The Year 2020 in Photos

Every year since 2011 I’ve collected my favorite images and compiled them into one big blog post. This started as a way to show off all the work I’ve done, and has turned into a way for me to have a visual representation of every year. This year feels extremely important. As most people were inside of their homes, seeing their small bubbles of people, I felt an extreme sense of honor to be able to witness so many important moments. My January started with an epic large Chicago wedding and a trip to Honduras in February. Having no idea it would be the last time I get to see my friends there for at least a year. My March and April was spent photographing over 100 sessions via Facetime. It allowed me to virtually and safely enter peoples homes and document pregnancies, new babies, marriages and people’s quaranteams. As the weather warmed we ventured outside. Events took place but completely reimagined. Everything was different than we had expected. My year ended with an eight person intimate wedding ceremony that was performed because nothing is guaranteed, including their future wedding date.

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Grosse Pointe War Memorial Wedding with Tropical Greenery and Sophisticated Style

Morgan and Peter also fall in the category of couples who's weddings were supposed to happen in the spring of 2020 - and instead they got completely upended and had to be moved not only to a new date and a new venue - but include a smaller guest list. I know behind the scenes…

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Farmington Hills Backyard Wedding

From a large gathering at Detroit's Shinola Hotel to a backyard wedding in Farmington Hills - Brad and Renee transitioned their plans with grace and kindness. The two of them opted to get ready at the place where the wedding was going to be - and they got ready together, Renee straightening Brad's tie before…

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The Village Club – Intimate Bloomfield Hills Wedding

Shannon and Joe are another one of my 2020 couples who had to pivot largely when COVID19 hit. Instead of their 200+ guest wedding in Petoskey, MI - they ended up having an intimate and incredibly charming wedding in Bloomfield Hills at the Village Club. With a mariachi band greeting their guests and heartfelt speeches…

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Lakeshore Resort and Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Even before COVID19 struck the US in March, Andrea and Nick knew that they wanted to have an intimate ceremony with their closet family and friends. I still remember our first conversation where they emphasized that they wanted their day to include the things that they love the most - their bike cruisers, a sailboat…

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Camp Geneva and Sandy Point Beach House Wedding

These two incredible and funny humans are made for each other in more ways than one. In this album you will see both of them pick each other up at different events - completely unscripted. They also have about 5 nicknames at a minimum for each other. Cills morning was spent dancing with her best…

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South Haven Bluff Small Ceremony

Ally and John had to postpone their large Detroit wedding - but that didn't stop them from still getting married in June as planned. Instead of 100's of guests they had their immediate family and close friends gather as they had the most laid back and heartfelt ceremony along Lake Michigan in South Haven. John…

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Intimate Lowell Wedding in Fallasburg Park

Another incredible wedding that looked different than it was planned. A smaller guest list, a new location and a different day - but finding ways to make it joyful was abundantly clear. Instead of just two toasts - they had anyone who wanted to say some words join in. Instead of sitting and talking with…

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Intimate Indianapolis Wedding

I’ve been thinking a lot about the word PIVOT lately. How - in mid March we all completely had to pivot the way we moved about the world. Kids came home from school, spare bedrooms were turned into offices, health care workers had to put their lives on the line. For the most part -…

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Facetime Portraits – Reflections

I’ve learned a lot in the last three weeks sitting behind my computer hitting a tiny white button. In 3 weeks I’ve Facetimed with 105 different groups of people. From as close as a block away to as far away as Australia - I’ve done my best to document what this pandemic “looks” like. What…

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