Lindsey + Bill's Wedding at Bell's Brewery

It was a hot and sunny day at Bell’s in the Beer Garden last weekend but this crowd gathered together for the wedding ceremony of Lindsey and Bill. These two certainly made an impact in and around the Kalamazoo area and they will be missed by many as they move out west to start their new lives together. Lindsey, being an art teacher, made each clay vase for the reception and they were filled with a beautiful assortment of flowers from Viavi Flower Farm. Check out a few photos captured from their wedding day.

Annie + John's Kalamazoo Wedding at The Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan

Annie & John were married at the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan building in Kalamazoo on June 22, 2019 and it was a beautiful day! After getting ready we took a few photos in the staircase which has a really cool modern industrial look. Then we headed outside for the first look and were met with two fawns playing in front of the ceremony site! The ceremony gave us an amazing blue sky with a light breeze and the reception inside was a playground of shadows and light filtered in through the trees just outside the windows behind the head table. Check out some of the images below!

Elaina + Jonathan's Fetzer Center Wedding

Congratulations Elaina + Jon! These two love birds were married on June 14, 2019. We started by getting ready at the WMU Fetzer Center, which has a pretty cool suite for the bridesmaids. After the finishing touches, Elaina and Jon decided to do a first look out on the beautiful back deck of the Fetzer Center. We then headed over to the Donald E. Overlander bandshell in Portage, MI for their ceremony. After taking bridal party photos around the park and more on WMU campus, we headed back over to the Fetzer Center for the reception. Check out some highlights from their evening…

Ashley + Matt's Gable Hill Wedding

I knew from the beginning of their engagement session last year that these two were going to be an amazing couple to work with. Their engagement session and wedding turned out beautifully, not just because of the setting, but because of the energy between these two radiant people. They didn’t forget that this day was about celebrating joy and love, they remembered to laugh and have fun, they were just so relaxed and went with the flow of the day. I’ve never had a blog post with this many images, because I just couldn’t choose. Gable Hill in Marcellus, MI is a beautiful venue and I hope to go back there soon! Here are just some of the magical moments of Matt & Ashley’s wedding day…

Lindsey + Tim at Rawson's King Mill County Park

Lindsey & Tim! Wow, I love your natural interaction with each other and how these photos turned out! Tim grew up down the street from Rawson’s King Mill County Park, so it just seemed like a great idea to shoot there, and I’m sure glad we did! These two will be getting married next October at the Blue Heron Barn in Kalamazoo. Can’t wait to photograph their wedding! Check out a few highlights from their engagement session…

Melissa + Evan in Grand Rapids

Melissa and Evan met up with me in Grand Rapids for their engagement photos. We started out in Rosa Parks Circle, made our way to the Grand Rapids Art Museum, The Love sculpture, the Grand River, and finally The Blue Bridge. I’ll be photographing their wedding in March of 2020 in Kalamazoo at the Country Club. Check out a few highlights from their engagement session!

Katharine + Collin's Revel Center Wedding

Katharine & Collin were married on May 25th, 2019 at the Plainfield Christian Church in Belmont, MI. After the ceremony, we headed over to the Revel Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A light breeze and the bride’s long veil made for some great portraits. Check out a few highlights from their evening!

Tricia + Josh's WMU Kanley Chapel Wedding

Tricia & Josh were married last weekend on May 18th at Western Michigan University. The ceremony was held at Kanley Chapel with their reception at the Gilmore Theatre Complex. After getting ready we staged an amazing first look at the fountains behind Miller Auditorium. We even got to fly the drone for a couple shots outside of the Gilmore Theatre. Check out a few highlights from their wedding day!

Amy + Steven's Bissell Tree House Wedding

Amy + Steven were married last weekend on April 27th, 2019. The day started with Amy and her bridesmaids getting ready at the City Flats Hotel in Grand Rapids. Steven and the groomsmen were getting ready just 5 minutes away at his apartment. Their wedding ceremony was held at St. Mary’s church in Grand Rapids. Following the ceremony, we took a party bus limo around downtown Grand Rapids, making stops at the Blue Bridge for a few photos (one with the drone), the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and the Love sculpture for an epic wedding party photo that looks like a magazine cover (someone publish it!). We jumped back on the party bus to head over to the Bissell Tree House for the reception. Check out a few highlights from their special day!

Livalee Maebelle Deau

2:30am Wednesday morning, Kellen’s contractions started at 10 minutes apart… We were up all night just trying to stay comfortable. Our plan was to spend 90% of the labor in our home before heading to the hospital for a natural, unmedicated birth. Kellen and I assembled the best support system we could think of to help us through the process and we couldn’t have done it without them! A big thanks goes out to Anna Nieboer, Heidi Wolfe, Ingrid Williams, and Amanda Walker. We all worked in shifts to support Kellen through 32 hours of labor before heading to the hospital at 9:00am and successfully delivering Luellen’s little sister just 90 minutes later at 10:30am on Thursday morning with no medication and minimal intervention. Because of our support system, I was able to take small breaks to document the process. Here’s a glimpse into our endeavor…