Love and Adventure | Chicago & Lake Michigan | Shanna and Aaron

We walked through the streets of Chicago, took Winnie for a walk, visited the farmer’s market, jumped in lake Michigan, and ran up sand dunes at sunset. We didn’t get eaten by velociraptors in the long grass and didn’t get a single tick, but I did forget my fresh farmer’s market peaches in their fridge. This is love and adventure y’all.

Love and Adventure | Caitlyn and Patrick on Mackinac Island

I’ve spent the past few months thinking a lot about how I want to re-brand and re-focus my business. My bicycle tour definitely helped me achieve clarity regarding my approach to Wedding photography. When Patrick got in touch and told me about his plan to propose to Caitlyn on Mackinac Island, I knew immediately I had to jump on the opportunity. Not only does Mackinac Island hold a special place in Patrick and Caitlyn’s hearts, but mine as well. I probably would have never picked up a camera if it wasn’t for the season I spent working up there shortly after high school. Patrick went to the Island every year when he was younger with scouts, it helped play an integral role in his personal development. And with Caitlyn growing up so close to the island, it was a common retreat for her and her Family. With the island being such a special place for both of them, Patrick felt it was the perfect place to ask Caitlyn to spend the rest of her life by his side. Everything played out flawlessly. Just as they got up to Fort Holmes the clouds started breaking and although a bit chilly we […]

Love and Adventure At Ryan Farm

I took a preliminary bicycle trip a few weeks ago to test my physical limitations and my loaded bicycle. I Made my way to San Juan Island to visit my friends Brady and Leah to relax and shoot a Love and Adventure documentary session with them. Believe me when I say Brady and Leah live their lives more passionately than any one else I know. I have so much respect for what they are doing; it is truly inspirational to see them pouring their hearts into their projects on Ryan Farm. Brady keeps busy making sea salt with sea water sourced right from the southern shores of San Juan Island. He also keeps bees for honey and pollen collection. Leah spends her time tending to her flower gardens and keeping the farm pups occupied. Using flowers from her very own gardens on Ryan Farm, she arranges pieces for homes all over the greater Seattle area, as well as arrangements for Events and Weddings. She also recently finished her tiny home project. The Tiny home now sits overlooking Ryan Farm and the rest of San Juan Valley. I had an incredible time shooting these photos and adventuring around with Brady and […]