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Grand Rapids Engagement Photographer // Andy & Kristi!

You may recognize this beauty of a lady….  She is Kristi, the talent behind the camera as one of our associate photographers on our team.  I met her and her boyfriend, Andy, out in the middle of a gorgeous pine forest for a fun photo session last week…and I have to say…it is probably one of my favorite sessions from 2017.  Just scroll to the bottom to find out why!!

I love the way the sun sparkles through the trees and leaves…

So, so pretty!

Then this happened…..

If you were wondering….she said YES!!

Andy chucked the ring box behind him to get it out of the photos….that made me laugh so hard!

I think Kristi was never going to forgive me for keeping the secret from her….but how could I tell and ruin that awesome surprise?!

Gorgeous ring!

Congratulations you two.  I was SO honored to be there for such a special moment in your life.  Thank you for asking me, Andy!!

Grand Rapids Engagement Photographer // Paul & Isabel!

Isabel came to us as an intern in college, shadowing me at weddings which turned into her being a second shooter for us, eventually leading into her becoming an associate photographer…..taking the lead at weddings and photographing many sweet couples become husband and wife.  Now it is her turn.  To say that we are excited for her would be an understatement.  Over these years she has become such a great friend.  She always makes me laugh…..and after photographing her and Paul’s engagement photos, I know that he is the one because he does just the same for her.  Although they will be starting their lives together in North Carolina, I wish them nothing but the best and can’t wait to see what the future holds for these two….  Congratulations Paul & Isabel!  

Grand Rapids Engagement Photographer // Derek & Katelyn!

Derek and Katelyn will be getting married next summer and Isabel is lucky enough to be able to photograph their day! They all met in downtown Grand Rapids to capture a few photos to celebrate their engagement and what a gorgeous day they had!! Congratulations you two!

Photographed by associate photographer – Isabel.

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Grand Rapids Engagement Photographer // Jeff & Katie!

Jeff and Katie will be celebrating their marriage this fall and we can’t wait to be there to capture all of the memories for them to look back on for decades to come!  Kristi met up with these two recently to photograph some engagement photos with their adorable pup.  Photos with pets are always some of my favorites!!!  

Photographed by associate photographer – Kristi!

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Grand Rapids Engagement Photographer // Steve & Annette!

Many people call him Producer Steve, but Annette calls him hubby-to-be!  

Three-ish years ago, my lifelong friend, Annette, my husband and I (and some other fun friends) were at a Free Beer and Hot Wings Live Show.  Hubby, Joe, and I were waiting in line to go in and somehow had lost Annette.  She came running back to us super excited and said that she signed up to be on “The Dating Game” for a chance to win a date with Producer Steve!  Annette is a little shy, but super fun so we thought it would be a blast to see her up on stage, but we also assumed that she wouldn’t have much of a chance with a crowd that large……  Fast forward a couple of hours….time for “The Dating Game”….  Annette’s name is called!  She squeals with delight and heads backstage to prep for the game.  Without seeing Steve, in true style of the 1960s show, they went back and forth asking questions to the three contestants.  Eventually Steve chose one girl to win and he chose Annette!  The crowd went wild with laughter and they finally met!  Steve even provided me with a photo of their first meeting (even if it isn’t the best quality from a cell phone….)

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I asked Steve what it was that made him choose Annette over the other two girls.  He said because he honestly thought that she was the best match and that she seemed really down to earth and someone that he could get along with.  He also said that when she was asked what she would do with an entire day off of work and she said, “Take a nap”, that clinched it for him!  I have known Annette since before middle school so I know that is exactly her…..what a perfect match!!

The best part of the story that most people don’t know is that she didn’t even win a date with Steve.  What she actually won that night was a t-shirt and a gift card for a restaurant (that closed a week later….oh my goodness….isn’t that hilarious?!?!).  Annette actually contacted the studio and asked if she could really have a real date with Steve and he agreed.  Here we are three years later, planning a wedding!

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Annette’s mom is one of those second moms to me….so Mary, if you are reading this….you better grab the tissues <3

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He can’t stay serious for long….

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Steve & Annette – I am SO honored that I was able to be there for the VERY start of your relationship and even more honored to be able to be there for the start of the best part of your story.  It only gets better from here!!

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Ludington Engagement Photographer // Matt & Jamie!

The only other thing that is as pretty as a sunset photo session is a sunrise session!  Matt and Jamie met up with Kristi only two short weeks before their wedding day to take these photos…and oh my are they gorgeous!  Our associate photographer, Kristi, always takes such pretty photos!

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Isn’t her one of a kind ring gorgeous?!

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Grand Rapids Engagement Photographer // Chase & Katie!

Katie is my cousin.  She is funny, ridiculously sarcastic (just like me) and is getting married to Chase this fall!  I think she’s met her match….

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This photo just sums them up!

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I’m so excited to photograph their wedding this September!!

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Grand Rapids Engagement Photographer // Pat & Leslie!

One of our first sessions this year with nice weather was with Patrick & Leslie.  The weather was perfect and we even found some purple trees for this spring engagement session.  These two were so fun and easy to work with…..talking about wedding plans for next year and just having a good time.  Enjoy these colorful images!

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Michigan Engagement Photographer // Matt & Kristina – Associate Session!

Matt & Kristina met up with Kristi to photograph their engagement on an obviously gorgeous fall evening.  Pine forests are always the perfect place for any session.  So many lines and textures with pops of colors from nature.  Perfection!

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Love this sunshine.  Fall evening sun is the best!

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You can thank these two, but joke outfits are now mandatory….

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Michigan Engagement Photographer // Raymond & Emily!

To say that I love this session would be a major understatement!  How could you not love this adorable couple with these amazing fall colors in the background…..AND on a row boat?!?  I’d have to say I’m pretty  smitten…..

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I photographed Emily’s senior  photos several years ago and she was dating Raymond back then….high school sweethearts!

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She is gorgeous…!

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Emily is a little “Sadie Robertson – esque” here…

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I think Raymond would have liked to actually go fishing instead of take engagement photos 🙂

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This engagement session was SO much fun!  All sessions should be like this…..the couple doing something that they love!  I can’t wait for their wedding next summer….!