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Abby and John’s Spring Planterra Wedding

Abby and John’s Spring Planterra Conservatory wedding was absolutely perfect. Every detail was stunning and their joy bubbled over to everyone. It was infectious. From the sweet “just around the corner” first look to our groom serenading the bride with some old school rap. (pretty good too). Congratulations to you and your families, it was my pleasure to document your wedding day.

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Kitsie, Tai and Waka welcome little Kahu . Chicago, Illinois

Kitsie and Tai are amazing people. I love them, and their whole family and the new baby stole my heart (and feel asleep right above it). They let me come to their home and just be with them as they spent time with Grandpa and Aunt M and allowed me to photograph who they are. That is a gift I am grateful for. The joy and love they express so generously is a delight and a honor to capture.

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Justin and Pauls Winter Wonderful Engagement. Ann Arbor, MI

I was so ready for the energy and love and adventure that Justin and Paul brought to their engagement session. The temperature was a balmy 38 degrees and only two days after the polar vortex broke we ventured out to the beautiful Barton Damn and explored the frozen wonderland it had become. We finished up the afternoon with a little skate on an overflow pond near their home (Jusinzambonied that morning) which was pure magical fun.

After almost two weeks stuck in the house (my camera’s freeze at -30) it was brilliant to get out and take photos with these two. I am beyond excited to share and can not WAIT until their wedding this fall. Thank you both for being your own perfect selves (and for the ice skating!)

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Jen and Daves winter wedding . Cornman Farms, Dexter Michigan

Yesterday it was exactly one month since I had the most wonderful honor of photographing Jen and Dave’s wedding. <3 Jen and I have been friends for over 5 years (she is one of the most intelligent, strong and beautiful people I know) The first time I saw her after they started dating I could see he was something special, they were something special. Jen just beamed and that beaming smile, a blissed-out, grateful and happy smile, hasn’t left her face. You can see it in these pictures. Dave is shining right alongside her step by step, friends, lovers, partners. It spreads and everyone gets to feel a bit of its goodness.

The wedding day was beautiful. Famlies coming together, families missing those who couldn’t be there and everyone celebrating love and new beginnings. Cornman Farms was the perfect venue, warm and cozy, just right for a winter wedding. Make sure to look out the windows behind Jen and Dave when they are giving their vows. The sunset in a brilliant explosion of pink and blue created a celestial backdrop behind them as they spoke their vows. (magical really) Then there was the DJ in from LA who kept things (as they say in the biz) heated up ;) (I am going to get the link in here asap) So much dancing!! I even joined in for one or two (thank you, Squad, for making me participate! <3) Everything was just as it was and just as it was it was perfect. Congratulations my friends, I am so very happy for you.

last dance

(If I overindulged in choosing photos I feel no guilt, it was all I could do not to share all 1000+ of them!!! )

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“Commuity” at the Toledo Museum of Art – Rebecca Louis Law – Last Week

This is the last week of the Rebecca Louis Law installation at the Toledo Museum of Art I had the extreme pleasure of going down before the holidays with my friend Karen and just having fun with our cameras!! I took some of her with her’s and she took some of me with mine and we played with the colour all around us!!

You have a few more days so if you can you should get down there!! She’ll be a resident artist and is going to be working with the glass makers as well, I’m excited to see what they create!!

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An intimate Halloween Wedding . Ann Arbor, Mi,

I got a call a week before Halloween and Chantel explained to me she wanted to have a sweet, simple little halloween wedding and she wasn’t sure I’d “do it” because it “wasn’t a big deal wedding.”

I have always wanted to photograph a wedding on halloween, and I promptly told her that there was no such thing as a “no big deal” wedding. There are smaller weddings, simple weddings, grand event weddings, theme weddings, intimate weddings, courthouse weddings, but every single one of these weddings all share the moment when two partners look at each other and say “i do” and make that promise to spend a lifetime together.

That is after all what weddings are about, and Chantel and Tom’s wedding, small though it may have been was filled to the brim with the tears, the love and that moment of “i do” that makes a wedding what it is.

I was so honored to be chosen to be there, just because something isn’t big doesn’t mean it isn’t a big deal, love is love and these two blew me away with their love and the love of their beautiful family!

See for yourself!!

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