Diana + Ryan

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Diana + Ryan

Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Wedding

You guys, I am still smiling from this wedding! Diana and Ryan were married at the Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens on an abnormally hot day for May in Michigan but nothing could get in the way of the love and kindness this two exude. I am telling you, I have never both cried and had my cheeks hurt from smiling so much then I did at their wedding. And if these two were amazing enough, their family and friends were just equally as warm and welcoming.

Diana and Ryan's love story is just as cute too, here is what Diana sent to me when I ask how they met:

"I first met Ryan in 8th grade. I crushed on him a little, but that was all. In 9th grade, our lockers were right next to each other. I would always flirt, but he was too shy and wasn't interested. I wasn't until we graduated high school that he found me on Facebook and we started talking every day. We started hanging out but I felt a little too shy and always invited my best friend on our dates. His friends convinced him that I friend-zoned him, and therefore he felt he should keep his feelings to himself. One day, I finally tricked him into confessing his feelings for me. That was October 31, 2008. We have been together ever since. It wasn't until a few years ago that I understood why we fit so perfectly. The life experiences that we've had are so similar. We understand each other so well and I don't think anyone would be as perfect for me like he is. We are each other's first loves and I couldn't have prayed for a better person to love me and understand me the way he does."

I just love these two so much and this day will forever be one of my favorites. Here is bigger peek into their day.

xoxo Hannah

Photographer: Lola Grace Photography and Jen Prouty
Venue: Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Baker/Cake Maker: Mia's Bakery
Dress Maker: David's Bridal
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Groom's Attire: Vera Wang Tux
DJ: DJ JOEY A

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Courtney + Craig

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Courtney + Craig

ZINGERMAN'S CORNMAN FARMS WEDDING

A little rain didn't stop us from capturing Courtney and Craig's love for one another at their Zingerman's Cornman Farms wedding in Dexter Michigan. You should know by now that I am a fan of rain and the romance it brings to the air even when it stops and this day was no exception. From the unique and beautiful details to the amazing florals from Jen House Designs, this day was magic.

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Lauren + Jake

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Lauren + Jake

Intimate Wedding at the University of Michigan Hospital

As most of you know I have been on an extended maternity leave since October after our little girl was born with congenital heart disease. I had planned to be back in the office by January, however, Simone was hospitalized again at the end of December for heart failure and had to remain there until she was stronger for her second open heart surgery. While it wasn't the plan it was very important to me to be completely present with her so I took a little more time off. I'm happy to be able to say she is doing amazingly well after her surgery earlier this month and we are finally home.

You're probably like "What does this have to do with Lauren and Jake?". Well you see a wedding photographer request was posted in a Facebook group I'm in and I knew immediately I had to be the one to shoot. It hit close to my heart and you'll see why.

Lauren and Jake got engaged this past January. At the beginning of February, her mom was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and immediately hospitalized and started chemotherapy at the University of Michigan. This was a shock to their whole family and Lauren immediately realized that the “dream wedding” in Upstate New York she had already started planning might not be possible. She called her sister on a Tuesday and said “I think Jake and I are going to get married this weekend when you’re in town.” Which thus launched a very quick wedding planning quest. And that's exactly what happened! I spoke to Lauren's sister Jenna on Wednesday, met them on Thursday and shot their wedding on that Saturday. 

They were married at the University of Michigan Hospital on February 24th in front of their very closest family and friends. It was intimate and full of love and laughter and perfect. I am very honored to have been the one to capture their day and blessed to have met this family..

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