Brian and Jill were hoping to have a snowy backdrop for their engagement session and they got just that! We just so happened to have their photo shoot scheduled during one of the many ‘blizzards’ that we’ve had here in Michigan this year, so although the weather was wicked cold and windy, we didn’t let that stop us from getting some really amazing shots. It’s great to have clients (and their dogs) who love the snow and being outside as much as I do!
Fall in West Michigan means apple orchards and engagement photos! For Danielle and Matt’s engagement session, we went to Schwallier’s Country Basket, which is (in my opinion) the best apple orchard around. We drove some golf-carts around and made a few stops before making it back to woods to get some really unique shots. We ended the photo session by taking some evening photos in the forest full of willow trees behind the popular restaurant Amore Trattoria Italiana, which is a phenomenal place if you’re looking for authentic Italian cuisine!
I photographed Doug and Kara's engagement session at Lillian Anderson Arboretumon a cold and snowy afternoon. Although we had frozen toes by the end of the shoot, the snow was beautiful, and I really enjoyed hiking through the trail getting to know the two of them. I can't wait to capture their wedding at 12 Corners Vineyard in May!
Rebecca, Cameron, and I braved the frigid weather on a cold, Sunday morning to photograph this awesome engagement session! Despite the wintery weather, we had a great time and I was able to get some amazing shots – they were super fun to work with, and I’m very excited for how this shoot turned out. We started at the Sparrows Coffee & News Stand then ventured around town to some other unique locations like the historic Heritage Hill houses, the floral mural at Grand Rapids Ballet Company, and few other artistic walls downtown. I really enjoy taking candid photos in the urban areas of our city – GR has so many eye catching places to offer!