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..

Emily + Anthony

Fall Ann Arbor Wedding at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Not sure if you'll believe this but it was 95 degrees on Emily and Anthony's wedding day! Fall in Michigan can be so unpredictable however it didn't stop us from having the best day! I am so blessed to have captured their wedding and get to know these two and their amazing family.

HUGE thanks to Heather and Nicole for coming along with me to capture this wedding, I could not have done it without you!! Anyways, here is a little more from Emily and Anthony's wedding day!

Natasha + Ian

Summer Wedding at Misty Farms in Ann Arbor Michigan

Natasha and Ian were married on a beautiful late summer day at Misty Farms in Ann Arbor Michigan. I couldn't be more in love with this wedding and I am so excited to share their day. From the way the love each other with such ease, the way he looks at her, their sense of humor and amazing family made for the perfect day. I am always so in awe that this this is my job and I get to document people in love. I couldn't have done this without the help of my friend Heather Nash and was so happy to have her along to capture their day.

Venue: Fruitg Farms

Event Planner/Decor/Coordinator: Kelly Fruitg

Arbor: Michigan Reclaimed Barn

Florist: Gnome Grown Flowers

Dress Maker: David's Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Kennedy Blue

Shoes: Sarah Jessica Parker

Groom's Attire: Men's Warehouse

Paper Goods: BS Design