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{lily} quinceañera – 5.4.19 – holland, mi event photographer

Hey there everyone! I’m back again – I know! SO quick this time!

Remember my shoot from two weeks ago? Well, it was time for Lily’s amazing quinceañera! Thankfully, this time around, the weather was cooperating and it was even downright warm enough to walk around without a coat. Hooray! We choose to take a few portraits around Holland before this girl’s stellar party. It was the beginning of tulip time, but, we rocked it O. U. T.

This party has got to be one of the most fun I’ve ever attended. It had everything from choreographed dances, to one of the most delicious cakes I’ve ever eaten. Phew! There was so much going on, but my partner and I were able to capture every little detail – down to that first pair of sparkly gold heels <3

Lily’s is an amazing down to earth beautiful young woman, and it was an honor to photograph her birthday! Happy 15th, and ‘may the 4th be with you!’

Pitcha time!

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{lily} portraits – 4.17.19 – holland, mi portrait photographer

Hello all! Spring is in the air today and I’m so excited to show you my latest shoot! Lily here is having her quinceanera in a few weeks, and we wanted to go and shoot a small mini portrait session beforehand! We met up at Centennial Park in Holland, MI, for a small quick shoot on probably the coldest day in the week (oops!) So we were all a bit cold, but Lily was a trooper!

We moved to a small church down the road to catch some quick shots in front of these gorgeous red doors. Oh, I’m so overjoyed to get back into the swing of shooting and this year should be absolutely amazing! Check in a few weeks to catch this superstar’s amazing quinceanera photos ;D

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{brandy&alan} married! – 10.19.18 – New Orleans wedding photographer

SOOOOOOOO you all better get excited for this one. OH MY LANTA IT’S GOOD.

 

When Brandy came to me about shooting her wedding I was just so overjoyed. She’s cool, amazingly detail oriented, and a nerd just like me. When she told me the location, I think I may have jumped out of my seat… NEW ORLEANS? REALLY? CAN IT BE TRUE? I probably said the most excited yes in my lifetime – I love NOLA and was ready to buy a ticket yesterday.

Anyway!

You may remember this lovely couple from their engagement session last May – gorgeous ya? Amazing ya? Now check out their crazy incredible wedding in NOLA! Be inspired by the minute details that Brandy and Alan put into their wedding. <3

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{yani&nate} 9.1.18 – grand rapids, mi wedding photographer

Hey all! How ya doin’? I gots another amazing wedding to show you all!!

You may remember Yani and Nate from their gorgeous engagement session a few months ago. We had so much fun then, and wow, it was even more fun at their wedding! The day started off with the threat of thunderstorms and cloudy weather the entire day – but low and behold – they went away right after the ceremony and the skies were amazing for the whole rest of their day! These two amazing best friends got married in a beautiful church in Comstock Park and had their reception at Boulder Creek Golf Club. We had a crazy time carting the whole wedding party around the grounds! Their night ended with some fun up-tempo music and a fantastic party at their reception!

Anyway, enough talk – it’s so time for pictures!

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{tricia&jason} married! – 7.21.18 – kalamazoo wedding photographer

Hey there!

Whew! It’s been a busy one this year! You may remember Tricia and Jason from their amazing engagement session last November. They were so much fun then, and their wedding was no different!

We spent the whole day at the Lawton Community Center in Lawton, MI. The day’s rain held back just until after all of their amazing photos on the gorgeous grounds. We even were able to catch one tiny train passing by during their portraits too! Their rustic inspired ceremony was adorned with beautiful blue’s and oranges and everyone was smiling so big for this so very sweet and amazing couple. I wish you both the most amazing life together! Please, enjoy their photos!

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{yani&nate} 7.9.18 – grand rapids, mi engagement photographer

Hello all again!

Oh boy it’s been quite the summer so far! So many weddings, shoots, consultations – I need to thank everyone ever who’s ever given my photography a good word. I love you all!

I shot a family session for Nate and his family oh so many years ago. I remember it so well! I had such a great time with them and I’m so glad they had such a great time with me – so good they called me again for his upcoming wedding this September! Nate and Yani are an amazing couple, we laughed, we made faces, we goofed around on their amazing property full of tomato plants, and trees, and even train tracks in the back! I’ve been training a new second shooter who’s blowing some of my own shots even out of the water, betcha can’t even tell some of these are his <3

I can’t wait for the wedding day you two – but for now, please enjoy this quick preview of our amazing sunny July session from a few days ago!

