Katherine + Tim

Break out your tissues people! While I appreciate so many moments of the weddings I am privileged to capture, it isn’t often that my emotions are affected by what’s going on. There were just so many beautiful moments during Katherine and Tim’s wedding, it was hard not to get caught up in the joy that filled the day. I’ve realized more and more, that what makes me feel like I’ve accomplished a job well done at the end of a wedding day is not that I came up with some amazing pose, but I feel accomplished if I was able to artfully capture real and raw emotion. That being said, I feel pretty accomplished looking at the images from Katherine and Tim’s wedding and here’s just a small sampling.

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I love this next photo and I didn’t realize it at the moment I took it, but on the right, you can see Tim’s dad is there, in this moment and in this prayer.

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Ashley & Jon’s wedding

This gallery contains 55 photos.

I’ll never forget at the end of our first meeting when Jon chimed into the conversation Ashley and I were having and congratulated us on becoming friends.  Together, this lovely couple had come up with a clear vision for what … Continue reading

Becca & Bill get married

This gallery contains 58 photos.

Becca and Bill are the kind of laid back couple you just want to hang out with and get to know.  This made my job so incredibly easy, and fun, on their wedding day.  There was something kind of sweet … Continue reading

Nika & John wedding

This gallery contains 58 photos.

Usually when I arrive on someone’s wedding day and ask the bride how she’s feeling, it’s answered with some sort of hope about the day running smoothly.  When I got to Nika’s parents’ house and found her already in her … Continue reading

Amanda & Justin’s wedding

This gallery contains 30 photos.

Something new for me at Amanda and Justin’s wedding was not actually meeting them face to face until two days before their big day (or at least I couldn’t remember which couple they were at a wedding show).  I like … Continue reading

Rachel & David’s beach wedding

This gallery contains 40 photos.

It might be because I made some of the best memories of my childhood there, but I think there is something almost magical about northern Michigan.  Ever since our first meeting, I had been looking forward to Rachel and David’s … Continue reading

Margaret & Paul

This gallery contains 31 photos.

Sometimes I’m taken aback by the fact that I am not only invited to document one of the most intimate and personal days of a couple’s life, but just to even witness that day is an incredibly special thing.  Sure, … Continue reading

Lisa and Gary’s wedding

This gallery contains 25 photos.

Something that I love about each one of my brides is that they all have such different taste.  It makes my job so exciting to see the same event done in so many different ways and executed beautifully each time. … Continue reading

Ericka & Chad tie the knot!

I have known Ericka and her family since I was in high school and I was very excited to get to know her more, and her fiance Chad, during the time I spent with them in their wedding planning and photographing their wedding day.  With 13 weddings photographed this summer, I was excited to have Ericka and Chad as my last for the 2010 season.  Not only was I less than 10 minutes from home, after an exhausting four month tour of Michigan, but I was happy to be a part of wedding filled with so many people I know and love.

Ericka and Chad, I hope you will always cherish the blessing you have in your marriage to each other.  I had a great time photographing your wedding and learning more about who each of you are.  Ericka, you have always been such a fun loving, happy person and I am so glad to see the incredible man God gave you to spend the rest of your life with in Chad.  Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. & Mrs. C

I had the great honor of photographing my first military wedding earlier this month.  This is something that I have been waiting for since I started photographing weddings and seemed a little more special to me now that my very own baby brother is now a part of the military.

Well if I was going to have to photograph a military wedding, this was a great one to break me in.  Andrea and Paul got married at the War Memorial in Grosse Pointe, with a beautiful back-drop of Lake St. Clair.  Andrea has been one of the brides I have had the most fun with and she has had me laughing via email for many months now.  I loved how much her personal style came through in every part of this wedding, especially every part she crafted herself (I was truly impressed!).

Paul and Andrea, you have been incredible to work with this entire process and I couldn’t have asked for a more gracious, enthusiastic, and real couple to work with.  It was amazing to watch your love for each other shine through these photographs and impact your family and friends at your wedding.  I have to say I have the utmost respect first of all, for Paul’s service and dedication to this country, but also for the sacrifice you, Andrea will be making in this first year of your marriage.  I am amazed at the sacrifice military families make and incredibly thankful that they do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May God bless Paul’s time over-seas and your marriage in this next year.