I can’t say enough great things about these two.  Erica said she was NOT going to stress the day of her wedding… and I don’t think she did.  I don’t think.  They were laid back and the Cheney Place is such an intriguing venue.  Erica’s dress was champagne instead of white or cream and just shouted luxury and class.  It was a fun day with fun people and a fun venue.  You can’t ask for more than that.  Erica and Scotty- you two are the perfect pair.  Thanks again for letting me spend your day with you.

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    Emily & Brad were married overlooking the majestic Mackinaw Bridge last fall from the shores of Fort Michillimackinac.  Emily said that even though Brad grew up near the bridge, she’s still in awe of it, so we could take as many photos with it as possible.  When I was on my way to their wedding, I specifically remember the weather man on the radio saying, “There will be puffy clouds…”.  Indeed there were puffy clouds and a signature chilly lake breeze which made the day perfectly Michigan.  Details like Emily’s Sherriff’s Department necklace and the custom cake topper told more of their “up north” love story.   I feel like I cannot pass up ending with something cheesy like, “Their love will be the strong bridge between them” in honor of all the bridge images, but I won’t.  Instead, just a congratulations and cheers to many more years of celebrating every day together!  (And thanks for letting me be there for the first official one!)

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    Milo’s first birthday was a beautiful spring day- perfect for a Big Top Circus celebration complete with games, goody bags, a big-top, concessions, and a 3-tiered, 3-flavored, fanciful circus cake!  I’m totally a cake girl (make that sweets and pretty things all the way around, girl) and I had my eye on that thing the minute I got there.  The chocolate peanut-butter layer was incredible!   It’s such an honor as a photographer to get to see a child grow up in their first year.  I did Milo’s newborn and 6-month photos and, from then until now, he’s gotten some serious hair and chunk and personality.  For instant cuteness, scroll to the bottom to see bowties and frosting collide. And then come on back to the top to check out all the hand-made details that made this celebration so darn special.

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