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Believe it or not, this day started out freezing cold, rain blowing sideways, and windy as could be.

Lizzy & Peter’s wedding day was filled with so much intention, so much heart, and tons of joy. You see it in the clinking glasses, the heartfelt speeches, the pies, honoring Great Aunt Fern, dedications to Lizzy’s mom who passed, teary-eyed speeches, warm hugs, and a dance floor that stay packed and movin’ all night […]

Colorful Floral Wedding at the Felt Mansion in Saugatuck – Lizzy & Peter

Oh wow, what could I say about these two that has not already been said from their most beloved friends and family? I will never forget starting the wedding weekend sitting across from Jill’s dad at Pepp & Dolores like part of the family. We got served some of the best food from J&Js favorite spot right around the corner from where they live while all their best friends and family stood up and gave speeches that were equal parts funny, sentimental, and honoring.

Cincinnati Wedding at Pinecroft Crosley Estate – Jill & Jhohan

The weather was perfect on Mackinac Island, the sun was shining, and the ferry’s were bustling all the guests over for this amazing day at the Grand Hotel. Some friends & family took 4-5 modes of transportation to celebrate these two (plane, train, car, ferry boat, and a horse drawn carriage ride). For these two, it was well worth it.

Timeless Black Tie Wedding at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island – Brooks & Tom

A hazy sunset, Lake Michigan, a bald eagle, some Super 8 fun, and a whole lot of beautiful with Abbie & Tom!

Fun Engagement on Lake Michigan with Abbie & Tom

Joyous. Emotional. Homage. Tradition. Culture. Just a few words to describe this amazing day of Karina & Drew’s wedding up North in Michigan near Traverse City. The backdrop: gorgeous, deep blue, Torch Lake.

Camp Wedding on Northern Michigan’s Torch Lake – Kari & Drew

J&J, in their home. Exposed brick walls. Delicious smells coming from the bakery below. Even better food made by them inside. I got to eat supper with them, to be invited into their home & lives where the evening light hits hard in their office room while they watched the people & traffic below in Over the Rhine.

At Home Springtime Engagement – Jill & Jhohan

When Mark & Vai invited us to document their wedding in Maui at Sugarman Estate, we had no idea what we were in for, but it turned out to be one of the best experiences in our work at this time. We shared 5 days with Mark & Vai and their families; not only photographing […]

Multi-Day Indian Inspired Wedding in Maui – Mark & Vai

An engagement party turned surprise wedding. Was suppose to be in Italy, but due to military orders it got moved to the location of their first kiss: her childhood home front steps. Shifting your mindset and embracing the unexpected allows for stories to be written that we couldn’t [or wouldn’t] write ourselves and it turns […]

Surprise Backyard Wedding in Louisville, Kentucky – Hannah & Jon

After our kids were graciously given a mountain of toys at Christmas from grandparents, I couldn’t help but ask myself where (and why) we prioritized the spending of our money since we tend to spend most of our time outdoors! While our kids of course were super stoked to open each gift and have no […]

Why Albums Are A Priceless Legacy

These two had many setbacks due to COVID, but they handled it all with grace. They ended up eloping near their hometown in Seattle, WA and then planned to have the big celebration out in Hawaii at Sunset Ranch on the North Shore of Oahu. When another wave of COVID came through, they had to […]

North Shore Oahu Sunset Ranch Elopement – Derek & Anh

2022 was the year of bringing film back into my life. Shooting film has allowed me to put phone away and be more in the moment with my family. I even invested in a Super 8 camera so I could take videos on film. This was a year of adding yet another baby girl, Hazel Hope, and of celebration.

A Look Back at 2022 – Film Lifestyle Photographs

After photographing Erica & Michael’s proposal up in Charlevoix, Michigan, they invited me to come document their wedding in Downtown Chicago. Everything happened within a square mile so each of these places are so special to E&M.

Black Tie Downtown Chicago Jewish Wedding – Erica & Michael [Chicago’s Best Bergers!]

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