don + alayna // downtown grand rapids summer wedding

When I think about Don + Alayna and how perfectly they are matched, how dearly they care for one another, and how much joy they bring each other… I can’t help but smile. These two individuals are some of the best humans out there – they are kind, smart, adventurous, and genuine. They love their people deeply and they cherish the beauty that’s around them. We’ve known Alayna + her family for some time now (remember her sister Lynnae’s downtown Boston wedding?)… and when we met Don – we instantly knew that he was special. They just click, ya know? […]

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riley + madisen // stonegate glass wedding chapel

Today, we are delighted to share with you the wedding story of my dear cousin, Madisen and her groom, Riley! Madisen is the youngest cousin on my dad’s side of the family – and it has been a joy to watch her grow into a kind, intelligent woman over the years. When we met Riley almost two years ago, we liked him instantly! They clicked with each other and he clicked with the family. We could tell that he was a keeper and loved seeing the two of them together! But let me back up a little bit… ;) Riley […]

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derrik + stephanie // summer wedding in metro detroit

Remember these two lovebirds from their engagement session last summer at Stoney Creek MetroPark? Well, last month – they became husband + wife! It was so wonderful! They married at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church in Rochester (just a few miles down the road from where they first met!) and dinner + dancing followed at Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township! There was a genuine excitement in the air the entire day, because the event they’d been planning for over a year had finally arrived! These two put together a beautiful celebration – but more importantly, it spoke true to […]

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heather + jason // downtown detroit engagement session

I met Heather last fall at a photo workshop that I was teaching. She was genuine + kind, and I instantly felt drawn to her personality + joy. I learned that she is a mom to beautiful daughter, she loves photography + sports, and works at a golf club… my kind of girl! Fast forward several months… and I get an email from Heather saying that she is recently engaged and planning a wedding… I couldn’t wait to hear more! Turns out, she met + fell in love with a man who also loves sports, golfing, and her daughter! :) […]

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