engagement

MAGGIE + JOHNNY // LIFESTYLE ENGAGEMENT


maggie + johnny invited me over for a cozy engagement session in their home with their cutiepie daughter, emilia [ who they also call emi ! ].  we ate jimmy john's at their kitchen table + talked mostly parent things as emi danced around with her sandwich.  i got a tour of the house including the 'peach room' + was introduced to the beloved 'blue kitty.'  after sandwiches, the lovebirds walked hand-in-hand with mason jars of beer + cider, showing me their favorite things about their home - the apple tree out front, the wooded trails in the backyard + the blueberry patch across the street with a huge weeping willow beside it.  getting to know these two in such a special space was truly a gift - and i can't wait to continue our friendship over the coming months before their wedding next year.

SCROLL TUNAGE : 'WHEREVER IS YOUR HEART,' BRANDI CARLILE


JORDAN + CALEB // ENGAGED


i connected with jordan + caleb when she reached out to me for some engagement photos.  they hadn't decided on a wedding photographer yet, and were still early in the process of wedding planning.  after a few great conversations on the phone - and exchanging multiple emails - i quickly got to know jordan [ who is a type A, organized, beautiful girl after my own heart ] + learned more about she and caleb as a couple.  i definitely wanted in on the wedding photographer bid.  thankfully, she felt a connection too because they agreed to sign me on for their wedding for june of next year shortly before our shoot together.

for their session last month i got to play tourist in their dreamy hometown of saugatuck, michigan. these two high school sweethearts showed me around their quaint downtown where they used to grab coffee with friends before school - and the beach where they spent many summers together from sun up to sun down. what a gift it was to spend time with them in a place that is so close to their hearts, and the place where their love story began.

i honestly had such an amazing time with these two - and going through their engagement photos makes me so anxious to photograph them again.  i can't wait for next june!