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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.


Treman :: Senior // Detroit Senior Photography

I don’t get the chance to shoot seniors all of that often. Fact of which, I should probably remedy, right? Treman’s session in Detroit was a lot of fun and is exactly the vibe that I

Jaclyn & Steve :: Married // The Valley, Ann Arbor Wedding Photography

A drizzly morning turned into a wonderful night at The Valley in Ann Arbor for Steve and Jackie’s wedding. The two said “I do” I surrounded by pinwheels, craft beers, lawn games,

Lisa & Jake :: Married // Double JJ Ranch Wedding Photography

Lisa and Jake’s Wedding at the Double JJ Ranch was like a little vacation wrapped up in a wedding. It was so hard to not be completely taken away by the sweeping views during the ceremony, the

Alissa & Jerry :: Engagement Session Part 1 // South East Michigan Engagement Photographer

Alissa and Jerry got a dressed up for a few hours in the backyard this fall at the request of Alissa’s mom. How can you say no to mom? You can’t.  You also can’t beat a great couple

Carrie & Adam :: Married // Bay Harbor, Michigan Wedding Photography

This absolutely stunning Michigan wedding at the Bay Harbor Yacht club was a like a page straight out of the Pure Michigan catalog. The skies were dramatic, the breeze was cool, the water was calm. I

Zach & Lindsay :: Married // Detroit Wedding Photographer

This Detroit ceremony was a hot one! We braved the sun and the bees the construction on the roads to make sure that Lindsay and Zach had an amazing day at the Talon Center, and then again for their

Chris & Debi :: Married // Oakhurst Country Club Wedding Photography

Debi and Chris’s Oakhurst wedding was an amazing Michigan wedding. Outdoors while the weather was still pleasant and the nights were still long. The company wasn’t bad either. Cheers!

Mike & Jennifer :: Engaged // Detroit Zoo Engagement Photography

Dinosaurs, underwater dancing, craft beer, and ice cream. Mike and Jennifer had one of the best days ever! We visited all of the best places in Royal Oak: The Detroit Zoo, River Rouge Brew Company,

April & Ryan :: Engaged // Detroit, MI Wedding Photographer

Summer nights in the Motor City are pretty much my speciality. Even more so when the company is this good. I did get Ryan to go shirtless on Cadillac Square for his outfit change… so, I guess

Brad & Jill :: Married // Oakhurst Country Club; Clarkston, MI

Brad & Jill’s Oakhurst wedding was a day to remember. If fun and family are your #1 priority for you wedding day, it doesn’t get much better than this! I had a blast hanging with the

Chelsea & William :: Engaged // E. Lansing Engagement Photography

Chelsea and Will lured me to East Lansing with beer. That’s right folks, I can be bought for just the proper amount of Founders Centennial IPA! We even chased off a little summer heat, talking

Steve & Deidre :: Married // Royal Oak Music Theater, MI Wedding Photography

Deidre and Steve are two crazy kids in love. Really crazy, too! Like skydiving and motorcycles kind of crazy. While I don’t necessarily share their love for hurling forward at inhuman speeds, I

Paula & Lon :: Engaged // Detroit, Michigan Wedding Photographer

Cold drinks in a dark bar. Jazz meandering out from the main stage. A picture perfect evening. Well, if you don’t have a guy with a camera in your face! Super stoked to have caught up with my

Karine & Chris :: Married // Plymouth, Bloomfield Wedding Photographer

Karine and Chris are one of those young power couples in the making. She’s a doctor. He’s a lawyer. They fell in love skating at an ice rink where Chris played hockey and abused his

Kyle & Kelsey :: Engaged // Ann Arbor Michigan Photographer

There is nothing like wandering around Nichol’s Arboretum pretending not to be lost! Especially if you’re doing it on a beautiful night with great people. It is especially helpful if you

Eric & Lindsay :: Married // Brighton Michigan Wedding Photography

Javit sister wedding number 2! BOOM! I’m really starting to like these guys. This time around we got see Katie’s little sister get married at Heavenly Scent Herb Farm in Fenton, MI. A

Tayler & Kyle :: Married // Upland Hills Farm Wedding Photography

Hot dang! I’m not sure if I’m using the cowboy boots or weather to justify my opening? Does it matter? It was a true Michigan summer day at Upland Hills Farm when Tayler and Kyle got to

Brian & Randi :: Engaged // Detroit, MI Engagement Photography

The last few weeks have been rich with spectacular nights. This was yet another, without question. Randi and I danced around a lot trying to decide where to photograph their engagement session, but

