2016, what a year!

You guys! I have been putting this off for some reason and I truly do not know why. I loved 2016 and all that I did! The couples I met last year were incredible and I was honored to travel to both coasts for some extra special weddings, elopements and sessions. If you know me, you know that I love to travel and this year I got to combine travel and photography. Bonus! I photographed in mountains, skyscrapers and castles and while I was busier than ever, I didn't want it to end. 

Take a look, won’t you?

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If you are curious what I look like while documenting these extra special and amazing moments, here is a shot of me while at a ranch on the Olympic Peninsula. Thanks to my husband for the photo.

Thank you for sharing these moments with me. I am beyond honored!

Phil & Dana!

This one is close to my heart. You see, Phil is my little brother and while I wasn't the photographer of the wedding, I couldn't stand to leave my camera at home. No way! So, I was mindful and stayed out of the way, but acted as a second photographer this past August 8th. I love seeing him so happy with Dana. These two were meant for each other. 

We will start off with all of the amazing things Dana made. Holy cow has she been busy. Here are the handmade glasses that we used through the night for the homemade beer and wine.

Carrie and Devin are married: Part One

Carrie and Devin recently exchanged vows in one of the most beautiful settings I have seen yet, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. The weather threatened rain all morning and it seemed like everything would need to be moved inside, but Mother Nature quickly got it out of her system and everything was able to go as planned. I am so glad it worked out because it was lovely.

I started out with Carrie who got ready at their apartment and her pup, Briggs. Getting ready at home always feels so much easier for the bride.

Here she is breaking in her wedding shoes and walking Briggs.

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Tea is very important to Carrie and Devin, so we stopped for a quick break for a quiet moment with some tea in their very own tea room. 

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Then we were off to meet up with the guys for the First Look. Again, it was so lovely!

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I can’t wait to share part two in a few days. 

Katie and Steve's Lincoln Square e-session

I photographed Katie & Steve in nearby Lincoln Square. We started out at Winnemac Park and finished up just around the corner from where these two got engaged! How sweet is that?

It was so fun getting to know them and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding next May at the amazing MillCreek Barn in Michigan!

I can’t wait for May 9th!