The first of our Traverse City weddings is featured today! Congratulations Kirk & Bre! We had so much fun…thank you so much for inviting us up to be a part of your day!

It’s been a little while, but we’re digging ourselves out of the fall mess and posting from our backlog. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Time to check out this amazing destination wedding. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Congrats Nathan & Bridget! We’ll be getting you the rest of your photos soon! Until then, enjoy this little preview!

All we have to say, is we sure do have the most gorgeous couples in the midwest. Seriously…just look at Dustin & Ashlee! But as beautiful as these two are on the outside, we’re not sure even that can outshine how beautiful their hearts are. Some people make you better people. Like Dustin & Ashlee. […]

It’s so hard to believe we’ve known Breanna for four years! It all started when her sister Amanda got married. Then she started working for one of our favorite wedding planners. And then this lucky guy popped the question and we get to see them tie the knot in LESS THAN A WEEK! We are […]

It seems like it was just yesterday we were hanging out with these two while they nervously got ready for their day. Liz was inside with her ladies, Matt was outside with his dudes. The sun was shining down on us. It was truly a perfect day. <3 When Liz came down the aisle, Matt […]

We’re pretty sure we’ve never met two people who were more excited to get married than Scott & Amy! Seriously. Wait until you see those precious faces. <3 Their friends and family were no less excited. We think you can really tell a lot about people by the people they choose to surround themselves with. […]

Oh. My. Goodness. This wedding is probably our favorite wedding. Of all time. Ever. We went to Valentine Theatre for the first time, and you guys…wait until you see the amazing structures and photo ops this place has to offer! The weather was NOT cooperating with us, so we decided to stay indoors most of […]

The Dayton Dragons go hand in hand with Alex & Sarah. It’s where they had their first of many dates. It’s where Alex proposed. So it seemed only fitting that we head back to Fifth Third Field for their engagement pictures! Oh yeah. You guys. Dayton has a Fifth Third Field for their minor league […]

When Ashlee got a hold of us to ask if they could bring their new puppy and Dustin’s bike to the engagement session, we knew we were going to have a good time. ๐Ÿ™‚ And after having to cancel due to weather a million times (THANKS OHIO), we got the MOST perfect summer day! And […]

After a Skype call, a freezing cold snowy engagement session, and a meeting with the littlest Keck ;), wedding day had finally arrived for Jeff & Tayla! Saturday was supposed to be HOT and RAINY. While it was pretty warm, it wasn’t anything compared to what the forecast was predicting! And all that rain? Well, […]

This post is about to CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Yes, Dan & Miranda are precious. Yes, they are made for each other. Yes, they are the best puppy parents around. But none of that…NONE OF IT…compares to what we discovered on Dan & Miranda’s wedding day. Miranda’s dress. HAD. POCKETS. POCKETS!!!!!! Oh. Yeah. They also got […]

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Except…nah. We’re calling shenanigans on that line, Shakespeare. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Because Alex and Alex? They were made for each other. One may even say…it’s a Mericle. :p These two fun-loving, doggy snuggling, cross-fit doing, gym building Alexes got […]

The sun was shining. Kayla was getting pampered. The coordinator was busy setting up. So was Josh. Wait…what? Yep. That’s right. When we arrived at The Stables on Friday, Josh came right up to us, sweat dripping from his brow, asking us if we needed anything. We both looked at each other unsure…a groom has […]

Tim and Rachel’s wedding this past Saturday was beautiful in so many ways. Not only was their vision absolutely gorgeous when it all came together, but the weather was warm, the sun was shining, and despite what the forecast was telling us, there was not a single cloud in the sky! But the most beautiful […]

No need to reread that title. We didn’t make a typo. ๐Ÿ˜‰ That’s right! Alex and Alex are getting hitched! And even though we weren’t able to get together until shortly before they walk down the aisle, it was some well spent time last week. They’re so much fun to be around, and OMG their […]

When you walk into the getting ready area and people start handing you tiny bottles of Bacardi, you know it’s going to be a good day. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And Justin & Megan’s wedding day? THAT was a GOOD day. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The weather couldn’t quite decide what it wanted to do that day, but that didn’t stop […]

