If there's one thing in the world I adore, it's being a wedding photographer! I would call it the best job ever, but it doesn't feel like a job to me. More like hanging out with a friend on the day she marries the man of her dreams and having my camera in hand to document it all! I am obsessed with the National Parks and have a deep love for 80's movies! Jake Ryan, anyone? I'm a huge history fan and my definition of a perfect afternoon is wandering any of the Smithsonians, The MET or The DIA for hours on end. I'm obsessed with music: listening to it, watching it live, photographing my favorite bands when they're in town (you can see that here), and pretending I'm the next member of Taylor Swift's squad. ;)
I can’t leave home without: coconut lip balm and water.
I graduated from: The University of Michigan (Go Blue!!)
I once met: Jonathan Bennett (Aaron Samuels) and he quoted the "I'm from Michigan" line from Mean Girls to me.
My dream dinner party invite list would be: Taylor Swift, James Dean, Jackie O, Arthur Elgort, Lauren Graham and Bruce Springsteen.
My drink of choice is: Chateau Grand Traverse Riesling, green juice or ginger tea.
When I’m not busy working, you can find me: catching a great band at a local venue, trying new recipes, hiking, kayaking and gardening in the summer, with my nose in a book or snowshoeing in the winter, and always planning my next travel adventure.
IN QUALITY OVER
THAT IMPROMPTU DANCE PARTIES ARE THE BEST DANCE PARTIES
IN GREEN JUICE
THAT HIGH STANDARDS DOESN'T
MEAN HIGH MAINTENANCE
THAT MUSIC SOUNDS
BETTER ON VINYL
IN PICTURES BEING
FRAMED ON WALLS
THAT THE BEST KINDS OF FRIENDS MAKE YOU LAUGH UNTIL YOU CRY
THAT YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO
MANY LITTLE BLACK DRESSES
IN PLANNING VACATIONS AROUND FOOD
IF YOU WERE NODDING YOUR HEAD WHILE READING THE ABOVE,
YOU ARE TOTALLY A JB BRIDE.
MY BUCKET LIST
ATTEND A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE PREMIERE
DANCE UNDER THE EIFFEL TOWER
FLY AN AIRPLANE
VISIT ALL 50 STATES
SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
GET PUBLISHED IN A MAGAZINE
PHOTOGRAPH AN AMALFI COAST WEDDING
DRINK FROM THE STANLEY CUP
FINISH THE NY TIMES SUNDAY CROSSWORD
VISIT ALL OF THE PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUMS
CATCH WAVES IN HAWAII
A CURATED LOOK AT WHERE I'VE BEEN PUBLISHED
It's always an honor to be recognized for your work and to see your beautiful couples in print! My photographs have appeared on People, I've won The Knot Best of Weddings 2017 & 2018 Award, had an image place in the Top 100 (.1%) out of 300,000+ photos in the 2017 Shoot & Share Photo Contest and was named one of "10 Detroit Wedding Photographers You Should Follow on Instagram" by Metro Times. My work has appeared in the The Knot Michigan magazine, How He Asked, The Detroit Free Press, CBS Detroit and on the Instagrams of A-list talent including supermodel Gigi Hadid and country superstar Kelsea Ballerini. Click on the titles below to explore the features.
VOWS & VALOR