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As seen Published in Nearlywed Magazine There is something especially enchanting about a late-summer wedding. The golden light, warm breeze, lush landscapes. It’s the ideal backdrop for such a romantic celebration. Add that to the timeless elegance of a beautiful winery, and you have the perfect setting. Sami and Drew’s September wedding at Verterra Winery […]

May 31, 2024

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Grant and Kirsten tied the knot at Meadow Brook Hall, a 1920s Tudor-style mansion in Rochester, Michigan. Both being from neighboring towns in Indiana, the couple has known each other since 6th grade but started dating freshman year of college. With Grant playing hockey at Miami of Ohio and Kirsten at Indiana University, the beginning […]

January 16, 2024

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Brit and Al opted for a beautiful summer wedding at the Shinola Hotel in downtown Detroit. Shinola’s Birdy Room, featuring class ceilings and an airy, sunroom-style design, was the perfect fit for their summer ceremony. Romantic and classy are the two words I would use to describe this gorgeous day. From the soft neutral palette […]

January 9, 2024

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Laura and Nolan said, “I do” at the Birmingham Country Club in Detroit. The couple first met at Michigan State University, but their casual friendship grew more serious after graduation. By sheer coincidence, they were both preparing to begin their careers in Chicago and decided to give love a chance in the summer of 2015.

October 5, 2023

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An engagement session is a beautiful way for couples to celebrate their love and upcoming nuptials. While the focus is on the love they share, it’s equally important to capture their unique personalities and the essence of their relationship. As a photographer, your role goes beyond just snapping pictures; it involves creating a comfortable and […]

August 8, 2023

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This couple was so fun to photograph and hang out with at their engagement session! They truly felt like old friends and I think we could of hung out for hours. They will be getting married this coming summer and I cannot wait to celebrate them! Capturing their day, at the beautiful Meadow Brook will […]

August 3, 2023

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One of the most exciting moments in a parent’s life is the day they get to bring their new bundle of joy home. The nursery is perfectly set up with beautiful decorations. Diapers are freshly unpacked. Every little knick-knack and picture frame meticulously placed. For at least a short while, it’s every parent’s favorite room […]

July 14, 2023

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Reilly and Emily recited their vows on a beautiful summer day in June. The ceremony and reception took place at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms in Dexter, Michigan. Cornman Farms is just a short drive from Ann Arbor, yet the quiet, country setting makes it feel worlds away. It was the perfect location for an intimate celebration […]

July 12, 2023

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If you’ve ever wondered what a picture perfect couple looks like, look no further. Mike and Megan have cuteness nailed down. Even their dog is gorgeous! Their engagement session on Belle Isle of Detroit is what makes being a photographer so fun. Looking back on these photos and picking my favorites to share is such […]

June 27, 2023

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Time after time family photographers hear their clients say that they’re worried how their child or children are going to act during their family session. Photography is an investment and parents want great photos of their kids to look back on. No one really wants a framed picture of their two year old during a […]

June 27, 2023

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It is my passion as an artist and storyteller to create imagery that is joyful, romantic, authentic and ultimately beautiful. I want to capture each and every client as they are, showcasing their love story. After shooting 100’s of weddings and serving this industry for over thirteen years, I’ve learned more than anything how a day needs to be ran. Taking the days timeline into my own hands, has been one of the biggest benefits to my clients. Not only will you know where you need to be, when you need to be, I’ll be there helping to guide you. I want my clients to be able to fully intrust in me. Also trusting in my directional posing, management of your bridal party, and making sure your day is a flawless as possible. 

I am inspired by the magic of love and wonder of this world, finding beauty in all the moments, from big too small. Finding joy and celebration in watching the story unfold and capturing it all, giving my clients a tangible heirloom of their most cherished memories. 

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