Summer Outdoor Wedding | Vicktoria & Tyler | Michigan Travel Photographer

I was so blessed to be able to make the trip to the Upper Peninsula to capture some of the beauty of Vicktoria & Tyler’s Friday June 8 wedding just a week after the west coast wedding. The day was perfect, full of love and laughter and friends! We loved spending the day with you and look forward to seeing the way the Lord…

West Coast Wedding | Lisa & Ron | Michigan Travel Photographer

At the end of May I hopped on a plane to meet up with this lovely couple in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. They had planned a Friday wedding in White Salmon, but also wanted an intimate First Look experience on a little river overlook trail that held special meaning for them. Her smile here makes me feel so grateful to be able to…

Winter Wedding | Alanna & Danny | Northern Michigan Photographer

I am often asked if I can photograph weddings. The answer is “Yes!”, but there are almost always conflicts of time, schedule, or religious convictions. A lot of people choose a Saturday to say their vows and celebrate their commitment to each other, but I am not available for any photography sessions or events on Saturdays. So when Alanna told me her wedding was…

Portrait Masters Awards 2018

In March of 2018, I submitted 8 images to The Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditation. Each submission is graded by a panel of judges and a final score is given based on the average of the judges’ scores. Points toward accreditation are awarded based on the scores and are accumulated based on an international judging system. Of the 8 images I submitted, 5 scored…

J. Family | Maternity Session | Northern Michigan Photography

These two gorgeous parents-to-be were up from Florida visiting family last March when we met up in Grayling for some **cold** winter morning pictures! Thankfully we didn’t spend too much time outside before coming in for a few studio portraits to complete their maternity session. Thank you so much for coming to see me while you were in Michigan! And congratulations on the birth…

Princess Alexis! | Cancer Remission Celebration Session | Northern Michigan Photographer

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of Princess Alexis, I wanted to help bring awareness by sharing some of her story. This photo session took place in August 2017, with the ripeness of summer warmth helping us celebrate her incredible new diagnosis: REMISSION.  What a beautiful, wonderful, splendid word! I wanted to make her feel like a fairy tale princess, so…

H. Family | Blooming Orchard Family Session | Michigan Photographer

Nothing makes me happier than an orchard in bloom! Such wonderful glowing beauty surrounding everyone in the gathering golden hour sunset. I love it! I’m looking forward so much to this year’s spring warmth and orchard blooms!   Thank you so much, Kelly, for bringing your beautiful family to me again – I’m already planning this year’s portraits with you! It’s such a joy…

A Top Ten Feature!

  Last week I had the honor of being featured in  {Top Ten | Yellow}  over at  Jackie Jean’s blog! The blog post can be found here at shopjeanphotography.com If you are not familiar with Jackie Jean Photography, she has a fantastic website full of resources for photographers, including actions, presets, overlays, and workshops. She also hosts a wonderfully supportive group on facebook where photographers…