the journal

welcome to

Summer is the best time to be in love, because you feel invigorated to go out, explore new places, and have late nights. As a native Detroiter, I wanted to share some of my favorite date ideas for new loves, established couples, locals, and visitors to my favorite city.     “Paris might be the […]

Morning, Afternoon, & Evening Date Ideas – Detroit, Michigan

August 28, 2019

The Cabazon Dinosaur Park has been on my bucket list for almost as long as I can remember. As soon as I read about it I knew I had to go see it for myself. The tricky thing is, it’s in the middle of nowhere in the California desert and never knew when I would […]


June 6, 2019

As I’m sure you can tell just from the photos below, this is one contagiously in love couple. Geena and Mitch go together better than Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt. Her laugh is so infectious, he is the perfect fiancé, and I had so much fun with them.   Originally Michiganders themselves, Mitch and Geena […]

Waterfront Chicago – Engagement Session

June 5, 2019

What’s the best part about being a traveling photographer and having a huge, far-spread family? You always have a family member nearby your shoot location! Joshua Tree has been on my bucket list for YEARS. So I decided to plan a stylized engagement and elopement photo shoot in Joshua Tree. Thankfully my  sister Emily lives […]

Weekend Plans in Joshua Tree

May 15, 2019