Once upon a time, there were two lovely, beautiful couples. Scott & Peggy. Bob & Elaine. Each of these couples were deeply in love, and had amazing marriages, wonderful families, and a happily ever after to put all others to shame. That is, until Scott lost Peggy. And Elaine lost Bob. Then there were two […]

We met Taylor & Sawyer last year at a bridal show. It was essentially love at first sight. ๐Ÿ˜‰ These two special people and their amazing little girl were already perfect together. But this past Saturday just made it alllllll official. From the kind hugs and gentle tears shared between Taylor and her father, to […]

Kind and loving. Soft and strong. Fun and funny. Nerdy and smart. Beautiful and even more beautiful. You could use just about any of these phrases to describe our brides from this last weekend: Tory & Katie. <3 Not only do these two special people have a ridiculous amount of love for each other, you […]

Oooohhhh boy you guys! It may have taken us a few more days than we originally planned (funny how that happens when school keeps closing…;) ), but it’s here! One of our FAVORITE posts of all year is here! Time to take a look back at 2017…except we’re going to show you what’s on the […]

It’s time for one of our FAVORITE posts of the year! We LOVE recapping the entire year in one blog…not only does it allow us to look back on our favorite moments of the year (and we are sorry in advance because there are so so SO many!), but it is a ONE STOP SHOP […]

While we loooooove it when people from out of town reach out to us to shoot their wedding, sometimes we get just a little sad because every once in a while an engagement session doesn’t work out. We are SO glad that this wasn’t one of those times! Jeff & Tayla live in Arizona, but […]

It’s not very often we book a couple without meeting them. When Josh and Kayla were in the beginning stages of planning their wedding, Josh was away on active duty, and tonight, he has to head back! So, our first time meeting Josh was last week when we got to the gorgeous Stables in Whitehouse. […]

Friends, there is not much more sacred to us than our home. We hear what you’re probably thinking…”But Kent and Steph…you guys have people in your home ALL the time!” And yes…this is true! We LOVE opening up our home to our family, friends, and clients. That was our vision for this house when we […]

Do you ever get together with a couple of people you barely know, but you feel like you’re old friends? We are SO lucky. Because that seems to happen to us ALL too often. Most recently? With Matt & Liz. <3 We MAY have had a bit of an advantage with these two. We met […]

We’re not sure what we love more that when people bring animals to their sessions, because…let’s face it. We’re pretty big suckers for cute fuzzy faces. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Especially when they’re as good as Dan & Miranda’s babies! It’s obvious there is a whooooole lot of love and fun between everyone in this clan. Just wait […]

It’s so hard to believe that we have known Andrew & Megan for two whole years! That’s right. These two have been planning this perfect day for two years, and it shows in how wonderfully it all came together! The wooden flowers that we had been hearing about for so long were there, Nazareth Hall […]

Never did we think in a million years that Stephanie’s history in the restaurant industry would be so important in our lives. But it has truly opened up soooo many opportunities for us to form some real connections and friendships with so many amazing people! Take Alisa for example. ๐Ÿ™‚ She and Stephanie used to […]

October was PACKED with engagement sessions left and right! And who could blame all of our KS Couples…fall is so gorgeous in Northwest Ohio! Especially this year!!! We have no idea how, but this year the leaves have stayed on the trees for SO long. And we have been taking advantage of it! Every chance […]

Friends, our hearts are so full of love, we may just explode. <3 See, we’ve been doing this for quite a while. Just about anything that you can think of at a wedding, we have seen. There’s almost no way you could surprise us. If you’ve seen it on Pinterest, odds are we’ve seen it […]

Guys, we’re practically on a first name basis with our favorite bartender at Ole Zim’s. All we have to do is walk up, and she already has our drinks ready for us. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We have been at this venue SO MUCH this fall, and it’s no wonder! It’s such a big hall, with famous chicken, […]

We LOVE living here in Southeast Michigan…we have so many hidden gems and amazing places to photograph people in! Sawyer and Taylor showed us this ADORABLE nature preserve in Monroe that we never even knew existed! You can bet 100% that we’ll be taking more of our KS Couples up here! Don’t get us wrong. […]

It was a dark and stormy night. Wait. Actually. Come to think of it. It was a pretty gorgeous fall day. Even if it WAS Friday the 13th. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And trust us when we say, there was nothing scary about this past Friday at all! Other than maybe the fact that Jason chased Andy & […]

