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Spring has come to an end and we’re fully into the summer season! Pretty sure I think this every month, but May was such a whirlwind. I think out of all the months this year, May has flown by me the fastest. I had eight photo shoots, four weddings, and so many consultations. Being a […]

May Roundup – Detroit, Michigan

May 28, 2019

This engagement shoot was extra special because the shooting location, Stony Creek Metropark, is the same place where Don proposed to Kelsey! They both love the outdoors, and back on this particular day, they were playing golf. Don knows that Kelsey is not routinely the best at golf, so he had this great plan to […]

Stoney Creek Metropark – Engagement Session

May 22, 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

Let me introduce you to Kelsey and Bill. A.K.A: The cutest couple ever. They’re getting married in Ohio but wanted a Detroit engagement session, because it’s near and dear to them. Kelsey works downtown, and she and Bill have made so many great memories in the city. We shot their engagement photos at the Detroit […]

Detroit Engagement Session – Kelsey and Bill

May 8, 2019

When Stephanie asked if it would be too weird to shoot her and Elias’ engagement photos in a Dunkin’ Donuts, I instantly knew we were going to be friends. My instinctual reaction was confirmed when I met them for the first time in person and we instantly clicked. (Get it? Clicked? We love a good […]

Dunkin’ Donuts + Pittsburg Steelers – Engagement Session

April 17, 2019

When I walked into the rehearsal dinner for a wedding I was shooting last year, two of the first things I noticed were Jacquline’s heart-warming smile and Griff’s kind presence. Jacquline was a killer maid of honor. She has the type of cheerfulness and organizational skills that every bride needs by their side. Griff was […]


April 8, 2019

Booking your wedding photographer, in my opinion, is one of the biggest decisions in planning your wedding. But don’t freak out! Once you know what to ask and what you’re looking for, it’s an easy stress-free, and even super fun step in planning your wedding! Here are 10 questions to ask when hiring a wedding […]

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Wedding Photographer

January 29, 2019