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 he went out on the terrace with a glass of wine to wait for her to come out in her dress. It was a beautiful intimate day and the weather was perfect. It was the kind of summer evening where you realize it’s the first night you haven’t sweat from humidity – and the sunlight that hits the trees is piercing. I’m so thankful to have been a part of this day. And a huge shoutout to Miranda of Spoke Events for pivoting and making this such a beautiful event.

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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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Watermark Country Club Summer Wedding

Lauren and Kevin had one of the best summer evenings I think all year. It was the kind of summer day that wasn't too hot, there was not one cloud in the sky and the sunset seemed to take longer than normal - casting long beautiful shadows and golden bursts onto everything it touched. The…

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Music Festival Wedding on a Farm in Grand Haven, MI

In these trying and difficult times I find myself looking for as much joy as possible. And to me - there is nothing more joyful than reminiscing on Matt and Rachel’s backyard wedding in Grand Haven this September. Rachel is an incredible wedding photographer herself - and her and Matt crafted the most personal, unique…

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