Southwest Michigan

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…

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!

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!

Riley + Jessica's Southwest Michigan Engagement Photos

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!

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..

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!

Elaina + Jon's South Haven Winter Engagement Session

Jon proposed to Elaina on the beaches of South Haven so we thought it would be a great location for their engagement photos. It was chilly and totally worth it! Winter transforms the beach and pier into a magical frozen wonderland, scroll down and check it out! I’m so grateful to be able to make a living as a photographer, I love being able to create something special like this for awesome people like Elaina and Jon. I look forward to photographing their wedding in Kalamazoo this summer!