jackie + nate were such troopers in the freezing cold weather! we had loads of fun, lots of laughs, and even got a little dizzy (see the last few pictures, you'll understand).
thanks for reminding me that winter sessions CAN be fun! even if I can't feel my fingers at the end of the day!! (:
a gorgeous couple, an amazing location, and a priceless proposal. I can't believe I get to capture moments like this!! what an honor!
sarah + james I adore you two and your love for each other! from writing letters to each other for months while you were apart, to supporting each others dreams and careers, your love is so evident and you make each other better people.
I'm so excited that you're saying yes to forever!! love you both! congrats!!
after spending just an hour with these two, it's so obvious that they were made for each other. I've known Regan for years now, we danced together in high school, and I've never seen her so happy & so fully herself than when she's with Tyler. I had so much fun capturing their love in my cozy apartment, and I'm beyond excited for them to tie the knot. congrats you two!!
jordan & jake were the ideal couple to photograph; they were fun, giggly, and adventurous enough to climb wherever I asked them to! lol! I love it when couples are up for anything and trust my view from behind the camera (:
congrats on your engagement & I can't wait for your wedding!!
pop the champagne, she's changing her last name!! this engagement session with janae + nate was so so much fun. they were giggly and up for whatever crazy ideas I had. I love when clients get excited to bring props, especially when those props are bubbly!! congrats you two!
julie + kody have the sweetest, gentlest love. they so easy to work with, and their connection is so evident in every picture. we had so much fun exploring the streets of downtown grand rapids, and revisiting the place where kody asked julie to be his girlfriend; the grand rapids civic theatre.
any couple what's willing to keep shooting in the rain is my kind of couple!!
briena + rigo were absolutely naturals in front of the camera, all of their giggles and kisses made my job soooo easy! we had to break a few times and wait out the florida rain showers in the car, but they didn't even mind getting a little dripped on! and if you look really close, you can see rain drops in some of the photos hehe.
I love when couples are up for anything, and when clients become fast friends. briena + rigo thanks for making this shoot so fun, and I can't even begin to explain how EXCITED I am for your wedding next year! eek!
couples who bring beers to their engagement session are the best kind of couples. lauren + jonathon absolutely killed their session this week. when I arrived they had already pitched their tent and were ready to go, and we had so much fun capturing their love for camping, craft beer, and each other. their chemistry is undeniable, and I cannot wait for their wedding!!
MJ + Vaughn were my valentine's day giveaway winners, but after shooting with then I feel like I'm the real winner here! I love how these golden hour shots turned out, and we had a blast together (hence all the giggles from MJ). even when we got kicked out of our original shoot location (oops!), these two were flexible and we laughed it off, and to be honest I ended up loving the second location even more than the first! It feels so great to gift these photos & memories to these two, and I'm definitely inspired to do more giveaways!! follow along at @tylee.shay to catch the next one!
winter snow engagement session
these two are so crazy in love and so fearlessly chasing after God and it's amazing. megan & drew met and knew that this was a not only a good thing but a God thing. They will be getting married later this fall (heck yes to short engagements!!) and what I love about these two is their confidence in Christ. they met, they fell in love, they prayed until they knew this was God's plan for them, and they pursued it without looking back.
megan & drew reminded me that God's timing is the best timing. there's no sense in rushing love, but there's also no sense in withholding from it when you know it's meant to be. when God honors a plan, He paves the way for everything to fall into place.
megan & drew, I'm so excited for you two and everything that's in store! thanks for letting me capture this milestone for you.