Sarah & Avery | Ferndale Wedding

June 24, 2017 | Ferndale, Michigan

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Sarah and Avery met a long while ago. In fact, one of their bridesmaids is my longest and best friend. When we met, these two let me hang with their zoo of animals and supported my small menagerie as well. Chinchillas and rabbits everywhere! After becoming engaged, they asked me to capture their wedding day. (EEK!) Since my focus is on wedding films, I warned them. However, they kindly brushed me off and invited me to photograph their day despite that. Naturally, I grabbed a talented second photographer and headed to Ferndale to capture all the beauty! 

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Let me tell you, what a joy it was to have all of their combined friends in one room, helping tie each other's ties. Not to mention, Sarah and Avery had two purple-haired bridesmaids both named Michelle. 

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After getting ready in their townhouse, the ceremony was held outdoors at the Van Hoosen Museum in Rochester Hills, Michigan. 

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Now, if you have yet to visit The Rust Belt Market in downtown Ferndale, please, turn off your computer and go straight there. It's an adorable market filled with local vendors selling antiques and handmade soaps, not to mention that it's a darn great place to have a wedding. 

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If there was a moral to Sarah & Avery's wedding it would be to be yourself.

Wear what you want. Invite who you love. Dance all night. I didn't even mention all the vegan and gluten free foods they served for dinner. What a treat to capture and witness. Thank you for having me, I will always treasure this day. 

Megan & Carrie | Maternity Session

December 17, 2017
Old Town, Lansing

Megan & Carrie are steps away from parenthood and look at how they both glow! I filmed their wedding last year in the heat of summer—which was hilarious to reminisce about as we adventured around in the snow during their maternity session. ❄❄❄

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This year has been a year for photo sessions! I even second shot a few weddings for a talented photographer friend. I photographed my second wedding for the most beautiful couple in Ferndale, MI. I'm loving the challenge and it's strengthening my video skills. I love learning how to pose and interact with couples. It's completely new and different. 

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CAN WE TALK ABOUT TINY NEWBORN ONESIES!? My heart. 

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Look how happy. It's honestly overwhelming to be around!!! The happiness from these two reminded me of a father's speech from a past wedding:

"May today be the day you love one another the least."

It took me a moment to fully grasp what that meant, but wow, what a beautiful thought. Your wedding is just one day in your adventure together. Megan and Carrie had an amazing one, but to see them now, about to experience the joy of parenthood, what a joy and an honor to capture. 

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