hilary + michael

hilary and michael are absolutely wonderful! i had such a fun afternoon hanging around with them on michael’s parent’s property. so beautiful. these two are such cool cats and they are currently working on opening their own bookstore in ann arbor! super super cannot wait for their wedding in june.

tons of great blog posts coming up! i just got back from a road trip to seattle and have tons of photos to share from that trip, along with a bunch of weddings, engagement sessions, and family sessions from this past wedding season. sit tight and STAY WARM…it’s freezin’ out there.

happy new year!

one of my new years resolutions is to start being more personal on this blog and also trying to be more myself. if a client were to hire me, i want them to know exactly who i am and love everything about me, not just my photos. which means, i have to start pouring myself all over this blog. so, i’m starting with my new years resolutions!

1. attend a photography workshop
2. travel very often (already have 2 huge road trips planned! more to come on that later)
3. run a 10k
4. eat paleo for a full year. or at least 80/20
5. get published on a blog
6. shoot a good handful of boudoir sessions
7. go camping at pictured rocks
8. climb to the top of a mountain. even if it’s a small mountain.
9. go kayaking at least once
10. shoot more film (i started a film blog, if you want to follow along on my daily adventures!)
11. be a lot more loving and caring towards others

what are some of your resolutions? i’d love to hear!

and what’s a blog post without a photo? the photo above was taken by my good friend, nima salimi, and is probably one of my favorite photos taken of myself this year. i hope you all have a good new year! party hard and be safe!

christina + brian in chicago

i like these two a lot.

i drove out to chicago to hang out with christina and brian for the day to shoot their engagement photos. right away, they invited me into their home and made me feel so welcome. we spent the day hanging out in the “L”, stealing bikes from a vintage shop, walking around their neighborhood, eating amazing food and drinking beer, and ended the day with a walk through the park. i tell ya, i’ve been to chicago many times before, but never have i had such a fun time there. these two really showed me around! on my drive home that night, i remember having an overwhelming feeling of joy. sometimes i still can’t believe i get to hang out with rad people and photograph how much they love each other…and call it a job.