Fall Mini Session Dates Are Now Available

For the first time ever, I’m offering three mini session dates this fall at three distinct locations My custom photo session availability will be limited in the coming months, so I’ve opened up opportunities to book in a few of my favorite locations, including a weekend date. Use the links below to book.

If you’d like to book a traditional mini session (30 minutes), go ahead and book two 15 minute mini sessions, and I’ll follow up with the traditional mini session contract ($350 for 30 minutes and all edited high resolution digital files).

September 23: Lewis Landscape Arboretum

This is a great location and time of year for families with young children. The weather is usually still warm in September, and you’ll be close to the MSU Children’s Gardens to make an evening out of it.

Lewis Landscape Arboretum mini session photos

October 16: Michigan State North Campus

Fall colors should be out by this date. Look for colorful trees, pops of purple, and classic architecture.

Michigan State Campus fall mini session photos

October 20: Fenner Nature Center

This is a rare weekend portrait session date. Look for fall colors, and open field, and potentially big boulders to sit on.

Fenner Nature Center fall family mini session photos

A Summer Wedding at the Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens

Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)

Katie and Cory were married in mid-July at the MSU Horticulture Gardens, and I have to admit, when I saw the weather forecast, I was nervous. We were looking at extreme heat advisories with forecasted heat around 94 degrees for their greenhouse wedding. I picked out my lightest weight dress, and I packed up an entire hiking backpack of water plus a full Nalgene with ice to prepare for the day.

When I met with Katie in her hotel room at the Marriott in East Lansing, she was totally relaxed and so sweet (side note – one thing Katie and Cory did that helped them to relax on the wedding day was invite everyone to the rehearsal dinner the night before so they’d have more time to talk to everyone and feel like pressure on the day of the wedding).

Katie and Cory ended up having such an amazing sense of humor throughout the whole day (you’ll see their easy laughter in the photos). We all took breaks to get cool in the bus and the cool classroom at the gardens, and a nice quick storm rolled through to cool us all off in time for dinner.

Katie and Cory own Threads, a clothing boutique in downtown East Lansing. Go check them out!

Bride getting ready photos at the Marriott in East Lansing, Michigan
First look photos at the Marriott in East Lansing, Michigan
Wedding photos on Michigan State University's campus (MSU), by Beaumont Tower
Wedding photos on Michigan State University's campus (MSU), by Beaumont Tower
Wedding photos on Michigan State University's campus (MSU), by Beaumont Tower
Bridesmaids Wedding photos on Michigan State University's campus (MSU), by Beaumont Tower
Groomsmen Wedding photos on Michigan State University's campus (MSU), by Beaumont Tower
Wedding party photos on Michigan State University's campus (MSU), by Beaumont Tower
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding bride and groom photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding bride and groom photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding bride and groom photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding bride and groom photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding bride and groom photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding detail photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Kalkaska String Quartet, Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding quartet photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding ceremony photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding ceremony photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding ceremony photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding ceremony photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding ceremony photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding ceremony photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding ceremony photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding family photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding family photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse casual group photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse detail photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse detail photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse detail photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse detail photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse detail photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse detail photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse detail photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse detail photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse detail photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse detail photos with Gigi Cupcakes (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse cake photo (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse detail photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse detail photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse detail photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
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Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse detail photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
The flower girl took an unexpected dip in the fountain
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse garden group photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse garden group photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
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Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse garden dancing photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens summer wedding greenhouse garden dancing photos (MSU Horticultural Gardens wedding photography in East Lansing, Michigan)

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A Garden Wedding at The English Inn, a Lansing Area Wedding Venue

Garden wedding photos from the English Inn, a bed and breakfast wedding venue in Lansing, Michigan

The English Inn has always been one of my favorite wedding venues in the Lansing area. The gardens out back are such a place of peace and relaxation – they perfectly balance out the potential stress of any wedding day, and I feel like every wedding that I’ve been a part of there has been so joyful as guests enjoy looking out over the gardens, lawn, and river.

Rachel and Josh had a quiet Friday wedding at The English Inn last June, and everything about their day was just exactly what I hoped it would be – perfect weather, sweet couple, friendly family, a helpful wedding party, and amazing live music. We had a lot of fun on that June day, and I know it set the tone for a wonderful marriage between Rachel, Josh, and their new family.

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Outdoor view of cottages at The English Inn, Lansing area wedding venue
Getting ready cottage at The English Inn, a Lansing area wedding venue
A bride getting ready cottage at The English Inn, a Lansing area wedding venue
Portrait of a bride on the back patio of The English Inn, a Lansing area wedding venue
Black and white portrait of a bride on the back patio of The English Inn, a Lansing area wedding venue
Portrait of a bride on the back patio of The English Inn, a Lansing area wedding venue
Bridal portraits with veil in the gardens of The English Inn, a Lansing wedding venue
Bridal portraits in the gardens of The English Inn, a Lansing wedding venue
bridesmaids in the gardens of The English Inn, a wedding venue near Lansing, Michigan
Wedding party and family photos in The English Inn gardens, a Lansing wedding venue, by Michigan wedding photographers, Allie & Co. Photography
The English Inn back patio in the summer, one Lansing's wedding venues
Light and dark pink spring bridal bouquet
Bridal portraits in the gardens of The English Inn, a Lansing wedding venue, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Bridal portraits in the gardens of The English Inn, a Lansing wedding venue, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Bridal portraits in the gardens of The English Inn, a Lansing wedding venue, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Groomsmen photos in the gardens of The English Inn, a Lansing wedding venue, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Groom photos in the gardens of The English Inn, a Lansing wedding venue, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Wedding ring photos
string quartet at a Lansing area wedding venue, The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Chair setup at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Bride walking down the aisle at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Groom waiting for bride at the ceremony site of The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Ceremony pergola site at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
wedding guests at  The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Wedding ceremony photos from The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Wedding ceremony photos with kiss from The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Father and son after the wedding ceremony photos from The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Family photos at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
Family photos at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
wedding party photos at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
black and white bride and groom photos at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
black and white bride and groom photos at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
black and white bride and groom photos at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
bride and groom photos in the gardens at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
bride and groom photos in the gardens at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
family photos at cocktail hour on the back patio of The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
bride and groom photos by the front gate of The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
bride and groom photos with greenery and vines at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
bride and groom photos with greenery and vines at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
Reception building at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
Reception room at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
Reception room flower details at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
Reception room flower and menu details at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
Reception room flower and head table details at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
Reception room flower and head table details at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
Reception room flower and head table details at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
Reception room details at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
Music on the back patio by Karley Davidson during cocktail hour at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
Dancing on the back patio during cocktail hour at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
Child looking out on the back patio during cocktail hour at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photography
Wedding reception photos at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Wedding reception photos at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Wedding reception photos at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
First dance during the wedding reception photos at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Father daughter dance at a wedding reception photos at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Father daughter dance at a wedding reception photos at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers
Dance floor at a wedding reception photos at The English Inn, by Allie & Co. Lansing wedding photographers

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Classic Maternity Photos in East Lansing, Michigan

Maternity photos in March on the campus of Michigan State University (cold weather)

Cold weather turns a lot of people off from heading out for photos, but since the prime time for maternity photos is around 28-32 weeks pregnant, Lacie was game for heading out into the chilly air to capture the final weeks before the arrival of baby Zelda (Yes! Another Zelda! I was so excited about this).

Plants in Michigan are a little…less than ideal in March, so we sought out clean, classic architectural backdrops in East Lansing for these maternity photos to create a warmer look despite the cold of March.

I’m so excited that our area will have another little Zelda soon! Congratulations, Lacie and Lewie!

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