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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mike + ashley // southwest michigan wedding

Mike + Ashley serendipitously met in college… as two shy souls on the middle of a dance floor. They had an instant connection and amidst transition, travels, and training a pup, they continued to fall deeper in love and blend their lives together. Work settled them both in NYC (you may remember their Manhattan engagement session from this past winter!) and they began planning their wedding soon after Mike proposed on a trip to Maine. It didn’t take them long to decide on a wedding in Michigan where Ashley spent most of her summers. Though they have traveled the world […]

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sarah + brendan // belle isle engagement photography // detroit, michigan

So often, I think about how fun my job is and how wonderful it is that I get to photograph people and their relationships for a living. But even more than that, I’m often floored by how lucky I am to get to reconnect with friends from my past and celebrate some pretty momentous occasions with them. One such friend is Sarah! She + I have known each other since middle school. We were buddies throughout high school – we attended the same youth group together and many of my memories from that era involve Sarah somehow! I recall her […]

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