Katelynn & Pierce

Wedding  |  Lansing, MI  |  June 2016

It is every wedding vendor’s not so secret wish to have brides (and grooms) who are calm, nonplussed, and kind no matter the circumstance, and in all regards Katelynn was a dream.  From our first meeting, I knew that Katelynn would be a breeze to work with, and the way Pierce lights up every time he looks at her says more about their relationship than words ever could.  Their day was full of beautiful details and plenty of laughter — as I can only imagine their married life together will be!

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Thanks to my second shooter Katie for capturing this moment of me behind the camera

|  Second Shooter: Katie of KeatonCreative  |  Wedding Venue: MSU Alumni Chapel  |  Reception Venue & Catering: University Club  |  DJ: Jump Start DJs  |  Flowers: Van Attas Greenhouse and Flower Shop  |  Cake: A Piece O’ Cake  |  Hair Styling: Alicen of Steven L. Marvin Salon and Wellness Spa  |

See the Difference

Before & After  |  September 2014

I’ve seen a lot of photographer friends posting before and after pictures recently and decided it was time to hop on the bandwagon. It’s always been amazing to me how much can be accomplished in editing if you know what to do and have the correct tools to do it – and if your original image starts with the right framing and composition. Below are a few shots from recent sessions as they appeared right after they were imported and cropped paired with their final edited versions. I purposefully picked ones that didn’t require a lot of “fixing” but mostly just needed enhancing. I’ve also included a great video from Professional Photographers of America about the difference between going with a pro over just having a decent camera when you’re looking to document the important occasions and people in your life. Of course it’s more investment to go with a professional, but these before and after shots give you just a little more of an idea what you’re actually paying for in the end. I think you can see the difference!

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