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Ashley & Kyle

Where do I begin? This day was beautiful in every detail from beginning up until the end. I captured the most images at this wedding than ever before and that is saying something. Then I had to go through them all and decide which ones would stay, not an easy task in itself.

These images are a mere glimpse of the entire day.  Ashley & Kyle were fantastic to work with and I think it shows in their images. They set enough time aside for us to not only capture a bunch of images at St.Andrew’s Cathedral where they were married.  We also went to the Ford Museum, the Civic Auditorium , the Amway Hotel and then spent time on the property at Cascade Country Club. It was a photographer’s dream.



I always love matching the scenery with my client’s outfits. In this particular Senior Session, we bounced all around downtown Grand Rapids to get a variety of backdrops to match the 5 outfits Morgan brought that day. Love the end result.2014-09-27_0001 2014-09-27_00022014-09-27_00032014-09-27_0004 2014-09-27_0005 2014-09-27_00082014-09-27_0006 2014-09-27_0007


We had so much fun on this Senior Session. We started in downtown Grand Rapids then headed towards Luton Park in Rockford and then downtown Rockford, just to head back downtown GR to end the session at the Calder. It was worth all the driving to get such a variety of backdrops. 2014-09-25_0001 2014-09-25_00072014-09-25_0002 2014-09-25_00052014-09-25_00032014-09-25_00042014-09-25_0006


Love this girl! She is beautiful on the inside and out. We had the perfect night to wander around downtown Grand Rapids to get a variety of backdrops. One of Hannah’s good friends came along to her session and introduced me to Roselle Park in Ada. It was a great location to end her session. Love all the sunflowers and it’s stream with a cute little dock.

I just never know where my sessions are going to take me.


Britta & Joe

These two are fantastic together. They had a few things go wrong the week leading up to their wedding, but they had the best attitude and in the end it all worked out great. We had perfect weather that day and were able to take full advantage of our time downtown for pictures. We ended the night at the McKay Ballroom. We improvised on the photobooth backdrop and used the fantastic wallpaper already at McKay to add a dramatic pop to the already adorable props Britta found.

I wish nothing but the best for this terrific couple and their families.


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Kendra & Devin

We had big ideas of flowering tress and apple orchards for their spring wedding, but when the day came we were just grateful it wasn’t raining.

So what do you do when trees are bare and nothing is in bloom yet? Go downtown and visit some of your favorite walls for cool backdrops.

I had too much fun with this group….they were up for anything. Love it!

I wish nothing but the best for these two!


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I recently did a photo shoot with Nikki from SimplictyGR at the Mosaic Space. We captured a few of her designs both indoors and out. It was too nice to just stay inside.






Karen & CJ’s White Winter Wedding

Karen & CJ are a fantastic couple that are up for anything.  Their wedding took place during one of the many artic blast snowstorms this winter.

Even the extreme weather conditions did not get them down. All they could do was think about was marrying each other.  My heart melted.


Their ceremony took place in the City Flats Ballroom…which is gorgeous by the way. Between the hugh ceilings, detailed arches and beautifully

tiled floor; everywhere you turned was a beautiful backdrop waiting to be captured.  You would never guess it was snowing as much as it was

by looking at some of the outside images. Thank goodness for heated sidewalks! We popped into the Amway Hotel lobby for a few pics

before we headed to EVE for the reception.  Since we were smack dab in the middle of winter and the days were short,

we had decided to do a post wedding session the following week. We even went icing skating…. seriously, love these two.


I know there is a risk having your wedding in the winter and a lot of things did change last minute due to the extreme weather condition.

Once the guests arrived and these two bacame Mr. & Mrs. …all you could do was see the beauty as their beginning began to unfold

in this White Winter Wonderland.


All the best and many blessed years together!




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Jackie & Brock

Two young school teachers in love…it doesn’t get any better.

What do you do when the bride and groom want pictures downtown Grand Rapids during ArtPrize? Go to your favorite spots on the

outskirts of town and have fun! We went by a landscaped wall for a bridal shot. I didn’t expect the bridal party to go on all 3 levels.

Funny enough, the bridesmaids are the ones who made this shot happen.

We finished right before the reception by taking pictures on the golf course and railroad tracks at Thornapple Pointe.

There are so many more images to go through and post. Love it!

Congrats you two!


Jackie & Brock sneaks 1

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Molly & Laith sneaks

All I can say is gorgeous wedding!

I was excited because both the East Congregational United Church of Christ for the ceremony and City Flats Ballroom for the reception were

firsts for me. I think they are my favorite venues for the year so far. I would highly recommend checking out both if you get a chance.

Cannot wait to go through this entire wedding of one beautiful moment after another. By the way did I mention it was my first Chaldean wedding…

boy can they dance!

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Molly sneaks 2 no top bar