marcaé + jordan // holland, mi engagement photography

Summer is here – in full swing! Not only does that mean sunshine, swimming, and cold lemonade… but it means wedding season in Michigan! And we are excited to introduce you to some wonderful couples that we will be celebrating with this year :)

Today, we are thrilled to introduce you to Marcaé + Jordan! We’ve known Jordan for several years, but it’s been wonderful to get to know Marcaé and the two of them as a couple. They were introduced by mutual friends a few years ago and hit it off pretty quickly. Together, they make the sweetest team – they care for each other, respect each other and they make each other laugh a lot! They will be getting married in September in downtown Holland and it is sure to be a lovely day! For their engagement pictures, we enjoyed the more nature-y part of Holland… we took a walk through the park and ended our time on the shore of Lake Michigan. It was the most perfect evening – and are even more excited to witness these two become husband + wife very soon! Yay!

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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

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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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