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Traverse City Wedding Vendors

My Favorite Traverse City Wedding Vendors

November 29, 2021 / Planning

Figuring out where to start when planning for a wedding can be daunting. Thankfully, all it takes is a team of professionals to help relieve that stress and bring your wedding dreams to life. The hard...

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Tips For The Best Getting Ready Photos On Your Wedding Day

November 23, 2021 / Planning

It will be the getting ready photos that you'll be first to view in your beautifully curated wedding gallery. Although, this part of the wedding is often overlooked in aesthetics. Here are some tips t...

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family photos with dogs

Tips For A Successful Photo Shoot Including Your Dog

November 23, 2021 / Planning

When asked, "Can I bring my dog?" My answer will be an excited, "Yes!" My fur baby, Kovu, is the sweetest Texas Heeler who loves to run, jump, play, and knows quite a few tricks. She brings joy to...

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Maritime Museum Beach Elopement

Tom + Katie Elope at the Maritime Museum | Sleeping Bear Dunes

November 22, 2021 / Session Stories

Tom and Katie didn't want to have a big wedding. Instead, these two had an intimate summer ceremony at the Maritime Museum Beach. They gathered their family on a sunny day at Sleeping Bear Dunes. Sec...

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Mission Point Lighthouse Beach

Mission Point Lighthouse | Connor Proposes to Rikta

November 16, 2021 / Session Stories

Mission Point Lighthouse has an incredible shoreline with a beautiful beach for visitors to enjoy. Even on the busiest days at the lighthouse, you can find a private nook overlooking the Grand Traver...

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Northern Michigan Elopement Photographer

Northern Michigan Elopement | Amber + Vince’s Intimate Ceremony in Nature

November 15, 2021 / Session Stories

Amber and Vince's Northern Michigan Elopement Sometimes you just have to dress up, and go out into nature to say lovey things to each other, then end the night with pizza. Who needs a marriage certif...

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The Nauti-Cat

The Nauti-Cat Sunrise Engagement Session | Cait + Chris Navigate the Grand Traverse Bay

November 15, 2021 / Session Stories

Chris and Cait have many memories of their summers together on the Nauti-Cat. It makes sense, since Chris is one of the captains on this catamaran that hosts people for cruises on the Grand Traverse ...

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Sleeping Bear Point Trail

Sleeping Bear Point Trail Engagement Session | Katelinn + Jeremy’s Sunset Adventure

November 15, 2021 / Couples

Sleeping Bear Point Trail is incredibly diverse with it's landscape, starting out the hike walking through a forested path that quickly opens up to dunes, and the trail eventually will lead you to...

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Traverse City Wedding Photographer

The Ridge at Verterra Winery | Becca + Conor’s Wedding

November 13, 2021 / Session Stories

This was my first time at The Ridge at Verterra Winery in Leland. Although, it's now a favorite venue of mine. Becca and Conor chose this wedding venue in Northern Michigan because of it's beautiful l...

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Maple Bay Natural Area

Maple Bay Natural Area Sunrise Session | Sam + Caterina’s Engagement Shoot

November 13, 2021 / Couples

Maple Bay Natural Area can get pretty busy during the day, but I love a sunrise out here on the water. Sam and Caterina met up with me just as the sun was coming up for their sunrise session on the be...

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Sleeping Bear Dunes Couple

Sleeping Bear Dunes Sunrise Session | Becca + Conor Explore Sleeping Bear Point

November 11, 2021 / Session Stories

This was a beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes sunrise session. Becca loves the water, while Conor loves the forest. Sleeping Bear Point Trail features a diverse and vast landscape that leads out to lake Mi...

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Northern Michigan Halloween

Northern Michigan Halloween | Walter + Randi’s Spooky Shoot

October 24, 2021 / Couples

Walter and Randi wanted to do something unique this year, so they planned for a Halloween themed session. I was happy they set this up with me before I left Northern Michigan for the year. They brough...

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Jacob's Farm Wedding

Jacob’s Farm Wedding | Lucy + Clayton’s Summer Celebration

October 24, 2021 / Weddings

Lucy and Clayton got married on a beautiful summer day at Jacob's Farm just outside of Traverse City. This was my first time at Jacob's Farm, and I loved photographing this fun wedding. Lucy and Clay...

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Zach Proposes to Ana at Grotto Falls, Tennessee

August 27, 2021 / Session Stories

When Zach contacted me earlier in the summer, he wanted to see if I was available for a special occasion. He was going to propose to his girlfriend of 4 years, Ana. Ana is a good friend of mine, so I ...

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Old Mission Peninsula Photographer

Claire + Matt’s Sunrise Engagement Session | Old Mission Peninsula

August 10, 2021 / Couples

It's either sunrise or sunset that I prefer to schedule my sessions at for the best lighting. Claire and Matt decided to go with a sunrise session for their engagement session out on Old Mission Penin...

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Traverse City Sunflower Shoot | Kacey + Joe’s Sunset Engagement Session

August 9, 2021 / Couples

Kacey and Joe's sunflower engagement session in Traverse City, Michigan. Kacey and Joe hired me to photograph their wedding ceremony that'll take place this March in the Florida Keys, and their recep...

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Rainy Northern Michigan

Rainy Northern Michigan Session | Taylor + Ryan @ Sleeping Bear Point Trail

August 9, 2021 / Couples

Taylor and Ryan were up on vacation and figured it was a great time to have their engagement photos done at the beach. So we planned for a short dune hike down to Lake Michigan. It wasn't until right ...

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Traverse City Senior Photographer in Williamsburg Sunflowers

Lauren’s Sunflower Session | Traverse City Senior Photographer

August 8, 2021 / Session Stories

Traverse City Senior Photographer | Lauren's Sunflower Session in Williamsburg Lauren specifically wanted the sunflowers for her senior session. She had been keeping an eye on them all year. She knew...

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crystal mountain wedding at the Legacy Art Park

Crystal Mountain Wedding at The Art Park | Bryce + Chase

August 1, 2021 / Weddings

Bryce and Chase chose to have their wedding at Crystal Mountain. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, they hosted a ceremony in nature.  Bryce and Chase got married in the natural wood amph...

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Northern Michigan engagement photographer

Good Harbor Bay Beach with Weezy + Terry | Northern Michigan Engagement Photographer

July 18, 2021 / Couples

Louise, AKA Weezy reached out to me when she was looking for a Northern Michigan engagement photographer, someone who would hopefully photograph her wedding next year as well. You know those people yo...

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