Living in Michigan sure has it’s perks, but it has us missing our stomping grounds here and there! That’s only ONE of the reasons we were so excited to shoot Brian & Kayla’s wedding. We got to go over to an old church in Tiffin we haven’t been to in years, and of course Ole […]

Not only do we LOVE it when people get all dressed up for their photos, but we LOVE it even more when we go to places that are meaningful to them! Such is the case with these two lovebirds. ๐Ÿ˜‰ First of all, we met them at their home. And when we walked in, we […]

Have you ever heard the old adage “opposites attract”? Well we have. And we don’t think truer words have EVER been spoken. Don’t believe us? Let’s take a look at Nate & Sarah: Nate is an extrovert. Sarah is an introvert. He likes to be surrounded by people he can entertain. She’d rather be behind […]

We may not be THAT country, but we sure can appreciate people who are! ESPECIALLY Brody & Kaitlin! Seriously…just look at how adorable these two are together!! And those cowboy boots of Kaitlin’s? Those are the same boots she’ll be marching down the aisle to on her wedding day. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We had SO much fun […]

The sun was shining. The breeze was cool. The bridesmaids were twerking. The groomsmen were regretting their choices from the night previously. So far…just another typical wedding day. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But let’s be honest. Josh & Alicia are NOT typical people. And what started off as any other wedding day, ended as one of the most […]

These two…oh my gosh. We don’t even know where to start! First of all, when you scroll through these pictures, you can really feel the love and joy radiating off of them. We’re not quite certain the last time we had so much fun on an engagement session. And it was so awesome to go […]

Batten down the hatches. You’re in for a long post. ๐Ÿ˜‰ In the fall of 2005, I (Stephanie) moved into a dorm room on the second floor of Batchelder at BGSU. I was told my roommate would be there in the morning. I had a very long night and spent a long time setting everything […]

Casey & Sara had SUCH an amazing wedding. First of all, they chose gorgeous Nazareth Hall. No matter where you are in that place, you know you’re going to be in a gorgeous room with amazing people taking care of you. Seriously you guys…the staff there is amazing! And secondly? The JOY between these two […]

If you’re just now joining us, we’ve been taking a few weeks off in the middle of our Work/Life Balance seriesย to focus on, well. Work. And Life! Lol! We tell you guys what…just when we think we have it aaaaaaalllll figured out, life decides to throw us some curveballs! We say this all the time: […]

For a day in late August, this past Saturday was absolutely stunning. The sun was shining, the breeze was keeping us nice and cool, and it didn’t climb above 85 degrees! It was almost as if these two had someone looking out for them to ensure that their day was perfect. And perfect it was. […]

Oh, Kent & Kristina…we don’t even know where to start with these two! Not only does the groom share a name with half of our photography team ๐Ÿ˜‰ but these two are probably some of the most amazing, thoughtful, laid back, and kind people we have ever met. THESE two are the types of clients […]

We would have to say that the question we get asked most often about the strategics of wedding day is, “Who should have the rings?” Now, traditionally, the groom hands them over to the best man the night before the wedding as it’s his responsibility to dish them out during the ceremony. Makes sense, right? […]

John & Kelsey have to be the most hilarious and genuine people that we have ever met in our lives! We can so relate to their sense of humor…for those of you who know us, you know we like to laugh. Lol. There will be days where we will literally have tears streaming down our […]

When Sarah & Nate came up to us at Wildwood, we had no idea we were in store for a hilarious morning. Nate didn’t seem like the type of guy who was super into pictures to us, but man oh man…did he surprise us!!! He was so into it, and had ideas of his own, […]

Our experience with Brian & Kendra has been a little unique. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Normally we love to have our couples in our home, meet them, have an engagement session excursion, but we didn’t get to do any of that with these guys. The first time we met them was actually over Skype! You see, they’re from […]

We’re not sure about you guys, but when we first look at a situation that may not be ideal, we can have some issues identifying what the problem actually is. Think about it! When you get the flu, your nose is running, you might be coughing, have a fever, your body aches, and you may […]

