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)

Jason + Kara {Purdue University}

Jason and Kara actually went to the same high school. But it wasn't until their college days at Purdue University that their worlds collided and the rest is kind of history. :) 

Had the wonderful privilege to adventure with this super sweet, super kind, super gorgeous couple a few weeks ago for their engagement session, at their alma mater!

It was an absolute blast to hear about their favorite memories from their time there. First venturing to the infamous Harry's Chocolate Shop, and then to the beautiful Purdue Bell Tower, we found ourselves at gorgeous spots that mean so much to this couple.

Grateful for so many fun moments and super excited for their big day next year!!!

Love this "job" that connects us to the most WONDERFUL people!

Chris & Catherine | Arranmore Farm + Polo Club

I met Chris and Catherine officially, a few weeks ago, at the gorgeous Arranmore Farm + Polo Club in Oswego, Illinois. I've been chatting with them for a few months now, as they prepare for their wedding day in March of next year. We connected via Instagram and we immediately became fast friends. 

When we met for their engagement session, it was like connecting with old friends. We had such a wonderful time, venturing around the farm and these two ... well, you can certainly, undoubtedly feel the love. Grateful our paths crossed and super thankful we get to share in their big day!!!

The best kind of love is when you can see the soul in each other’s eyes. When you touch, the butterflies come rushing back into your stomach, and for a single moment, you think, “I don’t think I could feel anymore loved right now”. Real love reminds us that there will always be hard days, but with someone standing by your side, who loves you fully, nothing is impossible.

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!! 

Mitchell & Ashley {Lucinda's House at Idlewild} Nashville, TN

We met Mitchell and Ashley while traveling to Nashville, Tennessee back in May. We were attending a photography workshop and figured, "Hey, why not try and meet some new people, and photograph them along the way!" So, that's exactly what we did. :)

After finding the PERFECT AirBNB, Lucinda's House at Idlewild, we absolutely had to photograph this very sweet couple there! These two were such sweethearts, filled with so much love and joy for the other. You could tell every chance they they looked at each other that their souls were meant to be united forever. 

It was an absolute joy meeting these two, and we are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to photograph these sweet, genuine moments!!!