There’s nothing quite like walking out into the woods with everything you need for the night on your back. All of your food. The tent and sleeping bag you’ll sleep in. An extra layer of clothing. A baseball hat snapped onto the back of your pack. And then you walk. Through forest with tall trees. Over a wooden boardwalk elevated over swampy terrain. Along a cold and clear river. Through berry bushes taller than you are. Your feet get tired, but the sun is warm and you chat with each other about anything and everything. Then for some stretches it’s ok to be silent. To get into a rhythm. My short legs make me a pretty slow backpacker, so I just try to go with the flow. But trips like this provide me with little jewels in my memory. These are little glowing days that stand out compared to the rest of my year. It wasn’t because it was easy. No. It was definitely not a breeze. My body was pretty exhausted after this trip on the Jordan Valley Pathway, but a couple of days in the woods makes your mind slow down. After a trip like this I seem to be able to refocus on the things that are truly important. I can’t wait to plan our next outdoor adventure - I’m already brainstorming ideas for this Summer…
“And my arms need someone
Someone to enfold
To keep me warm when Mondays and Tuesdays grow cold
Love for all my life, to have and to hold
I want a Sunday kind of love”
Sing it Etta. That song has been on repeat for me lately. I’ve been spending a lot of Sundays these days photographing couples and it makes me oh so happy. Happy Sunday and cheers to Lisa & Greg!
Lauren and Joe celebrated the classic beauty of Detroit on their wedding day. They chose to get married in the oldest church building in the city - Ss. Peter & Paul. This stunning location for their vows, in combination with a variety of classic and unique portrait locations left me feeling warm and fuzzy even on a cold late fall day. We even saw the first snowflakes of the year ;) I must also mention that Joe and Lauren are the fourth couple we've had the privilege of photographing who met and fell in love at UM Law! Maybe it's the romantically beautiful architecture of the law quad, who knows, but there are clearly some good vibes happening at that school! ;) I'm SO happy for these two - cheers to married life Lauren & Joe!
Whitney and Ian = total babes. These high school sweethearts tied the knot last Saturday and what an amazing day it was. Brengman Brothers was such a great setting and we may or may not have gotten carried away photographing the absolutely adorable flower girls & ringbearers ;) This job takes us to some amazing places, to work with some amazing people - I am definitely feeling grateful this morning. Cheers!