colin + jenn (+ winston!)

Have you ever met someone and wondered why you had never met them before? Either because they are pretty great and you click so well or you have a lot of mutual friends… or, both? I met Jenn under unfortunate circumstances… we were both in Detroit for a funeral. However, during our conversation, we found that we both lived in Grand Rapids and her and her husband formerly attended the church that Jonathan and I now attend. We didn’t just have one mutual friend, we had many! This small conversation lead to more coffee and conversation – except this time, […]

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angela + lucas // holland, mi engagement

As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to learn that sometimes, friends come and go. I don’t say this to sound pessimistic, because I’m naturally an optimistic person. Life takes us on each of our own paths and sometimes jobs, schools, and families relocate us. As I have watched friends take new paths and start new journeys, I’ve learned that its a little bittersweet. There is excitement for the road ahead of them, but a twinge of sadness because of the knowledge that your relationship won’t be the same after that. Sometimes, only a phone call, letter or Facebook will keep […]

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matt + allison + xayla

If you’ve been following me for a while, you will recognize this next family. I’ve been honored to capture their engagement, their wedding and more recently, I did a maternity session for Allison while Matt was deployed in Afghanistan. Well, I’m happy to announce… Matt made it to the U.S. just a few weeks before the birth of his baby girl and they are back home in Arizona settling in to life as a family of three. But before they traveled to Arizona with their little one, I was able to spend the afternoon with this baby girl and her […]

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brandon + dana // martha’s vineyard wedding photography

This post has been a long-time coming; however, this comes with no lack of excitement for this wedding celebration! In October, Jonathan and I had the opportunity to travel to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts for the union of Brandon & Dana. We arrived on Friday afternoon just in time to begin the festivities. From the clambake, to the bachelor/bachelorette parties, island tours and rehearsal activities, the weekend was filled with plenty of events, seafood, laughter and joy. As the weekend came to a close, the bride and groom said their vows on the shores of the Atlantic, followed by an […]

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