winter wedding

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..

Erin + Nik

Michigan Winter Wedding

You would never guess that this wedding was in January, in Michigan! I arrived a little early in Brighton to meet Erin and Nik, just so I could sit and soak up the sunshine. After many gray, overcast days, it was very welcomed! As I have expressed before, pretty light gives me life and I couldn't help but be excited as I wait to capture their love.

I was lucky to have Erin and Nik find me to photograph their Michigan wedding at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center. I immediately fell in love with how at ease these two were together and their amazing sense of humor. I feel so blessed to get to work with such amazing couples and that this is my job! These two planned a reception with family and friends after getting married in San Francisco earlier in the month. Here is a sneak peek of their day! 

xoxo Hannah

Photos: Mill Pond Park, Brighton Michigan

Venue: Crystal Gardens Banquet Center

Florist: Country Lane

Cake: Lana Witherspoon

Dress: BHLD

Becca + Marc

Becca + Marc

Marc and Becca's winter wedding took place on 1.7.17 (a perfect date!) at Zingerman's Cornman Farms. We woke up to a fresh dusting of snow and even managed to get a few flurries throughout the day. The day was filled with love and laughter, toasty fireplaces, hot cocoa, and bbq by Zingerman's Roadhouse.