Posted on December 5, 2013
i wouldn’t normally blog a brand new snuggly
baby with so many black + white photos,
but it was simply irresistible.
…nervous wreck, everything is gray …my newborn work can be
scattered sometimes, so when it’s been awhile, i always get
a little panicky. so when i get there and i’m greeted by these
two beaming new parents, i immediately know how i
want to approach + tell this story. it took me all of
3 seconds to snap out of the funk + worry, and step into
the story of their new family.
and before i knew it, it was just flowing and happening…
they were so in tune with their new lillian jane, and they
were so kind to each other. everytime she needed something,
he was right there happy to do it, and she always thanked him.
every single time. i was so touched + awakened by this simple
two worded gesture.
they were in love with each other,
they were in love with her,
well, see for yourselves…
dan + katie,
thank you for inviting me into your beautiful
home + letting me spend some time with you
and your new sweet baby girl. lillian is absolutely
perfect as can be!!
Posted on November 19, 2013
…it was a crisp november day, warmer than usual.
in the beautiful grand rapids, michigan.
two incredibly beautiful souls woke up to the sun shining
all over the city where their forever would begin.
and i woke up feeling more anxious + nervous than i ever have.
…i would be spending the day documenting a love story
that my heart believed in through + through.
when kristen + meli stepped in front of my camera for
the first time last year, i knew that i was about to bear
witness to a love that would reach heights that some
people only dream of reaching.
it all felt like a dream until i peeked over + caught a glimpse
of the ceremony room that was filled to the brim with friends
and family anxiously awaiting them to walk down the aisle, together.
the day was filled with all of these little moments that
left you feeling breathless,
…like the moment aerolyn snagged her first hug
from her aunt kristen, and she didn’t let go.
or watching meli’s mom watch her as she put her
dress on… the emotions throughout the day were so
powerful. i was either on the verge of tears or in a full on
behind-the-camera-cry all day.
favorite moment, hands down…
meli + kristen came walking through the doors to head down
the aisle, and when meli finally caught a glimpse of the entire
room, you could actually hear her gasp.
full on behind-the-camera-cry,
…i can’t even begin to imagine that exact moment when you
realize how many people are in a room loving + supporting you.
go ahead, take a gander at a day that no one
could ever possibly forget,
kristen + meli,
a really really big piece of my heart will forever
be yours. you have such gracious + beautiful souls, and
it was such an honor to be a part of your love story,
and it will be an honor to have you both in my life forever.
…i would wish you a lifetime of happiness, but i am already
certain that you’ll have that.
salon: Cheeky Strut
ceremony + reception: Eve at the B.O.B.
kristen’s gnarly suit: Express
dress: Memories Bridal & Evening Wear
cake: Mirabella Confections
catering: Gilmore Collection
floral: Js Flower Market
…a GIANT thank you to all of the vendors who were
involved in creating this perfect day for kristen + meli…
the love + support coming from everyone proves
that michigan truly is ready to be on the right side
go, michigan, go!
Posted on October 29, 2013
it was a beautiful fall day in the great lake state.
the overcast light provided the perfect mood in
one of my favorite places on earth, Eberwhite Woods
located in Ann Arbor.
the air was cool, and i was ready to make the images
i had been dreaming about for DAYS come to life.
adam + kate hopped out of the car + i was thrilled that
they had chosen the most perfect outfits for my vision.
flannel. you can never ever go wrong with flannel.
or vests with furry hoods.
OR a stellar beard.
…within minutes, their adoration for each other was
unraveling with every frame. there were numerous
“oh my goddddddd’s” + “look at this oneeeeeeee’s”
…seriously. they can vouch.
…i scrolled through this probably 40 times before
i decided it was exactly how i wanted it, and i’d say
that at least HALF of those reviews flowed perfectly
with the song. and it’s gnarly when it happens,
…especially when you get to the photo where there
are just a few falling leaves in the left corner…ugh,
that’s my fave part. it gives just enough movement
to bring the whole sesh to life for me. lovelovelove
artist: imaginary friend
song: we are the love we give
adam + kate,
to put it simply, i absolutely adore you.
Posted on October 27, 2013
it took exactly 30 seconds for me to fall head over heels
in love with this couple.
from the moment i received josh’s inquiry that made me laugh AND cry a bit,
i just knew that this was a couple that would mesh well with the BAMfam.
stacey is a beautiful human being, and a pharmacist. i love how comfortable
she is in her own skin and how she wears her adoration for josh all over
her face when she looks at him. josh is a young adult pastor at a
church in downtown flint. on numerous occasions we were stopped
on the street by people wanting to greet him! to say he’s a little bit of
a celebrity in this town would be putting it mildly.
simply put, these two are destined for greatness on all levels,
and i feel so honored to have had these two incredibly genuine
and kind people in front of my camera.
artist: liam titcomb
song: richer than we know
josh + stacey,
i am so smitten with the two of you i can hardly contain it.
my hour long drive home after our session brought me
such clarity about why i do what i do, and why i am so incredibly
blessed to have a career that opens my life up to such
wonderful people like you.
thank you for a beautiful afternoon, for making my first trip to flint a perfect one,
and for being a reminder that i have the best job ever!
Posted on September 12, 2013
you have found your way to one of my most favorite
love stories to date…
it wasn’t their story that yanked at my heartstrings, but
rather their affection + tenderness towards each other.
i loved the way they completed each other’s sentences
during our first meeting,
the way he looked at her during the engagement sesh,
the way she ran her hands through his hair during their
first dance, the way their families smiled + cried watching them
commit to a lifetime together…
but what i loved most were the moments when you could
tell that the whole world disappeared around them
and they would be in these moments,
just the two of them.
they spent their wedding day surrounded by 60 of their
closest friends + family at two of my most favorite
ann arbor spots,
a beautiful summer day, followed by the most
intimate + romantic evening,
artist: andy grammer
song: i choose you
mr + mrs scherbarth,
from the moment i first met you, you ignited something
inside of me. something that changed the way i want
to document love stories from this point forward,
and for that, i thank you from the bottom of my heart!
i hope you crazy lovebirds had a wonderful time
honeymooning all over europe!
Posted on September 5, 2013
we could feel
hear fall beginning to roll into chicago,
i was in a groove. they were in love.
and so we made some magic.
artist: audra mae
song: crazy love
zach + laura,
words can’t quite describe how much i adore you,
as a couple
and as friends.
thank you for loving to makeout, braving the wind
and being so in love + reminding me why i love my job so much!
Posted on August 27, 2013
lindsey + jeremy,
what. a. BLAST.
we had the most perfect michigan summer day,
you both looked amazing, your love was shining through,
and you were a breath of fresh air!
well, …as fresh as it could get on an island where the only
modes of transportation were horses and bikes!
thank you for a wonderful afternoon, for being so in love,
and for inviting me into your lives!