AUSTIN & SAMI

St Joseph Beach Engagement

Today we got to capture Sami & Austin's lake Michigan Engagement session in St Joseph, MI.   We lucked out with small crowds at the beach and lighthouse and got to explore a little.  I always love to photograph couples and families at the beach in St. Joe.   The lighthouse and beach is such a great spot for photos.

I am so excited to photograph Sami & Austin's wedding at The Farmhouse Weddings in September this year.  I hope you two love your engagement photos.  I cannot wait to share the rest of them with you!

Congratulations to you both!

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BECCA & BLAKE

New York City Engagement

Wow... bucket list shoot for sure! I was so excited to capture Becca & Blake's engagement session in New York City! We started at Central Park and then took the subway to Brooklyn Bridge. It was absolutely AMAZING!

Thank you to you both for freezing in Central Park with me.  New York is such an amazing place to photograph in.  While taking the red dress photos, we were surrounded by people. 

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WEDDING TIPS...

First Look

First looks are one of those things most people either absolutely LOVE the idea of, or totally despise it.   So, I wanted to write a post about the pros and cons of doing a first look.

In all of my consultations and timeline consultations I typically discuss the pros and cons, but there may be people out there that are curious about why I generally try to push the first look.   What you decide for your wedding day is ultimately up to you as a couple, but hearing both sides may help you make your decision.

Without adieu, here are my Top 5 Reasons Why to Have a First Look

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Boudoir 101

BUT... WHAT DO I WEAR?

I am often asked what are best things to wear for boudoir photo shoot? Well let me tell you there are many great items you can choose right out of your own closet. Not every item needs to be lingerie. Choose at least one bra and panty set.

Make sure you try on everything you are planning on bringing to your shoot!  Sometimes we hold onto those "amazing pieces" and don't realize they don't fit us anymore.  So, make sure you try everything on!

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE COMPLICATED...

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STEPHANIE & JEFF

ROMANTIC SOUTH HAVEN ENGAGEMENT

I absolutely LOVE South Haven, MI!  When Stephanie told me that they would be interested in shooting their engagement there I was so excited.   Jeff and Stephanie also happen to love wine (about as much as I do), so we had fun at one of the local wineries tasting rooms.

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JENNA & TJ

Lake Michigan Engagement

I absolutely loved working with Jenna & TJ.   Their engagement session on the shores of Lake Michigan was amazing.  The skies were perfect (yes all real) and they looked amazing.   We started the shoot in Niles, Michigan and then drove up to St Joseph, Michigan to get some photos by the water.  We finished off the shoot with Jenna's amazing full length sequin gown in the sand dunes and at a local vineyard.

Congrats TJ & Jenna.  I cannot wait to capture your big day later in 2018!

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HANNAH & LOGAN

Beach Engagement

Wow!  What an amazing couple Hannah and Logan are!  I was so excited to capture their engagement session on the shores of Lake Michigan.   The beach in St Joseph, MI is such a pretty place to explore and use for a backdrop for photos.   We also got to use the lighthouse for part of their session.


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KENDALL & DYLAN

Coca-Cola Themed Engagement

Dylan and Kendall's engagement session at Country Strong in Northern Indiana was a blast!  Dylan works for Coca-Cola so we got to do a cute vintage "coke themed" portion to their engagement shoot.


They are a super cute couple and I cannot wait to capture their wedding this June at St Joe Farm.

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Milford Massachusetts Wedding

I always love to travel to different states to capture peoples weddings.  I was so excited when Cassandra and Pedro invited me to photograph their wedding in Milford, Massachusetts.   I am always fascinated by places that are super old.  Milford was established before America, which is just amazing.  The locations they chose for photos, the Grist Mill at the Wayside Inn in Sudsbury, MA and the Draper building in Hopedale, MA were two awesome locations for wedding photography.

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Elkhart Romantic Engagement

Katie and John's engagement was a super windy day but their photos turned out so romantic and beautiful.   I am so excited to capture their wedding this weekend at The Gillespie Center in South Bend!

Congratulations you two!  See you this weekend!!

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Firehouse Engagement

Ben and Brittany's engagement was so fun as we got to incorporate Ben's job into the shoot.  Ben is a fireman for the Osolo Fire Department in Elkhart.   It was so fun to shoot using the firetrucks as props!   We also did a second location at Ox Bow Park in Elkhart.

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NEIL & KAYLA

Chicago Skyline Engagement

What a fun afternoon we had in Chicago photographing an amazing couple. You cannot beat that beautiful skyline!

Thank you both for traveling to Chicago to get some great photos! I had so much fun getting to know you both better! I cannot wait for your wedding!!! <3

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Journeyman Distillery Engagement

I am totally in love with Journeyman's Distillery!!!  Becca and Blake are an amazing couple.

So... when I first met Becca I was so excited to work with her and Blake. There engagement session was the first time I got to meet Blake too and shoot their engagement at Journeyman's Distillery! Every once and a while I meet a couple that are so much fun and we have so much in common that a session that is supposed to be an hour turns into laughter, fun, several hours and drinks and dinner. Becca and Blake are one of those couples!

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Farmhouse Weddings Wedding

Maddy & Kenny tied the knot today at Farmhouse Weddings in Nappanee, IN. It was a super hot day for September but it was beautiful and full of love, joy and laughter! Madison Beth Post & Kenny Post Congratulations Maddy & Kenny! I wish you both all the best in your new lives together!

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Bread & Chocolate Wedding

Wow, what a day! Sara and Kody were married at Bread and Chocolate this Friday, surrounded by friends and family. The love felt in the room as they tied the knot was amazing. Congratulations you two! I am so happy I got to capture your big day! I hope you love your photos. I cant wait to share the rest with you soon!!

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Middlebury Country Club Wedding

I don't know even where to start describing this wedding! Tiffany and I have been friends for over 5 years and when I she asked me to document her and Eric's big day I was so excited.

Tiffany and Eric were married yesterday at Meadow Valley Golf Club in Middlebury, IN. The weather was stormy for most of the day but did let up for about an hour for us to capture their first look and formal portraits.

I am so happy for the both of you. I absolutely LOVED listening to Eric's vows to Tiffany and their children. I am so excited to see where this new adventure takes them.


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That Pretty Place Wedding

Missy and Brady were married at That Pretty Place in Middlebury, IN on Saturday. All week the weather men had been predicting rain all day for Saturday. Missy and Brady's wedding was planned for outside so we were all nervous. Saturday came, the sun shone bright for their photos, ceremony and through dinner for their reception. There reception didn't end as planned with an outdoor bonfire, but the tent was filled with friends, family and people that love Missy & Brady and celebrated with them. IN the end, the storm created one of the most intimate and romantic weddings I have ever attended. Congratulations Missy Riley and Brady Riley. Thank you for having me. I LOVED capturing your day!

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Blue Heron South Bend Wedding

Sara & Alex were married yesterday at the Blue Heron at Blackthorn in South Bend, Indiana.   I was so excited to capture their wedding as they are such an amazing couple!

Thank you to you both for having me document your day.  I hope you LOVE these photos!

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Morris Estate, MI Wedding

Alex & Megan were married yesterday at the Morris Estate in Niles, Michigan.  I absolutely LOVE this venue with its amazing bridal suite and white chapel.  Alex and Megan decorated with rose petals and plum accents.

The brides bouquet was made by her grandmother and it was absolutely stunning.  Her dress was AMAZING with full length buttons!

Congratulations you two!  I am so glad you chose me to capture your big day!  I hope you LOVE your photos!!

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