Eric and Erica's wedding day was a fairytale. From before the wedding all the way thru the reception, everything was magical. Erica's family has a beautiful cottage on Twin Lakes in Newberry, Michigan and we even shot their amazing engagement session here and on their property just down the road back in the fall of 2015. It's Erica's "happy place" and everything that day was perfect.
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Right now it's the month of April. While the rest of the country is warm, and spring is blooming, we have school cancellations in some of the districts around us because of the snow. Seriously. So, on that snowy, cold note, I'm blogging Danielle and Cole's engagement session from February. It was a cold and snowy day then, too! Barely above freezing, and a fresh snow fall from the night before (with some still snow/blowing snow) it was a winter wonderland and made for an amazing backdrop.
Joe and Krista's wedding day this past summer was as perfect as you can plan for. Their wedding (held on the shores of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, MI) was sunny and warm, and perfect for all their guests who came in to town to celebrate. The two themselves do not live in the Upper Peninsula, but wanted to have their wedding in Grand Marais, and I was so overjoyed the day started so perfect for them! But this story does have a few curve balls thrown in...continue reading quite the wedding day story!
Continuing my blogging of past sessions from this summer and fall, I'm so excited to be sharing some favorites from Eric and Erica's beautiful engagement! This couple is having their wedding in my hometown, and wanted the session on some of Erica's family property. It was perfection...the day, the couple, the locations. I just loved every second of these two and while I didn't include any below, there was SO many fun and goofy moments that I cannot wait to continue with their spring wedding in a few months!
Hi Friends! Coming up soon (March 12) we are hosting a beginner's photography course as part of MSU Extension program with the Winter Break for Knowledge. This is perfect for those who have a "fancy" camera and don't understand it or know how to use it. Do you already have basic camera knowledge? Not a problem, we will be covering composition and practicing shooting with the techniques learned in class! Click the picture for more info, or shoot us over a message!
This past summer, I had the honor of photographing Kory and Chelsea for their engagement session in Marquette, Michigan. It was a gorgeous day and we started off shooting at downtown Marquette and ending up down by Lake Superior. They are a beautiful couple, and their wedding day coming up later this year is going to be even more perfect than this gorgeous engagement.
This Upper Peninsula wedding we were honored to photograph this past summer in Curtis, Michigan was gorgeous. Like, a fairytale. All the details, and the reception tent by itself was just about a castle! But the icing on the cake was the beautiful couple...Emily and Josh are two of the sweetest people you will ever meet, and I loved getting to photograph their winter engagement to this perfect wedding day.
New Years Day is a great day to start out a new year with celebration. And a perfect day to say "I Do." The full blog post is coming on this one (soon!) but for now, enjoy a few of the images from a gorgeous holiday wedding <3
We started out at the ceremony location, St. Gregory's in Newberry, Michigan, a gorgeous place to be in the Upper Peninsula in the middle of winter!
This next image I love because it was literally ONE minute after that kiss at the alter (above). So perfectly happy!!
The next two images are super special because A) this is on my family property and B) the bride had a pinterest page with images just like this...the tall trees...and I was so thrilled to let her know I had *just* the spot. Oh, and C) this road is not plowed during the winter but it has been so mild out the snow wasn't super deep yet and thanks to one of the groom's relatives with a large truck, we made it!
My fave...how gorgeous are these ladies?!
A few moments, in their newlywed world, just the two of them <3
Christmas Day in the Upper Peninsula is typically all things snow. And cold. And snow. Lots of it. This year is pretty much the opposite with above average temps and not a flake on the ground (see my previous personal blog post about our tree adventure!). So for a special Christmas adventure, we all piled in the car for a trek up to Lake Superior. One our most special and favorite places.
Every year since before I was born, during the Christmas season my family has a wonderful tradition for picking out our tree. We never went to the traditional tree farms to pick out the perfect one, or gone to one of the local stores that carries the pre-cut trees. Growing up in a lumberjack family, you go out in the woods and cut one yourself. My parent's house is on 40 acres, with the back yard being nothing but swamp and woods. And it's here where we trek year after year in search of our tree.
This year is a little different. Usually there's a ton of snow already we have to walk thru and it does make it harder. It was in the 40's today and not a trace of snow, so we walked out into the woods to find our perfect tree. And since my phone was dead, an easier walk not having to worry about the snow, and in celebration of being caught up on sessions (save for the ones I shot this weekend), I brought the big camera along to document it!
Side note: we only picked out the tree today. Tomorrow we chop it!
I love all the weddings we do...from the big to the small, the elaborate to simple. I think my brides all do an amazing job at making their weddings just the way they want and I love capturing it all. So when I get to tell my bride that their amazing wedding is being featured at theknot.com, that is even more amazing for the both of us!
Check out or recent wedding we did in Marquette, Michigan along Lake Superior. It was so special and wonderful. Full blog post is a few posts down on our page, but you can catch the "full" story from the bride and groom HERE on theknot.com
Kristine and Kevin are one of those couples that are just so much fun...sweet to be around, and even better, so lovely to photograph! They came to see me all the way from Wisconsin for our engagement session at Fayette State Park in Garden, MI. It was a gorgeous evening and I had the best time at the session!
What a great start to the weekend already! This morning one of my favorites of my husband and son was included in the list of weekly favorite images from Beyond the Wanderlust blog! (If you don't know what that is, its an amazing website/blog that inspires other photographers, and shares so much incredible talent from other fellow photographers. I'm so honored to be included in that group this week <3
Check out their list (click on the square below) to view our "father/son" image along with the other amazing artists!
Oh gosh, this gorgeous girl!! Gabby was a natural in front of the camera and the evening couldn't have been more perfect. Her style was amazing, and we just had a blast! And for those water shots...she was a trooper, even in the mucky mud! Congrats, Gabby, on your senior year!
This couple could not be ANY more beautiful, or in love. We had our session on the first day that spring was just starting to peek thru...the temps were still cold, but warm enough that we didn't freeze the first five minutes. Obviously they didn't mind ;) Their late summer/fall wedding is going to be just gorgeous and I cannot wait!
Every so often things need a refresh, right? Well, here it is...our brand new website! The old was wonderful, but its time for an update. And that goes for our blog. Stay tuned here for more postings of what we've been up to and the latest happenings. I'll be posting some of my favorite shoots from this past fall and winter, which I have neglected on our old blog ;)
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