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Detroit Engagement Photographer

With a huge chunk of my weddings for this year being rescheduled, I started looking back on some of my favorite engagements (that should have been 2020 weddings). Emilie and Steven’s was one of the absolute best! We hopped around Detroit from the DIA to the streets downtown. When I was posting behind-the-scenes on Instagram […]

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Edsel and Eleanore Ford House Engagement

Rebecca is one of those girls that you feel like you’ve known forever when you get to sit down and chat for the first time. By sit down and chat I mean we met up at my favorite wine bar, talked about how Kirk proposed, the dreams she had for her wedding, and of course […]

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Edsel and Eleanor Ford Wedding

Five minutes into meeting Chelsea I felt like we were girlfriends from college. Not only is she the easiest human to get along with – I posted some preview images on Instagram the night of hers and Nick’s Edsel and Eleanor Ford House engagement and I received (no joke) 20 messages of people that knew […]

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Greystone Golf Club Wedding

Emily and Ryan hold a special place in my heart; not only are they my clients, but Sean and I are actually Ryan’s clients! (He’s our project manager over at the farm.) I’ve had so much fun getting to know the different sides of these two. From them getting dolled up for their engagement session, […]

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Michigan beach engagement

Engagement sessions are meant to tell a little portion of your story. Whenever couples have a location in mind that is meaningful to them I absolutely┬álove it! We started David and Morgan’s engagement session at the lakeside property David’s parents will be building a home on this year. I love the idea that years from […]

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Edsel and Eleanor Ford House Wedding

When Nikki told me her and Adam wanted to do their engagement photos in a nature/outdoorsy setting I know the Edsel and Eleanore Ford House would be the perfect fit! Nikki’s baby blue dress and nude heels matched the May blooms perfectly. We won’t leave Adam out; see if you can find a photo of […]

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stoney creek engagement

My most embarrassing moment as a photographer happened just before Courtney and Dan’s Stoney Creek engagement session. Prior to their shoot Courtney had texted me telling me they were running a little bit late. I told her it wasn’t a problem, and that I would be in the black SUV in the back of the […]

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