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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.


Max & Stephanie :: Engaged // Detroit, MI Engagement Photography

How did Stephanie ever put up with the amount of footwear discussion that went on during this session? She’s a saint. While Max and I might share a manly affinity for Merrell shoes, I’m

Mike & Katie :: Engaged // Milford, MI Engagement Photography

It’s never a bad day for a walk in downtown Milford, MI. Add some hot coffee, good conversation and some Michigan fall colors and you’re in for a great morning. Thanks for the great

Andy & Andrea :: Married // St. Clair Shores and Detroit, MI Wedding Photography

This autumn wedding was a brimming with energy and excitement from the moment we arrived. Andrew and Andrea had a wonderful ceremony at St. Blase, followed by a mémorable trip to Detroit’s

Eric & Lindsay :: Engaged // Kensington MetroPark Engagement Photography

Nothing says fall colors like an engagement session at Kensington MetroPark. I had a wonderful time sliding on wet leaves and chasing unruly dogs with Eric and Lindsay. Can’t wait for the

Lisa & Jake :: Engaged // Ann Arbor Engagement Photography

Jake and Lisa had a wonderful autumn session in Downtown Ann Arbor, Nichols Arboretum and at the Big House. Cheers, guys! Can’t wait for the wedding.

Bob & Caitlin :: Married // Charlevoix, MI Wedding Photographer

Bob and Caitlin’s Charlevoix wedding truly represented the last bits of a beautiful fall in Northern Michigan. The chill in the air, the Castle Farms’ reception and the warm company were

Jim, Marissa and Des :: Family // Stony Creek Metropark Photography

Nothing like stomping in the leaves with a newly minted 1-year-old, huh? I had an amazing time hanging with Jim, Marissa and their little dude Desmond at Stony Creek last month. It reminds me of when

Chris & Karine :: Engaged // Clarkston, MI and Lakeland Ice Arena Photography

This two-part session goes from fall vistas to frozen rinks, as Chris and Karine walk, run and skate for the camera. I had a great time hanging with you guys. Its very exciting to be working with a

Chris & Mary :: Engaged // Nankin Mills Engagement Photography

Mary and Chris are officially my people. It’s hard to argue considering they were referred to me but the Thompsons of incredibly good taste. That’s a technical term, right?. Love

Deidre & Steve :: Engaged // Birmingham, MI Engagement Photography

Steve meets girls by teaching them to ride motorcycles, and then takes them on dates in his really fast car. Who can compete with that?! Really? Luckily for the rest of mankind, Deidre has gotten

Matt & Aida :: Engaged // Birmingham, MI Engagement Photography

Dog walking in the park and an evening stroll in downtown Birmingham — sounds nice, doesn’t it? It was. I had a lot of fun with Matt and Aida in Birmingham. It was yet another one of

Kevin & Nikki :: Married // Gem Theater, Detroit Wedding Photography

Fast Fall Post: Kevin and Nikki are awesome. Like super awesome. Their Gem Theater wedding was an ideal happening for two theater geeks. Tears, laughter, and all. I can’t say enough about how

Mike & Candice :: Married // Castle Farms and Charlevoix Wedding Photography

What can I say about the raucous, romantic, geeky, energetic love that Mike and Candice have? Not much. It’s inspiring and laugh-inducing all at once. I can’t imagine being in the room

Chris & Debi ::Engaged // Chesterfield, MI Photography

I had an amazing time exploring Chesterfield with Chris and Debi for their fall engagement session. The weather and the light couldn’t have agreed more with them this evening, even is the

Stefano & Jamie :: Engaged // Stony Creek Metropark Engagement Photography

So… fall blogging is upon me. This means shorter posts, less rambling, and more pretty picture in the name of keeping up with the workflow. Stefano and Jamie don’t really need my help

Jared & Kim :: Married // Elizabeth Park Wedding Photography

I’ve spent most of my life always knowing what an amazing friend Kim was to my sister, Erica. It wasn’t until about a year ago when I met Jared, that I began to realize that

