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  • Here is Where Your Journey Begins …

    This is a website that is as raucous as it is romantic. It's an eclectic collection of amazing personas that come together every year to make my job as a wedding photographer so amazing. Scrolling though these posts always leaves me humbled and smiling to myself, happy to recall my clients' laughter as they experienced their big day. I hope that visiting here gives you a little bit of the same. I'd love it even more if it inspired you to let me help tell your story. Maybe we'll even make a few inside jokes of our own? Enjoy.


Brent & Maddy :: Engaged // Stony Creek Metropark Engagement Photography

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” —Groucho Marx Maddy, Brent, and four legs full of trouble. Happy summer all!

Kacie and Dave Enjoy “Spring-ish” Weather in East Lansing :: Lansing, MI Engagement Photography

Kacie and I haven’t seen each other in 17 years. I’m proud to say that after that long decade-and-a-half plus some, Dave and I really hit it off! I’m pretty sure we bored her nearly

Brandon & Amanda :: NYE Wedding // Detroit, MI Wedding Photographer

Brandon and Amanda’s New year’s Eve Wedding was the perfect punctuation to a wedding season. It was a crisp December day in the Mitten, and spirits were abundant amongst friends and

AJ & Christina :: Engaged // Beverly Hills, MI Engagement Photography

I was happy to spend a brisk autumn evening at Beverly Park with my very fun and very yellow clients AJ and Christina. We battled a little bit of wind, and some thundering runners on the wooded

Mike & Jennifer :: Married in A Galaxy Far, Far Away // The Crofoot Ballroom Wedding Photography

Have you ever met geeks after your own heart? I have. Lots of times, actually. However, Mike and Jennifer standout to me. Not only as awesome clients with amazing taste in Legos, dinosaurs, sci-fi,

Rob & Leah :: Married // Clarkston, MI Wedding Photography

Rob and Leah :: Clarkston, Michigan :: Oakhurst Country Club An amazing sunny day that despite some power-outages and humidity we owned. Cheers, to Rob and Leah!

Pete & Lauren :: Engaged // Detroit, MI Photographer

Pete and Lauren on a rainy evening in Detroit.

Tony & Lauren :: Engaged // Detroit, MI Engagement Photography

A cocktail stop, a few dark alleyways, and a little history nerding out …. Yeah that’s right, I made Tony tell about the Alamo. Cause thats what you do when you’re out with a

Dave & Gina (and Maxwell) :: Engaged // Stony Creek Metropark Engagement Photography

It was the bubble gum pink skies and the wagging tail of Maxwell keeping this session adorable from start to finish. Heck, Dave and Gina weren’t all that bad, either! I kid. But, I am a softy

Raffaele & Karl :: Engaged and the Girls Too! // Maybury State Park Photography

Such a immense honor to get Karl, Raffaele and their beautiful daughters out for a an evening at Maybury State Park before the big wedding in September. We even got a surprise

Jordan & Catherine :: Married // Indian Springs Metropark Wedding Photography

Jordan and Catherine brought me two weddings in a week. The first was a coming together of three couples. These two kids decided to tie the knot on the shared anniversary of Catherine’s

Liting & David :: Engaged // Kensington Metropark Engagement Photographer

Summer evenings with amazing people and cuddling baby raccoons … yeah, my job is the best. So are my clients. David and Liting were back home in Michigan this month, and took the opportunity

William & Chelsea :: Married // Detroit, Michigan Wedding Photographer

William and Chelsea’s wedding was just the sort of event we like to attend: Enormous beautiful church, hot dog vendors, gritty alleys, and views of Detroit from Belle Isle. Its was what May as

Lee & Melissa :: Wedding // Detroit, Michigan Wedding Photography

What could be more Michigan than a 30-degree temperature swing, and some freezing rain in the the middle of May? Nothing! So, in that regard, Lee and Melissa’s wedding at Holy Transfiguration

Justin & Erin :: Married // Trenton, MI Wedding Photographer

I met Erin when I was five-years-old. Which means that this wedding was decades in the making for me as a photographer. Pretty cool, huh? I recall a time in sixth grade that a friend and I decided

Mark & Holly :: Wedding // Indianwood Wedding Photographer

Mark and Holly had one of those days that was so chill, so pleasant, and so downright fun. It all started with spring weather in mid-March. Which isn’t something to be taken lightly in

Jonathan & Arielle :: Wedding // Destination Wedding Photographer, Mexico

There are few things more romantic than running off to Mexico to get married on the beach. Just add 120 or your closest friends and family and some competitive volleyball, and you’ll have a

