AJ + Amanda New Buffalo Engagement Session

I texted Amanda a couple hours before our scheduled session and told her it looked like it was going to be raining. I gave her the choice to reschedule or proceed with our scheduled time. She choose to keep the session even if it meant it might be raining. I love these types of brave and bold clients! Seriously the best. Well it rained… I mean poured for the first 20 minutes. The pictures don’t do the amount of rain justice. Then we decided to drive down to New Buffalo Beach. The clouds parted, the sun peaked through, a rainbow appeared. It was magical, beautiful and inspiring. Guys, great risk, great reward. The next day I found out a tornado had touched down during this storm about 45 minutes away from us in South Bend! So crazy! Enjoy these!

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Eric + Kayla Tabor Hill Winery Wedding

Eric and Kayla were definitely the most joyfilled couple ever! Each one was BEAMING at every moment of the day. At one point I was asking them to both do a more serious face and it lasted like a half second before the burst out laughing.

This was my first wedding at the new Tabor Hill venue and oh my goodness… it’s gorgeous!

While this wedding was SO EASY because everyone was so happy, it was CHALLENGING because it was 30 something degrees. Kayla didn’t want to bring her ceremony inside (which I 100% approve of). I would have done the same thing! However it literally hailed on us during the ceremony! created some epic pictures and memories, but challenging as I tried to keep my lenses clean and dry! I will never forget this amazing day. I love when brides and grooms are this in-love and I love when they are just there to have the best of time with their best of friends.

Venue - Tabor Hill Winery

Catering - CK Catering

Rentals - Burns Rentals

Florist - Marco Alexzondra

DJ - Jelliefish Productions

Cake - Baker's Rhapsody

Hair - Salon Nouveau at Heritage Square

Dress - Wedding Belles (Designer - Casablanca)

Second Photographer - Studio B - Becky Badger

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Personal Blogpost: 30 Before 30 Bucket List

I haven’t done anything like this personal on my website before, but I’ve read that if your bucket list public or on display you are more likely to achieve your goals. I sat down recently to write down my New Year’s resolutions, but I ended up creating a 30 Before 30 Bucket List. Seeing that I have just over a year and half to accomplish these things, I tried to keep them relatively attainable both budget wise and timeline wise. I’m pairing them with personal pictures from our east coast road trip because, ya know, I’m a photographer.

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Ashley + Aaron Tabor Hill Winery Engagement

Last night I sent off the photos of my last wedding of 2018. It feels so good to be done! Now to catch up on blogging! Aaron + Ashley’s little session was photographed at Tabor Hill Winery.

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Don + Taylor Jean Klock Park Intimate Ceremony Benton Harbor

Don + Taylor hired me to photograph their small ceremony on the beach along with their wedding portraits. Doing these little weddings is so refreshing and I just love getting to be a part of them.

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Hannah & Abdullah 12 Corners Vineyard Wedding

It's taken me way too long to blog this gorgeous 12 Corners Vineyard wedding. Hannah & Abdullah were the sweetest, most genuine, beautiful couple! And I'm always so pleased to work alongside 1928 Planning Co. They make weddings smooth and seamless!

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Xulu + Joanna's Weko Beach Wedding Bridgman

Xuxu & Joanna had a simple, quiet & beautiful beach wedding right in my hometown Bridgman. I'm always so happy to be close to home for my job. And Weko Beach gave us the most BEAUTIFUL sunset this night in late October. The sunset was so good that it literally STOPPED the reception and everyone went outside to watch.

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Chris + Flory Tiscornia Beach Engagement Session

Chris and Flory are the definition of young, vivacious and IN LOVE! Had a blast with them on their engagement session at Tiscornia Park. I'm looking forward to their wedding next spring at Shadowland Ballroom!