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Ashley & Joe | Wedding | April 7, 2018

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Saint Danes | Puppies!! | March 9, 2018

Roly poly wrinkly chubby butts!  This litter of beautiful little . . . or not so little, Saint Bernard/Great Dane puppies was just a blast to play with!  Can you believe I got all of those 7 week old pups to sit together?!?  Hahaha!  Fooled you!  They did not sit together.  Not any of them!  They were movers!  So I challenged myself to one big composite of them all together.  I’m rather pleased with the end result!

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Alisha & Travis | Maternity | February 24, 2018

These two wonderful people will soon have new titles.  Mom and Dad will be added to their description as humans in a handful of short weeks.  That is super exciting!  This little mama wanted to do her photos in the snow, since it is the middle of winter and all, but our scheduled day ended up being warm and snowless.  Gotta love Michigan weather.  So, the next week we actually got snow back and did a “take two”.

December 16, 2017 | Brooklynn & Justin | Wedding

Brooklynn and Justin were married at the Bible Baptist Church in Traverse City, followed by a wonderful reception at Visions at Centerpointe.  These two wonderful people and their families were fantastic to spend the day with!  They are strong in their faith and all so wonderful together.  And one solid group of adventurous friends!  Every single person in this wedding party were total champs hanging out in 20 degree weather on the water.

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Janaye & Spencer | Wedding | March 4, 2017

Janaye and Spencer had a wonderful sunny and crisp winter’s day for their intimate wedding at Stafford’s Bay View Inn in Petoskey.  They were surrounded by their siblings as attendants, their parents, and closest family.  The love between these two was more than visible.  They shared laughter, adoring looks, and a comfortable ease with each other that just makes you happy to be around them.

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Cass & Rod | Wedding | March 3, 2017

Some days at work make me smile for days!  Today I got to wear snowpants, go 4 wheeling on an unplowed country road, and freeze my butt off in 17 degree weather to be a part of Cass and Rod’s winter ski-in wedding.  It was fantastic!  Despite the cold temperatures, the winds were fair and the sun peeked in and out of the clouds; making for an ideal winter’s day.  Lovely Cass and handsome Rod skied the few miles from the Homestead in Glen Arbor to the barn on Miller Road at Port Oneida to meet me and the officiant and commit their vows to each other.  It is always quite an honor to be part of an intimate gathering and participating in a happy couple’s union.

Laura & Drew | Engagements | February 11, 2017

Laura and Drew will be married at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay this August.  We had a fun winter’s day for their engagement photos.  We started at Hop Lot Brewery and then stopped in at Black Star Farms and then traveled to the beach.  Yes, the beach!  It was chilly, but nice and calm for a February afternoon.  I really look forward to spending more time with them in August!

 

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Stacey & Troy | Family | December 12, 2016

I can always count on my little pal Charlie for a good laugh.  His Santa song was fabulous.  And the look on his face when I told him to throw a snowball at me, priceless.  I find that nothing get kids to smile more than throwing things at me!  Unfortunate for the camera gear; kids have surprisingly good aim!

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Nichole & Andrew | Wedding | February 27, 2016

Andrew and Nichole were married at the Glen Lake Reformed Church in Glen Arbor and then hosted a reception at The Homestead.  We had made great plans about where we were going to go for photos that included the beach, Inspiration Point, the Narrows, and a few other local gems, BUT a few weeks before the wedding, Nichole broke her ankle.  I was so incredibly bummed out for her, knowing that we would have to tone back our plans quite a bit.  But it all worked out just fine!  We chose the marina on Crystal River and just made use of the parking lot at the church.  We had lovely weather for a Michigan February so that made getting around much easier than I had expected.  And with the amazing positive attitude that this woman has (as well as a supportive man with the patience of a saint) , we still made it to the beach!

Stay tuned for an “I can walk again” shoot some time after the next 6-8 weeks!