EMERALD + GOLD STYLIZED SHOOT

I loved getting to be a part of this stunning emerald + gold stylized shoot in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The models, Allie & Jared, were very kind and fun to work with and all of the incredibly talented vendors involved brought the vision to life beautifully! There were so many unique details and vibrant colors. I'll let the photos speak for themselves 😉Enjoy 🌿

VENDORS

Planner and Host:
Tori Criswell

Videographer:
Stephanie Trotter Kaslly | White Willo Media

Makeup/Hair:
Jennifer Schropp | Hair Dreamer Gypsy

Cake:
Justine View | Cottage View Cakery

Florist:
Jenny Carr | Flowerly Art

Models:
Jared Ammons + Allie Rodriguez

Venue:
Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast

Bridal Wear:
Pins & Needles On Main 

Table Décor/Dishware:
Creating Flair | Flair by Fiona

Jewelry:
Markie Jones | Styled by Markie

(JEWELED PIECES ONLY)

Honey | Honey Shea Studios

(GREEN NECKLACE AND SILVER PLAIN HOOP EARRINGS)

Stationary/Name Cards:
Danielle Cole | Dco Lovenotes

KARISA + ADAM

David and I LOVED Karisa & Adam's engagement session. These two are so kind, easy-going and classy (just wait until you see the dress Karisa rocked 😍). We started out at the stunning Hotel Covington in Kentucky, which meant we go to shoot with some dreamy string lights in the background...my favorite. ✨ After that we explored the neighborhood and found a small patch that had an urban/desert vibe ✌🏻 (so cool!) and then finished up at Eden park. There were some blooms and greenery that helped allll of my floral engagement dreams come true.

Karisa & Adam made my job easy, seriously. They have a really sweet and playful dynamic and David & I loved getting to know them better. Their smiles were contagious. I'm so thankful to have clients that make us feel like we've been friends for a while already. We are definitely looking forward to celebrating and documenting their wedding day in October 😊

Enjoy some of my favorites from their engagement shoot below! 🌿

ESTHER + BEN

My beautiful cousin Esther got married this past weekend. Her husband's name is Ben and together they make a pretty stellar couple. Their love has a quiet, steady sensibility to it. Ben's sister Maggie shot their wedding and graciously let me help document part of their day. 

I love all of my cousins and have really fond memories of vacationing with them as a child: jumping on the double trampoline set-up they had in their neighborhood, going to the beach and catching the waves together, laughing at mealtimes as my dad & aunt told stories, always with a twinkle in their eyes. When I was a little girl, I looked up to Esther so it was an honor to get to photograph her as a bride. 

When my Uncle Jeff started walking Esther down the aisle, I glanced over at my husband David, only to realize there were tears in his eyes. Mine quickly filled soon after. It's easy when you're photographing a wedding to only think about the best angle, the next shot, etc. But David's reaction reminded me to appreciate the sacred moments that are a part of every wedding: when the bride and groom see one another for the first time, when the first dances take place, when a father gives his daughter away.

Ben & Esther's day had some unique and beautiful details. One of my favorites was that they drove off in my late grandparents' 1930 Ford Model A Sport Coupe, affectionately called "Daisy."

Each wedding day is full of stories, a variety of narratives being woven together to create a new one. You see a family come together and surround the bride and groom in a manner that is beautiful yet brief. As soon as the day is over, they let them go off on their own adventure. I hope this small window into Ben & Esther's wedding tells the story of the day well. Enjoy ✨