When we got to the Davies House Inn this past Sunday and knocked on the door, we weren’t 100% certain what we were in store for. See, we’ve taken a bit of a journey with Kyle & April. April and Stephanie go way back to high school, but it wasn’t until recently that all four […]

Guys…we don’t even know where to begin with this one. We had our tear ducts all sorts of worked out this past Saturday, and we are still so emotionally overwhelmed! Weddings are amazing and pull on our heart strings, but there is something extra special about LGBT weddings because of how GRATEFUL they are to […]

While becoming your own boss may sound like the best way to be able to build your own schedule and have all the time in the world to juggle kids, clients, a social life, personal time, and any other thing that life has in store for you…it can be a little more complicated than that. […]

Guys, it’s confession time: We HATE photoshop. There. We said it. Phew! That feels good to get that off our chests. We can’t tell you how many times clients or wedding guests will make jokes with us about photoshopping things. They’ll want us to perform eye surgery on uncles that can’t seem to keep their […]

You guys…we seriously don’t even know what to type right now! Saturday was SUCH a whirlwind of fun, amazing florals, tears, presents, and happy faces! When we arrived at the Park Inn (and finally knocked on the right hotel room door…lololol), we were greeted with happiness, hugs, and even a present! That’s right! They got […]

Chris and Sara are a pretty amazing couple. Not only are they loving, compassionate, hilarious, and so much fun…but you guys. They’re Potterheads. Oh yeah. We THINK we might have actually found people who are just as obsessed with Harry Potter as we are! Wait until you see when they got their wands out. ๐Ÿ˜‰ […]

So you guys. We did a thing. Stephanie turns 30 today and we wanted to do something fun and extra special! So. We may have went all out. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not only did we get super messy with cake, champagne, and wear some pretty ridiculous clothing, but we want to celebrate with you too! If you […]

This day has been in the making for so long, and it’s so hard to believe it’s already come and gone! When we first met Eric & Eliza, it was love at first sight! They walked into our studio, we chatted, laughed, connected, and basically became friends. And then when we walked out the door, […]

After not once, not twice, but THREE times trying to schedule this engagement session, we FINALLY were able to get together with Josh & Alicia! And friends…it was so so soooooo worth it! Instead of wind, rain, brown leaves, and dead trees, we got sunshine, warmth, lush green, and blooming flowers! And from the second […]

When Andrew & Megan told us they wanted to do pictures on their property that’s been in their family for years, and they wanted to involve a truck that was restored and ALSO in their family for years, we were so excited! But nothing could prepare us for the breathtaking view as we pulled into […]

Oh, you guys…spring is FINALLY here! After scheduling, and rescheduling…getting rained out and just being too cold…we are FINALLY in a groove of spring sessions and we can’t get enough of it! We were so excited about the great weather on the day of Josh & Lindsay’s session, and it stayed nice until the evening! […]

Oh. My. Goodness. Friends, we are still reeling from Richie & Brittney’s wedding this past weekend! Not only was it gorgeous, unique, and so much fun, but it was so wonderful to see these people who we have grown to know and love officially become a family after such a long wait! You see, Richie […]

We’re not 100% certain we’ve ever met two people who are more joyful than Ken & Amanda! These two were just overflowing with laughter and smiles from the time we walked into Amanda’s grandmother’s house (which was seriously just SO gorgeous!), to the end of the night when we gave them hugs and said our […]

Our journey with PJ & Christina started over a year ago in our little Fremont studio. Well, actually…we should just say it started with Christina. ๐Ÿ˜‰ She came in and met with us and told us all about her wedding day and her fiancรฉ PJ. And she said she was fine booking us because PJ […]

We really feel like the new Mr. & Mrs. Johnston are a part of our family! We met Erin a couple of years ago. She was in the bridal party for her beautiful friends Jessica & Kyle. We knew we liked her the moment we met her, and when she and Corey got a hold […]

We have been SO eager to blog and show off this wedding, and now that it’s here, we are so happy! You see, Jordan & Kelsey are two extremely special people, and together, they make one amazing couple. We first met them about a year ago and bonded over tacos and table side guacamole. Because […]

You guys…when people come up to us and tell us that they’re getting married in March, we normally respond with, “You guys know we’re in Ohio, right???” March can be four seasons in one month up here, and if there’s anything that we’re subject to the most on wedding day…it’s the weather! And as you […]

