Riley and Jessica met me at the Portage Creek Bicentennial Park last weekend for their engagement session. We had a beautiful spring day with lots of sunshine! It’s funny, I always get the same spiel from couples right before we begin the shoot. Usually something like, “We’re awkward and not very good at having our picture taken” (most people are not very comfortable in front of the camera). So my job is equally divided between getting couples to loosen up, have fun, making them laugh, and taking their photos at the same time. Well, I clearly didn’t have any trouble getting real laughs and smiles out of these two, scroll down to see a few highlights from the session!
Rena & Gabriel froze their butts off with me on this shoot! We started at Milham Park in Kalamazoo, which is basically a photographers playground. After playing around for a while in the park, and taking warm up breaks in the car, we drove out to her Mother-In-Law’s house in Marcellus, MI where we took advantage of some beautiful pines, a stream, and an old shed. Looking forward to their wedding in July!
Wow! It was absolutely freezing during this engagement session, but these two didn’t let that keep them from having a blast! One of the best problems to have on a shoot is when you have a hard time getting photos of them not cracking up! I couldn’t help but to smile along with them as I edited the images from this day. Candiance and Allyn were quite refreshing to work with and I really look forward to capturing their wedding day in August at Res-Les Farms in Southwest Michigan.
Thomas & Bronwyn closed out 2018 in style! They were married on December 29th downtown Kalamazoo at Loft 310. I knew they were going to be a blast to work with when I got a glimpse of their family and crew during their rehearsal dinner which was held at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo, complete with square dancing to wrap up the evening! After getting ready at the Radisson Hotel the next morning, we staged Thomas and Bronwyn on the Skydeck for a first look. Following a wonderful ceremony, their guests certainly didn’t disappoint on the dance floor! At the end of the evening, a flurry of snow added the perfect touch to one more rooftop photo opportunity.
Natalie & Bill were married in Panama City Beach, Florida back on May 8, 2018. I wasn’t able to go with them to photograph the ceremony but I did have the honor of capturing their wedding reception which was held on December 8, 2018 at the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan in Kalamazoo. Here’s just a few highlights from the evening. Congrats you two!
Sara & Kevin met up with me for their engagement photos at Milham Park in Kalamazoo after the first good snow fall in Southwest Michigan a couple weeks ago. It gets a little cold but I love winter sessions like this! These two are getting married next October. Here’s a few highlights from the session. Congrats you two!
Evan contacted me back in July to photograph his surprise proposal to Melissa and what an incredible experience that was! So when they asked me to be their wedding photographer, I jumped at the opportunity. I’m so lucky and excited to get to see this entire experience through with them, from proposal, to engagement session, to wedding! These two are getting married in March of 2020 at The Kalamazoo Country Club. Check out a few highlights from their engagement session at Milham Park this fall.
I met up with Julie & Cole on the last weekend in October for their Fall engagement session on Kalamazoo Mall Dr. We spent some time in the beautiful brick road ally next to Gazelle Sports and the ally behind Something’s Brewing coffee shop. We then explored a bit around the Kalamazoo Valley Museum and ended up under an amazing canopy of string lights behind Monaco Bay! These two will be getting married next September at the Trinity Lutheran Church downtown Kalamazoo, then heading over to Cityscape for their reception. Here’s a few highlights from their engagement photos.
On a cold fall day, Tricia, Josh, and I met up at the beautiful Asylum Lake Preserve for their engagement photos. We found some great fall colors out in the grass prairie and on the trails! These two are getting married next May at Kanley Chapel at Western Michigan University with their reception at The Gilmore Theatre. I’m so glad they asked me to be their wedding photographer! Here’s a few highlights from their session…
James and Justine came home to Michigan to be married with their friends and family present in early October. I’m sure it was hard to give up the scenery of Washington but they found a beautiful venue in Southwest Michigan at the Lawton Community Center. There were plenty of photo ops throughout the grounds, including a pretty sweet wine cellar/museum in the basement, and they gave me plenty of time to come up with some good material! Congrats to you both and I hope our paths cross again someday!
Photographer - Christopher Deau Photography
Venue - Lawton Community Center
Hair - Ola Schwili
Makeup - Faith from “Lash out makeup artistry”
DJ - Chris Campbell
Florist - Gina’a Originals
Dress - America’s Bride, Kenneth Winston, Ella Rosa Collection
Seamstress - Maria’s