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:

Caroline & James {Log Chapel | Notre Dame}

Caroline and James got married this past September at the Log Chapel on Notre Dame campus. The Log Chapel provided the perfect setting for their small and intimate wedding with about 30 of their closest friends and family. 

After their wedding they headed to The Oak Room on campus for a beautiful wedding day brunch. The Oak Room is gorgeous and has a great view of the dome! 

Caroline and James are just the sweetest. Their special day was filled with love, laughter and happy tears. I am so thankful I was able to document such amazing love! 

Quinn + Grace {Notre Dame, Indiana}

Quinn and Grace actually knew each other when they were babies. But it wasn’t until high school that they actually ‘met’ each other. It was at a family tailgate. Grace’s dad and Quinn’s Uncle Tom were college roommates at Notre Dame - not to mention, lifelong friends! So it was only fitting that the families united for an ND fan’s favorite pasttme: Tailgating!

Soon after, long nights of conversations began on instant messenger, which turned into a beautiful friendship, which then turned into a beautiful romance. Their long distance apart only has kept their love for the other growing, and you can see it just by watching how they interact together.

Quinn is now serving in the Navy, as an EOD technician, and Grace is a kindergarten teacher. Amazing how two worlds can collide and create such a beautiful love. 

I was honored to be a part of their wedding ceremony a few months ago, with just their parents present. They wanted to marry at Notre Dame, where Quinn attended college, and the two shared many moments and memories together. Including late nights at Subway, and Notre Dame football games! It was a sweet ceremony, with so many perfect smiles and lots of laughs. 

Sincerely grateful that this ‘job’ brings such wonderful, kind people into our lives. And so incredibly thankful I got to meet this special pair. Congratulations Quinn and Grace! Wishing you many years of wonderful happiness.