Paul & Meagan :: Married // Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer

What can I possibly say about Paul and Meagan’s Valentine’s Day wedding in Ann Arbor that would do it proper justice? I don’t know that there is anything. For me, personally, this

Joe & Claudine :: Engaged // Detroit, MI Engagement Photographer

Joe and Claudine are my people. Seriously, these guys are so excellent to spend time with. At our first meeting Claudine brought me Bon Bon Bon, and I learned that Joe is no stranger to a

Mike & Sara :: Married // Detroit, Michigan Wedding Photography

Mike and Sara met me in England. It was a week-long destination wedding where we got a very good idea of just how much time we could tolerate being around each other. I must not have been too

Bryan & Katy :: Engaged // Detroit Zoo Engagement Photography

It hasn’t taken that much bravery to shoot outdoor, winter sessions in Michigan this year. Thats not to say that Bryan and Katy wouldn’t have been tough enough to endure a good old

Patrick & Kelly :: Married // Royal Oak and Birmingham, Michigan Wedding Photographer

Patrick and Kelly are one of those brave Pure-Michigan couples that went ahead and planned a glamorous January wedding here in the mitten state. Their devil-may-care attitude towards our often

Kyle & Kelsey :: Married // Detroit, MI Wedding Photographer

Kyle and Kelsey’s wedding was my last of 2015. And, lets just say that we went out with a bang! It was a great wintery night to see these two tie the knot. The connect between this couple is

Abigail & Gordon :: Married // Packard Proving Grounds Wedding Photographer

Ok so here it goes: I had an AMAZING time geeking out with Gordon and Abigail this November when they set out to get married. These two are a stupendous time to be around. Which is good because

Amie & Paul :: Married // Bloomfield and Birmingham, Michigan Wedding Photographer

I love these guys. Really. I’ve know Amie for a little over a decade now, and she’s practically family to us. So, allow me to wax poetic a little bit about what grin-inducing fun it was

Brian & Randi :: Married // Detroit, Michigan Wedding Photographer

The birth of cool. After Miles Davis, the title of being cool goes to Brian and Randi. River-side, casino wedding in the D, anyone? It doesn’t get much cooler than that. It was windy, rainy,

Paul & Meagan :: Engaged // Detroit, Michigan Engagement Photography

Paul and Meagan have a great love that transcends across … well, across the Detroit River! Their Windsor-to-Westside romance is pretty evident to anyone lucky enough to meet them, and

Chris & Sammantha :: Married // Indian Springs Metropark Wedding Photography

Sammantha and Chris are fully adorable. I challenge you to find yourself two more charming book worms. You won’t. You can’t. And, their cozy, family-filled wedding at Indian Springs was

Anthony & Melane :: Married // Marysville, MI Wedding Photographer

Melane and Anthony’s beautiful wedding at the gorgeous Lexington Village Theatre was cozy, creative, and charming. We had such an amazing time with their friends and family hanging out in

Stefano & Jamie :: Married // Inn at St. John Wedding Photography

Stefano and Jamie have been together forever. Well not “for-ever EVER!?” in the Outkast sense, but since high school, any how. Teenagers who have bonded over baby tigers seem pretty

Pete & Eleni :: Married // Plymouth, MI Wedding Photographer

This wedding was grand on every level. The family, the ceremony, the reception, all of it. Pete and Eleni have a special connection that is grand, in and of itself. Really, it shows from a mile away.

Chris & Mary :: Married // Wyandotte, Detroit Wedding Photographer

Rain, rain go away. Chris and Mary got married and the rain did its best to chase them off. It knocked, it blew, and it rattled us about to no avail. Resolve, laughter, and love rose about above the

Molly & Nevin :: Married // Detroit and Grosse Ile, Michigan Wedding Photography

Molly and Nevin spent their first day as husband and wife along the Detroit River. First on Grosse Ile for their ceremony and then again in Detroit at the Port Authority. It was a day of laughter,

Robby & Leah :: Engaged // Mayberry State Park Engagement Photography

Leah and Robby look striking flannel. It’s the great mitten state. It’s fall. How could you not look great donning the colors of lumber jacks amongst the majestic palette of the prettiest

Joey & Casey :: Married // Planterra Wedding Photography

Some days on this job you get to just hang out inside of a beautiful greenhouse, admire amazing cakes, talk to awesome people, and listen to awesome music. Ok, its a lot of days … but,