Kelly + Alex // A Classic and Timeless Wedding at University of Michigan's Museum of Art

I love the way love cannot be ignored. It demands to be felt and seen and absorbed. You cannot be in the presence of its trueness and not be altered in some way. I am forever changed, come see why…

Allie + Mitch // A Sun Soaked Wedding at Indian Springs Metropark

you’re looking at the very first rain free wedding of my season so far! not only did it NOT rain, but the sun showed itself to us like it hadn’t in weeks. it covered every single one of us in it’s warm rays. the birds were out, the spirits were high, and love was buzzing everywhere. Allie + Mitch hosted a perfectly relaxed wedding at one of my favorite venues (Indian Springs Metropark) and we were spoiled by an amazing sunset, some very old and beautiful cars, and a grandfather with a smile that i won’t soon forget…

Paula + Sean // An Intimate Wedding in Downtown Ann Arbor

This wedding has all of my most favorite components…

A tiny guest list of 20 people, an intimate dinner, and the bride’s 12 year old daughter. Most often, weddings don’t include the children of the couple because they haven’t been made yet, but every once in awhile, my dreams come true and I get to witness one of these very sacred unions.

Paula + Sean hosted the most relaxed and lovely little wedding with just their families. They all walked from the Graduate Hotel to Ann Arbor’s Chop House. Everyone took the rain in stride, and we managed to dodge the big storms they called for all day. They spoiled each guest with tastes of Ann Arbor’s finest treats, a quiet ceremony, and wrapped it up with a divine dinner and tiramisu cake. Everyone was wined and dined, and I still can’t believe I was lucky enough to be the one to hang with them….

lauren + alex // down by the river

It’s no secret that all of the couples I work with are amazingly unique, interesting, and total weirdos just like me, and so I’m not sure why these two caught me so off guard the way they did. As soon as they pulled up and started walking towards me, I felt blown away by their energy. I found my own personal guards instantly going down, and a wave of comfort washing over me.

They are the quiet hilarious type, and they love their dogs a lot. I don’t need to tell you that they like each other too, because you’re about to see it with your own eyes.

RIVER MAGIC, BABY. Let’s go….

Lauren + Trevor // A bold and intimate wedding at El Club Detroi

How am I supposed to sum up this wedding in a concise way that will really do it justice without having to write a novel filled with all the details that feel so huge to me? Impossible. So I just sorta want to say that this wedding was a game changer on so many levels. Lauren + Trevor threw every wedding rule out the window. There was no walk down an aisle. There was no cake cutting. Trevor zipped Lauren into her second dress. We broke laws. We trespassed. We popped into a local bar to cheer with Liverpool fans in Detroit. Ceremony photos are blue and gritty and beautiful. The power went out. Food trucks filled bellies with BBQ and tacos. IT RAINED AND RAINED AND RAINED, but always cleared up for enough time to sneak away for some quiet photos of them. They gave me space, time and trust to dig deep.

Once upon a time, almost thirty years ago, Lauren and I lived across the street from each other. The memory I’ve carried around of her was us dancing to Phil Collins at her house in our frilly Easter dresses (and it was NOT Easter.) She moved away, I moved away, and it wasn’t until just a few years ago that we reconnected, and it wound up being her wedding day that we would finally be reunited for the first time since we were tiny little kids. WHAT IS LIFE?

Every one of us who bore witness to this union are the luckiest.. These two have a story and a history that would force even the coldest of hearts to warm in its presence. It was an honor to tell this story, for many reasons, but mostly because love like theirs is what life is all about. During her vows she spoke to him about someday having kids with sticky fingers, and that was it for me. I was a puddle along with every single other person who heard it.


Grab some tissue and come along….