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In the years I’ve been involved with photography, I’ve learned to appreciate all the small things that make up the beautiful world we live in.
Each wedding is unique and a new chance for me to share with others my passion for soft and romantic style photography. 

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5 proven tips that will help you relax and ENJOY this exciting season of your life!

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Wedding planning: it’s a blessing and a curse. There are so many mistakes that can be made in the process, but it really starts with your attitude, in my opinion. If you look at it like a fun challenge and an adventure that you and your spouse-to-be can take on together, it seems less like […]

Three Common Mistakes that Brides Make When Planning the Wedding

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Kristen and Jason love a great adventure, and they’re embarking on the greatest one of all: marriage! I met up with these two for their engagement session, and they shared that they wanted photos that really capture raw moments. This beautiful couple met , and on their first date, they were surprised at how natural […]

Kristen & Jason | West Michigan Engagement Photography

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As a veteran wedding photographer, and of course, having been a bride myself, I wanted to share some thoughts today that might encourage the brides I will meet this year and next! Dear Bride-to-be, Can you say “wild emotions”? I know what you’re feeling right now might feel like the world’s rockiest roller coaster. The […]

A letter to the Bride… | West Michigan Wedding Photographer

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Jenna and Wes were incredibly easy to work with, and they only had one request: no serious photos! They wanted to celebrate their love of laughter, and their delight in being together with smiling, joyous photos. We were able to accomplish all of that, and had so much fun while doing so. Downtown Battle Creek […]

Jenna and Wes | West Michigan Engagement Photographer

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An engagement session is always very special, but some couples wonder why they should include it in their budget for their wedding season. After all, a wedding photographer for just your special day is expensive enough, right? But I think engagements actually are very important, and can help set the tone for your wedding, and […]

The Importance of doing an engagement session

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Brittany and Chris are one of those couples for whom “love at first sight” has truly worked out! These two are so sweet and loving, and perfect for each other. A little over a year ago, these two met and “swiped right” and met up for a cup of coffee at Starbucks. The date went […]

Brittany & Chris | West Michigan Engagement Photographer

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I think it’s pretty easy to see these two are simply head over heels for each other! Those huge, happy smiles just don’t lie! Meet Jackilyn and Phill, who are celebrating their recent engagement. They are two of the brightest spirits I have ever met, and I adore their sweet love story. “We met as […]

Jackilyn & Phill | West Michigan Engagement Photographer

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These sweethearts are getting married in September, and recently hired me to do their engagement session. I loved meeting Caiti and Mike, and getting to hear their love story, and also document such an exciting time in their lives. This pair met way back in high school, and when their September wedding happens this year, […]

Caiti and Mike | Cooley Gardens Session

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“I love the romance in Celestina’s work. It’s got an almost ethereal quality to it, where it seems mythic and storybook-like…authentically so. It’s breathable and magical!” -Sara Sara and Charlie are the most delightful pair! They said the values they hold most closely would be, “loyalty, love…and laughter!” They brought lots of laughter to their […]

Sara & Charlie | West Michigan Couples Photographer

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I think some couples may think that an engagement session is not really a necessity. Especially when money is being allocated so many places (like wedding plans!), a photoshoot can seem frivolous. But I always encourage engaged couples to make portraits a priority…this is such a special, irreplaceable time in your lives, and you will […]

Melissa and Anthony | Engagements

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