And she’s a senior in high school!

Kaite, I am so proud of you.

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jess + kevin

Congratulations to these ones! These two have been through thick and thin together, and it was such an honor to be around to celebrate the union best friends to one another, and to preserve these memories for them and their families. Jess and Kevin were a couple of the most easygoing people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, while simultaneously knowing how to freaking party. What a riot!

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rebecca + kwasi

I’ve known Rebecca and her family for several years, so being a part of her day with Kwasi was a special one for me. There is something so rare and beautiful about witnessing a union like this through the eyes of a camera lens; every little moment, every expression, every detail, every laugh.

What an honor it was to walk with these two beautiful, sincere, intelligent, selfless, and hardworking souls as they bonded their lives and cultures together. I only hope these pictures could do them justice.

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elizabeth

World, meet Elizabeth! This girl is hardworking and introspective, and I’m thankful for her desire for honest relationships and trustworthiness.

Go get ‘em, girl!

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emily + josh

wendy + andrew

Kindness shines from the eyes of these two. I was blessed to be able to work with these two for their engagement pictures, and I’m so thankful for their flexibility and patience when unexpected changes came along.

Their wedding day was about as perfect as it comes in Michigan’s springtime; they were wed in a small chapel at their dear Portage Lake Bible Camp, and the comfort and joy of this day felt amplified by the rustic cabin vibes, the bright lake, and and the many twinkle lights at their reception.

I am so thankful to have photographed the deep love that surrounded Wendy and Andrew on this lovely day.

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kristen + kyle

I am so thankful for the kindness, energy, and joy of these two. Not only in their love for one another, but in how they treat me and invite their friends into their story. Kyle and Kristen know how to have fun. Please, appreciate with me:

jenna + joe

Thankful for windy, bright spring weddings, when the shadows are long in the middle of the day.
Thankful for bright eyes and welcoming hearts.
Jenna and Joe were incredibly hospitable; right away they treated me like they’d known me for years, and it was a privilege to witness their love for one another and care for those celebrating with them.