I've been photographing weddings and portraits for thirteen years now. One of the best parts of thirteen years in business is returning clients and established relationships. Rita and Erik are two of those clients. I photographed their wedding in 2007 and they called me this past summer while vacationing on Glen Lake with their sons. Rita explained they wanted nothing fancy - just a casual family session capturing their time together. A perfect description as I prefer more candid portrait sessions that document a family's lifestyle. Thank you for returning, Rita and Erik. It was a definite "best part" of my thirteenth summer. ~ Beth
So much love! It radiates from within Kellee and Ryan and immediately touches those around them. We witnessed it, documented it, ingested it. So much love! ~ Beth
Before Jeff asked Kalin to marry him he called me - I liked him immediately! The plan was for him to propose at his favorite beach on Old Mission Peninsula and to bring a photographer along to photograph it. Lucky me that I was that photographer, that he enacted his plan (which was a really fabulous one), and that Kalin liked me too as I was also asked to photograph their wedding.
I just may write a novel on the time we've spent together. It would fall into the adventure romance section of the library. In the meantime, the photographs below are a good substitute. ~ Beth
Since we awoke this morning to a fresh layer of snow this morning in Northern Michigan, I felt it still appropriate to post photos taken in the winter. Debbie and Colter braved the elements in Chicago for their December engagement session. Having only recently moved back to the Midwest from Southern California, I was amazed at their resilience. I also love their sense of adventure as that's exactly what we had, an adventure, as we made our way though downtown Chicago. Looking forward to joining them again in July for their Petoskey wedding. I'm predicting it will be much warmer - that is if it ever stops snowing. ~ Beth
March 11, 2014
Kayla and Andrew chose East Lansing as the setting for their engagement session as that is where they met four years ago. They were attending Michigan State University and were active volunteer directors with Make-A-Wish.
This couple is pretty special to me as they are family - Andrew is my nephew. Our family is loud, boisterous, and tightly knit. I imagine it is intimidating showing up for the first time to one of our gatherings. Lucky for us we didn't scare Kayla away, and she said yes to Andrew's marriage proposal last spring.
Kayla and Andrew, I admire the strength and determination you both possess. I also love how you compliment one another. I am excited to be sharing your wedding day with you and honored you chose me as your photographer. Plus, our family is in need of a happy occasion. Thanks for giving us reason to celebrate! With Much Love ~ Beth