These two have got it .
The love, that you can just feel when they step into the room.
When you're in their presence, you can feel the care + the tenderness that they have towards one another.
I am so thankful I got to shoot them on their brief visit to Michigan this holiday .
We spent only 20 minutes or so in the freezing cold, among the trees + beautiful fresh snow.
Tay + Curtis,
your love is beautiful for so many reasons.
When I look at the two of you, I see a glimpse of the Lord + the love he has for each and every one of us. You give us all a glimpse into Heaven.
Thank you for letting me take your photos + for showing the world true love .
XoXo, Enjoy .
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come together; assemble or accumulate.
bring together and take in from scattered places or sources.
This restaurant in Detroit encompasses the definition of it's word so perfectly .
A place where people from all walks of life, status, background, can come together + gather as one body.
They have three long tables made for sharing, where you can be seated next to a friend or a stranger .
Guaranteed by the end of the evening, the strangers become the friends.
Their vibe is simplistic + hip .
Warm, and welcoming.
and the food is to die for .
Made fresh ingredients + delicious pairings of all sorts of flavors .
Trust me, your palette will be satisified when you leave.
Go with friends, or go by yourself .
Either way, you're going to leave feeling welcomed + loved .
Monday thru Thursday: 5-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 5-11pm
1454 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
Fire roasted baby carrots. Purple carrot puree, carrot top salad, carrot agrodolce, orange segments, sesame seed, spiced “dirt”
Pumpkin gnocchi, orange brown butter, sage & chili, shaved parm
Golden raisin, house curry blend fresh herbs, apricot, bread crumbs, arugula, lemon & mint yogurt
Grilled bacon wrapped pork terrine, country bread, smoked apple butter, apricot mustard, pickled pepper relish, fresh greens
Toasted sesame bun, fresh beef, arugula, bread&butter pickles
First frost braised greens, sweet corn, confit tomato butter
For Erica's session, we spent the evening walking through fields + trees + fall leaves .
When you hang out with Erica, you can see that she is sweet + kind, and easy to get along with right away .
As you can see in these photos, she's totally awesome + beautiful + one of the easiest people I've gotten to shoot .
She was effortless in posing + her smile shines through the lens with ease .
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens were peaceful + wonderful, and the perfect backdrop for all of these autumn photos .
Thank you Erica, for letting me capture these sweet memories with you!
You are a dream to work with + beautiful inside + out .
Okay y'all .
The first of my BEST friends is getting married + my world is changing forever, nbd.
I am so so excited for these two as they step into this new season of engagement - one that was anticipated + awaited + prayed about for a long time .
These two are extra special to me + their relationship is as well, because they met the night of my birthday 4 years ago .
They were friends first + then he started pursuing her + the rest is history .
It's a beautiful story of love + grace + learning + joy + all of the things .
I'm so excited for you to get to experience a little bit of their love in these photos.
We spent the day laughing + walking through the woods + finding cute places.
It is, as always, a joy + a privilege to get to photograph special moments like this.
And it was extra special because I love them both so much.
Here's to you, future Talbott's .
This is one of my very best + longest friends .
Aubry and I have been best friends since the days of middle school, braces, awkward crushes, sacred dance routines, and more .
She has stuck with me through some of the hardest times of my life + been there through the sweet moments too .
I am so lucky to have a friend like her. We can talk about anything under the moon + it is never too much, or too weird .
Enjoy these beautiful photos of her from the Renaissance Festival this summer .
We frolicked in our flower crowns + dreamt about turkey legs + watched men throw giant trees through the air .
Welcome to Student Community, or as we like to call it, "StuCo" at 242 Community Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Some of my favorite things to photograph are movement + candids.
I am in love with the way these photos came out.
You can see the genuine joy these students have when they come around one another.
They always have fun together, and the most important thing is that it's centered around the Lord + that they all get to grow with one another.
I had the joy + privilege of being a part of StuCo for a year + a half, and it was full of love + friendship + community.
I grew and was stretched, and learned more about myself + about God.
Hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed capturing them.
The hearts of these students are beautiful + unique + special.
Love you all, StuCo Fam.
I met these two through one of my closest friends from college, Mikasa.
Yes, like the volleyball. Yes, she's awesome.
I am always honored when anyone chooses me to be a part of their big day, but it is an extra privilege to get to shoot weddings for people who have never met me, and trust me enough to capture their sweet memories.
These two were a breeze to work with.
They were all kinds of happy + sweet, and peaceful.
They weren't overly stressed out like many couples can get, and you could see the genuine joy on their faces the entire day.
One of my favorite pieces of the day was the first look.
I'm a super big fan of all things traditional, but having an intimate moment between just the bride + groom always brings so much emotion and intimacy.
I love doing them.
And for a photographer, you get incredible images with raw emotions. It's beautiful.
Another favorite part of their day was when we rolled up, party bus + all, to a Taco Bell + the bride + groom got out to get a mid-day meal.
It was an overcast day, and we ran into a little rain here + there, but that did not stop these two from soaking up their day + cherishing one another throughout.
Here's to you, Jennifer + Nathan!
Thank you for choosing me to capture your special day .
I met these two through one of my very best friends .
The Butzu's family is full of laughter + crazy-ness + fun at pretty much all times .
Getting to do life with them, sharing in memories + adventures, has been something I cherish since day one .
Danny + Katie are a couple who brings others in + hangs out with a group with no effort .
They are the life of the party + alway there for laughs, or some advice .
This session was set in Rochester, Michigan at the peak of fall + was the most perfect warm autumn day .
We ate donuts + drank cider + laughed together .
Such a privilege getting to shoot these two .
And so excited for them as they are getting married in just ONE week !
Here's to you, Danny + Katie .
I know your home + your family will be filled with love + laughter + all things good .
Moving from one member of the family- to the whole dang clan .
Words cannot express my gratitude for this sweet family .
They came into my life in a season of deep need for community + love, and provided exactly that in my life .
Tito + Mollie mentored me + gave me Godly counsel + wisdom + continually reminded me of the Father's love .
They became like my own family, sharing in struggles + pain + laughter + joys . I will stop while I can, but I could go on about this family forever .
Their daughters, Bella, Sophia + Eve are true joys as well . Each of them is so unique + beautiful + smart + funny . They each have such drastically different personalities and that is exactly what makes them wonderful .
These photos were taken last fall, in the "backyard" of their beautiful farm house that was the place of all this love + community . It was an honor + privilege to get to shoot them on this cool, sun-setting, fall evening .
Let me tell you about this girl right here .
She is a spit-fire full of lots of sass + Jesus .
She is the epitome of that Jennifer Garner movie we all loved, "13 going on 30" + is more mature than people twice her age .
She is beauty + grace + lots of spice .
She comes from a family of world changers + pastors + mentors + a family that has shown me some of the deepest love .
I am honored to know them + get to share life with them, and this girl is no different .
Thanks for always letting me take your photos, drink slushies with you, binge watch Friday Night Lights or Gilmore Girls, and run around like crazies anywhere we go .
This particular day we spent at Matthaei Botanical Gardens + frolicked through the flowers + trees . Time is always well spent with this one .
Love you, Sweet Eve .
PS - She's on a journey of her own + even writes blogs + creates videos .
So if you want to follow along, check her out !