josh + brenda // matthei botanical gardens

one smile,
can start
a friendship.
one word,
can end a fight.
one look,
can save a
relationship.
one individual,
can change
your life.

i walk away from every session having learned
or experienced something that
i can carry with me…
this time, i learned that
love alone is worth the fight.

love you guys,

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…and then there were three // lifestyle family photographer

as if they weren’t already cute enough with
their two perfect little girls, they went and
brought another little little lady into the world!

kenny + kat
kyla + kinley
and sweet baby karoline,

what i loved most about this particular
session was how connected to kinley i felt
for the first time since i started documenting
the love story of this family. it’s always been kyla that
i was drawn to. she’s this imaginative little blonde
who always blew me away with her perception of
the world and kinley was quiet and shy and reserved.
not this time.
this time, it was like her and i were on the same
wavelength in life. she’s finding her voice in the
world for the first time, and so am i.

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lindsey + jeremy // mackinac island, michigan

weeks later, and i am still feeling very much connected and moved by all of the feels and love that consumed this beautiful place for this romantic and charming wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island.

i remember getting on the ferry to head back to the mainland when it was over  and i just wanted to cry. my mind was filled with countless memories of the tears that were shed, words that were exchanged, and the smile that never seemed to leave lindsey’s face,

…much like these lovebirds, this will be a day that i’ll never ever ever forget.

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xo

catch a glimpse of their wedding trailer
by Visual Impact Studios!

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/100430778″>Lindsey + Jeremy’s Mackinac Island Wedding Trailer</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/visualimpactstudios”>Visual Impact Studios</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

christopher + morgan // downtown plymouth, michigan

i grew up with three brothers, but really i had
more like five. because i had these two cousins…
oh, these boys. they’ve been picking on me
endlessly since as long as i can remember.
but somewhere between growing up, buzzing
careers, falling in love and med school,
we became something
better than we ever had been before.
we became friends.

this is one of those cousins, christopher.
and this is his incredible fiancé morgan!

it was so nice to have family in front of my
camera for a change. in fact, i believe this is
the first engagement + wedding i will
document for a family member!
it’s truly magnificent that this is what
i do for a living…

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you both are incredibly beautiful souls,
and i love you dearly.

B

jessica + john // st. petersburg, florida

for the last eight years, these two beautiful humans
have seriously been out in the world building a
beautiful life together. they have raised a beautiful daughter,
and they have thrived immensely in their careers.
i was thrilled at the news of the engagement because
for so long they’ve put everything and everyone else first,
and after so many years, they deserved to have the spotlight
be on their love story for a little while,

and let me tell you,
IT.
WAS.
HOT.
PEOPLE.
…them. the sun. the sand. everything.

the kind of hot that makes it hard to breathe!
and hard to have a good hair day!
…but it was beautiful! perfect in every way!
it was calling for rain all day
but somehow it missed us and we had a beautiful day on
the beach. their close friends + family all gathered to this
little spot on the beach and for the rest of day we were
all cloaked in the love that everyone brought with them.


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john + jess,
thank you so much for allowing me to be such
an intimate part of your day and for sharing
your love story with me. i wish you all a lifetime
of love + happiness [and AIR CONDITIONING!]

XO

tom + sarena // love and peonies and love

all you need to know about these two, is that
upon my arrival to Nichols Arboretum, i spotted
them just snugglin’ + smoochin’ amongst
the peonies in bloom….

because that’s how love rolls,


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vanessa + spencer // an ann arbor love story

this day. this couple. this love story.
this is one of those love stories that
causes you to stop + pause because the
energy swirling around you can take your
breath away with just a glimpse of the way
he looks at her when she isn’t watching.
it’s in the strength of the Peña women,
and it was in the undeniable joy in his
father’s face throughout the entire day.
how lucky these two are to have found
such a love within each other, a love
that carries through + over to the people
who love them most.

i believe in this couple, i believe in this love,
and i believe that my beautiful friend found
herself the prince charming she’s always deserved,

cheers to you, Spenessa!

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becci + jeremy // sunset cove bed + breakfast love story

it was one of those michigan days where you
experienced a little bit of every season…
warmth, rain, wind, overcast + bitter temperatures.

becci + jeremy hosted a completely handmade wedding
at the beautiful Sunset Cove Bed + Breakfast, and there
was so much love in the details that not a single person who
witnessed this union could deny the love that surrounded
these two on this wildly beautiful day.

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carrie + sean // a happily ever after

every once in awhile, we’re lucky enough
to be in the presence of great love..

any home can
be a castle
when the
king + queen
are in
love.


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to have the honor of your friendship,
and to have documented one of the
most beautiful days of your lives is just that…
an honor.
a gift.

we are better people for knowing people like you,
and marty + i will learn from your love + all of the
love that surrounded you on this incredible day!

xo,
B

tracy + matt // chicago engagement photography

it’s a perfect spring evening in chicago…

the sun is starting to make it’s descent behind the skyline,
there’s a fresh breeze coming off the lake,
and i knew instantly that something beautiful was underway.

…what i love about tracy + matt is that they both have
very serious careers, so to watch that intensity shift
to the way they held + looked at each other was magnificent.
and i just LOVE a man who is sweet on the woman
he loves! …tick-tock tick-tock goes my heart,

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