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When Carmen (Crystal Mountain’s wedding coordinator) and I started putting our heads together to envision this wedding editorial shoot, we were equal parts excited and anxious!! But only because we had so many ideas and so much inspiration, it was hard to choose our favorites! But when you have an amazing vendor team who helped […]

Crystal Mountain Romantic Styled Wedding in Northern Michigan

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From the moment that I walked in the door to Michelle and Jake’s wedding, I was immediately enveloped in what I can only describe as the best. day. ever!!!!! Seriously! I had never met Michelle before in person…but I was greeted by the biggest smile, a huge hug, and so many wonderful friends and family […]

Outdoor Summer Wedding at Castle Farms in Charlevoix Michigan

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You know when you meet someone and instantly you click? As in, we were probably best of friends in another life, where we binge-watched Friends episodes and ate as much delicious food as possible? Yeah…that was exactly how I felt as I stepped foot on Black Star Farms for Mindy and Ben’s outdoor vineyard wedding […]

Black Star Farms wedding Photography in Suttons Bay Michigan

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I wish I could properly put into words, how amazing I felt after leaving this wedding. Packing up my gear at the end of this beach wedding was sad, because I didn’t want to leave!! Small weddings have always been my favorite, but combine it with the two nicest people ever, their adorable pup, and […]

Sleeping Bear Dunes Beach Wedding in Glen Arbor Michigan

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A week before Dorothy and Eric’s springtime wedding at Castle Farms in northern Michigan, we got doused with about 2 feet of unexpected snow, hail, and winds that blanketed our emerging leaves and grass with enough of this “frozen goodness” to delay spring by a good few weeks. Fast forward seven days and we – […]

Springtime Romantic Wedding at Castle Farms in Charlevoix Michigan

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There is something special about Northern Michigan. Lush greenery in spring and summer, spectacular foliage in Autumn and magical winter wonderlands. There is not a better backdrop in the Traverse City area for hosting a couture wedding. If budget is not a major consideration, go for all the dazzle and glitz you can. Toot all […]

6 Ways To Design A High-End Wedding in Michigan

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There are so many highlights when you are a wedding photographer…but one of my favorites (and truly a blessing) is being published in a wedding blog or magazine….and when that blog is Wedding Day Magazine, you do a serious happy dance and celebrate with all of the donuts and chips (if you’re anything like me, […]

We Are Published in Wedding Day Magazine!

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Mention the phrase “golden hour” to me, and you will see me get as giddy as my puppy Charlie gets when I pull out her treat box (or to give you another visual, as excited as I get when my husband brings home a bag of delicious chips! It’s probably pretty ridiculous how excited I […]

Why Golden Hour Is A Must-Do For Your Wedding

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The 3 Reception Decor Details You NEED For Your Wedding When it comes to choosing your decor, your options are virtually endless. Pinterest does not help in this case, because there are almost too many options! How to even choose? Despite the overwhelm that all these options might incur, I have photographed over 200 weddings […]

The 3 Reception Decor Details You NEED For Your Wedding

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The most debated question in the wedding industry – should we do a First Look? Just so we are all on the same page, a First Look at your wedding is where you plan to see your fiancé before your wedding ceremony. The more traditional couples often opt not to do a First Look, and […]

Why 90% of my couples choose a First Look

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Your wedding is the start of your story together! Let me guess how you are feeling right now….excited beyond a doubt, but swinging like a pendulum between overwhelm and inspired. When it comes to wedding planning, you open up google, type in your inquiry and all of a sudden, you realize that in order to […]

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