Plymouth

Justin + Katy

We almost didn't do it. We almost didn't take pictures yesterday, or get together. It was a bit on the chilly side, it was gray and wet, and it was a bit windy for our tastes. But something drew us together and gave us the strength to just go out and give it our all no matter the weather. I'm certainly glad we did because the locations, laughter, and gray skies gave us one of my favorite shoots to date. There's just something to Justin and Katy. I've known them for a couple of years now and watched their love grow seemingly out of nowhere. But now, here they are. More in love than I thought humanly possible, and committing themselves to that life of laughter and passionate love together. They're the absolute real deal, and I am beyond excited for them. So here's to trying new things. To not being afraid to get out of the house and do something you're passionate about. To not letting crappy Michigan weather get you down. It is then, and only then, that you can really expand yourself creatively and subsequently create some sick frames (in my case, anyway). That's why I keep doing it. For Art.

Enjoy.

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Megan + Josh

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Fall Colors + A Couple Madly in Love + Family + Dance Party.

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Plymouth, MI :: 10.29.11

Ceremony Venue :: Plymouth First United Methodist Church

Reception Venue :: The Inn at St. Johns

DJ :: Your Special Day DJ

Flowers :: Cardwell Florist

Cake :: Carla Hoopingarner

Photo Booth :: Rock the Booth

NorthRidge Church Summer/Fall 2011

I go to an amazing church that I am super proud and honored to be a part of. Occasionally I get to do some shooting for them, and I absolutely love it. It's such a stretch to step out of the mold of a wedding day and into setting up more elaborate shoots with someone directing and making the settings for some of my shots. It is much less spontaneous than a wedding or usual portrait shoots, but it is also has been such a freeing experience to shoot in this capacity. We started off the shoot at this ridiculously rad mansion in Indian Village in Detroit. Three floors of early 20th century amazingness, and the top floor was completely empty and an open slate for shooting. It was incredible. This first shot is a cell phone snap ↓

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We got a bunch of people together to enjoy some food, pool time, lawn games, and sparklers. It made for great times and even better photos.

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A quick shoot in the freezing late-November weather for the Student Ministries event calendar.

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These particular photos were used to update the NorthRidge Church website and various marketing materials. I got to work with an awesome crew, as well as my great friends and fellow photographers Rob Woodcox and Ally Powell. Here's to trying new things and growing creatively, every second that you possibly can.