Category Archives: Friends

Engagement – Amanda and Steve

I was thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to take my friend Amanda’s engagement pictures. Amanda and I were actually in the same sorority at Michigan State but she had graduated the year before I joined and we ended up meeting through mutual friends in Chicago. Amanda is engaged to a wonderful man named Steve. While taking their pictures last week it was impossible to miss what a great match they are for the another. Congrats you two and thank you so much for letting me capture your love!

This is a picture at the actual table where Steve popped the question!

I told Amanda to show Steve how to work it, I think she did a great job!

Then it was Steve’s turn 🙂

These last two are my favorites from the day…


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The Brand Nu Boys

This is Nick (left) and Nate (right). Today they are celebrating the launch of their fabulous Detroit based line of t-shirts and hoodies called Brand Nu. I met these boys through my brother and was so excited when they contacted me about shooting their Spring collection. They are just starting out in the fashion industry and judging from the looks of things so far, they’re going to be great! Congratulations Nick and Nate, best of luck with the line!

I’m still editing the group and girls shots but I had to get the boys out here in honor of launch day. Below are some of my favorites. Can you spot my brother?

These last three are my absolute favorites!

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Nicole – A Photo Shoot

I finally got the guts to go out and buy myself a new lens that I am pretty sure my friends are sick of hearing about. Well, it finally arrived on my birthday and my friend Nicole was kind enough to test it out with me last weekend. Nicole just finished Law School and passed the bar this summer. Congrats Nicole and thanks for being my model for the day!

One of my favorites right here!

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Puerto Vallarta – Part 2

As promised, here are the rest of the pictures from my trip south of the border. I’ve been back for a week and they still make me smile.




These next two make me start singing, “I’ve got my toes in the water…” by the Zac Brown Band



Self pic – (black and white to hide my pink color which has faded into a very nice tan)


Such cool lighting…I’m in love


How would you like your Margarita? Blue please…


Fresh guacamole? Put it in your mouth!



Yes, that is my fajita cooked with a little dash of tequila.


And finally, my absolute favorite from the trip…


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Sparty On!


Hola friends,

I’m working and packing furiously for my much needed vacation  in Mexico next week but I wanted to share some new photos from my trip to MSU a few weeks ago. It had been 3 years almost to the day since I had set foot on the banks of the Red Cedar river and I have now promised to not make that mistake again. I’ll be back soon my beloved school but until then I’ll have these great photos to tide me over!

One thing I don’t like about the city is the lack of trees and amazing fall colors. I definitely don’t miss the raking though…

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The beautiful Beaumont Tower in the middle of campus

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Spartan sibling photo with Sparty!

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I did some serious damage at the book store. I now have enough MSU gear to last another 3 years.

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Tailgate! (Taken by Roomie)

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And here she is, my beautiful roomie. Love. This. Girl. (We lived across the hall as freshmen and together for the next three years.)

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So glad I got a chance to see my big! (It’s a sorority thing)

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My fabulous tailgate friends.

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The absolutely AMAZING MSU Marching Band. They always put on a great show.

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The girls at the game


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On the Banks of the Red Cedar

This past weekend I finally went to my old stomping grounds, Michigan State. It was such a great weekend full of old friends and Big Ten sports I can’t believe I waited three years to do it. Rest assured I won’t make that mistake again. Here are some of my iPhone photos. I will be posting the others soon.

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Weekend Lovin’

If you follow me on twitter, you will have noticed that I have uploaded a bunch of images from my phone recently. It’s because I am officially OBSESSED with the ShakeItPhoto application for my iPhone. It simulates the almost obsolete and loved art of Polaroid image processing, something I have been obsessed with forever. My aunt, Susan has done some very cool things with actual Polaroids. When she finally gets a website together, I’ll be sharing it.

Back to my point, as a result of my new obsession I spent the entire weekend taking pictures with my phone. Luckily for you dear reader, I actually did some fun stuff :). Here’s a little documentary of my weekend adventures as told via my iPhone.

Friday:  Drinks at the Congress Hotel, Salsa Dancing in Grant Park, and ending with some inappropriate neon

Weekend 1

Saturday: Long walk, Air + Water Show from North Avenue Beach

Weekend 2

And Jessica’s Birthday Party!

Weekend 3

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