Marcy & Stan | Engagement | November 13, 2016

Marcy and Stan will be getting married this coming September.  They came up from many hours away to visit with wedding vendors and do some engagement photos.  It was a beautiful November day, considering it was November, but man was it windy!  I had so hoped that I could show them a lovely lake shore for their sitting but the winds were just too much so we headed back toward town and used the calmer grounds at the Commons.

Liz & Jesse | Engagement | October 23, 2016

 

I spend every work day participating in and documenting other people’s lives and it isn’t very often that I get to play that role with my own family and friend’s.   It was such a pleasure working with Jesse and Liz on their engagement photos.  As a family, we helped Jesse propose from a helicopter last month!  It’s been so much fun being a part of this side of things!

Gaby & Nick | Engagement | October 20, 2016

Beautiful Gaby and handsome Nick were in town for his brother’s wedding (coming soon) and had recently gotten engaged.  So they opted to do some engagement photos while they were here.  They braved the 45 degree weather and took the walk up to Pierce Stocking’s #9 vista, that gave us views of the magnificent Lake Michigan as well as Big and Little Glen Lakes.  I had hoped to give them a glorious Michigan October sunset, but with all the rain we have had, we just got to enjoy the water view.  They’ll be having a Civil ceremony in Florida in December and then a destination wedding in the Dominican Republic next August.  Congratulations Gaby and Nick!

Stacey & Troy | Engagements | October 2, 2016

Stacey and Troy braved the wet weekend to have their engagement photos done.  We had beautiful moody fall skies and even had a hint of blue showing every now and then.

Erica & Tony | Engagements | September 11, 2016

Erica and Tony are getting married next July at Castle Farms in beautiful Charlevoix.  We used the woods, lake and surrounding area at their cabin in Alba for their engagement photos.  It was a gorgeous late summer evening with a golden sun that set early.  This is my favorite time of year; when late afternoon and early evening blend together with beautiful rich color and comfortable temperatures.

Kelley & Chris | Engagement | July 30, 2016

Kelley and Chris will be married next July at beautiful Castle Farms in Charlevoix.  We spent the evening in Harbor Springs, where Kelley has a family house on the beach, for their engagement photos.  The sunsets are always amazing on the bay in Harbor Springs and this evening did not disappoint!

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Sarah & Dustin | Engagement | July 7, 2016

 

I am so excited for Sarah and Dustin’s wedding next June!  These two have wonderfully easy personalities that makes it so apparent how in love they are!  We met at my “office” (a.k.a. picnic table at the beach) to discuss wedding details and watched a fog bank roll into Glen Haven.  Michigan weather is so weird some days.  We started with foggy beach photos and then went a mile up the road to the DH Day barns, where there was no fog (yup, a mile away is completely different weather) and we had some glorious summer sun to play in.

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Family Gathering | July 17, 2016

This giant group of great folks came together from all over the country to hang out with Grandma and Grandpa.  I love seeing cousins and far-away siblings come together and enjoy each other like they have never had time apart.

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Paula & Chris | Engagement Photos | June 3, 2016

Paula and Chris might just be the happiest couple I have ever met!  These two have an ease between them that is contagious!  I can’t wait for their Homestead wedding next year!

 

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Katelyn & Justin | Engagement | February 6, 2016

Katelyn and Justin will be married this coming fall.  October is personally my favorite month of the year so I can’t wait to share in their big day!  This lovely couple braved the 20 degree weather to run around the Esch Road beach area and other parts of The County with me.

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The thing about winter in Michigan is that you just never know what you are going to get.  The best you can do is just go and see what Mother Nature hands you.  This day, we were handed light winds, no snow, and plain grey skies.  I’m not a big fan of just plain old grey skies!  Here is an example of my creative editing progression.  First I thought, ahhh, snow will do it.  But that just didn’t spice it up enough for me.  How about some clouds?  Getting better.  How about some color in those clouds?  Hmmmm, I like.  Let’s push it and go for broke.  Perhaps a little overkill, pretty, though.  Let’s try a mid-contrast black and white.  I love black and white!  But after all that thinking, I can’t just pick one to put in the gallery.  I like them all.  They should all be included.  The major problem is this is my thought process for everything I see.  So if you ever see me lost in thought somewhere looking at things, likely with a super stupid look on my face, this progression shows you why.