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A lot of moving pieces go into planning a wedding day timeline and we know it's easy to feel like a hot mess! 

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Where to even begin, this day was what dreams are made of. From the time I met Danielle and Sinclair I knew they were going to not only be amazing clients but friends. From their engagement session to the wedding day, they were a pleasure to work with. The energy they create together is simply […]

April 26, 2022

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I was so excited to head back to Chicago after not being able to since covid. Chicago is such a beautiful city and getting to explore it with my clients is always a treat! I love when my clients do one dressy outfit and one more casual playful outfit. I also love when my clients […]

January 26, 2022

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The Greencrest Manor  was the perfect location to host my first ever retreat. Jenn and her team were so welcoming to guests, vendors and myself. They went above and beyond to help me do what I love.  It has been a goal of mine for many years to connect and teach other creatives.  In my […]

January 2, 2022

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My biggest tips for engagement photos is to do two looks. One dressy, and one more casual. Even if we do all photos at the same location, a different outfit can change the whole feel. If you are pet lover, like myself, bring them! I do recommend having someone come to help. This session was […]

January 1, 2022

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Getting engaged in December of 2019 and planning for a fall 2020 wedding was so exciting, then covid hit. As a wedding photographer myself I knew 2021 could potentially be crazy once we were all allowed to work again.  After Michael and I discussed it, we realized it was best to do a smaller intimate […]

November 12, 2021

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Ann Arbor, MI • Detroit Engagement Photographer It is such a pleasure to get to know my bride and grooms a bit more before one of the most important days of their lives.  I love to see how they interact with one another, creating a space for them to love, laugh and be silly together. […]

August 3, 2021

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Greencrest Manor in Battle Creek MI • Detroit Engagement Photographer Sinclair and Danielle met in their freshman year of high school; Danielle had just transferred to a new school district where Sinclair already was. On the first day of Orchestra class, he tried to talk to her, but she quickly blew him off. However, the […]

June 9, 2021

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I have always loved intimate weddings and through Covid we saw many more of them. Below is a little bit about this beautiful day, in the bride’s words. A note from the bride: When we planned our wedding in 2019 we had a vision of space that would reflect us as a couple. A space […]

May 28, 2021

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Where to even begin with this couple, the location, the weather and all the things!? Andrew is also a photographer, so when he and his wife Alex contacted me to photograph such a special time for them, I was thrilled! I love Northern Michigan, it’s literally one of my favorite places ever! When they mentioned […]

April 30, 2021

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Branding sessions are something I have completely fell in love with recently and cannot wait to do more of them! I believe having great images for your business and brand is crucial! Social media is a way for us to connect with our clients in a more personal way, showing your face and a little […]

March 12, 2021

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GET TO KNOW ME

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 a decade, 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. 

Please explore my work and send me a note with any questions.


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