clare + mark // a winter engagement in the woods


Last month (yes this snow was just a few weeks ago!), Jonathan + I spent the afternoon with Clare + Mark! We enjoyed some time catching up, hiking through the woods, laughing, and celebrating their engagement. Snow was not in the forecast for that day, but we embraced it! Though it was cold, was a lovely backdrop for our adventure!

Clare + Mark attended the same high school together (which was also the same high school as me!) – but it wasn’t until after college when they were introduced by mutual friends. They fell in love quickly + deeply while navigating a cross-country dating relationship as Mark resides in Seattle and Clare in Metro Detroit. When they wed this summer, they will be thrilled to no longer have a long distance relationship and to finally be husband + wife!

These two are smart, funny, adventurous and caring. They couldn’t be more perfect for each other and we are excited to document their story! Without further adieu…March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017March 2017

andrew + carolann // a snowy michigan winter wedding


When I think about these two, I can’t help but smile. Andrew + CarolAnn are the type of people you want to be friends with. They are kind, considerate, active, fun, and laugh well. Getting to know these two as they planned their wedding has been such a gift. We have loved witnessing them care for each other + for their loved ones as they walked together towards marriage. They are honest + genuine humans and we are so grateful to share their wedding day with you today. They wed just before Christmas on a beautiful snowy afternoon in metro Detroit. It was the perfect winter wedding day!

Andrew + CarolAnn, thank-you for inviting us to tell your wedding story. We hope these images bring smiles to your faces for years and years to come. Cheers!
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ashley + mike // a manhattan engagement session


Last month, on an unseasonably mild December day, Jonathan + I met up with Ashley + Mike for their engagement photos… in Manhattan! These two will be getting married this summer in Michigan, but chose to have us come and photograph them in their home, in their neighborhood, with their pup… in New York City. And we had the perfect morning together! It started with breakfast in their kitchen, then we enjoyed the rooftop views from their apartment building, then we went for a walk all over… including a stop in Little Italy where Mike took Ashley on their first date over six years ago! Needless to say, we had a blast with these two and we are so thankful for the opportunity to get to know them in their element. Their wedding day is going to be a good one!!

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mark + haley // west michigan barn wedding


Oh, Mark + Haley. We love these two. They are two of the kindest souls and are absolutely perfect for each other. In case you don’t remember, they met in the sweetest way – across the fence in their backyards (Check out their engagement pictures for more on that story!). Since then, they have been smitten with each other… and eager to share their lives together. Well, they finally tied the knot last month on the most beautiful fall day. The day began at the Leonard at Logan House – a bed + breakfast in the heart of Grand Rapids. Then, we all drove south of the city… where their friends graciously opened up their property for the celebration. The leaves were beginning to change, the rain held off, and the sun shined as these two committed their lives to each other and danced the night away. It was a wonderful celebration and one that we will cherish for a long time.

Congratulations again, Mark + Haley! We wish you nothing but joy, happiness, and adventure together!

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tom + jen // a rooftop wedding in detroit


“Did you know that true love asks for nothing? Her acceptance is the way we pay.
Did you know that life has given love a guarantee to last through forever and another day?
Just as time knew to move on since the beginning and the seasons know exactly when to change…
Just as kindness knows no shame, know through all your joy and pain …that I’ll be loving you always”
-Stevie Wonder

This love is a good love. It is a love that respects deeply, cares unconditionally, takes risks, and dreams big dreams. Tom + Jen are great partners, strong team-mates, and they adore each other immensely. It has been an honor + a gift to get to know these two over the last few months as their wedding plans came together.

Tom + Jen chose the always incredible McGregor Memorial Conference Center on the campus of Wayne State University for their wedding ceremony. The reception followed at the Madison Building in downtown Detroit where the guests enjoyed cocktails on the fifth floor and dinner + dancing on the rooftop overlooking the city while the Tigers’ played at Comerica Park just a couple blocks away. Their celebration was absolutely perfect in every way! It showed off their love for their family + friends, their love for Detroit, but most importantly, their love + commitment to each other.

We need to give some HUGE shoutouts to all the wonderful vendors who helped make this day happen…
Wedding Coordination: Luna Soiree Events // Flowers + Decor: Parsonage Events // Hair: Simona Vigh // Makeup: Imagine Three Beauty Studio // DJ: just-B Entertainment // Wedding Favors: Bon Bon Bon Chocolates // Cutting Cake: Love & Buttercream // Dinner + Dessert: Two Unique Caterers

We have eagerly been waiting to share photos of this day, so without further adieu, enjoy Tom + Jen’s wedding story! (and in case you can’t get enough of these two, here’s a link to their Ypsilanti Engagement Photos!)
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