Ben & Amy /// Sedona, AZ

Ben & Amy's road to marriage has definitely taken the non-traditional route, to say the least. With Ben traveling with a professional baseball team, the most of their relationship has been long distance; despite how inconvenient the distance, these two have grown even more in love with each other. This past March Ben was stationed in Sedona, Arizona for spring training. I was more than elated when they invited me along to photograph them in the deserts of the southwest for a few days. They're to be wed this coming September, and I'm more than honored to be able to capture them saying "I do" as well. 

San & Karla /// Punta Cana, DR

San and Karla's relationship is one of dear companionship. Even though they both hail from Michigan and lived in separate states for medical school, their love never flinched. Having their dear friends and family join them for a week in paradise at the MeliĆ” Caribe Resort, ending with the two saying "I do", was the perfect way to embark on their new journey of marriage. 

Jake & Emily /// Grand Rapids, MI

Jake and Emily spent the majority of their relationship long-distance while Jake was stationed in various parts of the world while serving in the Air Force. Naturally, you could imagine how joyous and relieving their union was on a crisp September day in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Family and friends watched them wed in the transcendent and historic Fountain Street Church, and the celebration continued at the eclectic Grand Rapids Public Museum. Truly, a day to remember. 

Jake & Mary /// Chattanooga, TN

Jake and Mary are most likely the most badass couple I've gotten the privilege to photograph. Both bring their own sense of style and spunk into their relationship; tattoos, southern sass, and a mutual obsession with everything 90's grunge. Amidst all the common interests, they have a fierce devotion to each other. You can read their chemistry that they continually celebrate one another, like two best friends naturally do. 
Their wedding was held Stratton Hall, a beautiful indoor/outdoor ceremony location with a gigantic arbor for guests to sit under. Celebrated by their family and friends, Jake and Mary were wed underneath an enormous tree in Stratton Hall's courtyard. The night went on amid grey clouds that thankfully held off rain. Heart-felt speeches, emotional toasts, and a dance party that just might've proved to be the banger of the century: the union of Jake and Mary could not have gone more perfectly. 
Jake & Mary, thank you endlessly for entrusting your day to me to capture. It was a blast and an absolute honor to celebrate alongside you. 

Stephen & Colby /// Pittsburgh, PA

Stephen & Colby's love story is an unforeseen yet entirely romantic. Both having just moved to Pittsburgh some time ago, the two of them actually were roommates in the same house, allowing them to establish a firm friendship. However, as time went on their careers took off, and their friendship started to set ablaze. Even while living in two different states for a season, their relationship still held fast and firm. Both Colby and Stephen are experts in their field, with Stephen being a top enterprise sports writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Colby carrying her PhD into Human Resource Science. 

The easy decision for the two was to be married in the city that brought them together. With family and friends flying in from all of the country (even as far as California), the two were married in the whimsical Pittsburgh Children's Museum, a place dedicated to the life and work of Fred Rogers from the PBS television show Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. These two hold a dear place in my heart, and it was a true privilege to be invited to document the happiest day of their lives. I wish y'all nothing but the best and all the love in the world in such a glorious city as Pittsburgh! 

Jake & Sarah /// Grand Rapids, MI

From the time I shot Jake & Sarah's engagement photos in the summer of 2017, I knew these two were going to be a blast to work with- especially when they told me their wedding was going to be catered by Donkey Taqueria. Extremely key detail.

 Even though their wedding day was set to be at the tail end of September, the thermometer read a high of 95 degrees for the day. Despite the wretched heat, the turning leaves of Blandford Nature Center shown vividly and radiantly. The reception at Lions & Rabbits was clad with art entries for Art Prize, giving a unique mosaic feel to the room. Soft background tunes from Brandon "Crafty" Amien brought a soft ambiance as the sun set on Grand Rapids' North side.

Jake & Sarah, thank you for your adventurous spirit. Thank you for showing off your personality throughout this whole day. Thank you for your trust, and letting me in on the happiest day of your life. Thank you for the tacos and margaritas. I'm forever grateful. 

