My approach to shooting weddings & portraits is much like how I approach my own life. I let the moments unfold as they will & create my best work.
My wedding work has a specific feel. It’s intimate, yet fun. It explores all facets of light & embraces each one. It’s modern, yet classic. It’s the place where perfect & pretty finds it’s edge.
A wedding day should feel effortless, as you live through each moment and experience each one. I strive to capture all of them through my lens, spontaneously & artistically. I'm there to provide gentle direction with a creative eye and bring your vision to life.
I have a strong sense of vision, and consider our time together an authentic creative collaboration. I strive to tell a story that is truly yours while bringing my 10 years experience and energy to the table, leaving not a single detail unturned.
A wedding day should unfold organically, revealing all of the emotions of the day as you become
on your wedding day. These are the real moments that happen when the two of you come together surrounded by your closest family & friends.
I'm here to bring your vision to life and to document all of the unforgettable moments of your wedding day.
I want you to look back on your wedding day photos in 25, 50 years and remember exactly how you felt on that day,
not just how you looked.
In today's digital age, planning a wedding should be a very streamlined and seamless experience from start to finish. From inquiry to enjoying and sharing your beautiful wedding day images, I strive to deliver an exceptional experience to each & every client.
I've been shooting weddings professionally since 2007, and in that time I've learned that clients want a few important things;
beautiful images, exceptional customer service
and the process to be easy.
No matter how big or small your wedding is, each client
deserves the very best.
When I'm not behind the camera, you can find me traveling with my family & looking for the newest adventure. My wanderlust & my work often takes me to far away & exciting places. Some of my favorites are Encinitas, California where I was recently engaged, both coasts of Florida, New York City, Charleston and Chicago.
I'm a fixer upper kind of girl, and also pour much of my creative energy into my kids & husband Joe, and restoring our 104 year old American Foursquare home in Downtown Dexter.
I am also a new bride! I was married this past 4th of July at Zingerman's Cornman Farms, just down the street from where we live. We had a small & intimate wedding with 20 of our closest friends & family. It was a second marriage for me as my life is beautiful, yet bittersweet. I've learned that it doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful. I've written about my love & loss extensively over on my blog, and I've come to accept that profound loss is just another beautiful chapter in my story.
In 2014 my life took a drastic turn and our family suffered a massive loss. My husband of 15 years and father of our children (ages 2 & 7) passed away suddenly of cardiac arrest.
Our lives were forever changed.
Ele’s Place is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families.
Our vision is to ensure no child in Michigan grieves alone.
Ele's Place was founded in 1991 by a group of mental health professionals, concerned community volunteers and grieving parents, Betsy and Woody Stover, following the death of their daughter, Following a great deal of research of other children's grief centers across the country,
it was determined that peer support for kids and teens who had experienced the death of someone close to them, was the best way to learn to cope with their feelings of grief, sadness, anger and loss.
My children & I attended Ele's Place Ann Arbor for weekly group support for 3 years after our loss. Since that time, I have dedicated myself to helping other children & families in need of grief support. A portion of the profits in my business are shared each year to this incredible organization.