josh + hailey // downtown detroit comerica park wedding

Josh + Hailey’s respective love for baseball and the Detroit Tigers drew them to each other. As they began dating, they spent a lot of time watching + attending games, discussing trades, checking stats, etc… all the while, falling more in love and becoming the best of friends. They both admit they fell fast – within a few months it was clear that they had found their mate. Then after about a year together, just after the Fourth of July, Josh proposed while they were in Detroit attending a home game. Hailey was surprised + elated as Josh got down on his knee outside the stadium. She said, “Yes!” and they attended their first game as an engaged couple (and cheered Verlander + the Tigers on to a 14-5 win against the Dodgers. It was a great day for them, ‘eh?).

When Josh + Hailey started planning their wedding – they joked that they should have their wedding at Comerica Park because they had spent so much time + energy together on the Tigers. It was quickly dismissed as they began researching other venues, locations… but then, they decided to actually look into it. When they realized that it could be a legitimate option, they were ecstatic! They picked a date and began planning their Tigers-themed nuptials!

Josh + Hailey are the kind of people you want to be friends with. Multiple times throughout their wedding day, I heard people say, “Josh + Hailey are two of the nicest people I know.” After getting to know them – I totally agree. These two are kind, funny, and sincere. They are loyal + trustworthy, and care deeply about their family + friends. Jonathan + I have had a blast getting to know these two and celebrating this season of their lives. We were thrilled to share in this day with them and are pumped to share it with you today! Congratulations, Josh + Hailey!!

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey wed at the historic Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Woodward Avenue.
Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Cocktail hour took place on the New Amsterdam 416 Bar and dinner + dancing took place inside at the Tiger Club in Comerica Park! Both allowed for beautiful views of the stadium + field throughout the evening!
Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Instead of consecutive table numbers, every guest was assigned a table that corresponded with one of Josh + Hailey’s favorite players + their numbers!
Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Josh + Hailey Wedding

Can’t get enough of these two? CLICK HERE to check out their Grand Haven engagement session from earlier this summer!

Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

dean + allison // downtown grand rapids wedding

Remember Dean + Allison – from their snowy winter engagement session? Well, they tied the knot a few weeks ago and I’m excited to share it with you today!

Dean + Allison wed at Kentwood Community Church and dinner + dancing followed at the Waddell Center in downtown Grand Rapids. It was a beautiful day through and through. The weather was kind to us and so much joy permeated through everyone that was there to celebrate. I caught myself tearing up several times this day – overwhelmed by the beauty, grace, and life that surrounded me. These two share a beautiful love. It is a love that they have nurtured, fought for, and sacrificed for over the last several years. Dean + Allison’s deep friendship + connection grew into an unconditional love – one that is patient, kind, and respectful. It is evident that they care for each other so much. Their wedding day was such a meaningful representation of the love that they share for each other and also for their family + friends.

Congratulations, Dean + Allison. Keep fighting the good fight… and enjoy this marriage adventure! Cheers!

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Dean + Allison Wedding

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

jacob + katie // lansing, michigan barn wedding

“Darling, I will be loving you ’til we’re seventy. And baby, my heart could still fall as hard at twenty-three. I’m thinking about how people fall in love in mysterious ways, maybe just the touch of a hand. Well me, I fall in love with you every single day. I just want to tell you I am.” – Ed Sheeran

I immediately was drawn to Jacob + Katie in our first interactions together. They were both honest, sincere, compassionate and they were open to sharing their journey together as a couple. Their story had been a while in the making – it started in college as just friends, but then they realized they had deeper feelings for each other years later while traveling with a group to South Africa. Last summer, after about a year of dating, Jacob proposed to Katie. Much of their engagement was spent apart – as Jacob completed his degree in the Upper Peninsula – but they were confident that they are meant to spend the rest of their lives together – and that helped mend the distance a bit! When we met, I could tell how much they love each other and how excited they were to have an awesome wedding… but more importantly, to BE married. To become husband + wife, to have + to hold, to live as one and fully share a life together.

When I asked them what they were hoping their wedding to look like, they wanted a big reunion-like party with friends + family (whom they love SO much), and they wanted it to be romantic, elegant and fun. But their story would not be complete without sharing how God has worked in their lives to bring them to this point. They wanted to celebrate God’s grace, love and faithfulness in their lives as they united their lives. Their ceremony was just that – a genuine, heartfelt and worshipful celebration. It was a beautiful moment to witness, to capture and to be a part of.

Individually, Jacob + Katie are amazing humans, but together, they bring out the best in each other – and are a strong, inseparable team. What an honor it was to photograph their wedding story and to celebrate their first day of marriage together with them. Congratulations, Jacob + Katie. Thank-you for being true to who you are, for inviting others into your lives and for exemplifying so much love + joy to those around you.

CEREMONY :: Lansing Central United Methodist Church // RECEPTION :: RaOna Acres – Williamston, Michigan
Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding
Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie WeddingJacob + Katie WeddingJacob + Katie WeddingJacob + Katie WeddingJacob + Katie WeddingJacob + Katie WeddingJacob + Katie WeddingJacob + Katie WeddingJacob + Katie WeddingJacob + Katie WeddingJacob + Katie WeddingJacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Jacob + Katie Wedding

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

jill + ben // grand haven engagement photography

I’m so excited to share this engagement session with you this evening! Jill is one of my beautiful cousins. She is intelligent, kind, and joyful. Her fiance, Ben, is an equally as wonderful human. He is driven, sincere, and very personable. I love watching the two of them interact. They respect + love each other, they bring out the best in one another, and they have a ton of fun together. This love story has been six (!) years in the making, but this spring, they will finally become husband + wife… what a great day that’s going to be!

Jill + Ben met up with us at Rosy Mound Nature Area – one of Jonathan + I’s favorite spots along the Great Lake Michigan. We hiked through the woods and played on the beach… until we were chased away by a looming thunderstorm. These two are always up for an adventure, though, and we had a great evening together celebrating their engagement.

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Jill + Ben Engagement

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

ellen + kevin // engagement session

It was the perfect summer evening on Lake St. Clair. It was mild, but breezy, the sun was a little extra glowy and the waves were dancing just right. In addition to all of that, we had a super rad couple to photograph… it couldn’t have been better!

Ellen + Kevin met us at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial to spend the evening celebrating their engagement. I love their love. The way they make each other laugh, the way they care about each other and the way they just seem to fit together. They have that special something – ya know? They are getting married next month and we are so thrilled to be able to document their wedding story! It’s sure to be a wonderful day :)
Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Ellen + Kevin Engagement

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment