June 30, 2010


In the years I've lived here, I have never watched the sun rise on Lake Michigan.

This was the day that would change.

So I left at 4:45 this morning to take the 25 minute walk to the lake front.

Here's what I witnessed

Isn't it breathtaking?

And on my walk back home, these stunning views

And then I went home and back to bed.

Because, seriously, who gets up at 4:30 to watch the sun rise?!

June 24, 2010

The Joy of Editing

This past fall, I discovered the joy of editing photographs. I love that I can take a picture that in it's original form may be good, but after some tweaking, it becomes stunning. Or dramatic. Or sentimental. Or whatever mood I want to create.

Here are some of my favorites

June 22, 2010

Wedding of Alysen & Ryan

This past week, I went home to help my sister
get ready for her wedding.
Here's what my week looked like...
{Warning: this is a long post with tons of pictures!}

The Bride & Groom

Wedding Preparation

Some of the decorations boxed up & ready to go

The favors filled with chocolate

Wedding dress & veil waiting for the big day

Vases ready to be filled with flowers

Getting our nails done

Decorating the Reception Hall

These full boxes & empty tables...

...became this

Decorating at the Church

Pew decorations

Unity Candle

Remembrance Table

The bride & the decorator (aka Aunt Sheila)


Rehearsal Dinner
(Sorry, I didn't get any pictures of Ryan's family)

Parents of the bride



Wedding Day!

Even our dog Lola got into the spirit

Getting Ready at Home

Getting ready at the church

Running off nervous energy

The Gorgeous Flowers

Picture Time

Makeup Touch-ups

Keeping Cool & Killing Time


Congratulations, Ryan & Alysen!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy,
it does not boast, it is not proud.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes,
always perseveres.
Love never fails.
I Corinthians 13:4-8a