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Katie & Matt

Every once in a while, you have moments of clarity. In the midst of all the chaos and confusion that is your normal, everyday life, you get a pause. A break. A breath of fresh air. This is how we feel about northern Michigan. It’s hard to put this sort of thing into words, but I’m trying. When Katie and Matt invited us to document their up north wedding, we were elated. It is truly our most favorite place on earth and just might be the closest place to heaven. Katie and Matt really did a northern Michigan wedding right: natural, national lake shore turned to a spectacular, private event space designed just for them, and shooting locations both on the beach and in an incredible wooded old “pine plantation.” It was an unbelievably amazing event. The planning team at A Day in May was spectacular. And as always, it was so much fun to work alongside the talented team at Third Street Films. Katie and Matt: WOW. Your wedding was too incredible for words. Good thing we have a lot of photos. It was our joy, pleasure and honor to be with you in the Great North to capture this monumental event. Thank you. Thank you. We’ve so enjoyed working with you both and cannot wait to see how your lives continue to unfold in the coming years. Enjoy just a few highlights below and click the link below for more!


To link to the full gallery, click here!! It’s password protected so please contact us or Katie if you’re interested in viewing.

Ryan, Kim & Cal

You may remember this cute couple from a few years back. It was so much fun shooting their engagement session and wedding and now they have an adorable, squishy, blue-eyed baby! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, being a part of peoples’ lives in this way, witnessing them saying their vows and then going on to create a family is the absolute best part of my job. Look at this little guy!! Cal! Such an adorable, nommy sweetheart. Ryan and Kim: Thanks so much for keeping in touch! It was great to see you both again and to capture another milestone in your lives. I can’t wait to see how little Cal grows and to see how your beautiful family continues to evolve in the coming years! Enjoy a few favorites from your mini session below and click the link at the end for more!


To link to the full gallery, click here!! It’s password protected so please contact us or Kim if you’re interested in viewing.

December 16, 2014 - 9:41 pm

Kim - Thank you Jennifer! Photos look great. I can’t believe you got Cal to smile and laugh that much even since it was a bit cold! Lots of baby tricks up your sleeve.

The Wests

I love these guys. I’ve had so much fun capturing their family over the past several years. The babies continue to get bigger and bigger and it’s always amazing to me how time flies. (For a recap, click here, here, here and here.) We had a blast one October evening capturing some cute fall pics and ending with the Bat Family for Halloween. Wests: Love love love you all so much!! Thanks again for inviting me to document your growing family. I love your pics and am so happy to share them with you!! Enjoy a few highlights below and click the link at the end for more!


To link to the full gallery, click here!! It’s password protected, so please contact us or Ashley if you’re interested in viewing.

December 3, 2014 - 6:37 pm

West Family - Jen! We absolutely LOVE every session you take of our family. Between your patience (with a kid or 2 that is never up for pictures) to you being on board with silly halloween costumes… it always turns out lovely. Your talent is amazing and I’ve learned to not even stress when my kids are acting up because I know you will nail a perfect shot of them. Hugs my friend…. until next time :)

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