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{rodriguez.family} 6.29.18 – holland, mi family photographer

Howdy again y’all! Guess what I have for you today? One of my most favorite families ever, of course!

You probably remember this family from almost exactly a year ago. I said this last post and I still mean it in this one – I adore watching young families grow up and getting the chance to document is one of the most favorite parts of my job!

I met them up in Holland this time to shoot a fun homage to our last session in front of another beautiful painted floral wall (to those of you who didn’t peek at their last session, haha!) Little Jose Jr was his regular personality running around with his little sister as a ball of unreleased energy. And as usual, there was so much laughter, fun, and crazy faces to be had. And guess what! This family has worked so hard, they’re now debt free! Many congratulations all around!

But enough text – time for those pretty pictures!

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{haley+mike} married! – 6/1/18 – michigan wedding photographer

Hey all!

Wedding season is in full swing, and do I have an absolutely perfect one for you! You may remember Haley and Mike from their gorgeous engagement session a few months ago… well, now get ready for their incredible wedding images!

They were married at the stately Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center in Plymouth, MI. The weather forecast was looming rain most of the day, but these lucky ducks, it held off until minutes after the ceremony. Thankfully all the guests were inside before the real downpour happened! Haley and Mike had made every detail so incredibly perfect for their day, I don’t think I ever stopped saying how much I loved every detail that was so meticulously placed. <3

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{brandy&alan} engaged! – 5.11.18 – portage engagement photographer

Howdy y’all! How goes your day? Cold? Rainy? Yeah! Oh springtime in Michigan, being so unpredictable!

Brandy and I have been trying to plan and schedule their engagement session for MONTHS now. Schedules not lining up, weather not cooperating, and yes, even a house falling apart (well, a leaky roof isn’t exactly a house falling apart… but still!)

Anyway – when rain was forecasted for yesterday, we had to figure out how to make this session happen. Because seriously, another reschedule was NOT going to happen, haha! So Brandy found this amazing greenhouse right around the corner from their house – and guys this greenhouse is AMAZING. A perfect place to shoot even if it wasn’t cold and raining outside! We started indoors while the rain still puttered relentlessly outside, and were able to finish outside right as the drops started to clear up. So! Please enjoy this amazing session!

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{amy&rob} married! – 5.5.18 – grand rapids wedding photographer

Hello again everyone!

Remember my last post with Amy and Rob? No? You should check out their amazing engagement session here before you go any further!

Done? Love it? Because get ready for their wedding images, because WOW!

We started the day at Amy’s parent’s house. Amy was calm, cool, relaxed, and definitely ready for anything the day wanted to throw at her! She had a beautiful tearful first look with her father on the gorgeous lake their house was located on.

After all that fun getting ready stuff, and a quick prayer with the ladies, everyone made their way in the amazing afternoon to the downtown market, where Amy and Rob had their ceremony among the luscious greenhouse plants. The day ended with some fantastic dance moves, a sunset that really couldn’t be beat, and a beautiful couple joining together. Now, please enjoy their photos!

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{amy&rob} engaged! – 4.6.18 – grand rapids engagement photographer

Hey all! Looks like wedding season is starting to gear itself up again, and what happens before the wedding? A lovely engagement session of course!

Amy and I go way back to the days of childhood as our families were friends at Blythefeild CRC in Rockford, MI. It’s always amazing to see people you know from that long ago grow in love and invite me to partake in a very important role in their wedding – the job of documenting their love, their story, their best day ever. Amy herself is also a photographer (she’s gone on a few shoots with me!) And it’s always fun shooting other photographers because they understand your vision and always want to do cool fun things!

We started our shoot in an amazing local nursery/greenhouse in East Grand Rapids. Talking tech, the weather (okay it was mad crazy weather yesterday in Michigan y’all), wedding details, and what we’ve all been up to these past few years. We then went out to Rob’s family property and shot a few with an amazing green antique Chevy truck. Until the snow came, and it came down hard. We were all troopers about the cold until that wind struck – but ohmigoodness did we get some amazing shots! Check em’ out below <3

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