What you’re missing if you’re not on facebook!

I have every intention of blogging the wedded bliss out of all these weddings but if you’re not on facebook you’re missing the live action! This season has been one of the best of my career! I have loved all my brides and grooms and I’ve been working with some amazing second shooters! Every wedding I shoot is nothing like the last yet they all leave me feeling so warm and fuzzy inside (they leave me sweaty and frizzy too, the sign of a great wedding photographer is one that looks like she ran a marathon by the end of the day… that’s what I keep telling myself anyway!:) So this should catch you up to mid-July… yeah… run over to my facebook page to see some of my August weddings!

Natalie and James <3


Emily and Josh <3


Stephanie and Chris <3


Ronnie and Laura <3 Their full blog post is coming really soon!!!

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Marissa and Nathan <3


Emily and Jon <3 (I just put sneaks from their wedding up on facebook!)


Rama and Rod <3

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Susie and Patrick’s Love Story

I’m such a sucker for romance and I just don’t think it gets better than this. They were high school sweethearts. You’ll see a few of their super fantastical homecoming pics below but they actually went their separate ways after high school and lost touch. It wasn’t until years (and years) later that they reunited and all their old feelings came back. Susie moved from New York back to Ohio to be with her true love (that really is true love, Ohio is so NOT New York) and the rest is history.

They both had a very long journey back into each others arms that was spotted with ups, downs, heartache and growth. The fact that they came back together after all those years and still felt like soul mates says something just amazing and inspiring about the plans that are laid for us. The road you’re on may not always be lined with roses and happy go lucky experiences. Sometimes the road sucks. I mean, if I’m being honest. But when your road leads RIGHT back to your one true love you definitely thank whoever it is you thank that what’s meant to be will ALWAYS find a way to BE.



Brian and Laura!!

A blog update? What? Really!! That’s shocking you say? Well, believe me, I’m just as shocked as you are. Talk about a CRAZY last few months. I have to thank my amazing clients for keeping me busy but between editing, weddings, Christmas card shoots and meetings for 2015 weddings I just haven’t had time to update the blog!

I’m pretty excited to share some of Laura and Brian’s photos though. I shot their engagement session in the fall so I already knew we were going to have the best time, what I didn’t account for was how jaw dropping amazing Brian’s suit was… ok, I’m kidding, you know I’m talking about Laura’s dress;)What a fairy tale dress to match a fairy tale day. They never stopped smiling (and not just because they are both dentists and enjoy marketing their work… heh heh) but because they were so HAPPY!!!

It seems weird to say this but not every bride and groom are this happy. A lot of times the stress of planning the day or in really rare (sarcasm) circumstances your relatives can cause you stress but that just wasn’t the case with these two. Of course it helped that their families were the bomb! And their friends were so fun! But it was more than that even. They were just SO HAPPY to be getting married. So happy to share the day with each other and so happy to just BE. I seriously wish I could shoot 100 more weddings just like theirs.

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Kelly and JJ • Fall Love Story

Where is the BEST place to be on the weekend of the HEIGHT of fall colors? At Kensington that’s where. And with who? These guys! It was a little chilly and I was fighting nothing short of laryngitis but I seriously would not change a thing about their day.

For one, calmness just floats around these two. Usually when I walk into my first location there is a lot of hustle and bustle and chaos is just bouncing off the walls but it was just so quiet and calm when I walked into Kelly’s master bathroom where she was getting the final touches of her makeup done. She greeted me like an old friend and from that moment I just knew it was going to be a spectacular day.

I couldn’t think of a better place to go in between the ceremony and reception than Kensington. It was incredible! The leaves were glorious (which is really the only word that you can use to describe them) and Kelly looked so stunning set amongst the trees and color.  JJ did too but it’s totally weird for me to say that LOL!

We almost got hit by numerous cars in the tunnel of trees we found but it was SO worth it!

Looking back on the day though, I’d have to say my favorite part was their toasts. Their best friends nailed it! I think a good measure of how in love a couple is is how their friends speak of them on their wedding day. That probably sounds weird as there are so many other indicators but your maid of honor and your best man know you better than anyone else in the world and when they get choked up with the feels because they are that excited for you and the new chapter you are starting it just melts my heart.


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Claudia and Harry and their beautiful Detroit Wedding Ceremony

I shoot a lot of really big wedding celebrations, but my heart definitely loves a wonderfully intimate wedding ceremony. Claudia and Harry convalidated their marriage with a beautiful ceremony at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on a beautiful Friday in September. Their family lives very far so in the initial planning stages it was just to be them (and me:)but her Mother made a special trip from Mexico just to be there for them and it was the most heartwarming ceremony with just her mother and some close cousins present. Oh, and about 25 teenage girls who were touring the Cathedral from the Academy of the Sacred Heart who Claudia and Harry invited to sit and watch.

It was kind of serendipitous actually. As we were shooting on Belle Isle (which is soooo amazingly gorgeous this time of year) a group of senior citizen women (about 30 or so) were dropped off by bus right outside where we were shooting. They walked by and oooed and aaaahhhed at Claudia and Harry and gave them sage words of advice (such as “don’t forget, she’s always right;)Claudia referred to them later as her angels and it was the sweetest blessing. When we got to the church and all of the young girls were touring they were in aw of Claudia in her dress. Some near tears when they saw here. It was as if they were being blessed by the young and the old that day. Their presence added such life and vitality to the ceremony. They cheered when they were pronounced man and wife and many had to make their way to Claudia and Harry to hug them.

What started out as a small affair took on a new meaning as nearly 50 total strangers took the time to bless and congratulate them:)It was pretty incredible! I wish I had taken some pics of the older women but my focus was elsewhere at the time – but I did definitely get some of the young girls as they raised their hands with excitement while they were being prayed over.:)