Clicking Through Life » Real life wedding photography

It’s time for some sweet baby cuteness as I wrap up 2014 portrait sessions on the blog with this next edition “Clicking Through the Lives of Others“.  Wyatt was in the studio for his 6 month session, man I can’t believe how time flies.  It doesn’t seem that long ago that I posted his newborn session!  Angela and Tim were a little frazzled when they got here and we weren’t sure if Wyatt was going to let me take his pictures that day, he cried in the car the entire drive here.  Once we got settled in the studio, he calmed right down and even turned on the charm for me!

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Heather and Trevor welcomed twins Mack and Myles into their family last fall and I got to meet them less than 2 weeks later!

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Heather brought this awesome sign and her friend made the hats and boots and I just love the way it came together in this set.

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I last worked with Lindsay & Mike at their wedding in 2011 and in December they welcomed baby Lucas into their family and here’s a few favorites from their maternity session in the studio.

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And on New Year’s Day, they brought little Lucas to meet me and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the new year!

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I love to travel and am blessed that my job enables me to.  I’ve had the honor of photographing people at some amazing locations like Ericka & Jacob’s wedding on Ft. Myer’s Beach, Kelly & Tyler‘s wedding in Traverse City, Jen & Jake‘s at Castle Farms and next year I get to photograph Maria & Dave’s wedding in Chicago!  I’ve photographed engagement sessions all over the state of Michigan including Mt. Pleasant, East Lansing and Quincy and even one in New York City, and sometimes when I’m visiting my family in Florida I’ll work a little too.  :-)

I’ve been taking Ally’s pictures since she was born and I’ve photographed this beautiful little girl in Michigan, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Central Park, I think she’s traveled as much as me and she’s only 4 years old!   But this time, just Nicole and I stayed in New York City for a girls night and checked #83 off of my list!  We saw the Broadway musical If/Then at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.  It was amazing and I’m so happy to check that one off!  For Ally’s pictures we found a quaint little Connecticut park in Newtown that had some amazing light, and we played.

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Michigan Wedding Photographer_0699.jpgAfterwards we went back to the house so we could include John and their dog Rupert in some pictures too!

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For the very first time in a very long time I’m completely caught up with editing.  I know it won’t last long in fact it’s just going to be a couple of days but since I am caught up, I thought it to be about time I share some of my favorites from portrait sessions last fall!

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Ella turned three this year and we had her session at the Nature Center at Goodells Park.  Michigan Wedding Photographer_0631.jpg

The colors were in full force and it was a beautiful day!

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I’ve been photographing Ella and her family for 3 years now and it’s such a joy them and watching Ella grow.

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Amanda always puts so much thought into her sessions and I love all of the props she brings along!  How fun to have a tea party with daddy in the middle of the woods!

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And could this be any cuter?  What a fun way to announce their growing family!

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I absolutely adored this session with Valerie, Ben, Finn and Hannah!  They came out to the studio on a gorgeous fall day and we had so much fun wandering around capturing these moments together.

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I got to photograph some more “repeat offenders” during Levi’s 7 month session at his house last fall.

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He was showing us more of his serious side that day and I love these next two with his brother Garrett.

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Although he was being more serious that day, after a little bit that smiley happy baby showed up!


It’s been 3 years since I’ve photographed their wedding, and I was so excited to get Christin, Brian and now Preston in front of my camera again!


The came out to the studio for their session and although it was a little colder that day, the light was beautiful and we had so much fun playing in the leaves and corn field.


I was so happy they brought my buddy Dexter along too!


I just l-o-v-e this one…



We really did have a beautiful fall this year and it was a perfect day when I met up with the Sebastian at Yate’s Cider Mill for their session.


I think I’ve mentioned once or twice how much I love it when you include your pets in your session.  They are so much a part of our families and they deserve to be in your portraits too!

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These are some of my all. time. favorites.

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And especially when they include cows in their sessions.

And barns too!



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I had such an awesome time with Kayla and we were literally shooting until we ran out of light that night!  Stay tuned for more portrait goodness – there’s lots of CTL babies coming to the blog soon!

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Michelle and Mark were married on a cold October day last fall.  And it was cold, I think were even snow flurries that morning.   But if you remember their engagement session and last winter, this day didn’t feel so bad.  Although it was a little chilly outside, the day was warmed with love as Mark and Michelle became husband and wife…

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Scott and I both enjoy seeing live performances.  Concerts, plays, variety shows, musicals.  We’ve seen quite a few and some of our favorites have been Escanaba in the Moonlight (this was Scott’s first time seeing a play and he loved it so much we had to see it twice! Of course, the fact that it’s about deer camp in Michigan definitely had something to do with it.:-)).  We loved Wicked and didn’t care for the Nutcracker so much.  But the Beatles Love show in Las Vegas ~ phenomenal.

Today I’m excited to share the next post in my “Local Love” series with a big welcome to the Riverbank Theatre!  There’s so much art in Marine City, not only are the unique shops, but now there’s not just one, but two theatres in town!  The Riverbank Theatre just opened last month and after seeing the Blithe Spirit at The Snug when we first moved here, we were looking forward to seeing Mame at The Riverbank.

I was also excited was because I couldn’t wait to see what they had done to the place.  The Riverbank is located in the historic Marine Savings Bank and I had photographed an event there in the summer before the construction was done.  Remember the Gatsby themed surprise party?  Well wow what a difference!  They did an amazing job and you almost feel as though you’re stepping back in time when you enter the theatre.  As they were remodeling the inside, they were able to keep the original bank vaults and beautiful early 1900’s architecture intact.

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The theatre will accommodate 179 guests in stadium and box seats.  I assure you there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

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Roasted with Perks has a coffee bar set up, with several different coffees, flavored syrups and extras so you can create your own perfect coffee!

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And if you love chocolate like I do, Todd from the Sweet Tooth is there before the show offering his delectable truffles and chocolate covered pretzels, and you know I had to have one!

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Michigan Wedding Photographer_0851We saw Mame the second week it was playing and it was definitely a full house!  Those two empty seats are Scott’s and mine.

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We really enjoyed the play and the cast was awesome!  Kathy was incredible as Mame and this young actor did an amazing job.  I can tell you his parents couldn’t be more proud.  We happened to be sitting near them at dinner beforehand and could hear them gushing excitedly about the show.  So cool.

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