Erin & Hannah {Fisherman's Island} Charlevoix, Michigan

It was in August when my sister Erin’s girlfriend Hannah pulled me aside at one of our hang outs, to tell me she had plans to propose to my sister. She asked for my blessing, and I was overwhelmed with gratitude that she would ask me. Such a question is humbling, and it just shows the kind of woman Hannah is … ❤️

But it wasn’t until the end of September that she popped the big question, and I jumped at the chance to be there, alongside of them both, for one of the biggest moments of their lives.

She decided to propose at their favorite spot, on the beach at Fisherman's Island, in Charlevoix, Michigan. The weather was quite questionable when I got there, but the winds calmed, and as they danced to their favorite song, the sun started to peak from behind the clouds ... Hannah got down on one knee and made my sister the happiest girl in the world.

It was an honor to be there, for such a beautiful moment, and I’m so incredibly grateful that these two found each other in this crazy world. Love is truly, all you need to change the world. And I think these two can change it with how fiercely they love each other!

Congratulations Erin and Hannah. May you continue to set each other's souls on fire. ❤️

(And if you’d like … you can check out a little video at the link below to see more of the beautiful surprise: https://youtu.be/gesVxPZ-jcY)

Lindenberg Family {Kellogg Forest} Kalamazoo, Michigan

It has been such a privilege to watch this beautiful family grow over the years…

They are such wonderful people, incredibly kind, and their girls are so darn sweet!

Thankful for some time with them a few weekends ago, at the beautiful Kellogg Forest near Kalamazoo! It was a dreary fall day, but we had some great laughs and the perfect adventure together.

Alexia & Ken | Round Barn Winery | Baroda, Michigan

I met up with Alexia, Ken, and sweet Bella at the beautiful Round Barn Winery in Baroda, Michigan. We love Round Barn for it's beautiful grounds, good wine, and great staff! 

Alexia and Ken are so kind and I had a great time getting to know them a little bit. Their sweet babe, Bella, was little miss model and so dang adorable! We wish these three all the joy and happiness! 

Halie & Tyler | Starved Rock State Park Adventure

Halie and Tyler answered our Starved Rock model call a couple months back. They were a perfect fit for what we were looking for! They are adventurous and fun and take a beautiful photo! 

I met up with them at Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby, IL at the beginning of June. These two came all the way from Newaygo, MI!  It was such a HOT and humid day but these two hiked with me for a couple of hours and were such troopers! It was so great to get to know Halie and Tyler. Their love for each other was so sweet and they made my job that much easier! 

Congrats to this wonderful couple on their recent engagemnt!!

Lauren & Nicole {Round Barn Winery and Weko Beach}

We first met Lauren and Nicole earlier this year, at a bridal show we were privileged to be a part of in South Bend. But, as our worlds collided, I actually recognized Nicole, who used to work at one of our favorite coffee shops in downtown South Bend! We absolutely LOVED chatting with them about how they met and about their special day, which is right around the corner, in November!

It was a steamy day for their engagement session back in June, but it turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous one! We first ventured to the Round Barn Winery in Baroda, Michigan, where these lovelies sampled some of the wonderful wines! We were greeted with such kindness at the winery and I have to give a shout out to my friend Michael, and the amazing staff there, who helped us out, and even let us stay a little bit longer past their closing time! Such great people!!! From there, we adventured to Weko Beach, where a dip in the lake was a perfect ending to such a wonderful evening! 

These two ladies are so incredibly sweet. Not to mention ... so very much in love! It was a joy spending some time with them and sharing in some wonderful moments! And we can't wait to celebrate in their wedding day!!