Going Retro

My family doesn’t do “normal” weddings. We all went a bit retro for my brother’s vow renewal with his wife last Friday. Jeff and I took kind of an early 60s approach, but many of the guests went for a late 60s approach (two very different styles).

Speaking of the early 60s, I just saw the movie The Help last night, and I sniffled my way through it. So good—I recommend it! But read the book first. Movies are never quite the same.

Mad Men Styled Shoot (wedding guest)

Jeff and Allie go retro

Renee and Joe | Beloved

I absolutely adore this couple. Renee and Joe have been married for two years, and it was so much fun to watch them interact—from laughing hysterically to sentimental moments. Renee and Joe, thank you for being so genuine. It was great to see you in Chicago!

Renee and Joe Beloved Session, Chicago

Renee and Joe Beloved Session, Chicago

Renee and Joe, Chicago beloved session

Renee and Joe, Chicago beloved session

Renee and Joe, Chicago beloved session

Renee and Joe, Chicago beloved session

Renee and Joe, Chicago beloved session

Renee and Joe, Chicago beloved session

Renee and Joe, Chicago beloved session

A Whirlwind Week

10 days. 900 miles. Two cities. Two weddings. Four couples. Three incredible assistant photographers. Eight coffee shops (countless cups of coffee and tea). Hundreds of amazing moments. Much more to come.

Chicago and Milwaukee weddings and engagement sessions

House Flipping | Before + After

I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My sister, Adriane (who also happens to be the mother of this cute little guy), works in real estate here in the Lansing area, and she and her husband, Christopher, have been flipping houses and transforming neighborhoods for more years than I can keep track of at this point. Now that I live in the area, I was able to get a closer look at the before and after transformation of their latest project in Lansing’s Westside neighborhood. The vision that these two have is spectacular, and I’m lucky to have them on my side when it comes time to go looking for our first house (which will hopefully be very soon).

Outside, front yard

front porch before and after

Living room before and after

Living room before and after

Dining room before and after

Kitchen before and after

kitchen before and after

den before and after

bedroom before and after

bedroom before and after

bedroom before and after

bedroom before and after

bedroom before and after

bedroom before and after

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