Doug + Sarah

Laughter and joy; that’s how I would sum up Doug and Sarah’s wedding. Laughter and joy; that’s what will keep this wonderful couple together for a 100 more years to come.

Baby Brodie

Let me start with a little background on how Molly and I became friends. We worked the 4:45 am shift at a gym in college and if you know me, you know that I am NOT a morning person. I had to set three alarms just to make sure I got to work on time and I wasn’t always successful. Molly dealt with my setbacks by feeding me breakfast from the local diner and occasionally letting me nap in the yoga room. I’m pretty sure we became friends the morning we named a giant bug Harold and refused to let anyone squish him. We understood each other and that was that. Our 9 years of friendships have consisted of early mornings, late nights, numerous adventures along Lake Michigan,  eating entirely too much bacon (no that’s a lie, there’s never enough bacon) and endless belly laughs. We may be married now and live on opposite ends of the state, but not much has changed.

9 years and some bacon later, Molly and her husband Adam have expanded their family to two fur balls and one beautiful baby boy named Brodie.  This past May I travelled back to the property where Chase and I were married to photograph their little family. I’m so thankful for all the memories we’ve shared and I cannot wait to create more, especially now that Bb is here! I know Adam cannot wait till Brodie is big enough to ride a tractor to go hunting, but I think I would be okay if he stayed this small and I could cuddle with him forever. I mean, just look at him; he’s perfect.e’s perfect.


June 11, 2014 - 1:19 pm

Lillian - First of all- these are all amazing. I love the stone background on the house and the shots of the baby in the white farm sink…. swwwwooooooon!

Where was this located??

June 15, 2014 - 9:25 pm

Whitney - Thanks Lillian! We took the photos at our friend’s family cottage in Kalamazoo.

Michael + Colleen and their Michigan Wedding

Michael and Colleen were married on the most perfect Spring day here in the Mitten. The grass had turned green over night, the sun bounced brilliantly over the Great Lakes and every thing was just as it should be. But you know.. the thing about Michael and Colleen is that it even if it had been snowing or pouring rain, their wedding day still would have been perfect because of how much they love each other. I feel so honored to have been a part of their wedding day and to have been a witness to their love.

Their wedding was the perfect way to welcome Spring and a new wedding season… with a grin ear to ear and a heart full of love and gratitude.


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Here’s to you, oh precious year.

As someone who craves the sunshine, I have to admit that  January was spent curled up under heavy blankets, anxiously awaiting for February to arrive. You see… for me, February is the true beginning of the new year. It’s when the sun starts to stay longer and it’s when I celebrate my birthday. Looking back, my 27th year was pretty incredible. I traveled, I celebrated the second year of my marriage, I became a runner again after a ten year hiatus,  I conquered my professional fears, I sturdied my friendships, I celebrated the wonderful life of my Uncle Harry and I had the honor of photographing some truly amazing people.

So as I enter the last month of my year, I  give thanks to the precious year in passing and I open my arms wide to everything 2014 will bring.