Ann Arbor Photographer

Divya- Class of 2018

I have had such an incredible summer photographing the class of 2018! We have explored new parks, visited busy downtown areas, strolled though apple orchards, and waded into rivers and lakes- clearly they are an adventurous bunch! Divya's session took place in Ann Arbor and she totally rocked it.  

I loved Divya's style and was swooning as she showed me her outfits.  She did something that I always recommend my seniors do- she varied her outfits.  She wore a dress, pants, and shorts and her tops were all different styles.  When seniors do this it creates more variation in their photographs.  Certain poses lend themselves to certain clothing styles, so varied clothing allows us to get a range of poses. It is one of my favorite ways to create images that are totally unique within one session.

Not only did Divya have such a fun style, but she clearly has such a big heart. She shared with me how she had just returned home from a mission trip and that she was spending her summer working in a research lab.  The things she is doing as a teenager totally blew me away! The world can be scary and filled with uncertainty, but knowing there are young people like this makes things seem just a little bit better. Thank you so much for spending the evening with me, Divya, it was an honor! 

Jack + Kathleen

When Jack and Kathleen first contacted me to photograph their wedding I was so excited.  We all went to college together and there is something so sweet about capturing the wedding day of fellow Albion College Britons :) I think part of it is that it instantly takes me back to the day I married my college sweetheart and was surrounded by so many college friends.  Or maybe it is the chaos of trying to take a picture of the Albion alumni with the purple flag.  Or maybe it is all of the songs that get played that remind you of those ridiculous fraternity parties . . . but whatever it is, I couldn't have been more excited to share their day. 

The morning started at their apartment where Kathleen was surrounded by her friends and family while she prepared for her wedding day.  I loved that she included more than just her bridal party for this special part of her day.  All of her closest friends were there getting ready, chatting and enjoying the morning together.  It was a cozy, intimate setting and you could feel the anticipation building for the rest of the day.

Their ceremony was at the gorgeous St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Ann Arbor.  From there we visited the Law Quad at the University of Michigan and another local park for their portraits and bridal party pictures.  Jack and Kathleen also included their family and friends on the party bus and during this time for photographs, and I loved that.  Your wedding day is so special and the more people you love that can share it with you the more authentic and memorable it will be.  The day finished at Polo Fields in Ann Arbor for dinner and dancing.  

We were lucky enough to sneak outside for a few more shots while the sun was setting.  I love sneaking off with the bride and groom during their reception.  It gives the couple some quiet time to take in all of the craziness and to just look into each other's eyes and say, 'we are married!'  Jack and Kathleen walked and spoke with each other about their love and their wedding and I just got the chance to quietly capture it.   What a blessing this job is.  Thank you so much, Jack and Kathleen.  I had so much fun sharing your special day and feel so blessed to have been a part of it.