Tuesday, July 26, 2011


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Friday, July 8, 2011

Katie and Jacob- Married

July 2, 2011 marked the day that Katie, Jacob and Kameron became a family. Another wonderful wedding with a bunch of wonderful people. Another wedding where I felt like a friend with a camera - can't even began to describe how blessed that makes me feel. Katie and Jacob have been so excited about their wedding day since we first met, that it was so fun to just talk to them about details and events leading up to the big day. Jacob was such a hands on groom - staying up into the wee hours putting together centerpieces, tying bows on reception chairs and even helping the bride bustle her dress. And Katie - planning a wedding while juggling baseball and soccer for her son and even some coaching - call her superwoman. :) These two were absolutely awesome. My favorite part of the day was going back to their house in the country to do some pictures. Not only do I love country roads, open fields, and old barns, but I love seeing the bride and grooms personal touch incorporated into their wedding pictures. Check out some of my favorites!

Comfortable and blinging - what else can you ask for!?!

Seriously - how cute are these three?!?

love all the little details

so so sweet!

a little bit country - yes please!
My fav

might be my favorite ring shot to date! :)

Jessica and Brian - Married

Meet Jessica and Brian - childhood sweethearts! Every wedding I photograph, I feel very lucky to be chosen to document their wedding day, but after talking to Jessica about how long she and Brian have been together, I felt even more privileged. It's rare these days to find a couple that have been together for many years before getting married, but meeting a couple who grew up playing basketball in middle school, to high school and college, it just melts my heart. These two are just awesome and fun people. I truly enjoyed every aspect of their wedding day and love the affection and love all their friends and family had for them. Check out some of my favorites from their wedding day!

This room was absolutely perfect for her vintage inspired dress to be photographed in

Hello beautiful ladies!

Yes - this is awesome - in my so humble opinion
the ringbearer and flowergirl decided to sprint down the aisle - the flowergirl's expression is priceless! :)

I adore this!


I love this ring shot. Yes, I do!

shoe game = hilarious
Jess - you seriously make me smile!
I love the lanterns that hang from the ceiling at the Refinery

Friday, June 24, 2011

Kristi and Ryan - Married

Photography is so much more than a job for me. And when I come across people like Kristi and Ryan, I am so thankful that my passion has also included me in the lives of such great people. This wedding felt more like I was a friend along their entire wedding day. Kristi is a past bridesmaid of one my past weddings and I couldn't be happier that she choose me to document her wedding day. Since the day I met with Ryan and Kristi for their engagement session, I knew this day was going to be beyond amazing, and I was so right. To start the day off, Ryan surprised Kristi with a limo that brought the girls out to Vineyard. He also surprised her with a second wedding band (and may I say - gorgeous.) Future grooms - take note! :) The love of Kristi and Ryan, combined with their fun and wonderful bridal party, a gorgeous ceremony setting (Mackinaw Valley Vineyard,) and a rain free day (thank you Mother Nature for cooperating) this wedding was one I will always cherish. Enjoy your sneak Peek!

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Ryan - you are one lucky guy. :)
the picture on the right is groomsmen and ushers - see how there is an usher that is a woman, she's Ryan's sister. Love that idea!
beautiful ladies

I love this for so many reasons. This is how they are - laughing and joyful.

this makes me smile

blue shoes?!? Yes please

cool car
or two
Yes, the sky was a little crazy. It didn't rain on us, but it sure thought about it all day.

Hello! Awesome!
Love this cake topper. So them! So unique. So fun! Just the way it should be.

Guess what song this is?!?

so sweet
Thank you so much.