Emma Leute :: AHS :: Class of 2018

Check out this beautiful rising Alma senior!  I am thrilled to have Emma on the team this year.  Such a sweet spirit and gentle smile. She was my first senior model to be photographed in June and I’m just now blogging her lovely session! Gah! Enjoy a stroll to sweet Emma’s senior shoot.

Remember that you are worth it. You’re beautiful. And you are unique!  So much goodness is ahead for you, Emma.  I’m excited to see where your journey takes you.  Thank you for choosing me to be your senior photographer. It was an honor to capture you!

Lots of Love!



The Meyer Wedding :: September 17,2016 :: Bay Harbor

Katelyn and Steven were married in beautiful Petoskey, MI last month and it was my great honor to capture their special day.  If you’ve never been to Petoskey, it is one of my favorite spots in MI. It has a nostalgic feel with it’s old downtown, variety of delicious restaurant options, shopping, and lake life all wrapped up into one.  So, when I received and email for this wedding, I was elated.  Capturing love in this part of the mitten is not too difficult.

We began the day at the Inn at Bay Harbor where all the girls got ready for they day.  I love having time to photograph these “getting ready” moments.  There is just something special about this process. All the smiles and anticipation, finally getting to put on the dress and carefully chosen jewelry, Dad seeing his girl for the first time, mom beaming at the site of the woman she has raised and simply capturing a bride surrounded by her closest friends as she soon will be handed off to the man she loves.  It’s all beautiful!  As I spent time with the girls, my friend and talented wedding photographer who second shot with me for the day, Traci, photographed the guys.  We met up soon though, as the bride and groom opted for a “first look” on their wedding day.

After the ceremony, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Charlevoix we came back to the Yacht Club where all of the celebrating continued.  This venue was breathtaking with a weather forecast to match.  They really couldn’t have asked for anything better, as you will see when you get to the sunset pictures over the water.  I didn’t know what to do with myself with all of that beauty.  I was thankful.  Steven and Katelyn were a breeze to work with as their love for each other and family shined the whole day through.

Enjoy your stroll through the Meyer’s wedding day story…



Thank you, Katelyn and Steven for choosing me to photograph such an important day. It was an honor. I pray that God continues to richly bless you for many years to come.


All the best,




Videographer: Scott Wasserman
Band: Huckleberry Groove
Florist:  Sky’s the Limit
Transportation: Mackinac Old Time Trolley

Nic & Chelsea :: August 6, 2016 :: SWJ’s Emerald Hills

This beautiful August wedding took place in Edmore, MI at SWJ’s Emarld Hills.  This summer was very hot for us here in Michigan but this day was perfect.  Party cloudy and a nice breeze.  Perfect for an outdoor wedding!  My wedding day luck continues. 😉  We began our day at the home of the mother of the bride and then moved on to the wedding venue.

The love between Chelsea and Nic is so evident.  I was blessed to have met them before their big day at the engagement session which always helps with the comfort level on the wedding day.  So much anticipation and over all excitement of what was to come.   Well, their day was here and I can honestly say that Chelsea was the smiliest bride ever!  That natural glow was there all day and I couldn’t help but smile from behind the camera.  Love was in the air and it was written all over her face.  And Nic, well, he didn’t complain, not even once about pictures . 😉  Good job, Nic.

So enjoy a little stroll through their lovely day.  It was picture perfect!d


What a day!  Thank you for choosing me to capture it for you.  Keep smiling and be blessed!



The Bur Wedding :: July 16, 2016 :: Michigan State University

This day was their day.  These Spartans got the day they had hoped for and couldn’t wait to lay their eyes on one another.  It was an honor to capture the union of Hannah and David.  Hannah is an Alma girl, and it really does seem like yesterday that I took her senior pictures.  And now, a few years later I was able to capture another turning point in her life.  What a blessing!

We started our day together at the Hyatt Place in Eastwood Towne Center in Lansing.  The guys and girls got ready and then we headed separately to MSU where they chose to see each other before the ceremony.  The wedding took place at the campus chapel and then we all took off to party at Old Town Marquee in Lansing.  It was such a unique venue and such a fabulous area!

Enjoy a stroll through the Bur’s big day.  It’s a good one.



Thank you so much, David and Hannah for choosing me to capture your day.  You all are lovely and I wish you all the very best in this beautiful life together.


Molly Bea

Gifford Wedding :: June 25, 2016

Every wedding is special and I feel so honored to capture such a meaningful day for my couples but this day was particularly special because the bride is my sweet cousin.  The bride and groom were surrounded by so much love on this sunny, hot day in June.  The wedding and reception took place at Buck’s Run Golf Club in Mt Pleasant.  Enjoy a glimpse of the highlights from their big day!


It was just a blessing to be a part of each moment.  Thank you Carlee and Tyler for choosing me.  I hope that you treasure these images for many years to come!



T w i t t e r