Wayne and Tim were married in Smiths Grove, Kentucky at Rockin’ Ronda Repurposed to support one of the local businesses they adore. They stripped their own house of decorations so that a little bit of home made its way into the day and, of course, their two dogs were an important part of it all, too. Small, yet meaningful, elements that made their wedding one of kind — just like their love.
GOODWILL: Achievers of the Year Year after year, I'm inspired by telling the stories of Goodwill's Achievers of the Year. These are people who have had lives that aren't as easy as mine but their desire to work hard and be good citizens makes me proud to know them....
When I look back over 2016’s images I realized what an eclectic mix of subjects I photographed and that’s exactly what I want moving forward.
Katie and Rich were married at Montague Tree Farms, the place where Katie grew up, surrounded by 25 of their closest friends and family. Although they both live in Colorado now, coming home for a laid-back wedding in Katie’s childhood home was exactly what they wanted. They were married around a fire, burned a Christmas tree at the end of the night and released Chinese lanterns.
Kyle and Sam live in Chicago but they chose to get married at Crystal Mountain in northern Michigan to celebrate the state that they shared some of their earliest and most special memories as a couple. They love the outdoors, the Chicago Cubs, to throw big parties and they really love their dog, Stella.
Samantha and Leo’s love story began on the first day of Leo’s freshmen year at Kalamazoo College when they met. They were friends for a couple years first — the way all good relationships start — and have been a couple for many years since. Thirty years ago, the bride’s parents had their wedding at Franklin Hills Country Club as well.
This girl is a beauty with a great laugh, dimples and just the perfect amount of toughness, too. The only thing that could have been bad was if she fell off her paddle board which nearly happened.
Seth and Clara’s outdoor wedding in Northern Michigan’s Ciccone Vineyard had all the elements of an elegant garden wedding brought inside a rustic barn overlooking Suttons Bay.
Turning one is a big deal, and this beautiful Lake Orion family wanted to document this special time in their son’s life. Thank you for letting me be a small part of your family’s milestones
Grand Rapids, MI – Taylor wanted something different for her senior portraits so we headed to the city for great street art and warm air vents.
“We want you to do what you do best.” Those were my instructions as I photographed this Chicago-area family that came to Muskegon for vacation late this summer.
Thirty of Tim and Abby’s closest friends and family were invited to the wedding but they had at least thirty more uninvited guests who shared in their day. There were fisherman, photographers, boaters and teenagers but everyone seemed united in Tim and Abby’s love for a few short moments as they were married on the Grand Haven Pier at sunset.