What I Wore | Winter Wonderland

We’ve had quite a snow storm here in the mitten, and so I asked my fiancé if he would brave the elements with me and take some outfit pictures! I’m bummed we couldn’t get boot pics since the snow was so deep (stupid snow), but they are over the knee with a chunky heel and too adorable for words. I want to get more into outfit pictures – and now I’ll have a full time photographer husband soon so it’ll be way easier. 😉 Source of everything down below – Enjoy!

Duster Jacket – LOFT

Shirt – Kohl’s

Leggings – Marshalls

Boots – Marshalls

Lips – Em Cosmetics

Face – IT Cosmetics

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Senior 2018 | Ashley

“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” —Malala Yousafzai

I had a wonderful time shooting this senior session. This young lady has big dreams and aspirations for the years ahead and it was so inspiring. Congratulations, Ashley! You are going to shake up the future in all of the best ways.

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Mackinac Island | Travel With Me

Mackinac (Mack-in-aw) Island is one of the most beautiful places in Michigan. I have not been to the island since I was a young girl, so reliving everything again was breathtaking (even in the frigid, rainy temperatures). There are no cars or any motorized transportation on the island, so the only way to get anywhere is by a bicycle or by horse. With there being no cars allowed, you have to take a ferry to get onto the island, which makes the experience more memorable.

Though I have biked around the island many times, this was the first time I experienced riding in the horse-drawn carriage. Even though it’s pricey, I highly recommend the private tour if you take a carriage. The private tour takes you around all of the private cottages on the island, plus you get to see the governor’s summer home.  I felt like I was in Pride and Prejudice. One of the benefits to biking around the island is seeing the beautiful views around the island, which is only eight (approx. 8.2) miles around.

Besides bikes and horses, Mackinac is known for its decadent fudge. There are at least three fudge shops to choose from. Plus, they give you as many free samples as you want! The restaurant I would recommend is Millie’s for their kid-friendly meal selection and great selection of options for adults as well. The truffle oil fries with blue cheese appetizer is one to definitely try. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of my food, but I got an olive burger with swiss cheese and Millie’s olive spread. It was a pretty good burger, even though it was messy.

If you have never been to the UP (Upper Peninsula), or at least at the top of the mitten, I would put it on your bucket list. Michigan is a beautiful place, and I’m glad I get to call it my home.

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Stratford, Ontario | Travel With Me

“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”

-excerpt from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

I have been to Stratford many times on school trips to see a play, usually from Shakespeare, for my English class. It has been a while (six years to be exact – yikes) since I had been to Canada and Romeo and Juliet was playing this season. I had always wanted to see Romeo and Juliet live so I begged my mom to come with me. Soon we told my sister and it turned into a birthday excursion for my sister.

We had the most wonderful time there, myself in particular. I strolled through the streets, soaking in everything I remembered as a young teen. We ate at Downie Street Burgers for lunch (you can see the pic of my meal below) and it was delicious. They have many other options to choose from if you’re not into burgers per say, but I highly recommend this place. It is a little pricey, but with the exchange rate it is less in the long run for Americans. For dessert I chose a lemon tart, which was amazing, from a little coffee shop I used to go to every time when I went in school.

If you are interested in plays and love little towns, then this place is one to check off the bucket list. It is not far from Toronto, so if you are ever around there you should definitely make a little day trip and go see a play, explore the little boutiques, take a walk by the river, and eat some delicious food.

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Wedding | Tabetha & Jake

This day was awaited with much anticipation and excitement! I was so humbled and honored that Tabetha and Jake, after I took their engagement photos some time ago, wanted me to take their wedding photos. I hope you enjoy these treasured memories for a lifetime – congratulations on your marriage! (Click on an image to enlarge it)

Senior 2016 | Alex

This session was a little emotional; it felt so surreal to take my baby sister’s senior pictures. We had an absolute blast and bonded with each other before she spread her wings and flew into adulthood. Congratulations, Alex! I’m so excited to see what God will do in your life and how He will use you as a future supreme court justice!

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Senior 2016 | Halie

I had such a pleasure shooting with my beautiful cousin. It was her first time in Ann Arbor, so it was a blast sight-seeing and stopping for a photo op along the way! I know this gallery is long overdue, but I am so proud of all she has accomplished and what she is doing. Congratulations, Halie!

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Engagement | Tabetha & Jake

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 NLT

I received the pleasure of photographing my two friend’s engagement. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them. (Click on an image to enlarge it)