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Rachel & Steven / Planterra Wedding


My very first wedding of 2014 was this wonderful couple, Rachel and Steven. They chose Planterra for a background of their lovely day. I loved how intimate everything was. The lush greens inside this place was such a nice change from the whites, grays and browns we’ve had around for so long now. Beautiful event I was so honored to be a part of! Here’s a few of my favorites from the day.






Snow day Engagement Session with Minja and Mike. This was the first time I’d met these two. They were lovely and in love, so wonderful with each other. Stylish too. I was smitten with Minja’s dress. Not kidding. Just beautiful. And so was Minja. Braving the cold she was game for everything, even sitting down in the snowy ground. There was a little dancing  and some more loving and there you have it!




Lindsay + Alexander / Apple Mountain Wedding


Lindsay and Alex booked me as their photographer over a year ago. We shot their engagement on a very cold wither day last year. That pretty much set the tone for their New Years Wedding. Saying it was cold on December 31st, 2013 in Bay City is an understatement. The actual temperature was 9F  but when that wind blew it was it got a tad  chillier and fun! I’m telling all this because I still can’t believe Lindsay  braved the weather and was in a field with a beautiful bareback dress with just a shawl on. That is pretty amazing. She had put a lot of love and effort into this day and it really was something special I was a part of. Lindsay and her dad’s father and daughter dance might have gone viral by now, a surprise choreographed number that had the whole room on their feet. And to finish the year and start the new one a kiss at midnight of the Bride and Groom under a heavy confetti shower that left us covered from head to toe! A party to remember. A  beautiful way to start a new life together.





Venue: Apple Mountain, Freeland, MI

Videographer: Video by Shamrock

Music: DJ/Urban Kris Productions , Percussion/Jared Sykes

Lighting: Urban Kris Productions.



The Clines

A few day before NYE I went to the Clines home to photograph their beautiful family. I’ve known them for a few years now, photographed their winter wedding, Megan’s first pregnancy with Gabriel, then Gabe himself when he was 10 days old…. Come to think of it every time I’ve photographed them it was freezing out. But they make up for it with their warmth. Baby Luke is perfect. I love this first image of him! Hello world, here i am! So on another cold winter day I hope these images bring a little warmth to you as well!!