We posted a picture on Instagram last night, and we were overwhelmed with the response we got from it! We had our inbox flooded with virtual high fives, heart emojis, and people saying, “YAAASSSSSSS! We can SO relate to this!” We never ever thought content we had to share would be that powerful, but we […]

There isn’t much more we love doing than shooting engagement sessions. Seriously! We always have so much fun with our couples, and it’s such a great opportunity to get to know them better! We love hearing about what is important to them, the flowers they chose for their centerpieces, how they met each other, and […]

2016 has been a crazy year. There is just SO much that has happened, and really, so much that we have to be grateful for. We have seen growth in our business year after year…and every year we say that we can’t imagine it getting any better than it already is, but somehow every year […]

We couldn’t think of a better way to close out 2016 and start out 2017 than to spend it photographing Steven & Jacqui’s wedding. As if these two weren’t cool enough (THEY’RE FAMOUS YOU GUYS), we just connect with them on so many levels! Jacqui might even rival Stephanie in her love for Harry Potter…just […]

Sometimes it’s just nice to be in familiar territory, isn’t it? We packed up and moved from Fremont, Ohio to Lambertville, Michigan earlier this year and while we have LOVEDย it, sometimes we just get a little homesick. So when Bryan & Kayla told us they wanted to do their engagement session in some areas we […]

It doesn’t get much better than fall in Ohio, friends. That is unless two of the most adorable people in the world are taking you to their favorite walking trails in Pemberville in Ohio in the fall. <3 And that is exactly how we spent our afternoon with Bryn & Caitlyn! It was pretty awesome […]

Oh, friends we don’t even know where to start with this wedding! This project has been our love child for about a year, and seeing it all come together was an incredible experience for everyone involved. Our hearts are still overflowing! For those of you who are a little lost, let us catch you up. […]

We are not even exaggerating a little when we tell you guys that this is one our FAVORITE engagement sessions that we’ve ever done! We know, we know…you all probably get tired of hearing that because it seems that we find a new favorite every time we go out and shoot somewhere! But this session […]

When we first met with Kellie & Steph in our home office, instantly knew that we had just made lifelong friends. These two ladies are funny, kind, sweet, and just our kind of people! We had a great time chatting with them on the phone, in person, and had an even better time exploring Oak […]

Tim & Julianne are two very special people, there’s no doubt about it! We SO enjoyed getting to know them when they spoiled us with an overnight trip to Cleveland during their engagement session, and to say we have been looking forward to this wedding for a long time is quite the understatement! We knew […]

How is it possible that Lyndsey is getting married??? We met Lyndsey years and years ago when she and Stephanie worked at Applebee’s and Lyndsey was still in high school. HIGH SCHOOL. And now? She is a beautiful nurse with an amazing husband that she just married this weekend and is on her way to […]

We clearly have an affinity for Mexican restaurants. For our blog post yesterday, we featured a couple and talked about how we met with them at a Mexican restaurant in Fremont. When we sat down this morning to start planning out this blog post, we wanted to provide a back story of how we met […]

We really feel like we’re old friends with Kent & Kristina. We were communicating over email for months and months before we finally got to get together face to face! We met them at Casa Fiesta in Fremont to chat about their wedding day. Not only did we get to meet them, but so did […]

We are clearly people of extremes. Last week, we talked about what was probably the most giggly wedding we’d ever been a part of. This week? This week was ALL about the tears! When we first walked into the church and saw Heather sitting there getting her hair done, you could tell her heart was […]

It’s no secret that we love to travel for our work, and even though Cleveland isn’t too crazy far away…it feels like it’s world’s apart from where we are! The vibe, the culture, the busyness…it’s all so different from our area. So when Ken & Amanda told us they wanted to do their engagement session […]

The second we walked into Brittney’s hotel suite, we were met with instant excitement. She gave us both huge hugs, opened her eyes as wide as she could, threw her hands up in the air and screamed, “I’m a bride!!!” And that excitement didn’t wear off all day! While we were taking detail pictures, she […]