Lynn & Danny :: Engaged // Stony Creek Metropark Photography

Lynn and Danny came in from North Carolina for their Michigan e-session. Let me tell you that they brought the weather with them! We had an absolutely beautiful night, despite a forecast of

Baby Arthur, Mike & Alison :: Family // Ann Arbor Portrait Photography

I love this kid. He’s the spitting image of my very old friend, and former college roommate, Mike. That’s not to take away from any of Alison’s lovely qualities that he’s

Amanda & Sean :: Married // Ann Arbor, MI Wedding Photographer

That one time when all of these peeps from Chicago invaded the sacred grounds of Ann Arbor … yeah, it was awesome! Amanda and Sean’s Earhart Manor wedding was everything that you’d

Mike & Katie :: Married // Brighton, MI Wedding Photography

Mike and Katie’s backyard wedding was Javit Sister Wedding 1-of-2 for me this summer. So, It’s a good thing I enjoyed myself while hanging out in this Brighton home, because I’ll be

Aida & Matt :: Married // Detroit, MI Wedding Photographer

It was a pretty day. Everything last thing was exceptionally beautiful. From the church, to the weather, to the gorgeous bride herself, it was what wedding season is all about. Matt and Aida’s

Max & Stephanie :: Married // Ann Arbor, MI Wedding Photographer

There is nothing like spring at Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor. Pair that with two of the coolest cats on the planet, daddy-o, and you’ve got one heck of an outdoor wedding! Yes, I

Lindsay & Stephen :: Engaged // Birmingham, MI Engagement Photography

I ducked and dodged the rainy spring a lot to get these guys a nice day for this session. What an evening it was! Birmingham was glowing with spring for Steve and Lindsay’s engagement session.

Ankit & Natalie :: Married // Lake Orion, MI Wedding Photographer (Indianwood)

Natalie and Ankit had one of those wedding days where the rain teases you, but never really shows up to spoil the occasion. Instead it was cool breeze to calm your nerves and the occasional rhythmic

Eleni & Pete :: Engaged // Detroit, MI Engagement Photography

Some days you get rained on. This was one of those days. You can only hope that your clients are flexible, fun, and somewhat waterproof. Well, mine were. Pete and Eleni took to running from the

Sarah & Erik :: Married // Pine Knob Mansion Wedding Photography, Michigan

Erik and Sarah are awesome. Seriously, freaking awesome. Like every Sci-fi and fantasy movie that I love represented in their wedding day music kinda awesome! I know right? You can’t have them.

Joey, Casey, and Lucy :: Kensington Metropark Family and Engagement Photography

Super fun engaged couple: Check! Beautiful evening at Kensington Metropark: Check! Adorable baby Lucy: Bonus! So, if you’re looking for a great way to spruce up your e-session, find yourself a

Ashley & Kyle Get Bumped // Kensington Metropark Maternity Photography

Ashley and Kyle had a gorgeous wedding at the Westin Hotel in Detroit almost three years ago. It was a great seeing them start their lives together then, but it is a whole different level of

Lucy & Chris :: Havin’ a Baby // Royal Oak and Birmingham Maternity Photography

Lucy and Chris are going to make excellent parents. I can just tell. Their relationship is magnetic, their dedication to their new child is all-encompassing, and Chris reads comic books in bed! (And

Jonathan & Julia :: Married // Detroit, Hamtramck, and Plymouth Wedding Photography

What do you get when you take a coal miner from Pennsylvania and a lawyer from Michigan and give them a traditional springtime Ukrainian wedding? You get anything and everything but the expected.

Jason, Becky, Olivia, and Hope :: Detroit Family Photography // Midtown

Some days the sun shines just a little brighter than you expect. It beams a little bit warmer upon your face… aaaaaaand, if you’re with me in Detroit with your two kids, I might just

Chris & Samantha :: Engaged // Detroit, MI Engagement Photography

When you’re looking for a little stop at the library nothing really compares to Detroit’s finest offering. Samantha and Chris sure didn’t think so. We slinked, crept, and whispered

Mike & Sara :: Engaged // Detroit, MI Engagement Photography

I met Mike and Sara in England when I photographed Sara’s brother’s wedding. At that time, we bonded over English breakfast, Irish whiskey, and Mike’s facial hair. I solicited my

Christopher :: Ferndale High School Senior // Ferndale, MI Senior Photographer

I am very happy to have made some portraits for Christopher on a rainy evening this April. I’ve known this astute young man’s father for a long time. Which sort of made me feel old, as I