Karen + James

Karen & James were married yesterday in Southwest Michigan at the Blodgett Wedding Barn in Schoolcraft! This was my first time at this venue and I’m obsessed! It’s a beautifully renovated barn with two spacious areas for the bride and groom to get ready, amazing farm tables for the reception, and plenty of dance floor area. The ceremony site just outside the barn has a beautiful backdrop of field and trees, the property also has rows of trees and plenty of great scenes for portraits. We got to do a cool “hidden first look” with both bride and groom in the photo without them seeing each other. I’m so happy for these two, congrats Karen and James!

  • Venue: Blodgett Wedding Barn

  • Hair: Blostica WendyandMike

  • DJ: Disko Dave

  • Video: Ryan Heemer

  • Florist: Paper Blossoms by Michal

Courtney's Senior Photo Highlights

Courtney drove all the way from South Haven to Kalamazoo so we could meet up near the Kalamazoo Mall Drive for senior photos. I’m glad she did because I’m really happy with how they turned out! If anyone in the Gull Lake, Portage, or Kalamazoo area still needs senior photos, I’d love to do them.

Hello, Dolly!

This past week I had the opportunity to photograph for the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre. What an awesome experience! I was to document one of the final rehearsals before the opening of the musical Hello, Dolly! With Dolly Gallagher played by Lori Moore and Horace Vandergelder played by Hal Hobson-Morse. This year marks the Kalamazoo Civic 90th season and Hello, Dolly! hasn’t been performed on the Civic Mainstage since 1973. I highly recommend going to see this high-energy musical which will be performed between September 21st and October 7th. I really enjoy event photography and I hope to get more work like this in the near future!

Tom + Kelly's Wedding

Tom and Kelly were married last weekend in Holland, MI.  Kelly and her bridesmaids got ready in a beautiful home on Lake Michigan.  For their first look, Tom arrived at the house and stood on a deck facing the lake, waiting for Kelly.  We then headed out for the barn ceremony in Holland.  Kelly came down the aisle riding sidesaddle on Charley the horse.  After the ceremony, we all headed up to the loft of the barn for the reception where everyone took part in dancing and celebrating their love!

Darian + Americo's Engagement Session

Darian and Americo met me on the Kalamazoo Mall for their engagement session, we walked around town and headed over to a few abandoned buildings to finish up the shoot. These two are getting married next August in Holland, MI. The ceremony will be held at a really cool little place called Morningside Park, which looks awesome for photos. We’ll then head over to Baker Lofts in Holland for the wedding reception. So Glad you two asked me to be your wedding photographer!

Bruce + Morgan's Wedding

Last weekend, Bruce and Morgan were married at the Crystal Mountain Resort in northern Michigan.  After getting ready, we ascended one of the ski hills for a first look of the bride and groom.  Their ceremony was held outdoors in the forest setting of the Michigan Legacy Art Park.  I was lucky enough to have spent the day with these two and see their excitement for each other and this day unfold.  What a beautiful Michigan setting for a wedding and portraits!  Checkout a few highlights from their wedding day...

Greg + João's Traverse City Wedding

It was such an honor to photograph Greg and João's wedding on Friday.  What a fun wedding and stunning ceremony!  The event was held at The Jolly Pumpkin on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, MI.  The Grand Traverse Bay provided an amazing back drop for the ceremony while they stood on a grassy hill to say, "I do" in front of their closest friends and family.  The reception was filled with love, laughter, smiling faces, and lots of dancing.  I'm so lucky to be a wedding photographer and to witness once in a lifetime moments like these!

Nasrullah's Senior Photos

Last year Nasrullah, a student from Afghanistan, needed a place to stay for the upcoming school year at Kalamazoo Central High School.  It just so happened that we had an extra room, so we opened our home and our hearts to Nasrullah.  What an amazing experience it was having him live with us.  He has such a kind, loving heart, and is one of the most determined people that I know.  We know he'll go on to do great things in life.  It was an honor to take your senior photos for you.  We love you Nasrullah and you're always welcome at our home!

Melissa + Evan's Marriage Proposal

It all started when Melissa decided to take Evan's hat from him when they were kids.  They've both been showing horses since a young age, even competing against each other.  With so many memories at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, it just made sense for that to be the special place where Evan would propose to Melissa.  He lead her in blindfolded, got down on one knee in the middle of a heart made of flower pedals, and asked her to marry him.  I'm so glad Evan asked me to be his photographer!