Ohhhh Marquette, what a wonderful town I get to call home. I’ll be honest with you though, years ago when I moved to Marquette it was going to be temporary–just until I finished my photography major at Northern Michigan University. Fast forward nearly 5 years later and I can’t imagine myself living in any other town. Marquette is “The biggest, small town”, as my father-in-law calls it. And for those of you who may have never visited, allow me to briefly explain. Marquette has all the activities of a big town; shopping, dining, events, and so much more. But it has the wonderful small town, everyone knows everyone, vibe. It’s truly the best of both worlds.
One of the great events that Marquette has yearly is the UP 200/Midnight race which kicks off downtown with lots of cheering, counting down, and bundling up. We didn’t stay out long because of the chilly temperatures, but we still managed to snap a few pictures just for fun. The following day the city of Marquette held the first Showdown Rail Jam in the heart of downtown. Alex and I walked from our home to see what the buzz was all about and we are so glad we did. The event had an energy about it that had us watching for hours! We are already looking forward to attending again next year.
Rather than rambling on for hours bragging about the town that I call home, why don’t you just take a look–and plan a visit for yourself.

It’s unreal the response that we have gotten from our Styled Winter Wedding! Wedding blogs near and far have been publishing our rustic winter shoot; and we couldn’t be more thrilled by it! It’s not my birthday till next month, but I feel like I’ve already been given the go ahead to open all my gifts at once! So thank you, all of you, for publishing our Styled Winter Wedding! Take a look to see all the photos and stories on each blog! Xoxo.

Wedding Wonderland

Screen Shot 2013-03-18 at 8.55.31 PM

Done Brilliantly

Screen Shot 2013-03-18 at 9.01.52 PM

Festive Finds

Screen Shot 2013-03-18 at 9.03.32 PM

One to Wed

Screen Shot 2013-03-18 at 9.08.33 PM

The Bridal Detective

Screen Shot 2013-03-19 at 2.37.59 PM

Screen Shot 2013-04-11 at 7.03.15 PM


Hello from sunny Las Vegas! With only one more day left till we head back to the snowy Upper Peninsula of Michigan, we are taking advantage of the warmth and heading to the pool all day. As much as we’ve loved every moment of WPPI, we are antsy to get back home and apply all of what we learned at this amazing photography conference! More pics and stories to follow in a different blog, as for today you can find us by the pool. Xoxo.



After three years of occasional emails, stalking on Pinterest, and laughs on Facebook the wedding of Elisabeth & Michael had finally come. Normally clients book anywhere from 1-2 years out, but Elisabeth did the amazing thing and booked us 3 years in advance! She’s a girl after my own heart, I love planning ahead of schedule!

This wedding was truly unique and I welcomed every ounce of it in! Don’t get me wrong, I love all kinds of weddings; but after this crazy, past wedding season my soul needed something different. Where do I begin; the trinity knot for the men’s ties, her gorgeous gown and custom made cloak, the private cabin along the river, the sunny winter’s day……seriously?! It’s was like a fairytale! I could write a novel about how much fun we had and how great is was, but I’d rather just show you. Enjoy!


S e a r c h