engagement

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!

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!

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!