Nikki and I (Stephanie) go waaaaaay far back. I can still remember meeting her for the first time in my 9th grade study hall with Mr. Moran at Fremont Middle School. After my family moved up to Ohioย from North Carolina, and boy was she a welcomed friendly face! She was my little in high school […]

It’s really something special when you can walk into a room on the day of a wedding and feel like a REAL part of the bride’s and groom’s family and friends when you’re there to work. But that is exactly how we felt when we arrived at Bethel Lutheran this past Saturday for Cole & […]

Dear Kent, I have struggled all day with what to say to you today. After 7 years of marriage, we have been through so much together. We’ve experienced amazing highs, and some of the lowest lows. We have criedย together almost as hard as we’ve laughed together. What do I even say to the person who […]

About 99% of the time, when we get together with a couple for an engagement session, we will be seeing them again for their wedding! Sadly, this is not the case with Chad & Taylor. And we say sadly, because we really truly had a wonderful time with them when they came up to Ohio […]

They say that opposites attract. There are no two people who are more opposite than Jason & Sarah! She is very bright and bubbly, and he is very reserved and stern. She has an amazing attention to detail, and he’s more of a big picture kind of guy. She’s very talkative and outgoing, and he […]

Grand Rapids is probably one of the cutest towns in Northwest Ohio. And it’s a place that holds a lot of history for Josh & Jill! So when they told us they wanted to do their engagement session in the downtown area, which is full of antique shops, ice cream places, the most amazing smells, […]

We don’t even know where to start with these two. <3 We’re not sure that we’ve ever seen a couple so JOYFUL and so happy to be with one another and to start their lives together! If we had to pick a theme for the entire day, we’d have to say, “EXCITEMENT.” From the moment […]

There is just something so fun and warm about being outside in the summer. And with it almost coming to a close, we’re all holding on to the last bits of summer that we can muster! And we were so glad to share some of the last light of summer with Casey and Sara. We […]

We can say with total and complete confidence that we have never been hired by the mother of the bride before! Oh sure, couples’ parents help pay for certain things, and sometimes photography is one of those things, but we never actually met Allick and Layal in person before we were hired…much less emailed or […]

Earlier this week wasn’t the first time we were able to get together with Andy & Rachel. They also came over to our home earlier this summer for the Annual KS Bride Summer Bash! And we had a fantastic time with them both times. ๐Ÿ™‚ We were so grateful we got to spend time with […]

When we say we work with some of the best and most creative people in the industry, we are being so sincere! We can still hardly believe that this shoot came together in such a short amount of time. Jenelle only contacted us a little over a month ago with nothing more than a vision. […]

They say that when it rains on your wedding day, it’s supposed to be good luck. If that old wive’s tale holds true, then Logan & Stephanie have enough luck to last welllllllll into their old age! We can say with complete confidence that we’ve never done portaits so fast in our lives! We were […]

I (Stephanie) still remember the day I met Amber. I was actually asleep when she saw me for the first time…because we were in college and they had accidentally assigned me to her dorm room. She saw me asleep, and immediately closed the door and went downstairs to ask the people at the front desk […]

You guys, I don’t think we’ve ever met a bride who giggles as much as Carole does. Seriously. Her joy is so contagious! From the moment she walked into the Oliver House to get ready, she was just so giddy and so excited! And maybe a little clumsy. We won’t talk about how many times […]

When we drove to Freeport Hall, it was raining. And that’s probably the understatement of the year. When we were driving on 75 all the cars were driving about 35 miles per hour and we all had our four ways on! It was torrential, and the lighting and thunder was insane! We looked at each […]

We’ve done a lot of engagement shoots at Wildwood, but we’ve NEVER been to the opposite side of it! What started out as a GPS mishap ended up being one of our favorite engagement sessions to date! Don’t get us wrong…we LOVE those repurposed stables and the amazing manor. But being able to shoot in […]

We were cracking up this past weekend from the moment we walked into the place where Monica was getting her makeup on, until we were packing up and leaving at the end of the night. We honestly can’t remember a wedding where we laughed so hard and so often as we did at Will & […]

We finally got to get together with the winners of the 2016 Military Wedding Giveaway! We must say, this is the first time ever we’ve shot a couple’s anniversary pictures BEFORE we photographed their wedding day, but it was worth it and so much fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ Alex & Allison were one of about 30 couples […]