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Why am I a photographer? Why did I choose to start my own business and leave a very successful career in the sports industry? Well, to answer those questions… let me take you back to the beginning. My dad was a very talented charcoal artist. He loved it and was dang good at it! When […]

Personal

Why I Started Kaitlyn’s Creations

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Alyssa and Dalton’s wedding at the Planterra Conservatory was an absolute dream. I first met Alyssa and Dalton in college where we went to Northwood University together. They were student athletes on the soccer teams and I was photographing every game and event I could. We’ve kept in contact since college and I’ve watched these […]

Weddings

Alyssa + Dalton | Planterra Conservatory Wedding

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Alyssa recently started her own business specializing in custom invitations. As she was creating her website, social media platforms, and other marketing channels, she realized that she needed content to help promote her growing business. She reached out to me and I was excited to help promote her and her business! We began the day […]

Personal Branding

Alyssa Amez Design | Grand Rapids Brand Shoot

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Christy and Zarren met in high school – Zarren was the quarterback of the football team and Christy was a cheerleader. These two fell in love in 2013 and were married on July 25, 2020. Isn’t that just the ultimate American love story?! So cute! I was so happy that I got to capture Christy […]

Anniversary

Christy + Zarren | Anniversary Photos in Downtown Grand Rapids

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Stefi started Contigo Dogs at one of the worst times in history; in the middle of a global pandemic. Jobless and living in her parent’s basement, she figured the only way she could go was up (quite literally). With her stimulus check and hard earned savings, she poured everything into this dream project and hoped […]

Personal Branding

Contigo Dogs | Traverse City Brand Shoot

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“The Sky is not the limit. Your mind is.” -Lynette Simeone I’ve been reading ‘Imagine It Forward’ by Beth Comstock and I would love to share an excerpt on page 12 with you:  “Steven Pressfield, the author of ‘The War of Art,’ once said that our enemy is not a lack of preparation or the difficult […]

Personal Branding

Don’t Put Your Dreams Last

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Gorgeous weather, beautiful sunset and the sweetest couple – what more could I ask for?! I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Brad since the good ole college days. I actually photographed him for a couple years as a basketball player at Northwood University, where we both were students! I got to meet his beautiful fiance, […]

Engagement

Makenzie + Brad | Millenium Park Engagement Session

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Michigan is full of incredible, breath taking views – one of those being the city of Charlevoix! This beautiful city was the spot Andrew chose to ask his girlfriend, Anna, to become his wife. When Andrew contacted me, he expressed that he wanted to propose on the dock where his family’s boat was. I was […]

Engagement

A Proposal in Charlevoix | Andrew + Anna

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It’s several weeks after your wedding, you’ve enjoyed your honeymoon together as Mr. & Mrs. and you’re ready to relive the best day of your life all over again! This part of your wedding experience is the most fulfilling to me. It’s time to bring your story to life in a way that you can […]

Heirlooms, Weddings

The Design Session

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Oh my word I adore this couple!! I hadn’t had the pleasure of meeting Kim and Xavier in person until this engagement session due to us living on the opposite sides of Michigan, but after five minutes of talking with each other, it felt like we had known each other for years! Kim is an […]

Engagement

Kim + Xavier | Bay City State Park Engagement Session

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After a long year of not being able to see people in person and missing human interaction with friends in the wedding industry, I decided to organize an editorial shoot in South Haven at South Haven Creations! The theme for this editorial was modern coastal. When I came across South Haven Creations, I knew this […]

Weddings

An Editorial in South Haven, Michigan

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Oh my goodness, another one of my family members is a high school senior! My cousin, Abby, is a senior at Michigan Lutheran Seminary. We decided to take her senior photos on the lake that both of our parents live on and to do some cool basketball photos at the high school – since basketball […]

Seniors

Abby’s Senior Photos in Alger, Michigan