Best of 2019

2019 was a crazy year. It started slow with a brutal winter keeping me inside during the beginning of my slow season. I used this time to take continuing education classes via KelbyOne, read, and write my years worth of blog posts. As the snow melted so did the slowness. As spring came I started working with a wide variety of clients ranging from brides and grooms to seniors, models, bands, magazines, and art galleries. The first wedding of the year took me to Centralia, Washington which I used as an excuse for a road trip across the country. I got to work with Chase Engel and The Night Shift who’s first EP is now on streaming services. During summer and fall I ended up beating my personal record for most weddings photographed in one year. 2019 ended up being my most profitable year in business thus far. In November I briefly moved to Florida for a long distance relationship that didn’t work out. I ended up moving back to Clare, Michigan in December 2019 with a newfound appreciation of the family, friends, church, and local communities I had left behind. In 2020 I plan to continue doing photography in central Michigan but will also be looking for a second job. I also plan on working towards several other goals and projects during the new year. Below are my favorite images from 2019.

Jesse and Carly Wedding in Midland, Michigan

I had a great time photographing Jesse and Carly’s beautiful wedding at Memorial Presbyterian in Midland, Michigan. After the ceremony we headed to Gratzi for the reception followed by carriage rides through downtown.

Phillip and Abby Wedding at the Venue at 501 in Clare, Michigan

I had an amazing time photographing Phillip and Abby’s wedding at the beautiful Venue at 501 in downtown Clare. I’ve never laughed so much during a wedding!

Clayton and Alexis Engagement Session at Dow Gardens in Midland, Michigan

I had a great time photographing Clayton and Alexis’ engagement session at Dow Gardens in Midland, Michigan. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding next year!

Riley and Katie Wedding in Mattawan, Michigan

I had a great time photographing Riley and Katie’s beautiful wedding in Western Michigan. Here are my favorite images from the wedding.

Josh and Lisa Elopement in Ithaca, Michigan

I had great time photographing Josh and Lisa’s quick and fun elopement in Ithaca, Michigan!

Justin and Lauren Engagement Session in Fremont, Michigan

I had a great time photographing Justin and Lauren on their property in Fremont, Michigan back in October. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding next year!

Keith and Shannon Landon Engagement Session at Kensington Metropark

I had a great time photographing Keith and Shannon’s engagement session at the Kensington Metropark downstate. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding next year!

Tim and Tia Ware Wedding in Laingsburg, Michigan

I had a great time photographing Tim and Tia’s beautiful wedding at Peacock Road Family Farm in Laingsburg, Michigan! The staff at Peacock Farms was incredibly easy to work with as were Tim and Tia and their families.

James and Courtney Mckechnie Wedding in White Lake, Michigan

I had a great time photographing James and Courtney’s beautiful wedding at the Environmental Discovery Center at the Indian Springs Metropark! I’ve worked with Courtney several times over the last few years through her swing dancing instructing. Even though several changes had to be made last minute due to weather the day went amazing!