Noah & Anna /// Cleveland, OH

Noah & Anna. Where to begin. They're love story is a beautiful one; of hope, of conflict, of sacrifice, of unconditional Love. Their wedding day and everything detail about it was intentional, reflecting the true nature of their relationship. From the reception being held in a beautiful, distressed Episcopalian church that once served as a safe haven on the Underground Railroad, to a dinner comprised of all organic and naturally-raised food, to toasts and speeches being given in the midst of a blinding sunset coming through stained-glass windows: Noah & Anna's day was perfect in every way. 
All the love possible to you both. 

Nate & Sara - Engaged /// Holland, MI

I met Nate & Sara at a wedding I was shooting in Spokane, WA this past January. We all were the out-of-towners, so we already had something in common. By the end of the wedding weekend we had become pretty good friends- the best kind of surprise. 
Fast forward to 7 months later, and these two are engaged (surprise out of nowhere from Nate, you DAWG!) and riding a wave of happiness like never before. Nate messages me stoked as ever, and proposes the idea of driving up to Grand Rapids from their hometown of Columbus, Ohio to shoot their engagement photos.
Of course I say yes.
Of course we go to the Lake at sunrise. 
These two are the best of friends, and witnessing their love in 2 different states has been such an honor. No doubt I'm already looking forward to their wedding next year! 
Huge congrats, Sara & Nate!  

Talon & Remi /// Copper Mountain, CO

It's always been my dream to shoot a Colorado wedding, and this dream finally became a reality this past June. Not only was it in the middle of a dream kind of terrain, but it was for two people who are very, very dear to me. Remi and I worked at the same whitewater rafting company in Buena Vista, Colorado 3 years ago; it's crazy that she was a senior in high school then, and she was my first senior photo session ever as well! Fast forward to 2017 and I was elated that she would want me to be apart of the happiest day of her life. 
Talon and Remi met at the University of Wyoming, and it was there that the story of their love began. These two are madly in love with each other, and embody the beautiful phenomena of sacrificial love. With family and friends gathered around, they were wed at the base of Copper Mountain, with a view of pure splendor in the background. 
Remi and Talon, may your marriage be blessed to its fullest capacity, and may you two never stop seeking adventure, Love, and each other. All the love to you both. 

Seth & Jaclyn /// Rockwall, TX

I had never been to Texas until Seth and Jaclyn asked me to come document their wedding day in late April of 2017. Their wedding was held on the beautiful once-horse-farm location that is Summerfield Tate Farms in Rockwall, Texas. Even though the forecast called for shady skies and chilly winds, the warmth of who was being celebrated could not be quenched. The day ended in a fantastic (and unforeseen) sunset so big that it reached across the entire Texas skyline; a sky lit on fire was the perfect way to end this unforgettable day. 

Seth & Jaclyn, it was such an honor to capture the happiest day of your life, and to celebrate alongside you. Thank you for trusting me with every important and cherished moment, and I wish you the HAPPIEST of days ahead! 

Carrie Burch (Stitch Folks) /// Grand Rapids, MI

Carrie and I have quickly become very good friends while working in the same collective work space in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Carrie runs a business of creative beautiful stitch portraits, and she recently was interviewed by Koel Magazine about her amazing work. It was an honor, and lots of fun, photographing her and her workspace where she creates her magic. 
The full interview will be live soon, stay tuned! 

Stephen & Colby - Engaged /// Pittsburgh, PA

Stephen & Colby's story is one of romantic serendipity; the two actually were roommates in a house of four in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Romantic feelings grew, but the two promised that no action would be taken on their relationship while they were roommates.
Naturally, life progressed and their relationship grew and grew; and now we're here. 
It was a blast getting to explore Stephen & Colby's home city, and be a witness to places that hold distinct memories of the maturation of their relationship. 
Their wedding in September can't come soon enough. 
Love you guys so much!