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2016-04-30_0006I love crossfit, it’s the only athletic program that has kept my attention and kept me coming back for more.  I love to complain about the aches and the pains and I feel pretty strong and healthy.  It is then so inspiring to get to meet and photograph the elite women of the sport.  Last year I had the privilege of photographing Julie Foucher and this year Boxlife Magazine asked me to photograph another cover this time featuring Brooke Wells (she has a behind the scenes of me and her at the shoot on her Instagram)!  Brooke was fantastic, I’ll be rooting for them both in the open and now that the magazine has shipped and gone online I can share some of my favorite images! Thank you Brooke and BoxLife :)

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It is with delight that I share a few of the images from Sam’s Bar Mitzvah! It was a fantastic evening, from sports simulators to sports memorable and the party was full of heartfelt words and heartfelt dancing.  Watching Sam’s friends and family celebrate who he is and how much they love him was awesome and I had so much fun capturing the celebrations.

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Leave it to Lauren – Event Planner
Decor & Graphics – Designs by Debbie LeClaire)
Flowers – Jeffrey Floral Architecture
Venue -Franklin Hills Country Club
Day of Coordinator – Party Assurance

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Margo is the newest member of Sara and Jim’s family.   We hung out on valentines day to take some pictures and do a little playing in the snow!!!  It’s a broken record here but getting to photograph families as they grow is really one of the very best things that I get to do.  Love these and love getting to spend valentines day with another family that I love!!! 2016-04-12_00022016-04-12_00032016-04-12_00042016-04-12_00052016-04-12_00062016-04-12_00072016-04-12_00082016-04-12_00092016-04-12_00102016-04-12_00112016-04-12_00122016-04-12_00132016-04-12_00142016-04-12_00152016-04-12_00162016-04-12_00172016-04-12_00182016-04-12_00192016-04-12_00202016-04-12_0021

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The bride and groom love Michigan winters and Zingermans, from the kilts to the square-dancing (with a caller so cool I may have square-dancing at our next big bash) Erin and Nathan’s day was absolutely breathtakingly perfect!! Don’t let cold weather stop you from feeling the warmth of friends and family!!!  The Cornman Farms in Dexter was just perfect and I was so honored to be there to help them celebrate their big day!!  2016-04-07_00022016-04-07_00032016-04-07_00042016-04-07_00052016-04-07_00062016-04-07_00072016-04-07_00082016-04-07_00092016-04-07_00102016-04-07_00112016-04-07_00122016-04-07_00132016-04-07_00142016-04-07_00152016-04-07_00162016-04-07_00172016-04-07_00182016-04-07_00192016-04-07_00202016-04-07_00212016-04-07_00222016-04-07_00232016-04-07_00242016-04-07_00252016-04-07_00262016-04-07_00272016-04-07_00282016-04-07_00292016-04-07_00302016-04-07_00312016-04-07_00322016-04-07_00332016-04-07_00342016-04-07_00352016-04-07_00482016-04-07_00362016-04-07_00372016-04-07_00382016-04-07_00392016-04-07_00402016-04-07_00412016-04-07_00422016-04-07_00432016-04-07_00442016-04-07_00452016-04-07_00462016-04-07_0047

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Geoff and Grant chose me to photograph their wedding and it was a real honor.  Two people who are more loved and valued by friends, family and community would be hard to find.  Their love, their class and their style was palpable during their day and the affection and joy at their wedding reception was beautiful.  I am the luckiest person in the world to be able to surround myself with such amazing people and I couldn’t be more happy for them.  I even found a couple really kind reviews from Geoff out there on the internets and I’m sharing one here because it made my heart swell with pride and happiness!

Geoff said : “Melissa did such a great job with our engagement session and wedding. She is so easy to talk to and be around, it took so much of the stress away and we were able to enjoy both photo sessions. Our guests LOVED her portrait booth at our wedding.”

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  • Patrick Barrow - What a beautiful event! Congrats!!March 30, 2016 – 8:09 pm

  • Anne Kikta - Fabulous photographs of Geoff and Grant’s wedding. We hope to see the rest of the photos of all of the guests.March 30, 2016 – 9:12 pm