Michigan

Kelly + Kristen's Boyne Mountain Engagement Session

I love Northern Michigan! So anytime I get a chance to photograph a wedding or engagement session up there, I jump at the opportunity. I met Kelly and Kristen up north at Boyne Mountain Resort for their engagement photos. I was anticipating an overcast day, which is great for portraits, but was met with full sun. We hiked into nearby woods in search of shade and scenery and we were not let down. We came across a forest full of snow covered pines, and a beautiful stream. With the help of some paracord tied to a snow covered branch, I was able to simulate a little snowfall for a few photos. After hiking out of the woods, we headed back to the ski lodge where we took more photos near the fireplace and in a quiet little library. Check out a few of the highlights…

Julie + Cole's South Haven Engagement Photos

Julie and Cole couldn’t decide on how they wanted their engagement photos to look, so we scheduled two sessions! Their first session was in the Fall on the Kalamazoo Mall, just a bit different than this second session out on the frozen pier of South Haven. Julie and Cole’s wedding is in September with the ceremony at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kalamazoo and the reception at Cityscape on the Kalamazoo Mall. Here’s some of the results from our cold day in February on Lake Michigan…

Katharine + Collin's Grand Rapids Engagement Photos

Katharine and Collin met me in Townsend Park in Cannonsburg for their late fall engagement session. A light snowfall halfway through the shoot was a huge bonus! These two were naturals and really didn’t need much direction from me. Check out a few highlights from the session..

Megan + Drew's Kalamazoo Wedding

Megan and Andrew were married earlier this month at Niko’s Landing in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Andrew may have a visual impairment but it’s clear to see the love between them! It was a cold winter day in Southwest Michigan but that didn’t stop us from doing their first look on the Portage Bicentennial Trail, and a few portraits of the entire wedding party! Check out a few highlights from their wedding day!

Rena + Gabriel Southwest Michigan Winter Engagement Photos

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!

Candiance + Allyn's Michigan Winter Engagement Session

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.

Erin + Joe's Chicago Engagement Session

I met Erin and Joe at their apartment in Chicago for an indoor lifestyle engagement shoot. I don’t have a lot of experience with indoor lifestyle photography so I really enjoyed the challenge and I REALLY like the results! We ended up chasing down the last of the daylight outside with some beautiful lighting and a great cityscape in the background. These two are getting married next August at the MillCreek Wilde Barn in Watervliet, MI.

Melissa + Evan's Engagement Photos at Milham Park in Southwest Michigan

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.

Julie + Cole's Kalamazoo Michigan Engagement Photos

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.

Tricia + Josh Southwest Michigan 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…