LE | Photography

Jamie and Sean have been married for TWO YEARS! I truly can’t even believe its been two years since these wonderful people came to me around six weeks before their wedding and said will you take our photos?! And can we squeeze and engagement session in there too? Oh don’t worry – they made everything happen and it was a beautiful day. These two lovebirds just love life, love people, and really really love each other. The best part about this particular day was that Sean tried SO hard to make this photo session a surprise for Jamie. Alas, the universe worked against him and he had to tell her in the end. It was still very sweet and so fun to see these two again. DSC_4356DSC_4359DSC_4381DSC_4389DSC_4427DSC_4433DSC_4478DSC_4493DSC_4499DSC_4536DSC_4624DSC_4635

Fun fact: That particular bench may or may not be the spot where Jamie and Sean shared their first kiss. Let’s all say it together… awwwwwwww…DSC_4643DSC_4660DSC_4714DSC_4747DSC_4788DSC_4863DSC_4867

Brie | Headshots

This is Brie. She is the macaroni to my cheese. She is beautiful. She is hilarious. She is an incredible actress. Basically, she is one of the coolest people I know. We did a quick mini-shoot this summer and got her fixed up for some upcoming auditions. This is my friend, the super star.

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I might be a little biased, but get ready to take a gander at three of the cutest children in the world.

These are a couple of my most best nieces and nephew. Miles, Ramona and Penelope are quirky, beautiful, happy little weirdo’s that I love a whole stinking bunch so I was super pumped when Matt and Megs called and said it was time for some new kiddo pics. They really weren’t planning on being in any photos themselves, but I maybe forcefully encouraged them to jump in a couple and I am so glad they did (just wait til you get to the end).

Anywho. Here is my family.

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U of M vs MSU. Where do you stand? Well, this couple defies logic and loves each other despite opposing views on this most important topic. Lauren and Jeremy have fun and they love each other, which pretty much means everyone they surround themselves with also have fun and love them. That makes for an exceptionally fun wedding. There were some particularly memorable moments from this day, from groomsmen who didn’t want to pose but would rather play football to a sister/MOH who wrote an entire song for her MOH toast, and this newly married couple sharing their anniversary with Lauren’s amazing parents and making sure those two got their own “first dance” for their 28th wedding anniversary. There was laughter and tears, epic dance moves, SpringHill lovin, and a yellow Mustang.

It was a really good day. Thanks Lauren and Jeremy for letting Liz and I come along for the fun!

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Yep. This is my family. And that first little bundle of cuteness below is my newest love, Levi. Levi showed up in our lives a little later than expected, but just on time in some ways. He has brought a whole new level of awesomeness to my Sister and Brother-in-love’s family. He has turned into a cutie little chunk of fun these days and I can’t wait to see the kid he is going to become. Wuv yu Wee-bi!

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Oh. My. Goodness. Have you ever been to the Blue Dress Barn? It is just the dreamiest place. That on top of the super fun group of friends I got to hang out with on Dan and Ana’s wedding day made this a pretty stinking fantastic wedding. The threat of rain couldn’t keep us down and it ended up just being a beautiful day!

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Dan and Ana love to laugh. I think it is the thing they spend the most time doing together, and I love that! I mean, who else would just up and jump in the fountain at the GRAM??? We had so much fun adventuring around Downtown GR together on a gorgeous spring day, and it was a great warm up for their wedding a couple of weeks later. Thanks for being so fun and fabulous you guys!

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So, here’s the thing. I LOVE shooting at birthday parties and I love it for a few reasons. I think it is so awesome when parents are given the opportunity to actually ENJOY their child’s birthday. They can sit back and have fun and not have to worry about taking pictures for themselves. Also, kids birthdays are just FUN! There are cutie kiddos running around, parents enjoying hanging out with other parents, and there is almost always cake. What is not to like.

Ava’s first birthday checked all of the boxes of birthday fun. Check it out! DSC_5477

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As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, here is Lexy and Matt’s INCREDIBLE winter wonderland Detroit wedding. I haven’t had the privilege of shooting a wedding party on Belle Isle before this day back in January and what a pleasure that is. This group was so much fun and total troupers throughout the freezing cold day. And Matt and Lexy were one of those couples that made me miss my husband the whole day. These two were filled with an unbelievable amount of love and admiration for each other and with good reason. Lexy and Matt were not going to be able to live in the same town for the first six months of their marriage because of finishing up schools in separate states. I think that is what made them so wonderfully obsessed with each other throughout the day. They savored every second and it was magical to see. Here’s to being a part of that….

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So, I jumped on the computer today to blog a wonderful wedding I shot in May and realized I NEVER blogged Matt and Lexy! Now, this is even crazier because I did two events for them two days in a row, which means I actually forgot TWO blog posts. From January.  ::currently shaking my head::

Anyway, let me tell you about Matt and Lexy. They are the cutest insanely smart people I know. Does that make sense? At their rehearsal dinner, friends and family declared them both to be extremely loyal, fun, kind, precious, crazy smart, determined, adorable people. These are people I really like to work with. Now, it is not normal for me to attend a rehearsal dinner with my clients, but Matt and Lexy chose to replace their engagement session I offer with having me attend the rehearsal. And I was so glad I was there! It was a fun theme of western-southern-childhood-memories-gorgeousness. Check it out!

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Kenley Olsen | A First Birthday Party!

Kenley is the most awesome little 1 year old red head I have ever met. She has the funniest little growly laugh and quickly becomes anyone’s new best friend. This was extra fun for me since I was so close and yet so far to meeting little Kenley when I shot her mama’s baby shower last year. We did a two part shoot with both portraits-fun and then party-fun and we got so lucky with one of our last pretty days of the fall!

Enjoy all the fun and welcome to the most epic Elmo birthday party of all time!

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And now…. (drum roll)…. the funniest cake smash EVER. This kid LOVES CAKE. So much so that she wiped herself out by the end of it. Enjoy the awesomeness. DSC_9599 DSC_9704 DSC_9715 DSC_9810 DSC_9838 DSC_9885 DSC_9931 DSC_9941DSC_0035

I cannot wait to shoot Jeremy and Lauren’s wedding next June! And I had so much fun romping around Michigan State’s campus on a GORGEOUS fall day a couple weekends ago. To be clear, Jeremy wanted me and everyone to know this wasn’t a “MSU” shoot because he loves U of M in a big way. But rather, MSU was just a really pretty place to take some photos.

Watching these two have so much fun with each other and be so in love was fantastic to be around and that is why their June wedding is going to be a blast.!

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