As I sat down to try and put words to Josh + Abbey’s wedding day, I couldn’t help but think about how much anticipation + excitement went into their wedding day… or more importantly, their first day of marriage. Josh + Abbey have been waiting to be husband + wife for a long time. They met in kindergarten, grew up together, fell in love and journeyed through high school, college, travels and more. For years, they had been anticipating their first day of marriage – the day that their lives could FINALLY be one. No longer would they have two separate lives that run parallel to each other, but one life – together.
Well, a few weeks ago, on a wonderful November day, Josh + Abbey got married! The day they had hoped for, prayed for, and waited for had come… and the celebration was perfect. Their loved ones traveled from all over (literally – many from other states and other countries) to celebrate with them. Everyone could sense the joy + love that was in the air – it was simply contagious. This wedding day was one of those days that remind me why I do what I do and I’m so grateful that Josh + Abbey invited me into their story.
These two… I don’t even know where to begin. Tina is a dear friend of mine. When our lives intersected several years ago, I would’ve never thought we’d have the relationship that we do now, but I wouldn’t change it. Tina is a kind, good-hearted soul. She is considerate + loving, an amazing artist + creative, and a beautiful woman inside + out. She happens to be engaged to a great guy named Dan. Dan is strong + respectable, honest + fun, and loves Tina to the moon + back. These two have been dating for a couple years and make one heck of an awesome team. This coming May they are choosing to step into marriage – to commit their lives to each other and spend forever as one. I am deeply honored to be able to be a part of their story in this way – to stand by their sides and capture their story as I celebrate with them. Their wedding day is going to be really awesome – and I cannot wait!
Tina + Dan – you two are completely wonderful and the love you share together is inspiring + beautiful. Never stop laughing, never stop dreaming and never stop adventuring together. Thanks for inviting me along for the ride. ;)
This engagement session is of a couple that is near + dear to my heart. Whitney, is my sweet, wonderful cousin. She is beautiful individual – full of life, strength + adventure. Five years ago, while attending college at GVSU, she met Kyle – a handsome, kind + caring man. In the last five years, I have watched them become friends, begin dating, finish school + find jobs, relocate + transition, all while continuing to grow together + fall deeper in love. Whitney + Kyle are best friends, they immensely respect + care for each other, and they know how to have fun together. They make a great team and because of this, I was ecstatic when I heard the news they were officially engaged. Soon, they will finally become husband + wife!! I cannot wait to celebrate with them next year!
Whitney + Kyle – congratulations again! I am so excited for the two of you!! THANK-YOU, from the bottom of my heart, for inviting me into this journey with you. It’s a huge honor to share in this momentous time with you both! Enjoy the preview of your session! :)
I met Austin + his parents on a chilly October morning in Rochester, Michigan. The forecast was threatening our session time, but we forged ahead and beat the rain clouds. Austin turns ONE this month and it was so fun to wander around the park with him, feed the ducks and play in the leaves together. He’s such a sweet boy – I love this age! Thanks for hanging out with me, you three! And happy birthday, Austin!
This afternoon, I’d love to introduce you to one of my awesome couples from next year, Whitney + Peter. I met these two at one of my weddings last summer and was so excited when Whitney contacted me about her own wedding just a few months ago. These two are planning a beautiful spring affair this coming May and I cannot wait to be a part of it! To celebrate their engagement, we met up at the place where it all began – the University of Michigan. It’s where they met, fell in love and where Peter proposed – so it was the perfect location for their session. It was a chilly fall morning, but I’d say we made the most of it ;) Here’s a peak into our time together…