Sabrina + Evan: A Downtown Detroit Anniversary Session

Sabrina and Evan just celebrated their two year anniversary on September 9th, and I had so much fun with them capturing these amazing moments in these gorgeous locations in Detroit! The day we took these photos was beautiful and the lighting was to die for! The dark and moody sky had such a unique look and it diffused the light to be soft and perfect!

A little back story for you all on these two! I have known Sabrina ever since she moved to Michigan from Canada our Sophomore year of high school when we were 15 years old. We hit it off right away in this poetry class we had together, and after bonding over talking about gymnastics and tumbling skills, I somehow convinced her to try out for the cheerleading team. She came to tryouts, made the team, and she has been one of my best friends ever since!

After graduating from high school, it was time to move on to the next adventure in our lives! Sabrina and a few of our close friends all decided to attend Grand Valley State University together! It was during this time that Sabrina met Evan. These two were totally and completely meant to be together from the very beginning! Even though there was a period of time they tried to deny it, we all knew deep down they were meant to be, and we were absolutely right! They have a love for each other that is so rare and raw, and I have loved watching it grow and develop over the years. Evan still looks at Sabrina the exact same way he did when he was smitten with “the girl next door” to his buddy’s place at Copper Beach Apartments in Allendale, MI. If you don’t believe me, just look at all these photos!!!

So, to these two awesome friends of mine, HAPPY TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY and cheers to lifetime more of love and happiness (and renovating homes together! haha!)

Carly and Zach: A Romantic Detroit Engagement Session

Carly and Zach are one of the sweetest couples and I had such a blast with them during their Detroit engagement session. All of the photos in their gallery completely shows their unconditional love for one another (and of course their corgi, Darla, too!) These two were high school sweethearts and have been through so many different phases of life together, supporting and encouraging each other every step of the way.

I have known Carly since the day she was born. Yes, literally the day she was born! Her family lived two doors down from mine, and her big sister and I were inseparable growing up! It is so fun to see Carly now, all grown up and gorgeous as can be, marrying the man of her dreams. I could not be happier for the two of them and I am quite literally counting down the days until I get to document their beautiful wedding day at the Gross Point War Memorial next summer.

The Ziegler Family // Tollgate Farm // Novi, MI

This adorable family was so much fun to work with!! The weather could not have been more perfect and all of the spring flowers were in full bloom! Lucy could not be a more beautiful baby and she was full of smiles and laughter throughout our entire time together!

The Adams Family {Kennedy Two Years + Kate Newborn} // Plymouth, MI

This session might be one of my absolute favorites to date. This sweet family welcomed a new baby girl named Kate into their lives and invited me to their home to document this special time. Their first born daughter, Kennedy, also turned two years right around this session, so we had two special events to celebrate and document! One of the other special parts of this session includes the Adams’ new home. They recently moved into this beautiful farm house on multiple acres of land that they have spent the last year renovating, so naturally it needed to be displayed in these photos. This charming white farm house is everything they dreamed it would be. The large wrap around porch allows them to sit in their rocking chairs and take in the gorgeous views of their own land. This is what lifestyle sessions are all about! Capturing the everyday moments like holding your newborn baby girl, having a birthday party with Shrek and Mickey, picking asparagus from the garden with dad, and sitting on the front porch laughing with loved ones. I had so much fun capturing these images, and I hope they will cherish these memories forever!

Erica+Dan {engaged} // Tollgate Farm // Novi, MI

Erica and Dan are such a sweet couple and I had so much fun with them during their engagement session! We had a gorgeous sunny spring day and everything was in full bloom, adding that much more beauty to their photos! I am so excited to be on this journey with Erica and Dan and document their wedding day next April!