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Detroit Engagement session: Kathryn & Joe

11.1.18

When Kathryn told me that she and Joe wanted to shoot their engagement session on Belle Isle, I couldn’t be happier! The best part about the island is that there are so many options, be it the incredible structures or the gorgeous natural areas. These two are absolutely stunning and I felt myself smiling behind my lens the entire time. They have an ease about them and would fall easily into each other every time I told them to get close and look adorable (I really do say that!). I had so much fun wandering around the island with them and this makes me so excited to see them in all of their beautiful glory on their wedding day! I know it will be a day to remember! A huge congrats, you two! xo



















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Downtown Detroit engagement session: Maddie & Joshua

10.22.18

The weather had been iffy all morning, but I got that text from Maddie in the early afternoon saying that we were going for it no matter what! Turns out, it was the best decision as it was a gorgeous Detroit fall day in the city. I met Maddie+Josh at The Belt downtown and had the best time as we wandered through the alleyway amongst all the bright, funky design. I have to laugh because these two were adamant during their consult that they could not do a serious pose and, as you can see, they were SO EASY to photograph the entire evening. We made our way over to Capital Park (a fantastic idea of theirs!) and up to the rooftop of the Z Garage for some skyline shots. You know I’m going to say I could have kept shooting all evening! Thank you for a super fun time, you two! xo























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Lily Krut Bat Mitzvah

10.15.18

Ever since I had the pleasure of shooting Lily’s portraits earlier this summer, I had been looking forward to her Bat Mitzvah. Not only is she gorgeous, but she’s also super smart and witty and had me smiling behind the camera with her commentary the whole time. I met her and her sweet (and stunning!) family at Temple Israel for some portraits prior to the service. After Temple, everyone headed off to The Townsend Hotel for a super fun brunch where the theme screamed LIVE, LOVE, LILY. I could not get enough of everything – the hot pink and green décor, the glitter and henna tattoos and even a magician who had stumped both the kids and adults alike. It was obvious that everyone was having the best time! Plus, Lily was all smiles and my heart warmed as she made the most heartfelt toast of gratitude to her family. A huge congratulations to you, Lily! xo

























































































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Downtown Detroit engagement session: Emily & Thaddeus

7.18.18

We’ve been having a serious heat wave here in the mitten the past two weeks and, admittedly, I was a little nervous for Emily+TJ’s engagement portraits. I ask my couples to snuggle together during our sessions and I do not want them to melt while doing so! I was all sorts of happy when we kept the session as scheduled and, while it was warm, there was a nice breeze close to sunset on Belle Isle and these two absolutely rocked their session. I loved their outfit selections, as Emily’s LBD and TJ’s suit complimented both the architecture and natural vibe on the island. These two were absolutely at ease and it makes me even more stoked to be shooting their wedding next year! Congratulations, you two! xo



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birmingham engagement session: Molly & Jay

7.11.18

I walked into the heart of Shain Park and found Molly+Jay casually waiting for me on a nearby bench and I smiled as these two are just super adorable. I think my favorite part about them is how Jay can stand behind her, give her a bear hug, and easily see right over her head. As soon as we started shooting, I could not stop grinning as Molly has the absolute best smile — her whole face lights up and it makes Jay’s do the same. I was also super impressed because Molly had her thick, dark hair pulled back in a ponytail (it was rather windy) and she told me she can take it down if I think it would look better in some images. Wait, what? You can take your hair out of a ponytail and not have the ridiculous ridge where the elastic band was? Mind blown. ;) We walked around downtown Birmingham as I got to know a bit about them, their east coast travels and we ducked into some alleyways for portraits. Thank you both for trusting me as we weaved our way around the city! I wish you both nothing but a lifetime of happiness! Congratulations!



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