Reese & Renee // A Morning In-Home Session

Reese and Renee are a husband and wife photographer team.¬†They met in Ohio – were married there – and then promptly packed their bags and moved to Hawaii for a year. They photographed intimate weddings, elopements and more and decided it was time to find their way back to the midwest. They chose Grand Rapids – and I couldn’t be more excited. I was connected to them through our friend Wyn Wiley – who had really only “internet” met them – but either way it was a connection. We promptly invited them over for drinks this summer and instantly connected with these two. Reese and Renee share one phone (they have a landline for emergencies) and one car. They make breakfast together,¬†pray together and drink their coffee together every morning. They live a life that pushes toward their passions and they really inspire me. Spending the time to document their apartment in Michigan is something I’ll always be thankful for. I’m also thankful that they were willing to lay in the bed with me under the covers with them – wait patiently while I stand on a stool and practice double exposures – and no questions asked – throw snowballs at my face. I’m opening up the month of March for as many in-home sessions as possible. I’m dropping the price to $350 for an hour of photo time – and I reeeallyyyyy want to capture more moments like these. No impressive backdrops, no props … just life as it is right now. Even if that means you’re kinda still in your pajamas and you haven’t had a cup of coffee yet.

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Emily + Ben // Lake Michigan Engagement Session

I’m starting to think that maybe the sun won’t ever shine again here in Michigan, so to make myself feel better I’m scrolling through images of Emily and Ben’s late summer engagement session. It was one of the windiest days ...

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Have Your Photos Taken

This is an open letter to anyone who has said the following … “I need to lose ten pounds before I do that fearless session.” “I am waiting for my hair to grow out and this zit to go away ...

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The Otte Family // In-Home Grand Rapids Session

Family comes in all shapes and sizes. And lately – documenting them in their most natural way of life is my favorite thing to do. A huge thank to this incredible family for inviting me into their home on the ...

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Looking back at 2016

I don’t even do these posts to try and impress anyone anymore (which was totally my goal back in 2011). Instead – these posts might be the only productive and therapeutic thing that I do between Christmas and New Years. ...

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Allison + Patrick // November Wedding at The Chicago Club

Allison and Patrick’s wedding was one of the more incredible days I’ve ever been a part of. Each part of the day I felt like I was in a movie – specifically – a classical black and white film that ...

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Mike + Katie // Goldner Walsh Nursery Wedding

Mike and Katie were married at what is now probably one of my favorite venues of all time. Goldner Walsh Nursery was the perfect place for these two to commit their lives to each other and have an incredibly beautiful ...

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Jenn + AJ // Chicago In-Home Engagement Session

Jenn is the incredible lady behind my website. She’s one of the best designer’s out there and I’m honored she asked me to photograph her wedding next summer. We actually met in 2012 at this wedding when she was a ...

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Italy // The Trip of a Lifetime

It’s hard for me to even write about this trip because it was truly one of the best two weeks of my life. It’s been awhile since I’ve traveled and NOT had to take photos for work. (Not complaining about ...

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Jordan & Anthony Elope in Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, MI

My first elopement. I’ve made it right?! I’ve been wanting to photograph an intimate elopement ceremony ever since I picked up a camera – and thanks to Jordan and Anthony I had that opportunity a few weeks ago. And I’m ...

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