Nick & Nicole :: Married // Detroit, MI Wedding Photography

Nick and Nicole are a tremendous couple. They seem to be entirely the ying for their partner’s yang. Which is commendable, particularly if you’re into vague references that allude to

Aaron & Lauren :: Married // Detroit, MI Wedding Photographer

This was one of those quintessential Detroit weddings. The giant old church in First Congregational Church of Detroit, the bad luck in the high rollers’ room at MGM, and the amazing party at

Eli, Ashley and Addy :: Detroit, MI Family Photography

I met up with Eli and Ashley this month to get some photos of them and their one-year-old, Addy. It was a gorgeous night for strolling around Detroit’s River Walk, and Addy couldn’t agree

Tayler & Kyle :: Engaged // Armada, MI Engagement Photographer

Orchards and Ice Cream before noon … yes! This morning session in Armada with Kyle and Tayler has me ready for fall. I know, know … We didn’t exactly get the best summer that

Ernie & Jessica :: Married // Cafe Cortina Wedding Photography

There is really something to be said about having a small wedding. It feels like a gathering friends, but one with a something just little more profound at the core. Cafe Cortina served as the back

Nick & Nicole // Royal Oak, MI Engagement Photographer

Nick and Nicole are getting married really soon. Like this month kind of soon. We took this evening stroll around Royal Oak to get caught up on wedding details, have a few laughs and work on

Matt, Alana, & Maddy :: One-Year-Old Portraits // Farmington, MI Family Photography

This little one means a lot to me. Maddy is the first-born daughter of one of my oldest friends. Nothing gives me more pause than being able to reflect on the ever-changing states of life by seeing

Matt & Michelle :: Married // Bloomfield, MI Wedding Photography

Matt and Michelle had me smiling and laughing, and generally feeling like I wasn’t at work all day long. This is a good thing. Joy on you wedding day is probably best thing you can do for

Chris & Ashely :: Married // Plymouth, MI Wedding Photography

Chris and Ashley have a vitality about them that is entirely unique. I’m sure it has something to do with Ashley’ “redness” (to barrow a term from her dad), or maybe

Ryan & Alyssa :: Married // Oakhurst Golf Club Wedding Photographer

I have such a history with this family. Somewhere between cousins’ weddings and raiding Alyssa’s grandfather’s vegetable garden, I got picked to be the official photographer for

Tim & Angel :: Married // The Amazing Wedding of “The Doctors Bowman”

Nothing says “I love you” like bribing your photographer $100K to capture your groom’s tears in a picture. Despite my strong desire to make Angel sell her house to afford the

Brandon & Lisa :: Married // Wyandotte, MI Wedding Photographer

I had an extraordinary time photographing Brandon and Lisa’s wedding at Silver Shores in Wyandotte, MI. It was a touching family affair that was as cool, relaxed and fun as it looks. No doubt,

Candice & Mike :: Roll With Me, Baby! // Troy Skate World Shenanigans

Rollerskating is a lot tougher than you remember. Just ask Mike and Candice. We laughed, we stumbled, we listened to The Cure, and then we laughed some more. Words cannot do any justice to how much

Dave & Michelle :: Married // Holland, MI Wedding Photographer

This wedding was very special to me. I’m not going to lie to you guys. This was probably one of the most memorable weekends of the year for me. I drove to Holland, and ended up standing in the

Jesse & Raquel :: Married // Howell, MI Wedding Photography

So, the Howell Opera House has really grown on me as a venue. It’s classic, rustic, cute and cozy all in one. It was really a natural fit for Jesse and Raquel’s wedding. These two

Ernie & Jessica :: A Walk in the Park // Elizabeth Park Engagement Photography

Stomping around Elizabeth park with a dude named Ernie. Sounds like the beginning of a Mark Twain story, eh? Close enough for me. Jessica and Ernie and just as natural couple as you’d ever